European Championship 2008

Sep 19 - 21, 2008
Derio (Bilbao), Spain

Derio Sports Center

Arantzazu Kalea 4, 48160 Derio
European Championship 2008 website
Organization team
Ron van Bruchem
WCA Delegate
Ron van Bruchem
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Tomasz Żołnowski won with an average of 11.71 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (12.15) and Edouard Chambon finished third (12.47).

World records: Edouard Chambon‎ 2x2x2 Cube 3.43 (average); Erik Akkersdijk‎ 5x5x5 Cube 1:18.59 (single); Máté Horváth‎ Master Magic 1.95 (average).

European records: Rafał Guzewicz‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 1:18.39 (average), 4x4x4 Blindfolded 7:54.35 (single), and 5x5x5 Blindfolded 16:15.00 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Tomasz Żołnowski 10.44 11.71 Poland 33.2811.3011.6110.4412.22
2x2x2 Cube Edouard Chambon 3.19 3.43 WR France
4x4x4 Cube Erik Akkersdijk 47.65 49.83 Netherlands 49.5053.8451.0348.9647.65
5x5x5 Cube Erik Akkersdijk 1:24.69 1:26.88 Netherlands 1:26.561:27.021:29.611:24.691:27.05
3x3x3 Blindfolded Rafał Guzewicz 1:12.34 1:18.39 ER Poland 1:25.881:16.961:12.34
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Gunnar Krig 36 Sweden 36
3x3x3 One-Handed Milán Baticz 19.22 21.79 Hungary 19.2219.7121.8423.9323.81
Clock Ernesto Fernández Regueira 8.95 9.94 NR Spain 9.978.9510.90
Megaminx Erik Akkersdijk 1:04.58 1:08.39 Netherlands 1:12.211:08.381:04.58
Pyraminx Tomasz Kiedrowicz 3.62 5.35 Poland 3.625.825.306.284.92
Square-1 Lars Vandenbergh 18.98 NR 24.42 NR Belgium 26.8018.9827.48
4x4x4 Blindfolded Rafał Guzewicz 7:54.35 ER Poland 7:54.35DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Rafał Guzewicz 16:15.00 ER Poland 16:15.00DNF
3x3x3 With Feet Erik Akkersdijk 1:04.01 Netherlands 1:04.01
Magic Olivér Perge 0.95 1.02 Hungary 1.070.960.951.02DNF
Master Magic Máté Horváth 1.88 1.95 WR Hungary 1.971.901.981.88DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Dennis Strehlau 24/30 2:33:09 Germany 24/30 2:33:09
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5
Qualification round Bo2
4x4x4 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Qualification round Bo2
5x5x5 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo2
Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
Qualification round Bo2
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Clock Final Mo3
Megaminx Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 13.00
Square-1 Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 1:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo2
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet First round Bo1
Final Bo1
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Final Bo1

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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