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Club 29
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3338
Best Total: 19m 5s
Posted - 2007.07.12 13:01:46
"ignore a ringing phone" ?!? That's nothing. I was half-way through a very fast Sunday solve last weekend, when the wife screams that an ant nest is hatching under the freezer, and are flying at her while she's cooking dinner!

You guessed it, I told her I'd be there in 5 minutes!

I did in 12'45, so was really pleased

I may have suffered for a couple of days, but it was worth it...

Oh, I'm expecting to break into the 59 club tomorrow - Had a mare (15'33) on last Friday's - normally c.6min. Oddly enough, I was on exactly 59'59 before doing today's!
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 679
Best Total: 25m 36s
Posted - 2007.07.12 15:23:35
Club 29 seems to be growing.  Took me months of being within a minute before today's breakthrough.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2007
Best Total: 14m 41s
Posted - 2007.07.15 10:14:52
OOOOOOHH so close!!!!!!!!  If only I hadn't made a stupid mistake on Saturday's puzzle I'd be in.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 666
Best Total: 24m 33s
Posted - 2007.07.28 18:55:04
It's been a short while now, but I've finally joined the ranks.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1293
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2007.08.13 13:54:41
I might be in 29 but I miss all the good weeks.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 565
Best Total: 19m 12s
Posted - 2007.10.07 08:50:32
I am 29 seconds from exiting this club...
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1034
Best Total: 22m 21s
Posted - 2007.10.07 22:49:58
Slimline weekend, this one.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 6593
Best Total: 18m 37s
Posted - 2007.10.08 01:44:35
Took 3 minutes off my best this weekend, but i'm still another 3 minutes short.  I'd blame wisdom tooth extraction, but my saturday time is a personal best.
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 192
Best Total: 21m 39s
Posted - 2007.10.12 15:22:41
After being stuck at 30:18 forever I finally made it.  If only I could consistantly not make stupid time consuming mistakes.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 6593
Best Total: 18m 37s
Posted - 2008.09.07 02:09:10
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2692
Best Total: 23m 15s
Posted - 2008.09.10 21:30:36
Got it!
Is there some kind of award out there for longest time between joining club 39 and club 29?
I got 1 year 7 months.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3496
Best Total: 29m 51s
Posted - 2008.09.11 00:33:46
WooHoo...... finally got into Club 29. Next, Club 19....I wish....

Cheers All....
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1441
Best Total: 18m 0s
Posted - 2008.11.16 18:56:28
Just hit 29 today after about perhaps a month of 39.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3338
Best Total: 19m 5s
Posted - 2009.06.10 08:53:00
About flippin' time!!

At least 3 years in the making.

I remember doubting I'd ever get to Club 59 way back when...

Don't expect to see me in Club 19 any time soon. Even if I do start using the flash solver, I've got some serious improving to do. Sum of best daily times = 22'44", so I'd have to break all my existing daily records in one rolling week. Fat chance.

For now, I'm delighted and relieved - it *IS* possible !

Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 3495
Best Total: 24m 6s
Posted - 2009.06.10 08:58:02
Well done! I'm resigned to being in Club 29 forever now... my times haven't improved at all recently, in fact I think I've got a bit slower...
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3338
Best Total: 19m 5s
Posted - 2009.06.10 09:33:35
Thanks foilman, not just for the comment, but for this excellent site - consistently good and improving

For the record, my progression is as follows
1st puzzle - can't remember - late '06 or early '07
Club 59 - 13/7/07
Club 49 - 14/11/07 (124 days)
Club 39 - 4/4/08 (142 days)
Club 29 - 10/6/09 (432 days)
Club 19 - unlikely...
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1923
Best Total: 19m 28s
Posted - 2009.06.10 23:56:23
There's a lot of use who will always be in Club 29. Don't ever see myself crossing over to club 19. My best times get me to 16:41, but I can't ever seem to get through an easy week without messing up a puzzle. I need to get my week times total to about 8 and both my weekend puzzles under 6 minutes each, but I never managed to combine the 2. I've had a few times where a proper time could just get me under 20 minutes but I always managed to royally screw up that puzzle and wouldn't even come close to the time required.
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1646
Best Total: 26m 52s
Posted - 2009.12.09 17:45:59
Let me introduce the youngest (i hope) member. MartinT is just 10,5 year old
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1233
Best Total: 27m 9s
Posted - 2010.06.08 13:42:44
What an awesome/easy week.

I finally joined Club 29 and did it by beating 3 of my best daily times and cutting almost 5 minutes from my best weekly total.

And it "only" took me a year or two to move on from Club 39...
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1293
Best Total: 20m 57s
Posted - 2010.07.24 00:58:54
WOOT finally. I've been close a few times with my best a few months ago at like 31 minutes. And what's funny is that my best ever is creeping toward 20, but I just COULDN'T put 7 days together. UNTIL NOW!
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