Irish Open 2012

Feb 11 - 12, 2012
Tuam, Ireland

Ard Rí House Hotel

Milltown Road (N17), Tuam, Co. Galway
Irish Open 2012 website

Blake Bowers, Sam Zhixiao Wang, Daniel Sheppard

Blake Bowers, Daniel Sheppard, and Sam Zhixiao Wang (王志骁)
WCA Delegate
Daniel Sheppard
Main event
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Thom Barlow won with an average of 11.26 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Joey Gouly finished second (12.30) and Daniel Sheppard finished third (12.48).

World records: Daniel Sheppard‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 3:17.41 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Thom Barlow 10.44 11.26 United Kingdom 11.8811.0612.0610.4410.84
2x2x2 Cube Tao Yu (喻韬) 2.65 3.62 China 4.094.313.783.002.65
4x4x4 Cube Daniel Sheppard 41.94 48.96 United Kingdom 51.8845.0649.9354.0041.94
5x5x5 Cube Thom Barlow 1:23.69 1:34.44 United Kingdom 1:23.691:44.401:28.381:39.611:35.33
6x6x6 Cube Joey Gouly 3:19.66 3:22.47 United Kingdom 3:19.663:21.713:26.03
7x7x7 Cube Daniel Sheppard 5:30.47 5:47.74 United Kingdom 5:52.566:00.185:30.47
3x3x3 Blindfolded Daniel Sheppard 54.31 DNF United Kingdom DNF54.3156.91
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Daniel Sheppard 28 United Kingdom 28
3x3x3 One-Handed Thom Barlow 19.08 22.00 United Kingdom 19.0824.8321.8421.0823.09
Clock Daniel Sheppard 7.13 8.87 United Kingdom 8.029.758.8330.937.13
Megaminx Daniel Sheppard 1:30.22 1:40.16 United Kingdom 1:52.251:30.222:03.441:31.411:36.81
Pyraminx Daniel Sheppard 4.16 6.62 United Kingdom
Square-1 Daniel Sheppard 25.11 26.11 United Kingdom 25.3426.1626.8425.1143.04
4x4x4 Blindfolded Daniel Sheppard 3:17.41 WR United Kingdom DNF3:17.41
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Daniel Sheppard 19/21 54:40 NR United Kingdom 19/21 54:40
Magic Andrew Coghill 1.08 1.21 United Kingdom 1.403.411.131.081.11
Master Magic Thom Barlow 2.81 3.58 United Kingdom
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Final Ao5
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Final Ao5
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 9:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo2 / Bo3 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5
Clock Final Ao5
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Ao5
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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