The Hague Open 2008


Saturday November 29, 2008


The Hague, The Netherlands


Noordpolderkade 173, Den Haag, The Netherlands


Online registration form

Saturday competition

9:00 - 18:15 (Venue open around 8:45am)

Latest news

  • October 28, 2008 Registration has opened.


The Hague Open 2008 is organised by Ton Dennenbroek and Rama Temmink. The venue is provided by PGL.

During the championship the official WCA regulations will be applied.
Results of the championship will be added to the official WCA World Rankings, 6x6 and 7x7 are unofficial events and will be added to the unofficial Speedcubing 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 The Hague Open 2008 will follow in separate e-mails to registered competitors.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact organiser Ton Dennenbroek.


The Hague Open 2008 is only open to registered competitors and guests. So all competitors and guests must be registered!
We have a maximum of 50 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 November 27, 2008 AND when we reach 50 competitors.

Entrance fee is 7.50 euro per person (competitors). The entrance fee includes lunch and drinks.
Entrance fee for guests is free, with optional lunch for 4.00 euro.
All fees are paid in cash during on-site registration.


3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x3 one-handed, 3x3x3 fewest moves, 6x6x6 (Unofficial), 7x7x7 (Unofficial).

The 5x5x5, 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 V-cubes are V-CUBES™ trade marks created by the Greek inventor Mr. Panagiotios Verdes
Rubik's™ cube is a trade mark of Seven Towns

Provisional time schedule


EventRoundTime limit
Format#CompetitorsStart time
On-site registration    09:00
Rubik's Cube
fewest moves
final60best of 1 09:30
4x4x4 Cubefinal4average of 5 10:30
Rubik's Cubefirst round2average of 5 11:45
Rubik's Cube
final2average of 5 12:30
Lunch    13:00
6x6x6 Cubefinal7mean of 32513:45
5x5x5 Cubecombined final6average of 5 14:45
Rubik's Cubesemi final2average of 51616:00
7x7x7 Cubecombined final10best of 1
mean of 3
Rubik's Cubefinal2average 5617:30
Winner's Ceremony    18:15


All top 3 finishers receive a signed certificate.
All top 3 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7 receive a V-cube T-shirt courtesy of V-Cube.


The following competitors are currently registered for The Hague Open 2008.
1Ron van BruchemNetherlands11111110
2Hakan DenizNetherlands11111110
3Ton DennenbroekNetherlands11111010
4Rama TemminkNetherlands11100110
5Maria OeyIndonesia11000100
6Erik AkkersdijkNetherlands11111110
7Sander KaspersNetherlands10000000
8Arnaud van GalenNetherlands11111110
9Martijn BakkerNetherlands11101100
10Sébastien AurouxGermany11111110
11Hans van der ZijdenNetherlands11000110
12François CourtèsFrance11111110
13Hanneke RijksNetherlands10000000
14Mats ValkNetherlands10111100
15Ben WinkelerBelgium10000010
16Maarten SmitNetherlands11111110
17Jens DiewaldGermany11111110
18Raffael ortGermany11111110
19Arjan BosseNetherlands11100000
20Conny SchuytNetherlands11000000
21Regi VermeijNetherlands10000000
22Bart EeftingNetherlands10000000
23Jules GimbrèreNetherlands10000000
24Christophe WoittequandFrance11101100
25Guillain PotronFrance11101100
26Lars VandenberghBelgium11111110
27Martijn JansenNetherlands11100110
28Jorijn SmitNetherlands10000000
TOTAL 5282018121518150


We recommend you to stay at the Stay Oke Hostel. This hotel is next to Den Haag HS train station and close to the venue (800m).
This hotel has a rate of 26 euros per per night, including breakfast.
Check out the Booking Page in English for information and bookings.
Check out the Booking Page in German for information and bookings.
Check out the Booking Page in Dutch in Dutch for information and bookings.
If you want to share a room with someone else, then please send an e-mail to Ton.


The venue is close to the Den Haag HS train station and reachable by tram from the youth hostel. (10 min)
Tram 10 and 15 stop at Wenckebachstraat.
Tram 10 stops at Den Haag HS platform E and Den Haag CS platform G.
Tram 15 stops at Den Haag CS platform H.
Route to venue PGL. Route in English will be provided by e-mail on request.