German Open Championship 2009


Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2009


Gütersloh, Germany


To be announced to registered competitors/guests


Online registration form

Saturday competition

German Cube Day 2009
9:30 - 17:00 (Venue open 9:00am)

Sunday competition

9:30 - 17:00 (Venue open around 9:00am)

Latest news

  • April 23, 2009 Update of the provisional time schedule.
  • April 7, 2009 Registration is closed today.
  • April 7, 2009 6x6 and 7x7 events will be held on Friday night in restaurant Bremer Schlüssel.
  • March 20, 2009 Registration is now open!


The German Open 2009 is organised by (Ron van Bruchem, Ton Dennenbroek and Pim Geels).
During the championship the official WCA regulations will be applied.
Results of the championship will be added to the official WCA World Rankings.

The competition on Saturday will be held during German Cube Day 2009, a big international gathering of puzzle fans, which includes a puzzle market and some lectures.
German Cube Day 2009 is organised by NKC (Dutch Cube Club, established in the 80s) and only open to registered visitors. Up to two guests per competitor is reasonable. All guests must be registered!
The competition on Sunday will be held in the same room, but without any other festivities.
The 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 events will be held on Friday night, in an informal location: restaurant Bremer Schlüssel.

All competitors must be registered before or on April 11, 2009 AND before we reach 90 competitors.
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 compliant with the WCA regulations.

All competitors must be available for scrambling and judging. Competing for most events will be done in groups, with each group judging and scrambling for another group.

More information on German Open 2009 will follow in separate e-mails to registered competitors.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact organiser Ron van Bruchem.

Entrance fee

Entrance fee for German Cube Day 2009 on Saturday is 15 euro per person (10 euro for NKC members). This includes coffee/tea/cake, refreshments and lunch on Saturday.
Entrance fee for the Sunday events is 5 euro per competitor and per guest. This includes lunch and refreshments on Sunday, and is to cover our expenses.

Provisional Time Schedule

We are focusing on having a good competition, but also having some spare time to be able to have fun, walk around, talk and buy/sell/trade puzzles.

Friday night
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
6x6x6 Cubecombined final6best of 1
mean of 3
7x7x7 Cubecombined final9best of 1
mean of 3
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Registration    09:00
Rubik's Magic
Rubik's Master Magic
final1average of 5 09:30
Rubik's Clockfinal1average of 5 10:15
2x2x2 Cubefinal1average of 5 11:00
Lunch    12:15
Rubik's Cube
Fewest Moves
final1best of 1 12:30
Megaminxcombined final5best of 1
mean of 3
Square-1combined final3best of 1
average of 5
Pyraminxfinal2average of 5 15:30
Rubik's Cube
final2average of 5 16:20
Winner's Ceremony    17:30
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Rubik's Cube
multiple blindfolded
finalWCA regulations
max. 60 minutes
best of 1 09:15
5x5x5 Cubecombined final5best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's Cubefirst round2average of 5 11:15
4x4x4 Cubecombined final4best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's Cubesemi final2average 53614:30
Rubik's Cube
final10best of 2 15:15
Rubik's Cubefinal2average 51216:20
Winner's Ceremony    17:00


All top 3 finishers receive a signed certificate.
Our sponsor Jumbo Germany provided a bunch of games to be divided among the top 3 finishers.


The following hotels have special prices as mentioned below. Please use keyword "6. GCD".

Center Hotel
Single EUR 40 / Double EUR 72

Hotel am Rathaus
Single EUR 50 / Double EUR 75

Hotel Stadt Hamburg
Single EUR 65 / Double EUR 80

Competitors coming from abroad may contact Ron. Maybe we can help you with sharing rooms or travelling.