Canada's official speedcubing organization

 Information


About the Competition

canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Edmonton Limited, Summer 2016 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Executive Royal Hotel, which is located at 10010 178 Street Edmonton, AB, T5S 1T3.

The competition will be held in the Emerald Room.

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.

Registration

Registration will open on Friday July 8, 2016 at 12 PM MDT.  Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will close on Tuesday, August 09, 2016.  Since this is a Limited competition, you must register online; you will not be able to register on the day of the competition. 

If we do not hit the cap of 170 competitors, we will accept registrations at the door until we fill to this number. However, be aware that we cannot guarantee there will be space in every event you want to register in.  See the Cost section for details.

Costs

The cost to competitors that register online before the close date will be our standard pricing model. You will pay $15.00 to compete in one event. Each additional event will cost $2.00 to a maximum of $25.00.

Since this is a Limited competition, you must pay your fee online before your registration is completed. Only those that have completed their registration are able to compete in the competition. When you start your registration process using the online form, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete your registration. Triple check you supply the correct email address for this purpose.

Important notes:
  • All sales are final. Should you pay online and find you cannot attend later, we will not issue a refund.
  • If you decide to drop an event, you will not be reimbursed the fee for the event.
  • You cannot add events the morning of the competition. Your registration fee is finalize once you pay.
  • We will not be accepting walk-on registrations the morning of the competition. You must register online in order to participate.

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.

Events

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

  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 5x5x5
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • Pyraminx
  • Megaminx
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • Rubik's Clock

Prizes

The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements, including certificates.

Cubing Out Loud will provide discount codes to all first place winners for use at their online store.

Schedule

The schedule of events can be downloaded here

Food

Food and drink will be available in the hotel, and there are various fast food restaurants within walking distance. Please note that outside food and drink are not permitted within the venue. A water station will be provided inside the competition space.

Accommodations

We have made arrangements with the hotel where the competition venue is located.

Group Name: AB Cubers: Rubik’s Cube
Group #: 1633
Check In: August 12, 2016
Check out: August 14, 2016

Room Types on Hold: 5 Executive Double Queen Rooms Non Smoking, 5 Executive Queen Rooms Non Smoking

Rate: $119.00 per room per night (on any queen or double queen) plus taxes based on double occupancy.

Release Date: July 30, 2016 , 2016

Please call the hotel directly at 780-484-6000 to make reservations. The group block will not be accessible online. When calling in, you must quote the name, “Alberta Cubers: Rubik’s Cube” in order to reserve their rooms from the block being held for this event. Rooms will be held up until the release date of July 30th, 2016.  Any rooms that have not yet been reserved by this release date will be released back into their general inventory to sell to the public. 

While you can still make reservations after the release date, you will only be able to reserve room types left to sell at the time of your call. You can make reservations at the hotel up until August 12th if needed and will still be given the rate, if they still have the room types available when you reserve.

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.