Canada's official speedcubing organization

 Information


About the Competition

canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Canadian Open 2017 speedcubing competition. The competition will be a two day event held on July 15-16, 2017, at SAIT, which is located at 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4.

Registration will be in MacDonald Hall and the competition will be held in the Irene Lewis Atrium, which is located between M and A on the map. We recommend you park in Lot P6 which you can access from 10th Street NW. You will enter the building marked “Heritage Hall” – A on the map. MacDonald Hall is a few steps once you enter the building.

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.

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

Registration

Registration opens Sunday, April 23 at 8 am MDT. Click here to access the registration form. Once you have filled out and submitted your form, you will receive an email with a link to pay via the Cubing Out Loud website. Pay online to take advantage of early bird and advance registration pricing. See the Cost section for details. Online registration and payment for the competition will close on Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 8 pm MDT. 

Costs

Compete in as many events as you like for one flat fee.  We are offering an Early Bird rate of  $45.00 plus tax to the first 50 competitors who register and pay online.  Once the Early Bird tickets have sold out, the online registration rate is $55.00 plus tax. Walk-in rate will be $65.00 plus tax. Price includes unlimited events, but please note, some events have cutoff times, so start practicing now! The first 200 competitors to complete registration and pay will receive an awesome gift bag. 

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!

Events

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

  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 3x3x3 With Feet
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • 6x6x6
  • 7x7x7
  • Megaminx
  • Pyraminx
  • Skewb
  • Square-1

Prizes

The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements, including certificates. Cubing Out Loud will provide gift cards to all first place winners for use at their online store.

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

Schedule

To have an accurate schedule, we need the final numbers of competitors per event. However, we've put together a tentative schedule based on some estimates here.   It is subject to change.

Gift Bag

We like to keep the contents secret! Keep your eye on canadianCUBING social media for some hints! The first 200 competitors to register and pay will receive a gift bag. 

Food

There is an abundance of choice at SAIT. Tim Hortons, Starbucks, pizza, burgers, subs, rice and noodle dishes.

Merchandise

Cubing Out Loud, the official sponsor of the competition, will be on site selling puzzles, shirts, lube, timers, and more. They accept both cash and credit cards.

Cubing Out Loud is offering a pick-up option for your merch needs. Simply select the Canadian Open 2017 pick up shipping option at checkout on their website to indicate you will be picking up your order at the competition, and they'll waive the shipping fee. Using this approach will ensure you get the items you want. No waiting in lines, either. There will be a separate area to pick up your order when you arrive in the morning. This is the best option for merch!

Parking and Transit

If you don’t feel like driving around the town take the C-Train instead! It stops right on campus and will take you into upbeat Downtown, trendy Kensington, or to the Stampede Grounds in just a few stops. 

Volunteers

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.

Accommodations

The Canadian Open is being held during the last week of the Calgary Stampede. While this can be an opportunity for a fun family vacation, it also means that hotels book up fast. If you need accommodations, we recommend you book well in advance. 

SAIT Residence

Stay close to all the cubing action in a SAIT residence room right on campus. Rooms include a double extra-long bed, linens/towels/toiletries, private bathrooms, full sized refrigerators, microwaves, and range from kitchenettes to full kitchens (utensils available for rent). Breakfast is included at the onsite Denny’s Restaurant each morning of your stay, and parking is also included in our underground campus parking lot. 

Rates start at $46.25 per night (plus GST and Hotel tax).

To make your reservation please go to following link and fill out the form: Canadian Open Cubing Competition 2017 – Residence Accommodations

Hotels

We have some rooms blocked at 3 hotels. They are all within a 10 minute drive to the venue or a 5 minute walk to the LRT (ticket purchase required) which will take you to SAIT. Canadian Open is the discount code.

Best Western Plus Village Park Inn
http://www.villageparkinn.com/
$179.00 / night plus taxes based on double occupancy - 2 queen beds - includes breakfast, parking, wifi, microwave, fridge coffee maker, fitness centre and has a pool. must book by Monday, May 29, 2017. Cancellation is required by 12pm (noon) one day prior to arrival in order to avoid a cancellation charge.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary University
https://www.ihg.com/…/hotels/us/en/calgary/yycbt/hoteldetail
$179.99 / night plus taxes based on double occupancy - 2 queen beds - includes breakfast, parking, wifi, microwave, fridge coffee maker, guest laundry (coin operated), fitness centre and has a pool. must book by 6:00pm, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Cancellation is required by 6pm, 5 days prior to arrival

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University
http://www.econolodgecalgary.com/econo-lodge-inn-amp-suite…/
$139.00 / night plus taxes based on double occupancy - variety of rooms- includes breakfast, parking, wifi, microwave, fridge coffee maker, guest laundry (coin operated), fitness centre and has a pool. Must book by Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Cancellation is required by 4pm local hotel time 3 days prior to arrival.