Anneke Treep

Anneke Treep
Background Information
Country: Netherlands
Born: c. 1965 (age 52–53)
Years Active: 1980s
WCA ID: [1]
Claim to Fame: CFOP pioneer

Anneke Treep is a Dutch cuber. She co-founded the Nederlandse Kubus Club in 1981, and was one of the pioneers of the CFOP method.

Treep first saw Rubik's Cubes in a department store in the summer of 1980, and received one for her birthday a few months later. She found a solution without assistance within a few weeks. She co-founded the Nederlandse Kubus Club (Dutch Cube Club) with Jost van Rossum, producing the first newsletter on her mother's typewriter.[Scheffler]

In 1981 Anneke Treep and Kurt Dockhorn developed an early form of the CFOP method. It became known in the Netherlands as the "Dockhorn-Treep system" after Frans Schiereck published it in one of his 1981 books.[2]

For the next few years a group including Treep, Kurt Dockhorn, his brother Hans (who had access to a computer), and Guus Razoux Schultz, documented all of the OLL and PLL cases, and devised algorithms for nearly 1200 possible arrangements of the last layer.[Scheffler]

A keen puzzle-enthusiast, she has designed many (non-twisty) puzzles and games.


  • Ian Scheffler (2016) Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving. Pages 152-3. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 1501121928

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