Benelux Open Championship 2008

Date

Saturday February 16 and Sunday February 17, 2008

City

Sint Michielsgestel, The Netherlands

Venue

Zonnewende

Registration

Online registration form

Saturday competition

09:00 - 18:00

Sunday competition

08:30 - 17:00


Latest news

  • January 15, 2008 Registration is now open!

Organisation

The Benelux Open 2008 Rubik's Cube championship is organised by Speedcubing.com together with World Cube Association and volunteers.

During the championship the official WCA regulations will be applied.
Results of the championship will be added to the official WCA World Rankings.
Before the competition starts all competitors can practice on the official timing equipment: the Stackmat timer.
All puzzle brands may be used during the competition, as long as the puzzles comply to the WCA regulations.

The championship will be held in the youth hostel:
 Zonnewende
 Esscheweg 78
 5271 NA Sint Michielsgestel
 The Netherlands

All competitors must be registered before February 16, 2008 AND before we reach 50 competitors.

All competitors must be available for scrambling and judging. Before the competition the organiser will inform you about where you have to fulfil scrambling and judging tasks.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact organiser Ron van Bruchem.

Cost of registration

We would appreciate if all competitors would stay at the youth hostel. In that case the cost for the whole weekend will be 65 to 75 euros per person, depending on how many people will stay at the youth hostel.
This includes:
- two nights in youth hostel (Friday night and Saturday night)
- breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday
- breakfast and lunch on Sunday
- registration fee to cover expenses.
If you will only stay one night, then the price will be depending on the number of competitors and guests that will be in the youth hostel. (please contact Ron for more details).
If you will not stay in the youth hostel, the registration will be 10 euros, and you can have optional breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There are rooms for 8 persons and a few for 2 persons. Room allocation will be done by organisation team.
You can take your own bed linen and towels or rent it for 5 euros for the weekend.

Provisional time schedule


Friday
EventRoundTime limit
(minutes)
Format#CompetitorsTime
Informal meeting    16:00-22:00
Saturday
EventRoundTime limit
(minutes)
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Registration    09:00
Rubik's Cube
Multiple Blindfolded
finalWCA regulations
2 hours total
best of 2 09:15
Rubik's Magic
Rubik's Master Magic
final
final
0:30
0:30
average of 5
average of 5
 10:15
Rubik's Clockfinal1mean of 3 10:40
Rubik's 2x2x2 Cubefinal1average of 5 11:30
Rubik's Cube
Fewest Moves
final1 hourbest of 1 12:30
Lunch     
Rubik's Cube
one-handed
final2average of 5 13:45
Pyraminxfinal3average of 5 14:45
Megaminxcombined final5best of 1
mean of 3
 
times<2:50
15:45
Square-1combined final3best of 1
mean of 3
 
times<1:00
16:45
Winner's Ceremony    17:15
Sunday
EventRoundTime limit
(minutes)
Format#CompetitorsStart time
4x4x4 Cube
blindfolded
finaltotal time for
4x4bf and 5x5bf: 2 hours
best of 2 08:30
5x5x5 Cube
blindfolded
finaltotal time for
4x4bf and 5x5bf: 2 hours
best of 2 08:30
4x4x4 Cubecombined final4best of 2
average of 5

times<1:30
09:30
Rubik's Cubefirst round2average of 5 10:30
Rubik's Cube
blindfolded
final10best of 3 12:00
Lunch     
Rubik's Cubesemi final2average 52413:45
5x5x5 Cubecombined final6best of 2
average of 5

times<2:30
14:45
Rubik's Cubefinal2average 51216:00
Winner's Ceremony    16:30

Prizes

There will be some medals to be divided among the category winners.
All top 3 finishers receive a signed certificate.

Competitors

We have a maximum of 50 competitors, so make sure you register early!
The following competitors are currently registered for Benelux Open 2008.
#NameCountry3453bf4bf5bf23ohmgmmclsq1mnxpyrmbffmgstFRISATSUN
1Ron van BruchemNetherlands111   11  1111 1    
2Ton DennenbroekNetherlands1111  111 1  111 11 
3Maria OeyIndonesia111   1          11 
4Rama TemminkNetherlands111   11     1 1 11 
5Erik AkkersdijkNetherlands1111111111111111 11 
6Lars VandenberghBelgium1111  11  1111 1 11 
7Jean-Louis MathieuFrance1111  11111      11 
8IstvŠn KoczaHungary11 11111   1 11  11 
9Mads Mohr ChristensenDenmark11    1     11   11 
10Jonas HartwigDenmark1     1          11 
11Henrik Buus AagaardDenmark11111 11111 111  11 
12Kristine Buus AagaardDenmark1     1 11   1   11 
13JoŽl van NoortNetherlands1111  11    1  1 11 
14Guus Razoux SchultzNetherlands      11       1    
15Sigurd Wedel SÝrensenDenmark111   111    1   11 
16Dennis StrehlauGermany1111  11   1111  11 
17Jaap ScherphuisNetherlands1       11          
18Daniel LundwallSweden11 1  111    111 111
19Gunnar KrigSweden1111  111 1111 1 111
20KŚre KrigSweden11111 11    1111 111
21Magnus ClaessonSweden1     11    11   111
22Frank ProvoostNetherlands      1 1    1 11   
23Peter JansenNetherlands111             1   
24Arnaud van GalenNetherlands1111  1111111111 111
25Marcel HoekstraNetherlands1                   
26Michel HopNetherlands1                   
27Olivier PolspoelBelgium11    1111 1     11 
28Mats ValkNetherlands11    11        1 2 
29Clťment GalletFrance111111              
30Ram SteenhautBelgium1               3   
31Jacco KrijnenNetherlands      111 1   11    
32Tom van der ZandenNetherlands      111   1       
33Alexander OomsNetherlands111   1 111  1 1 11 
34Agniezka KozielPoland1     1          11 
35Kai JiptnerGermany1111  11111 111  11 
36David BolsťeBelgium1                   
TOTAL 93223181453292216911813191014623255

Travelling to Sint Michielsgestel

Closest airport is Eindhoven airport.
From Eindhoven airport you can take the bus to Eindhoven train station. From there the train to Den Bosch (= 's Hertogenbosch) and the bus to Sint Michielsgestel. From there it is a 25 minutes walk to the venue.
Other options are Amsterdam and Rotterdam airport. In both cases you can take the train to Den Bosch, and so on.
The Dutch cubers are very willing to pick you up at Den Bosch train station or Sint Michielgestel bus station. Just let us know by e-mail.