Please Be Quiet Belgium 2018

Sep 29 - 30, 2018
Marbais, Belgium

Ecole de Marbais

Rue du Berceau 18, 1495 Marbais

Jérôme Carlier

Jérôme Carlier
WCA Delegates
Manu Vereecken and Sébastien Auroux

This is a quiet competition, where only quiet events will be held.
The winner of the competition will be the winner of 3x3 blindfolded.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 40 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €7 (Euro).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 85% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

More info on the Information tab

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Olivier Vos won with a single solve of 59.52 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Jérôme Carlier finished second (1:02.91) and Manu Vereecken finished third (1:03.88).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Olivier Vos 59.52 DNF Netherlands DNF59.52DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Sébastien Auroux 24 26.33 Germany 272824
4x4x4 Blindfolded Olivier Vos 6:17.65 DNF Netherlands DNF6:17.65DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Jan Bentlage 12:50.00 DNF Germany 12:50.00DNFDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Olivier Vos 13/14 40:50 NR Netherlands 12/16 50:4311/14 41:0913/14 40:50
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round Mo3 1 hour Top 75% advance to next round
Final Mo3 1 hour
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo3 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

1) This is a quiet competition where quiet events only will be held (FMC and blindfolded). The winner of this competition will be the winner of the 3x3 blindfolded event.
2) Registering costs 7€. You pay them online right after registering. Your registration will be accepted if and only if you paid the registration fee.
3) If eventually you can't attend the competition, please keep us informed at least 48h before the competition starts, and then we will refund you 6€ (due to bank transfer charges)
4) Guests can watch the competition for free, but we kindly ask you to respect the silence when asked, since this is a quiet competition.

The schedule might change slightly depending on the number of competitors. (For example: we need 16 competitors for 3 rounds of 3BLD.)

This schedule is indicative. Actual start and end times may differ during the competition.


Start Event Round Cutoff Time limit Format Proceed
9:00 Welcoming
9:30 4BLD First 30min cumulative Best of 3 75%
10:15 FMC First, attempt 1 1hour Mean of 3
11:30 3BLD First 20min cumulative Best of 3 75%
12:15 FMC First, attempt 2 1hour Mean of 3
13:15 Submit cubes for MBLD
13:15 Lunch
14:00 MBLD Attempt 1 10min per cube up to 1hour Best of 2
15:15 FMC First, attempt 3 1hour Mean of 3 75%
16:30 5BLD Final 1hour cumulative Best of 3
17:45 Secret unofficial event


Start Event Round Cutoff Time limit Format Proceed
9:00 Welcoming
9:10 Submit cubes for MBLD
9:30 MBLD Attempt 2 10min per cube up to 1hour Best of 2
10:45 FMC Final, attempt 1 1hour Mean of 3
12:00 3BLD Second 15min cumulative Best of 3 12
12:30 Lunch
13:15 FMC Final, attempt 2 1hour Best of 3
14:30 4BLD Final 30min cumulative Best of 3
15:15 FMC Final, attempt 3 1hour Mean of 3
16:30 3BLD Final 15min cumulative Best of 3
17:15 Cleaning venue
17:30 Awards

Competitors can stay at the venue (for free) Saturday night if they want. But we kindly inform you that in that case you need to bring everything you need in order to sleep there (matress, cover, pillow). We can bring few extra pillows if needed, please contact Jérôme Carlier for more informations.

This aside, there are few hotels which are (unfortunately) at least 20km away from the venue:

Hotel Leonardo Wavre (~25km from the venue)

Hotel Ibis Charleroi-station (~25km from the venue)

Hotel Ibis Charleroi-airport (~22km form the venue)

There are also a few guest houses located around 10km from the venue. Contact Jérôme Carlier for more informations

Near from the venue (~100m) there is a Proxy Delhaize where competitors can buy some food and drinks. There is also a bakkery (~150m) for breakfast, and a restaurant (~250m) for lunch/dinner.


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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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