CanadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Toronto Open, Winter 2008 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on March 8th, 2008, at Seneca College’s Residence and Conference Centre, which is located at 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 2X5.
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.
The following is a list of the events being offered at the competition.
The prizes for this competition will consist of puzzle prize packs, complements of Kroeger Inc; medals, complements of Seven Towns; and 3x3 stickers, complements of Cubesmith.
|REGISTRATION||;||8:45AM - 9:30AM|
|Multiple Cube Blindfolded **||Best of 2 attempts||9:00AM - 12:00PM|
|Magic||Average of 5||9:00AM - 9:20AM|
|Master Magic||Average of 5||9:00AM - 9:20AM|
|WELCOME||;||9:20AM – 9:30AM|
|2x2x2 - First Round||Average of 5||9:30AM - 9:50AM|
|3x3x3 - First Round||Average of 5||9:50AM – 11:00AM|
|> Mystery Event 1||;||11:00AM - 11:15AM|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Best of 3||11:15AM - 12:00PM|
|LUNCH||;||12:00PM - 12:45PM|
|3x3x3 One Handed - First Round||Average of 5||12:45PM - 1:20PM|
|> Mystery Event 2||;||1:20PM - 1:30PM|
|3x3x3 - Second Round||Average of 5||1:30PM - 2:00PM|
|> Mystery Event 3||;||2:00PM - 2:15PM|
|4x4x4||Combined average of 5 - 3 minute cut off||2:15PM - 3:15PM|
|5x5x5||Combined average of 5 - 4 minute cut off||3:15PM - 3:45PM|
|> Mystery Event 4||;||3:45PM - 4:00PM|
|2x2x2 - Final Round||Average of 5||4:00PM - 4:15PM|
|3x3x3 One Handed - Final Round||Average of 5||4:15PM - 4:30PM|
|3x3x3 - Final Round||Average of 5||4:30PM - 4:45PM|
|AWARDS||;||5:00PM - 5:15PM|
|AFTER PARTY||;||5:15PM - 8:00PM|
The cost to competitors will be a $10 entrance fee which will include one event. Each additional event the competitor wishes to enter will be an additional $2.
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.
There is a cafeteria on the campus that will be open from 8:30AM – 2:00PM on the day of the competition. It has everything from hamburgers and fries to pizza, salads, and sandwiches. In addition, there is also a convenience store on site that offers complimentary coffee and all the snacks and beverages you could imagine. We will try to work in a brief break in the middle of the day to give everyone a chance to eat, time permitting. Feel free to bring your own food and drink to save costs.
We will once again be offering an after party for the competitors and their guests that will commence following the awards ceremony. It will be held in the same room as the competition itself to save time and costs. We will offer pizza with a variety of choices. We will have vegetarian pizzas available, as well.
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.
The following is a list of some of the merchandise that will be available for purchase at the competition.
We are always looking for dedicated people to donate their time and efforts to these competitions. If you would like to help out during the competition please send us an email and let us know. We need scramblers and judges for every round of every event. We will provide training the morning of the competition for those wishing to help out.