Canada's official speedcubing organization

 Information


About the Competition

canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the National Capital Region 2017 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at L'Escale, which is located at 1535 Du Parc Avenue, Rockland, Ontario..

Optimist Performance Hall (room C.104)

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

Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will close on May 15, 2017. So be sure to register online to take advantage of the early bird pricing. 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.

If you do not register online before the close of the registration period, you can still register the morning of the competition. The price at that time, however, is $30.00 for the first event, $3.00 per additional event with no maximum fee. So be sure to register online.

In order to take advantage of the early bird pricing, you must pay via the Cubing Out Loud website. An email will be sent to all registered competitors closer to the competition with all the information. If you wish to wait and pay at the competition, we will accept cash or credit card, but you will have to pay the day-of pricing.

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
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4
  • Pyraminx
  • Skewb

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

We will release the schedule after registration closes so we know how many people are in each event. However, we know that registration will open at 8:45AM and the 2x2x2 event to start at 9:15 AM, followed by 3x3x3.

Food

There are several options for lunch in the area. There is a Subway and a Chinese restaurant within a 10 minutes walk from the venue.

After Party

There will be an after party for the competitors and their guests that will commence following the awards ceremony in the same room as the competition. We will offer pizza with a variety of choices. We will have vegetarian pizzas available, as well. The cost is included in your registration fee.

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 use the discount code NCR2017-Pickup 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!

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.