Belgian Open 2017

Nov 18 - 19, 2017
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Ons Huis

Schoolstraat 270, 9100 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Manu Vereecken

Manu Vereecken
WCA Delegate
Daniel Sheppard

The competitor entry fee is 20 euros and must be payed through the WCA payment system when you register. The entry fee for guests of 5 euros is payable at the competition. These fees include drinks/snacks/cake throughout both days.
The competitor limit is 100 people. If you register after this limit is reached you will be added to a waiting list. Registration will close at the end of Friday 10th November.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €20 (Euro).
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Mats Valk won with an average of 7.45 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Antonie Paterakis finished second (8.36) and Reinier Schippers finished third (9.43).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Mats Valk 6.41 7.45 Netherlands 6.946.417.727.69DNF
2x2x2 Cube Antonie Paterakis 1.68 1.83 Greece 1.883.881.941.681.68
4x4x4 Cube Mats Valk 27.68 30.78 Netherlands 33.5630.6528.1327.6834.81
5x5x5 Cube Mats Valk 51.61 59.85 Netherlands 51.611:02.9457.1159.501:04.02
3x3x3 Blindfolded Manu Vereecken 1:13.61 1:23.89 Belgium 1:13.611:27.961:30.09
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Daniel Sheppard 25 United Kingdom 25
3x3x3 One-Handed Mats Valk 12.25 14.19 Netherlands 14.6312.2515.4012.5516.65
Megaminx Victor Wijsman 48.52 52.20 France 54.0950.8448.5251.6857.11
Pyraminx Daniël Kassab 2.84 3.46 Netherlands 6.713.943.552.842.88
Skewb Antonie Paterakis 3.41 3.57 NR Greece 3.414.723.413.843.47
Square-1 Antonie Paterakis 9.93 13.03 NR Greece 14.1114.5917.349.9310.40
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00


Sint-Niklaas is located between Ghent and Antwerp and is easily reachable by both public transport and car.

Public transport
Trains from Ghent or Antwerp will bring you to Sint-Niklaas in about half an hour. You can use B-Europe to check and book trains.
From the train station, you can take a bus to the venue. The best option is bus number 1 as this will bring you the closest to the venue, right in front of the church (directions on Google Maps). Alternatively, walking would be 20-25 minutes.

Sint-Niklaas is right next to the highway E17 which connects Ghent and Antwerp. The small street to the right of the church has a lot of parking spaces available. Furthermore, there is a big parking area at the end of it.


Hotel Serwir is closest (600 m walk from the venue).
Ibis is located in the centre of Sint-Niklaas (1.3 km walk from the venue).

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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