European Rubik's Cube Championship 2006

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Joël van Noort won with an average of 14.97 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jean Pons finished second (15.08) and Anssi Vanhala finished third (15.79).

World records: Jean Pons‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:02.40 (average); Lars Vandenbergh‎ Square-1 31.85 (average); Mátyás Kuti‎ Master Magic 2.48 (single); Stefan Pochmann‎ Megaminx 1:29.05 (single) and 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style 5/5 1:07:15 (single).

European records: Alexander Ooms‎ Magic 1.35 (average); Gilles van den Peereboom‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 29.09 (average); Henrik Buus Aagaard‎ Magic 1.35 (average); Joël van Noort‎ 3x3x3 Cube 11.26 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Joël van Noort 13.83 14.97 Netherlands 20.7813.8314.9315.0714.91
2x2x2 Cube Milán Baticz 4.13 NR 5.92 NR Hungary 9.485.
4x4x4 Cube Jean Pons 57.32 NR 1:02.40 WR France 1:03.312:05.191:02.7757.321:01.13
5x5x5 Cube Ron van Bruchem 2:06.20 2:09.57 NR Netherlands 2:08.832:13.182:19.482:06.202:06.71
3x3x3 Blindfolded Stefan Pochmann 3:49.59 Germany 3:49.59DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Gilles Roux 31 NR France 31
3x3x3 One-Handed Gilles van den Peereboom 26.53 29.09 ER Belgium 26.8532.3055.8126.5328.13
Clock Mátyás Kuti 10.40 11.81 NR Hungary 11.6710.4013.37
Megaminx Stefan Pochmann 1:29.05 WR 1:51.03 Germany 1:36.941:29.052:27.09
Square-1 Lars Vandenbergh 28.96 31.85 WR Belgium 28.9635.6130.98
3x3x3 With Feet Anssi Vanhala 1:25.63 Finland 1:25.63
Magic Henrik Buus Aagaard 1.31 NR 1.35 ER Denmark 1.311.34DNF1.361.35
Master Magic Milán Baticz 2.84 3.32 NR Hungary 2.953.712.843.30DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Stefan Pochmann 5/5 1:07:15 WR Germany 5/5 1:07:15DNSDNS
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo3
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2
Final Ao5
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2
Final Ao5
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo2
Final Bo2
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2
Final Ao5
Clock Final Mo3
Megaminx Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
Square-1 Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 With Feet First round Bo1
Final Bo1
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Final Bo3

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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