Benelux Open 2010


February 19-21, 2010


Sint Michielsgestel, The Netherlands





Saturday competition

09:00 - 18:00 (+ evening session for 6x6 and 7x7)

Sunday competition

08:30 - 17:00

Latest news

  • 27 Januari, 2010 Registration is closed


The Benelux Open 2010 Rubik's Cube is organised by (Ton Dennenbroek and Ron van Bruchem) 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:
 Esscheweg 78
 5271 NA Sint Michielsgestel
 The Netherlands

All competitors must be registered before February 18, 2010 AND before we reach 60 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 Ton Dennenbroek.

Cost of registration

Registration for the competition will be 6 euros per person (competitors and guests). We would appreciate if all competitors would stay at the youth hostel. In that case the cost for the whole weekend will be 71 euros per person, depending on how many people will stay at the youth hostel.
This includes:
  • 2 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.
The weekend price without the Friday, so you arrive on Saturday the price is 65.00 euros per person
Optional extra's
12.5 EuroExtra Dinners
 7     EuroExtra Lunch
25    EuroExtra Night+breakfast
 5     EuroBed linnen+towel
(please contact Ton for more details).

There are rooms for 8 persons (4 bunk beds) and a few for 4 persons and 2 persons (1 bunk bed). Room allocation will be done by organisation team. The smaller rooms will be allocated for couples.
You can take your own bed linen and towels or rent it for 5 euros for the weekend.

Provisional time schedule

Friday February 19, 2010
EventRoundTime limit
Informal meeting    16:00-22:00
Saturday February 20, 2010
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Registration    09:00
Rubik's Cube
Multiple Blindfolded
final1 hour, 10 mins/cubebest of 1 09:00
Rubik's Magic
Rubik's Master Magic
average of 5
average of 5
Rubik's Clockfinal1average of 5 10:40
2x2x2 Cubefinal1average of 5 11:20
Rubik's Cube
Fewest Moves
final1 hourbest of 1 12:30
Rubik's Cube
first round2average of 5 13:45
Pyraminxfinal3average of 5 14:50
Megaminxfinal5mean of 3 15:30
Square-1combined final3best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's Cube
final2average of 51217:20
Winner's Ceremony    18:00
Dinner    18:30
6x6x6 Cubecombined final8best of 1
mean of 3
7x7x7 Cubecombined final10best of 1
mean of 3
Sunday February 21, 2010
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
4x4x4 Cube
finaltotal time for
4x4bf and 5x5bf: 2 hours
best of 2 08:30
5x5x5 Cube
finaltotal time for
4x4bf and 5x5bf: 2 hours
best of 2 08:30
4x4x4 Cubefinal4average of 5 09:30
Rubik's Cubefirst round2average of 5 11:00
Rubik's Cube
combined final10best of 2
best of 3

Rubik's Cubesemi final2average 53214:10
5x5x5 Cubecombined final6best of 2
average of 5

Rubik's Cubefinal2average 5816:30
Winner's Ceremony    17:10


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


We have a maximum of 60 competitors, so make sure you register early!
The following competitors are currently registered for Benelux Open 2010.
1Alexander SpringhornGermany111000110000100010 010
2Anja ProvoostNetherlands000000101110010100 000
3Arnaud van GalenNetherlands111111111111111111 110
4Aryan HamyaniNetherlands0000000010000000002000
5Berit BrüsterGermany111100110000001111 110
6Bertalan BodorHungary111100111100001011 111
7Charlie CooperUnited Kingdom111100111011110111 110
8Chris KarasiotosGreece100000001010000000 110
9Christophe WoittequandFrance111100000000000000 000
10Daniel LundwallSweden111111110000001100 110
11Daniel SheppardUnited Kingdom111111110001111111 111
12David BolséeBelgium110000000000000000 000
13Di YanChina100100001000000000 111
14Dick van ZalingeNetherlands111000111011010010 110
15Erik AkkersdijkNetherlands111110111111111111 110
16Fabian AurouxGermany110000111010000000 110
17Florian WeingartenGermany1110001000100100001110
18François CourtèsFrance111110110011111111 110
19Frank ProvoostNetherlands000000111110010100 000
20Frank SeverinsenDenmark111100111011111111 110
21Guus Razoux SchultzNetherlands000000000000000100 000
22Hanneke RijksNetherlands100000100001010000 110
23Henrik Buus AagaardDenmark111111111111111111 110
24István KoczaHungary111111111101111100 111
25Ivo BakkerNetherlands111100101101111111 110
26Jaap ScherphuisNetherlands100000001100000000 000
27Jennifer HeßeGermany100000000000000000 000
28Jens DiewaldGermany111100110011111111 110
29Jochen SpiesGermany000000000000010000 000
64Joel SpangLuxembourg111100110001010010 000
31Joey GoulyUnited Kingdom111100111001011111 111
32Kai JiptnerGermany111111111011111000 110
33Karsten BuitkampGermany111000110011000011 110
34Koen ArensNetherlands1110001110001100111000
35Lars VandenberghBelgium111000101111110100 111
36Mads Mohr ChristensenDenmark111000110010110100 110
37Marco WillemsBelgium111000111101110011 110
38Maria OeyIndonesia100000000000000000 110
39Martijn BakkerNetherlands111100110000110111 000
40Mats ValkNetherlands111100111111111111 110
41Maximilian NeitzelGermany111100110000010100 010
42Monika ZimmermannGermany111100101000011000 000
43Niklas SpiesGermany111000110000110111 010
44Nora ChristGermany111100111111110111 110
45Olivér PergeHungary111110111111111111 110
46Olivier PolspoelBelgium111000111101010100 110
47Olivier VermerschFrance111000111110010111 110
48Péter TrombitásHungary111111111111111111 111
49Philipp RathjenGermany1100000000000000006000
50Robin BlöhmGermany111000111011110000 000
51Robin KwantNetherlands111000111011110111 110
52Ron van BruchemNetherlands111000111111110111 110
53Sam ZwaenepoelBelgium111000001010110000 110
54Sébastien AurouxGermany111111111111111111 110
55Shotaro MakisumiJapan100100010000001100 110
56Teemu TiinanenFinland111100111111110111 111
57Thijs EngelNetherlands1000001100000000002000
58Tim HabermaasGermany111111110000001001 110
59Ton DennenbroekNetherlands111100101010100011 110
60Tristan PaulussenNetherlands0000001011010101001000
61Ufuk SatirGermany100000000000000000 000
TOTAL 14554643301294740362129292940213330281340438

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 airport (AMS, Schiphol) 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.