Rubik's Cube

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By: Matthew Doucette

We are Rubik's Cube fans, and can both solve the cube. Jason's best time is 14.81 seconds and my best is 27.67 seconds. I won BlackBerry's Rubik's Cube competition at Jalloo 2013. Here's more of our records:

Jason Doucette's Rubik's Cube Records:

Jason solving the Rubik's Cube in 14.81 seconds.

• lucky: 15.45
• non-lucky: 14.81
• 3 in 5 avg: 19.91 — (21.46), 19.68, 19.55, (18.57), 20.51
• avg of 5: 19.95 — 21.46, 19.68, 19.55, 18.57, 20.51
• avg of 10: 21.28
• 10 in 12 avg: 21.50
• one hand: 37.55
• beginner method: 35.09
• beginner 3 in 5: 37.67 — 36.94, 36.44, 39.61, (42.91), (36.46)
• beginner avg 5: 38.31 — 39.40, 40.48, 38.28, 36.94, 36.44

In his 15.45 second solve, the scramble was random moves using a Dayan Zhanchi cube.

Jason's method: Fridrich: full 57 algorithm OLLfull 21 algorithm PLL, almost all intuitive F2L except for 13+ algorithms.

His previous best single time of 15.45 placed him at #2,666 in the world (1 in 2,622,281), and #76 in Canada (1 in 443,947).

Subscribe to Jason's YouTube channel for more.

Matthew Doucette's Rubik's Cube Records:

I don't have any impressive videos. Back in 2008 I posted a (now) slow 46.15 second solve. I'll have to post an update someday.

My records:

• lucky: 27.67s — (2014-MAY-5)
• non-lucky: 33.44s — (2014-JAN-21)
• avg of 5: 36.55s — (2014-JAN-21)
• 3 of 5 avg: 36.56s — (2014-JAN-21)
• avg of 10: 40.91s — (2014-JAN-21)
• 10 of 12 avg: 39.06s — (2014-JAN-21)

As of May 5th, 2014, my 27.67s solve would place me #446 in Canada, #3,023 in North America, and #14,867 in world if performed at a competition. As you can see this is not that impressive. A lot of people cube! See World Cube Association for country, continent, and world rankings.

First Inspiration:

This 10 second solve by Yu Nakajima (prior world champion cuber) was Jason's first inspiration, sharing it with me:

10.56 second Rubik's Cube solve by Yu Nakajima

More Rubik's Cube Articles:

Jason Solves Cube in 14.81 Seconds
2013/Jul/17 — Matthew Doucette
Jason speedcubing.

Jalloo 2013 Wrap Up
2013/Jun/25 — Matthew Doucette
Words and pictures of and from Jalloo 2013.

Genetic Algorithm Rubik's Cube Solver
2010/Jun/15 —
Genetic Algorithm Rubik's Cube Solver, coming soon.

About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won \$180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.