German Open Championship 2007


Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29, 2007


Gütersloh, Germany


To be announced to registered competitors/guests


Online registration form

Saturday competition

German Cube Day 2007
09:30 - 16:45 (Venue open around 9:00am)

Sunday competition

10:00 - 17:00 (Venue open around 9:45am)

Latest news

  • April 22, 2007 Provisional time schedule updated. The lunch and drinks on Sunday are also included now!
  • March 20, 2007 Registration is closed! We have over 50 competitors.
  • March 11, 2007 Only 4 places left for registration!
  • February 15, 2007 Registration is now open!


The German Open 2007 is organised by 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.

The competition on Saturday will be held during German Cube Day 2007, a big international gathering of puzzle fans, which includes a puzzle market and some lectures.
The competition on Sunday will be held in the same room, but without any other festivities.

All competitors must be registered before April 10, 2007 AND before we reach 50 competitors.
Entrance fee for German Open 2007 is 5 euro per competitor. This includes lunch and drinks on Sunday, and is to cover our expenses.

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. Before the competition the organiser will inform you about where you have to fulfil scrambling and judging tasks.

More information on German Open 2007 will follow in separate e-mails to registered competitors.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact organiser Ron van Bruchem.

German Cube Day 2007

German Cube Day 2007 is only open to preregistered visitors. One guest per competitor is reasonable. All guests must be registered!
Entrance fee for German Cube Day is 15 euro per person (10 euro for NKC members). This includes coffee/tea/cake, refreshments and lunch on Saturday.


Saturday: 3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x3 Blindfolded, 3x3x3 With feet.
Sunday: 2x2x2, Square-1, Pyraminx, Megaminx, Clock, Magic, Master Magic, 3x3x3 One-handed, 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded.
We are focusing on having a good competition, but also having some spare time to be able to walk around, talk and buy/sell/trade puzzles.

Provisional time schedule

EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Registration    09:00
Rubik's 4x4x4 Cubecombined final4best of 1
best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's 3x3x3 Cubefirst round2average of 5 11:00
Lunch    12:30
Rubik's 5x5x5 Cubecombined final6best of 1
best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube
final10best of 2 14:30
Rubik's 3x3x3 Cubefinal2average 51616:00
Winner's Ceremony    16:50
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube Multiple BlindfoldedfinalWCA regulations
2 hours for max. 2 attempts
best of 2 09:15
Rubik's Magicfinal0:30average of 5 10:00
Rubik's Master Magicfinal0:30average of 5 10:20
Rubik's Clockfinal1mean of 3 10:40
Rubik's 2x2x2 Cubecombined final1best of 1
best of 2
average of 5
Lunch    12:30
Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube
combined final2best of 2
average of 5
Pyraminxcombined final3best of 2
average of 5
Megaminxcombined final5best of 1
mean of 3
Square-1combined final3best of 1
mean of 3
Winner's Ceremony    16:30


There will be one medal and some games to be divided among the category winners.
All top 3 finishers receive a signed certificate.


We have a maximum of 50 competitors, so make sure you register early!
The following competitors are currently registered for German Open 2007.
1Gilles van den PeereboomBelgium    111111 1  
2Jimmy CollBelgium1111         1
3Lars VandenberghBelgium111111111111  
4Sander HendrickxBelgium11 11 111     
5Tobias DaneelsBelgium111 111111    
6Jan HladCzech Republic11            
7Josef JelinekCzech Republic11  1 1111    
8Petra UhlirovaCzech Republic1             
9Aurélien SouchetFrance111111        
10Clément GalletFrance1111111111111 
11Edouard ChambonFrance111           
12Jean-Louis MathieuFrance11  1 111     
13Florian WeingartenGermany1             
14Johannes PhilpGermany1   1     1  1
15Kai JiptnerGermany11  1        1
16Markus PirzerGermany1  111111  1  
17Reiner ThomsenGermany11  11        
18Simon WeingartenGermany1             
19Stefan PochmannGermany111111111111  
20Thomas BossmannGermany1  1          
21Valeri LeichGermany1             
22Bodor BertalnHungary111 1111      
23Dávid LipcseyHungary111 111       
24István KoczaHungary11111111 1 11 
25Márk JáraiHungary1   1111      
26Maté HorváthHungary1111111111111 
27Mátyás KutiHungary1111111111 11 
28Milán BaticzHungary1111111111111 
29Norbert HantosHungary11 1111111 1  
30Olivér NagyHungary11  111111 1  
31Péter RókaHungary111  1        
32Zoltán SchindlerHungary   1    1   11
33Maria OeyIndonesia1   11 1      
34Alexander OomsNetherlands111 1 111  1 3
35Arjan BosseNetherlands111          1
36Arnaud van GalenNetherlands111111111     
37Erik AkkersdijkNetherlands1111111111111 
38Hans van der ZijdenNetherlands1  1        1 
39Jaap ScherphuisNetherlands1     11      
40Joël van NoortNetherlands111111    1 1 
41Michel HopNetherlands11            
42Rama TemminkNetherlands1 1 11        
43Ron van BruchemNetherlands111 1   1111  
44Ton DennenbroekNetherlands1111 1    11  
45Wesley HaksteegNetherlands11  11        
46Anders LarssonSweden1             
47Gunnar KrigSweden111 11111 11  
48Kĺre KrigSweden111111111 111 
49Dan HarrisUnited Kingdom1111111 1  1  
50Greg AustinUnited Kingdom111 111 1 11 1
51Jamie AmatoUnited Kingdom1             
52Sean ConnollyUnited Kingdom111 11111 1   
TOTAL 9503627213530272524141419109


The youth hostel in Gütersloh is closed in April, so we cannot use it.
A large group of competitors will be staying at Center Hotel.
Another suggestion for the hotel is the Hotel und Gästehaus Rhedaer Hof.

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