October 14 and 15, 2006 (Saturday and Sunday)
Delft, The Netherlands
Delft University of Technology
09:30 - 17:00 (Venue open around 09:00am.)
OrganisationThe Dutch Open 2006 will be organised by Speedcubing.com together with World Cube Association and volunteers.
During the championship the official WCA regulations will be applied.
The championship will be held during Dutch Cube Day 2006 (Sunday) and the day before (Saturday).
Dutch Cube Day 2006 is a big international gathering of puzzle fans, which includes a puzzle market and some lectures. Pictures of previous editions can be found via the Events page.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact organiser Ron van Bruchem.
VenueVenue is room PSOR (Staff and Student Recreation Room) in the building of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Pieter Calandweg, 2628 CN Delft, Netherlands.
Check out building 23 on this map.
The venue is reachable by car (free parking next to building), by train and bus (Train station Delft, then Bus 121 to Zoetermeer, Stop Stieltjesweg) and by train and walk (Train station Delft Zuid, 1.6 km walk).
EventsThis year we will use Sunday for the main events (and speed blindfolded) and Saturday for the other events.
It is possible to only compete on Saturday or on Sunday. It is possible to register late on Saturday, but you may miss events that have already been held.
Provisional time schedule
Saturday October 14, 2006
Sunday October 15, 2006
Note: there will not be a specific time space for speed blindfolded and multiple blindfolded. Competitors for these events may have overlapping with the other events.
Sunday10:00 - 17:00 Puzzle market of Dutch Cube Day 2006.
12:00 - 12:30 Visit to Oskar's Sculpture, this is a sculpture made by Oskar van Deventer outside the university.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 - 14:30 Lecture by Lee Swallows: Geometric Magic Squares.
What else to expect:
Computer demonstrations, puzzle exchange, puzzles offered on commercial basis, ample opportunity to meet other speedcubers and members of NKC.
PrizesThere will be some trophies to be divided among the category winners.
CompetitorsThe following competitors are registered for Dutch Open 2006.
HotelCompetitors coming from abroad can contact Ron. We may help you find a cheap place to stay.
Recommended hotels are:
Campanile Delft (click on Delft on the map) at 59 euro per night for a double room (not including breakfast).
Bed and Breakfast Oosteinde. NOTE: you need to book at least 2 nights! Prices (incl. breakfast): single 55 euros, double 62 euros, triple 85 euros, quadruple 95 euros.
Bed and Breakfast Soul-Inn. Prices (incl. breakfast): single from 45 euros, double from 50 euros.
Café Restaurant 't Raedthuys. Prices (incl. breakfast): single from 47 euros, double from 54 euros.
Camping Delftse Hout. Prices: camping from 22.50 euros (double, tent self supplied), hiking huts (up to 5 persons) from 37.50 euros, chalets (up to 5 persons) from 225 euros (Friday until Monday).
If you want to share a room with someone else, then please also send an e-mail to Ron.
Other informationBefore 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.
Results of the championship will be added to the official WCA World Ranking.