German Open 2004

Apr 24, 2004
Gütersloh, Germany

Elly Heuss-Knapp Schule

Moltkestraße 13, 33330 Gütersloh
German Open 2004 website

Patrick Bellenbaum

Patrick Bellenbaum
WCA Delegate
Ron van Bruchem
Main event
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Ron van Bruchem won with an average of 18.52 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lars Vandenbergh finished second (18.74) and Michel Bechtatou finished third (23.07).

World records: Jaap Scherphuis‎ Magic 2.22 (single), Magic 2.92 (average), Magic 2.09 (single), and Magic 2.44 (average); Stefan Pochmann‎ Clock 9.54 (single) and Clock 11.61 (average).

European records: Lars Vandenbergh‎ 3x3x3 Cube 13.73 (single), 3x3x3 Cube 17.12 (average), and 3x3x3 Cube 16.35 (average); Ron van Bruchem‎ Megaminx 4:13.69 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ron van Bruchem 15.98 NR 18.52 NR Netherlands 19.8719.9616.6319.0515.98
4x4x4 Cube Ron van Bruchem 1:35.83 NR 1:46.95 Netherlands 1:35.831:59.021:46.00
5x5x5 Cube Lars Vandenbergh 3:38.58 NR 3:55.67 NR Belgium 3:39.503:38.584:28.94
3x3x3 Blindfolded Stefan Pochmann 35:00.00 NR Germany 35:00.00
Clock Stefan Pochmann 9.94 11.61 WR Germany 13.5111.399.94
Megaminx Ron van Bruchem 4:13.69 ER Netherlands 4:13.69
Magic Jaap Scherphuis 2.09 WR 2.44 WR Netherlands 2.892.
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube First round Mo3
Final Mo3
5x5x5 Cube First round Mo3
Final Mo3
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo1
Clock First round Bo3
Final Mo3
Megaminx First round Bo1
Final Bo1
Magic First round Ao5
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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