Zonhoven Open 2018

Apr 28, 2018
Zonhoven, Belgium

Evenementenhal Zonhoven

Rozenkransweg 4, 3520 Zonhoven

Polyvalente Zaal


Ton Dennenbroek

Maria Oey, Rama Temmink, and Ton Dennenbroek
WCA Delegate
Ton Dennenbroek

The entrance fee for this competition will be: €8 for competitors, €2 for guests.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €8 (Euro).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Mika Smulders won with an average of 8.62 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Tijmen van der Ree finished second (9.37) and Quinten Andelhofs finished third (9.54).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Mika Smulders 7.55 8.62 Netherlands 8.8211.629.247.817.55
4x4x4 Cube Quinten Andelhofs 30.91 32.58 Belgium 30.9133.5632.8331.3434.91
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jan Bentlage 58.42 1:25.18 Germany 1:47.6358.421:29.48
3x3x3 One-Handed Olivier Vos 13.96 17.43 Netherlands 13.9618.12DNF19.9614.21
Pyraminx Robin Verstraten 2.84 3.39 Netherlands 4.202.922.843.056.11
Skewb Mattheo de Wit 2.65 4.08 Netherlands 6.192.653.323.964.97
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 5:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 2:00.00
Time Event Format Cutoff Limit Round
08:45 AM Registration
09:15 AM 4x4x4 Cube Average of 5 1:30 min 4 min Combined First round (12 proceed)
10:30 AM 3x3x3 Blindfold Best of 3 5 min Final
11:15 AM One Handed Average of 5 45 sec 2 min Combined Final
12:45 PM 3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 10 min First round (75% proceed)
14:00 PM Skewb Average of 5 2 min Final
14:40 PM Pyraminx Average of 5 2 min Final
15:15 PM 3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 3 min Second round (12 proceed)
16:05 PM 4x4x4 Cube Average of 5 4 min Final (12)
16:45 PM 3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 3 min Final (12)

The entrance fee for this competition will be as followed :
For Competitors: €8, per Guest €2, the total registration fee needs to be payed in cash on your first day of the competition at the venue
Please bring the exact amount of cash with u so registration will run smoothly.

Registration will be closed on 23th April. We will allow guests. When we reached 120 competitors you will stay on waiting list until someone cancels

At registration you will first be put in a waiting list, please use a valid email as I can ask confirmation of your registration you should answer in 48 hours. If you did not get an email "Registration Zonhoven Open 2018 Approved" your registration is not completed, in that case I am waiting on your reply on the confirmation request I had send you.

In April I will send a email to ask confirmation of your participation, when I get no answer in 72 hours I can cancel your registration and add a competitor from the waiting list.
When you are invited to participate I will ask confirmation you should send confirmation of you should answer in 48 hours

Please always check you registration and cancel in time if you can not come. If you did not cancel and did not come, you will be charged €8

* children under 10 years free
* other guests pay 2 Euro

Zonhoven Open 2018 is a WCA competition organised by MaRaThon and volunteers.
From questions or information please e-mail to Ton Dennenbroek
With this competition we hope to attract a lot of local cubers and give them a chance to compete.
We also warmly invite competitors who come from abroad to give this event an international flavour.

During the championship the official WCA regulations will be applied.
Results of the championship will be added to the official WCA World Rankings

Before the competition starts all competitors can practice on the official timing equipment: the Stackmat timer.
All puzzle brands may be used during the competition, as long as the puzzles comply with the WCA regulations 2018

The venue for this competition is:
Polyvalente Zaal: Evenementenhal Zonhoven
Rozenkransweg 4
3520 Zonhoven

Zonhoven is easily reachable by car or public transportation.
Zonhoven is situated 85 km east of Brussels and 65 km west from Aachen, right by the E314 highway.
At the venue there is a very big parking, and it is free of charge.

By Bus
You can take busses 2, 48, or 18a to downtown Zonhoven.
These busses pass by 2 major train stations in the neighbourhood, being Hasselt and Kiewit.
Although taking the bus from Hasselt station is recommended and it’s about a 20min bus ride from Hasselt to Zonhoven
For bus schedules please visit http://www.delijn.be/

By Train
Zonhoven has a train station.
To calculate your trip please visit http://www.b-rail.be/ and fill in 'Zonhoven Station [De lijn]' as your destination or departure station.

Below u can find maps how to get from the bus stop or train station to the venue.

If you take busses 2 or 48, u have to take the „Zonhoven Church” bus stop.
If you are not sure were to get of, just ask the bus driver!
For a map click HERE

If you take bus 18a u need to follow the directions below to get to the venue.
You need to take the „Engstegenseweg” bus stop.
If you are not sure were to get of, just ask the bus driver!
For a map click HERE

The train stops at „Halve Weg”, its about 1,5km from the venue.
For a map click HERE

Where can I sleep?
There is one youth hostel in the neighbourhood (+/- 6km from the venue)
De Roerdomp

Below u can find a list of hotels in Zonhoven.
General list of places to stay for the weekend: https://www.toerismelimburg.be/nl/limburg-ontdekken/regios/alle-steden-en-gemeenten/zonhoven/overnachten-zonhoven
Or more specific:

In the venue you can find Cafetaria Den Dijk, it opens at 10:00

There is a large supermarket close by and a there is also one 700m away from the venue that is open
There are also numerous places where you can get some take away food like fries or pizza.
You can bring your own food and drinks as well of course.

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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