canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Toronto Open, Winter 2015 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on March 14, 2015, at Central YMCA, which is located at 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1C2.
The competition will be held in the Auditorium, which is on the second floor.
The YMCA Central location is right in the heart of downtown Toronto. It is easily accessible by the TTC, and only about a 5 minute walk from either College or Wellesley station.
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 close on March 11, 2015. 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 $15 to compete in one event. Each additional event will cost $2 to a max of $25.
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 $20 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.
As this competition is right downtown Toronto, parking can be tricky. There is paid parking in the area. The location is easily accessible from TTC, so explore your options.
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.
The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements, including certificates, and puzzles for first place.
We will release the schedule closer 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.
We will stop for 30 minutes for lunch in the middle of the day to give everyone a chance to eat. There are countless food options in the area, all within minutes of YMCA.
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 its merchandise booth open for this competition. We will have a form to download the week before the competition to help make purchasing easier.
At the competition, we accept cash only. It is on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarentee any items.
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.