Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19, 2008
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
9:30 - 16:45 (Venue open around 9:00am)
Dutch Cube Day 2008
OrganisationThe Dutch Open Rubik's Cube 2008 is organised by Speedcubing.com (Ron van Bruchem, Ton Dennenbroek) and Pim Geels. The venue is provided by Dutch Cubists Club (NKC).
The competition on Sunday will be held during Dutch Cube Day 2008, a big international gathering of puzzle fans, which includes a puzzle market and some lectures.
The competition on Saturday will be held in the same room, but without any other festivities.
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.
All competitors must be available for scrambling and judging. The scrambling and judging will be done in groups per event.
News updates on Dutch Open 2008 will follow in separate e-mails to registered competitors.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact organiser Ron van Bruchem.
RegistrationDutch Cube Day 2008 and Dutch Open 2008 are only open to registered competitors and guests. So all competitors and guests must be registered!
We have a maximum of 60 competitors, so make sure you register early.
Up to two guests per competitor is reasonable.
Please use the online registration form for registration.
Registration closes on October 4, 2008 AND when we reach 60 competitors.
Entrance fee for Saturday is 10 euro per person (competitors/guests). The entrance fee includes lunch and drinks.
Entrance fee for Sunday is 15 euro per person (competitors/guests), NKC members pay 10 euro. The entrance fee includes lunch and drinks.
All fees are paid in cash during on-site registration.
EventsSaturday: 2x2x2, Square-1, Pyraminx, Megaminx, Clock, Fewest Moves, Magic, Master Magic, 3x3x3 One-handed, 6x6x6 (Unofficial).
Sunday: 3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x3 Blindfolded, 7x7x7 (Unofficial).
We are focusing on having a good competition, but also having spare time to be able to walk around, talk and buy/sell/trade puzzles.
Provisional time schedule
PrizesThere will be some small prizes to be divided among the category winners.
All top 3 finishers receive a signed certificate.
CompetitorsThe following competitors are currently registered for Dutch Open 2008.
HotelWe recommend you to stay at the Eindhoven Holiday Inn hotel on Saturday night. This hotel is next to Eindhoven train station and close to the venue.
This hotel has an advance purchase rate of 62 euros per double room per night, not including breakfast. Additional persons at 22 euros per night.
Check out the hotel website for information and bookings.
If you want to share a room with someone else, then please send an e-mail to Ron.
Another option is the Stay Okay youth hostel in Valkenswaard. This youth hostel is 12 km from the venue. The venue is close to the Eindhoven train station and reachable by bus from the youth hostel.
Prices around 25 euros per person per night, including breakfast.
Check out the youth hostel website.