German Open Championship 2010


Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18, 2010


GŁtersloh, Germany


To be announced to registered competitors/guests


Online registration form

Saturday competition

German Cube Day 2010
9:30 - 17:00 (Venue open 9:00am)

Sunday competition

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

Latest news

  • April 14, 2010 All registered competitors received an e-mail with invitation and venue address.
  • April 14, 2010 Update of the provisional time schedule.
  • April 1, 2010 The Saturday night events will be held at:
    Die Weberei
    Bogenstrasse 1-8
    33330 GŁtersloh
    Dinner Drinks
  • April 1, 2010 We added a 4x4 blindfolded and 5x5 blindfolded event for Saturday night.
  • April 1, 2010 To cover service cost on Saturday night, the entrance fee for Saturday night will be 1 EUR per competitor.
  • April 1, 2010 Due to a higher price for the food on Sunday we had to raise the entrance fee for Sunday to 8 EUR per person.
  • March 27, 2010 There will be an informal meeting on Friday night at Holiday Inn Express.
  • March 18, 2010 Registration is closed. If you register now, you will be placed on a waiting list.
  • March 15, 2010 Registration for Saturday (German Cube Day) is now closed. Only a few places left for Sunday!
  • March 14, 2010 Registration is now open!


The German Open 2010 is organised by (Ron van Bruchem, Ton Dennenbroek).
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 2010, a big international gathering of puzzle fans, which includes a puzzle market and some lectures.
German Cube Day 2010 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 6x6 and 7x7 events will be held on Saturday night, in an informal location (to be announced later).

All competitors must be registered before or on April 10, 2010 AND before we reach 80 competitors (Saturday) and/or 120 competitors (Sunday).

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 2010 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 2010 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 8 euro per competitor and per guest. This includes lunch and refreshments on Sunday, and is to cover our expenses.
Entrance fee for the Saturday night events is 1 euro per competitor.

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 at Holiday Inn Express GŁtersloh (free)
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Informal meeting    19:00
Saturday (15 EUR per person, 10 EUR for members of NKC)
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
2x2 Cubefinal1average of 5 11:00
Lunch    12:15
Rubik's Cube
Fewest Moves
final60best of 1 12:30
Megaminxcombined final3:15best of 2
average of 5
Square-1combined final1:30best of 2
average of 5
Pyraminxcombined final0:45best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's Cube
final1:30average of 5 16:10
Saturday night at Die Weberei (1 EUR per competitor)
Dinner (optional)    18:15
6x6 Cubefinal6mean of 3 20:00
7x7 Cubefinal8mean of 3 20:00
4x4 Cube
final30best of 1 20:00
5x5 Cube
final60best of 1 20:00
Sunday (8 EUR per person)
EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
Rubik's Cube
multiple blindfolded
finalWCA regulations
max. 60 minutes
best of 1 09:15
5x5 Cubecombined final4best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's Cubefirst round2average of 5 11:15
4x4 Cubecombined final3best of 2
average of 5
Rubik's Cubesemi final2average 54814:30
Rubik's Cube
final10best of 2 15:20
Rubik's Cubefinal2average 51216:05
Winner's Ceremony    17:00


All top 3 finishers receive a signed certificate.
All category winners receive a small cup or medal (sponsored by Jumbo Germany).


The following hotels are recommended.

Holiday Inn Express GŁtersloh
contact: Holiday Inn Express GŁtersloh website

Center Hotel

Hotel am Rathaus

Hotel Stadt Hamburg

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