Kjeller Open 2016

Oct 22 - 23, 2016
Kjeller, Norway

Kjeller School

Kunnskapsveien 19, 2007 Kjeller
Kjeller Open 2016 website
Organization team
Lars Thomas Bredland
WCA Delegate
Vidar Norstein Klungre

The competition is open to anybody who knows how to solve a Rubik's cube.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Morten Arborg won with an average of 8.20 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jonathan Hamstad finished second (9.38) and Callum Hales-Jepp finished third (9.82).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Morten Arborg 6.09 NR 8.20 NR Norway 8.916.098.837.528.25
2x2x2 Cube Jonathan Hamstad 2.03 2.61 NR Norway 2.552.522.032.762.93
4x4x4 Cube Morten Arborg 32.82 35.70 Norway 38.5036.7936.7233.6032.82
3x3x3 Blindfolded Callum Hales-Jepp 1:04.30 DNF United Kingdom 1:04.301:15.54DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Callum Hales-Jepp 31 United Kingdom 31
3x3x3 One-Handed Morten Arborg 14.01 15.47 Norway 16.8515.4714.0116.4314.51
Pyraminx Rasmus Andersson 3.87 6.14 Sweden 3.875.966.386.726.08
Skewb Eirik Frydenlund Norling 4.68 5.73 Norway 6.905.414.89DNF4.68
3x3x3 With Feet Callum Hales-Jepp 39.51 42.63 NR United Kingdom 47.1641.2139.51
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo2 / Bo3 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 7:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Mo3 10:00.00

Welcome to Kjeller Open 2016 October 22.-23.
Welcome too the third edition of Kjeller Open at Kjeller school in Kjeller - Norway.
All who knows how to solve the cube are most welcome to compete!

There are no fees for competing in Kjeller Open.
To all Norwegians: Alle norske deltakere oppfordres til å melde seg inn i Kubeforbundet. Det koster kr 50,-/år. Innmelding kan gjøres ved å sende en e-post til Marie Lilleborge på marie.lilleborge@nr.no med ditt fulle navn og adresse.

Rules and regulations
We are using the official rules and regulations from WCA. If you are new to Rubiks competitions, please have a look through the rules here.

There will be a kiosk available on site to buy some drinks, food, fruits and snacks. We do not take credit cards, so bring along some NOKs (cash). We also accept payments by the Vipps app from DNB.

Competitors will get free lunch in form of some bread, butter and jam in the kiosk area during the announced lunch-breaks.

Some pupils attending Kjeller school has extreme allergy toward nuts so **nothing containing nuts are allowed on the premises* !

The venue - Kjeller school
Map of the venue

Saturday October 22.

Time Event Cutoff, info
10:00 BLD 10 min
11:00 Info
11:15 222 r1 1 min
12:00 Pyraminx r1 1 min
12:30 333 r1 10 min
13:45 Team blind 5 min (see special events)
14:30 Lunch break
15:00 OH r1 1 min
15:30 444 r1 2 min
16:30 Skewb r1 1 min
17:15 Pyraminx r2 75% r1
18:00 Feet final 5 min

In events with “average of 5" (333, 222, OH, 444, pyraminx, skewb), one of the 2 first solves must be better than the cutoff time for the competitor to do the rest of the solves. The cutoff solves are marked with a line on the score-sheet.
Events with “mean of 3" (feet) the cutoff is applied to the first solve.
Blindfolded events are "best of 3" (BLD, Team BLD). In BLD there is a 10 minute limit for each solve and combined cutoff of 20 minutes. That means that if you use more than half the time available (10mins +) on the first solve you will be cutoff since the combined time is estimated to be above 20 minutes.

Sunday October 23.

Time Event Cutoff, info
10:00 FMC final
11:00 Skewb r2 75% r1
11:30 333 r2 75% r1
12:15 222 r2 75% r1
12:45 OH r2 75% r1
13:15 444 r2 75% r1
13:50 Speed FMC (see special events)
14:30 Lunch break
15:00 Pyra final 12 in the final
15:25 Skewb final 12 in the final
15:50 444 final 12 in the final
16:20 OH final 12 in the final
16:45 222 final 12 in the final
17:15 Speed FMC final  2 finalists
17:30 333 final 12 in the final, head-to-head
18:30 Prizes and such...

To be 12 in a final there must be at least 21 competitors in the first round (if there are 2 rounds).

From Oslo to Lillestrøm:
Jump on any lines going east (preferably with first stop Lillestrøm); R10 Lillehammer, L12 Eidsvoll, L13 Dal, L14 Kongsvinger. Se more info at NSB.no or #Ruter / ruter.no
From Oslo Airport / Gardermoen to Lillestrøm:
All trains going towards Oslo stops in Lillestrøm (R10, L12, L13, etc). The local trains uses a few minutes more than the Airport-train, but is a lot cheaper :-)

Lillestrøm to Kjeller school:
Bus “401 Kjeller” or “842 Skedsmokorset” from Lillestrøm terminal to the stop called "Kjeller" (se stoppested i kart).
The 401-bus departs from a platform outside the teminal building.

Walking from Lillestrøm to Kjeller takes about half an hour.

Det er ikke mulig å overnatte i lokalet, men det er flere steder å overnatte i Lillestrøm eller Oslo. Her er tre forslag til hotell med enkleste kollektivtransport til Kjeller skole.

It is not possible to sleep over on the venue, but there are several hotels in Lillestrøm. The train from Oslo is just 10 minutes, so staying in the center of Oslo is not a problem either!
A couple of avaiable hotels in Lillestrøm:
*Thon Lillestrøm

We are hosting special events on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday: Team Blind
To be in the team blind you need to register by email to ulrik@bredland.no and state who you are teaming up with - or if you seek a partner.

A team
A team are 2 persons that takes turns looking at the cube and telling the moves and solving the cube blindfolded.
The non-blindfolded gets 15. seconds inspection time before the timer has to be started.
The blindfolded must hold the cube.

Each team get 6 solves (3 solves for each team member)
The score is average 6 - with the best and worst solve removed.

Sunday: Speed FMC
This is a head-to-head knockout competition.
To be in the speed FMC you need to register by email to ulrik@bredland.no.

how it works
2 competitors get inital 3 minutes on a chess clock.
When both competitors are ready,
* A starts the clock
* B scrambles A's cube (on B time)
* B give the cube to A and taps the clock (switch to A's time)
* A scambles B's cube, gives the cube to B and taps the clock
From here on the competitors takes turns
* make one move (according to FMC rules)
* tap the clock

How to win
A wins if
* A solves the cube before B
* B runs out of time
* B break the rules

A move (or the initial scramble) can only be done while your time is running.
A move is according to FMC rules, i.e. No middles. Rotations are not counted as moves
Before switching the clock the cube must be "dropped", i.e. No hands on the cube
If you switch the time without making a move you must wait for your opponent to switch time again before you can make a move.

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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