European Rubik's Games Championship 2004

Aug 7 - 8, 2004
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nemo, Amsterdam Science Centre

Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam
European Rubik's Games Championship 2004 website
Organization team
Ron van Bruchem and Ton Dennenbroek
WCA Delegate
Ron van Bruchem
Main event
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Lars Vandenbergh won with an average of 16.19 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Michel Bechtatou finished second (19.23) and Ron van Bruchem finished third (19.40).

World records: Dror Vomberg‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 19:54.00 (single); Frédérick Badie‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:12.49 (single); Jaap Scherphuis‎ Magic 1.60 (average); Kåre Krig‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 5:44.32 (single); Lars Vandenbergh‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:09.11 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 2:08.45 (single), and 5x5x5 Cube 2:30.35 (average); Stefan Pochmann‎ Clock 10.78 (average), 5x5x5 Blindfolded 2:34:36.00 (single), Magic 1.49 (single), and Magic 1.43 (single).

European records: Jarosław Nowicki‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 1:01.08 (single) and 3x3x3 One-Handed 45.56 (single); Lars Vandenbergh‎ 3x3x3 Cube 16.19 (average); Olivier Gaucher‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:27.21 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Lars Vandenbergh 14.95 16.19 ER Belgium 17.0115.6319.2515.9314.95
4x4x4 Cube Olivier Gaucher 1:21.42 1:27.21 ER France 1:33.411:26.801:21.42
5x5x5 Cube Lars Vandenbergh 2:17.09 2:30.35 WR Belgium 2:38.442:35.532:17.09
3x3x3 Blindfolded Dror Vomberg 4:11.12 Israel DNF4:11.12
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Zbigniew Zborowski 31 NR Poland 31
3x3x3 One-Handed Jarosław Nowicki 45.56 ER Poland 50.7045.56
Clock Stefan Pochmann 9.64 10.78 WR Germany 10.6312.079.64
4x4x4 Blindfolded Dror Vomberg 19:54.00 WR Israel DNF19:54.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Stefan Pochmann 2:34:36.00 WR Germany 2:34:36.00
3x3x3 With Feet Kåre Krig 5:44.32 WR Sweden 5:44.32
Magic Jaap Scherphuis 1.47 NR 1.60 WR Netherlands 3.031.661.541.591.47
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo3
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2
Final Mo3
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2
Final Mo3
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo2
Final Bo2
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round Bo1 1 hour
Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2
Final Bo2
Clock First round Bo3
Final Mo3
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo1
3x3x3 With Feet Final Bo1
Magic First round Bo3
Final Ao5

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 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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