The Great British Blind Off 2019


Date
Jan 19 - 20, 2019
City
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Venue

The Rowton Hotel

Address
145 Alcester Street, Birmingham B12 0PJ, UK
Details

Moseley Suite

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Christopher Morris and Sam Spendla
WCA Delegates
James Molloy and Sam Spendla
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Information

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a Blindfolded & Fewest Moves specialist competition. There will be no regular speedsolving events held. We do not recommend this competition to first time competitors. Please make sure to read all the information in the tabs above.

The winner of 3x3 Blindfolded will be announced as the winner of the competition.

Events
Main event
Competitors
31
Registration period

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Highlights
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Berta García Parra won with a single solve of 22.22 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Sebastiano Tronto finished second (22.66) and Arthur Garcin finished third (25.38).

World records: Harry Savage‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 17 (single); Sebastiano Tronto‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 24.00 (average).

African records: Timothy Lawrance‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 31 (single), 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 31.33 (average), 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 27 (single), and 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 31.00 (average).

Andy Nicholls - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 27 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 17 55 DNF United Kingdom 55DNFDNF
First round 14 40 47.67 United Kingdom 494054
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 24 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF

Arthur Garcin - France WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 3 25.38 DNF France 25.38DNFDNF
Second round 9 53.40 DNF France DNFDNF53.40
First round 2 23.40 DNF France 26.7523.40DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF France DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 24 DNF France DNSDNSDNF

Berta García Parra - Spain WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 1 22.22 DNF Spain DNFDNF22.22
Second round 1 20.74 DNF Spain 22.7920.74DNF
First round 1 23.38 24.81 Spain 23.3823.4527.61
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 2 34/39 1:00:00 Spain DNS34/39 1:00:0032/39 57:57

Bertie Longden - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 8 44.31 DNF United Kingdom DNF44.31DNF
Second round 7 37.89 DNF United Kingdom 52.2437.89DNF
First round 10 45.90 DNF United Kingdom DNF45.90DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 6 10:40.00 DNF United Kingdom 10:40.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 3 26/29 54:18 NR United Kingdom DNSDNS26/29 54:18

Bill Hammill - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round 21 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
First round 20 1:45.33 DNF United Kingdom 1:49.851:45.33DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 12 35 DNF United Kingdom 35DNF42
First round 10 38 40.33 United Kingdom 443839
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNS
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 10 39:30.00 DNF United Kingdom 39:30.00DNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 20 5/7 1:00:00 United Kingdom 5/7 1:00:00DNFDNF

Callum Hales-Jepp - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round 17 1:36.55 DNF United Kingdom DNF1:36.55DNF
First round 14 1:03.38 1:20.65 United Kingdom 1:03.381:34.631:23.93
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 10 28 DNF United Kingdom 2834DNF
First round 6 31 31.67 United Kingdom 323231
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 3 3:55.27 DNF United Kingdom DNF3:55.27DNF
First round 3 3:55.20 DNF United Kingdom DNF3:55.20DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 5 10:39.00 DNF United Kingdom 10:39.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 6 16/19 1:00:00 United Kingdom 16/19 1:00:00DNF12/19 1:00:00

Charlie Stark - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 24 2:01.93 DNF United Kingdom 2:01.93DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 5 25 29.00 United Kingdom 272535
First round 7 29 32.33 United Kingdom 322936
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 13 6/6 45:31 United Kingdom 6/6 45:31DNSDNS

Christopher Morris - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 4 28.25 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF28.25
Second round 3 27.21 DNF United Kingdom 27.21DNF29.39
First round 5 27.19 DNF United Kingdom 35.02DNF27.19

Daniel Tidsey - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 12 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
Second round 6 35.88 DNF United Kingdom 35.88DNFDNF
First round 9 35.81 DNF United Kingdom DNF35.81DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 13 37 DNF United Kingdom DNF3741
First round 15 45 48.33 United Kingdom 514549
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 9 17:28.00 DNF United Kingdom 17:28.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 9 11/12 39:00 United Kingdom 11/12 39:008/14 53:067/13 48:28

Deni Mintsaev (Дени Минцаев) - Russia WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 12 DNF DNF Russia DNFDNFDNF
Second round 2 25.37 27.60 Russia 25.3725.8931.54
First round 6 33.34 DNF Russia 33.3437.48DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 8 24 DNF Russia 24DNFDNF
First round 19 36 DNF Russia DNS3736
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF Russia DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF Russia DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 19 8/13 56:43 Russia DNF8/13 56:438/15 1:00:00

Erik Akkersdijk - Netherlands WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 23 1:56.82 DNF Netherlands 1:56.822:01.96DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round 22 40 DNF Netherlands 40DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF Netherlands DNFDNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 10 12/14 53:19 Netherlands 8/14 57:497/11 44:3812/14 53:19

Fabio Schwandt - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 12 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
Second round 8 51.61 DNF United Kingdom 51.61DNFDNF
First round 16 1:14.26 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF1:14.26
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 2 20 25.00 United Kingdom 202926
First round 4 28 29.33 United Kingdom 293128
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 16 11/17 44:48 United Kingdom 11/17 44:48DNS4/5 9:42

Harry Owen - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 27 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 13 37 DNF United Kingdom 3741DNF
First round 17 47 49.33 United Kingdom 514750
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNSDNS
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 24 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF

Harry Savage - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 7 43.77 DNF United Kingdom 43.77DNF56.13
Second round 10 54.19 DNF United Kingdom 54.19DNF1:03.57
First round 7 34.59 DNF United Kingdom DNF34.5944.36
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 1 23 24.33 NR United Kingdom 252523
First round 2 17 WR 25.00 NR United Kingdom 273117
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 6 5:45.67 DNF United Kingdom 6:39.25DNF5:45.67
First round 8 5:34.01 6:07.35 United Kingdom 6:26.056:21.995:34.01
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 17 11/17 57:49 United Kingdom 11/17 57:49DNS3/5 11:35

James Molloy - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round 18 2:06.59 DNF United Kingdom DNF2:06.59DNF
First round 21 1:51.58 DNF United Kingdom 1:51.58DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 9 26 DNF United Kingdom 28DNF26
First round 8 30 32.67 United Kingdom 353033
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 11 11/13 57:17 United Kingdom 7/11 52:506/11 52:5611/13 57:17

Kamil Przybylski - Poland WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 5 30.56 DNF Poland 30.56DNF38.57
Second round 5 33.38 DNF Poland DNF33.38DNF
First round 4 26.22 DNF Poland DNF26.22DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round 24 49 DNF Poland DNS49DNS
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 1 2:32.00 DNF Poland 2:35.41DNF2:32.00
First round 1 2:42.57 DNF Poland DNF2:42.57DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 1 7:55.27 DNF Poland 7:55.27DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 1 38/42 1:00:00 Poland 39/46 59:4138/42 1:00:0039/46 1:00:00

Mark Adams - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 23 5/10 59:47 United Kingdom 5/10 1:00:005/10 59:47DNS

Mark Rivers - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 11 1:30.55 DNF United Kingdom DNF1:30.55DNF
Second round 16 1:24.07 DNF United Kingdom 1:25.16DNF1:24.07
First round 17 1:16.60 DNF United Kingdom DNF1:22.911:16.60
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 16 48 DNF United Kingdom 48DNF49
First round 13 44 46.67 United Kingdom 514445
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 5 5:15.70 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF5:15.70
First round 6 5:04.08 6:10.92 United Kingdom 7:14.785:04.086:13.90
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 8 16/20 1:00:02 United Kingdom 14/20 1:00:00DNS16/20 1:00:02

Matthew Prestwich - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round 20 2:07.65 DNF United Kingdom 2:08.662:07.65DNF
First round 22 1:55.15 DNF United Kingdom DNF1:55.15DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round 23 44 DNF United Kingdom 44DNFDNF
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 15 8/10 53:36 United Kingdom 8/10 53:366/10 1:00:008/10 1:00:00

Matthew Sheerin - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 10 54.36 1:00.47 United Kingdom 1:01.5954.361:05.47
Second round 11 54.98 DNF United Kingdom DNF54.98DNF
First round 15 1:03.80 DNF United Kingdom 1:03.80DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 10 28 DNF United Kingdom 28DNF28
First round 18 34 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF34
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 4 10:25.00 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF10:25.00

Mengfei Shen (沈梦非) - China WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 9 52.13 1:00.41 China 1:09.5052.1359.60
Second round 13 1:01.46 1:06.23 China 1:10.471:01.461:06.75
First round 12 58.77 DNF China 58.7758.78DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round 11 38 42.00 China 433845
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 8 6:48.90 DNF China 6:48.90DNFDNF
First round 10 7:38.37 DNF China DNF7:38.37DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 8 13:57.00 DNF China DNF13:57.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 5 15/17 56:21 China 16/19 59:0715/17 56:2115/19 57:56

Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿) - Malaysia WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round 19 2:07.04 DNF Malaysia DNF2:07.042:39.15
First round 19 1:36.81 DNF Malaysia 1:36.811:40.45DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 15 39 DNF Malaysia DNF39DNF
First round 12 39 45.00 Malaysia 443952
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 7 5:53.82 DNF Malaysia DNF6:26.835:53.82
First round 9 6:07.54 DNF Malaysia DNF6:07.546:24.52
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 7 13:17.00 DNF Malaysia DNF13:17.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 7 12/12 51:36 Malaysia 11/12 47:1312/12 51:3612/15 58:16

Oliver Frost - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round 21 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
First round 8 34.93 49.76 United Kingdom 1:14.5734.9339.78
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 7 27 31.67 United Kingdom 402728
First round 9 36 39.00 United Kingdom 433638
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 9 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
First round 2 2:44.72 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF2:44.72
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 18 4/5 7:31 United Kingdom 8/15 32:20DNF4/5 7:31

Oliver Wheat - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 12 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
Second round 15 1:07.22 DNF United Kingdom 1:07.22DNFDNF
First round 18 1:19.31 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF1:19.31
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round 21 38 DNF United Kingdom 50DNF38
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 9 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
First round 5 4:21.38 DNF United Kingdom DNF4:21.38DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 3 9:51.21 DNF United Kingdom DNF9:51.21DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 14 11/16 51:58 United Kingdom DNSDNS11/16 51:58

Robert Yau - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 27 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 4 22 26.67 United Kingdom 223127
First round 3 19 25.00 NR United Kingdom 263019

Sam Spendla - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 26 3:35.31 DNF United Kingdom DNF3:35.31DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round 19 36 DNF United Kingdom 36DNFDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 21 2/2 8:23 United Kingdom 2/2 8:23DNSDNS

Sebastiano Tronto - Italy WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 2 22.66 25.24 NR Italy 29.9322.6623.12
Second round 4 27.38 DNF Italy DNF27.3830.00
First round 3 24.74 DNF Italy DNF29.3424.74
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 3 23 25.33 Italy 232726
First round 1 18 NR 24.00 WR Italy 302418
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 2 3:20.13 NR DNF Italy 3:20.13DNF3:26.34
First round 7 5:21.57 DNF Italy DNFDNF5:21.57
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF Italy DNFDNFDNF

Steve Clarke - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 25 3:32.66 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF3:32.66
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 22 2/2 10:20 United Kingdom DNF2/2 10:202/3 24:52

Steven Kearns - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 12 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
Second round 14 1:01.62 DNF United Kingdom 1:01.62DNFDNF
First round 11 48.64 DNF United Kingdom 54.43DNF48.64
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 11 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 4 21/27 58:30 United Kingdom 22/29 59:2021/27 58:3018/27 56:30

Timothy Lawrance - South Africa WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round 27 DNF DNF South Africa DNFDNSDNS
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 6 27 AfR 31.00 AfR South Africa 273135
First round 5 31 AfR 31.33 AfR South Africa 313132

William Wright - United Kingdom WCA profile

Event Round # Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final 6 43.05 DNF United Kingdom DNF52.8843.05
Second round 12 57.99 DNF United Kingdom DNF57.991:07.08
First round 13 1:00.69 DNF United Kingdom 1:00.69DNF1:00.98
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final 18 DNF DNF United Kingdom DNFDNFDNF
First round 16 46 48.33 United Kingdom 475246
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final 4 4:29.58 DNF United Kingdom 4:29.58DNFDNF
First round 4 4:16.04 DNF United Kingdom 7:14.304:16.04DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final 2 9:33.02 DNF United Kingdom 9:33.02DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final 12 18/27 1:00:00 United Kingdom 18/27 1:00:00DNF16/25 1:00:00