13.01.2009: NEW: Some media apperances of Aachen Open
12.01.2009: The results are now online!
08.01.2009: Press pays the same entrance fee as every other guest!
08.01.2009: In contrast to what you might have read in some german newspaper articles: We are, of course, not the first speedcubing competition (but the first in Aachen!)
05.01.2009: Article about Robin Blöhm and Aachen Open 2009
04.01.2009: Still looking for a cheap room? Mail us!
04.01.2009: The entrance fee for saturday will be 7 euro, not 8 euro like sunday!
03.01.2009: 70 competitors for 3x3x3 on sunday! :-)
17.12.2008: Sébastien gave an interview in the local university radio program (1, 2, 3)
12.12.2008: After about a month, we reached 50 competitors!
13.11.2008: Website launched. Registration is now open.
What is Aachen Open 2009?
Aachen Open 2009 is the first official Speedcubing
competition in Aachen, Germany. Speedcubing is the activity of solving a
Rubik's Cube or related puzzles
as quickly as possible.
The competition is organized by a couple of students
of RWTH Aachen University
in cooperation with speedcubing.com, the
World Cube Association (WCA)
and the Jumbo Spiele GmbH.
Where and when?
How much does it cost?
The entrance fee will probably (!) be 8 euro per competitor per day. Guests
(people who do not want to compete, but watch and have lunch) pay 5 euro per day.
Guests should register via this website too, thank you!
Competitors who have never been to a competition, only want to do the 3x3x3 and who do not
want lunch get free entrance on sunday (please tell us in the comment field of the
registration, that this rule applies to you!)
Where can I sleep?
There are plenty of hotels in Aachen, check for example www.hrs.de and look
for hotels in "Aachen Zentrum", for example
the Aquis Grana City Hotel Aachen.
Since we all live in Aachen, we probably have room for some people in our
private appartments. Just add a comment to the registration or send a mail to
Aaaah, I never attended a competition and I feel totally lost!
Don't panic! Everybody is welcome and it's not about winning. You will most likely not be the only one who
needs more than a minute to solve the cube.
There will be plenty of time to test the equipment (for example the official timing device, the
Stackmat timer) and discuss the
rules, if you have questions. However, every competitor should have read the
official WCA regulations at least once
before attending a competition!
I don't know yet if I can make it - When is the registration deadline?
There is no strict deadline. You can register at the day of the competition. But it would be nice
if you register as soon as possible (on this website) to make the planning of the event easier
for us. Thank you!
I have questions, which are not answered by this website!
Please feel free to write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!