The Canadian Open will take place on August 20 and 21 this year in Toronto at Seneca College's Residence and Conference Centre which is located at 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 2X5.
Once again, we are in the Oasis Room, which is located to the far right of the building (when facing it). The Oasis Room has its own doors towards the entrance of the driveway.
Please refer to the map provided for information on how to get to the venue once on the Seneca premises. It will be held in Building I on the map.
This is an official WCA event, and as such all official regulations will be followed. Please take some time to read them over before the day of the competition, especially if you have never competed before.
Since this is a two day competition and has some bonus features that regular competitions do not, we will have a special fee for this competition. All competitions will pay a flat fee of $25 if they register online. If you do not register online, you can still register the day of the competition, but the price at that time is $30. The price includes access to all events on both days, gift pack, and after party access.
Please do not register a second time if you want to change your events. Also, if you find you cannot attend, please delete your registration. All links to these actions can be found the in the email you should receive after registering online.
Parking on the day of the competition will be complementary in lot P10 on the map above. But you need to stop at Building I and go in to the registration table first to pick up the pass. If you do not pick up the pass, the cost will be $8, so make sure you stop for the pass.
Cost for spectators at the competition is free of charge. So please come out and watch some of the fastest speedcubers in the country compete.
Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will close on August 17th, 2011.
The following is a list of the events currently offered at the competition.
Finals will be held on the Sunday.
The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements. All three will receive a certificate and first place in an event will also get a puzzle.
Rubik's is sponsoring the event and is offering up prize money to the events of their choosing. The prize money break down can be found here.
Each competitor that registers for the competition online will receive a gift pack with included with their registration fee. The contents of the gift pack are kept a secret until the day of the competition.
Download the schedule in PDF form by clicking here. The schedule is a tentative list of the order of events and estimated start time. All competitors should be ready to compete at all times.
You can also see the Heat Sheet here. Competitors should know their heats and listen for them to be called.
There are several options for lunch. There is a Subway in the same building as the competition, a cafeteria within walking distance of the conference room, and a convenience room as well. Feel free to bring your own food and drink to save costs. We will stop for half an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.
There will be an after party for the competitors and their guests that will commence following the events on the Saturday in the same room as the competition. We will offer pizza with a variety of choices, if you would like something specific, leave the information in the comments section of your registration. We will have vegetarian pizzas available, as well. The cost is included in your registration fee.
If you are coming from out of town, we may be able to arrange for you to stay at one of our local cubers' houses. Contact us to let us know, and we will put you in contact with some of the willing cubers.
Additionally, the venue has accommodations on site for those out of town guests. The cost is an extremely reasonable $69.95 a night, plus applicable taxes, which includes a continental breakfast. Each suite offers two double beds, internet access, telephone, and cable TV. There is an additional charge of $5 for overnight parking. To book online, or find the number to call, visit their website. We suggest booking as soon as possible, as it is subject to availability.
canadianCUBING have a merchandise booth set up for you to purchase equipment and supplies for your cubing needs. We accept cash only. It is on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarentee any items.
We are always looking for dedicated people to donate their time and efforts to these competitions. We need scramblers and judges for every round of every event. It is a great opportunity for parents, siblings, friends, or anyone that wants to come and be involved but does not want to compete yet. We will provide training the morning of the competition for those wishing to help out. It is not difficult, so don't be afraid!
For anyone that volunteers and helps out for an entire competition, we will act as a reference if you wish to put this on your resume or college application. We will also sign any high school volunteer hour sheets provided you work the entire competition. But you must arrange this with us before the competition. Contact us here if you plan to help out.