Anyone else on this list from those contest days? Minh Thai - are you
out there? How about Jeff Verasono? or David P. Conrady? I've often
wondered what that crazy guy with the bright maroon hair ended up
doing with his life...
I was in the contests. First place in Peoria, IL with 48 seconds or so.
Then I won 5th place in Chicago with 47ish seconds, 3rd in St. Louis
with 46 seconds. I was only 13 at the time and it was just a thrill to
be there with so many other avid cube-solvers. I still have my official
Ideal "Cubists Do It Faster" T-shirts. From the St. Louis contest,
which was held in a large outdoor mall, I managed to come away with
one of the stage props which was a giant cardboard cube about 3 feet
per side. I used it as a table for a few years, then it finally