Canada's official speedcubing organization

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CO2013 The Canadian Open 2013 will be held July 6 and 7 at the University of Toronto, New College campus in the Wetmore Dining Hall. It is located at 21 Classic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2Z3. The competition room and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Canadian and international speedcubers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Spectators are free!

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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.

Compete in as many events as you like for one flat fee. Register by July 2nd and pay $35. You can also register the day of the competition for $45. Saturday night pizza party is included in the price. The first 125 registrants will receive an awesome gift bag. Please note, some events have cutoff times, so start practicing now!

To help us schedule the day, please only register for events you plan to compete in. You can edit your events using the link found in the email sent to you after registering.

Cost for spectators at the competition is free of charge. Come cheer on Canada's best speedcubers!

Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will close on July 2, 2013. Be sure to register online to take advantage of the early bird pricing. See the Cost section for details.

The following is a list of the events offered at the competition.

  • 2x2x2 - No cut off
  • 3x3x3 - No cut off
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed - 1:00 cut off
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded - 6:00 cut off
  • 4x4x4 - 1:30 cut off
  • 5x5x5 - 2:20 cut off
  • 6x6x6 - 6:00 cut off
  • 7x7x7 - 8:00 cut off
  • Pyraminx - 1:00 cut off
  • Megaminx - 3:00 cut off
  • Square-1 - 3:00 cut off
  • Clock - 2:00 cut off
  • 4x4x4 Blindfolded - Best of 2
  • 5x5x5 Blindfolded - Best of 2

Top three placements in all events will be recognized for their achievements. The top three placements in the 3x3x3 event will receive cash prizes.

Prize amounts for 3x3x3 event:

  • 1st prize - $250
  • 2nd prize - $100
  • 3rd prize - $50

The first 125 competitors that registers for the competition online will receive a free gift pack. The contents of the gift pack are kept a secret until the day of the competition.

The first events will be at 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday. A detailed schedule of events will be posted here as well as emailed to early bird registrants on July 3rd. To help us create the schedule, please be sure you're registered only for events you plan to compete in.

We will offer early check-in and in-person registration on Friday evening at the venue from 6 - 8 pm. Check-in and registration will open again Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. There will be no registration on Sunday morning.

There are many restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores in the area around U of T. On campus options include Tim Hortons and Second Cup. Or for something a little different, walk south on Spadina to experience Chinatown or north to Harbord or Bloor Street for some trendy options. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day or pop out for a bite when your schedule allows for it.

canadianCUBING will be hosting a free pizza party for competitors and their guests at the end of the scheduled events on Saturday night. We'll be serving a variety of pizzas, including vegetarian. If you have any dietary restrictions, let us know in the comments section of your registration.

Pay parking is available at the Graduate House , about a block away from the venue. The cost is $14 and is not included in your registration. There may be other parking options nearby as well. We encourage you to take public transportation.

There are many hotels around the venue area. We have arranged a group rate with the Bloor-Yorkdale Holiday Inn. It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the competition venue. The Holiday Inn only has a few more rooms available for July 5-7. They are offering Canadian Open competitors a special rate of $149.99 per night based on quad occupancy (up to four adults sharing the room for one price) but you have to act fast!

Call them ASAP at 1 877 660 8550 or 416 968-0010 and tell them you want the Canadian Open Speedcubing group rate or ask for Sonia in the Sales department.

canadianCUBING will have a merchandise booth set up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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 guarantee any items.

We require a number of 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 else 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 can be a lot of fun. 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.