Canada's official speedcubing organization

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canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Toronto Open, Winter 2012 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on February 11, 2012, at Seneca College's SeneCentre, which is located at 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 2X5.

For those confused by this venue, it is at the same address as our previous competitions, but is offered by a different company, and is in a different room than usual. This is run by the Seneca Student Federation (SSF). We used this room for the Toronto Open, Summer 2011 competition with some success.

Please refer to the map located here for information on how to get to the venue once on the Seneca premises. It will be held in Building F on the map on the first floor. It is near the Java Junction and Looney's Diner (not likely to be open on Saturdays).

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.

Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will open on January 07, 2012 and close on February 8, 2012. So be sure to register online to take advantage of the early bird pricing. See the Cost section for details.

The cost to competitors that register online before the close date will be our standard pricing model. You will pay $10 to compete in one event. Each additional event will cost $2 to a max of $20.

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 $15 for the first event, $2 per additional event with no maximum fee. So be sure to register online. You can edit your events using the link found in you the email sent to you after registering.

Parking on the day of the competition is paid parking. This is different than we've had in the past. You are encouraged to take transit to avoid the additional costs.

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.

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

  • Magic
  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • Pyraminx

We will aim to have three rounds of 2x2, 3x3, and one handed, time permitting.

The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements, including certificates, and puzzles for first place.

The schedule of events can be downloaded in PDF format here. Competitors are split up into "heats" to help improve the flow of the day. The heat sheet can be found here. Please know your heat per event, listen for it to be called and be ready when it is called.

There are several options for lunch. There is a Subway in the building I on the map above, a cafeteria within walking distance of the conference room, and a convenience store as well. Feel free to bring your own food and drink to save costs. We will stop for 45 minutes for lunch in the middle of the day.

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, if you would like something specific, leave the information in the comments section of your registration. We will have vegetarian pizzas available, as well. The cost is included in your registration fee.

canadianCUBING will have a merchandise booth set up 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 guarentee any items. Check the merchandise section often, as new items come in and we will update the site as they do.

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.