Belgian Open 2008

Feb 2 - 3, 2008
Leuven, Belgium

Novotel Leuven Centrum

Vuurkruisenlaan 4, 3000 Leuven
Belgian Open 2008 website

Gilles van den Peereboom

Gilles van den Peereboom
WCA Delegates
Gilles Roux and Ron van Bruchem
Main event
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Edouard Chambon won with an average of 12.66 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (12.94) and Milán Baticz finished third (13.37).

World records: Dennis Strehlau‎ 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style 10/10 1:36:39 (single); Erik Akkersdijk‎ 4x4x4 Cube 57.15 (average), 5x5x5 Cube 1:28.66 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 1:36.02 (average), Megaminx 1:01.78 (single), and Megaminx 1:07.70 (average); Mátyás Kuti‎ Magic 0.86 (single) and Master Magic 1.72 (single).

European records: Edouard Chambon‎ 3x3x3 Cube 12.31 (average); István Kocza‎ 5x5x5 Blindfolded 40:45.00 (single); Rama Temmink‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 20.72 (average); Tim Habermaas‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 10:19.00 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Edouard Chambon 12.05 12.66 France 13.2212.2512.5012.0514.00
2x2x2 Cube Milán Baticz 2.72 NR 4.76 Hungary 4.934.832.724.535.11
4x4x4 Cube Erik Akkersdijk 55.16 57.15 WR Netherlands 56.5655.1659.041:06.5155.84
5x5x5 Cube Erik Akkersdijk 1:28.66 WR 1:36.02 WR Netherlands 1:36.471:32.581:39.021:28.662:00.66
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tim Habermaas 1:32.90 NR Germany 1:50.531:32.90
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Dan Harris 39 United Kingdom 39
3x3x3 One-Handed Rama Temmink 19.13 20.72 ER Netherlands 19.3421.0221.8119.1324.41
Clock Mátyás Kuti 9.05 10.99 Hungary 13.8010.139.05
Megaminx Erik Akkersdijk 1:01.78 WR 1:07.70 WR Netherlands 1:15.331:01.781:06.00
Pyraminx Mátyás Kuti 6.94 8.03 Hungary 7.948.838.817.346.94
Square-1 Lars Vandenbergh 24.62 28.32 Belgium 28.7224.6231.63
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tim Habermaas 10:19.00 ER Germany 10:19.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded István Kocza 40:45.00 ER Hungary 40:45.00
Magic Bertalan Bodor 1.16 1.24 Hungary 1.371.161.181.751.16
Master Magic Máté Horváth 2.05 2.67 Hungary 2.652.722.052.633.96
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Dennis Strehlau 10/10 1:36:39 WR Germany 10/10 1:36:39DNS
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo2
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Clock Final Mo3
Megaminx Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 3:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Mo3
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo1
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo1
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Final Bo2

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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