Canada's official speedcubing organization

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canadianCUBING, together with the University of Guelph Rubik's Cube Club, is pleased to announce the University of Guelph Open, Spring 2011 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on May 7, 2011, at The University of Guelph, which is located at 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1.

Please refer to the map provided for information on how to get to the parking lot P31 and then the room once on campus. We are in the MacNaughton building, room 113. Parking is free, as long as you park in an "orange" lot, see campus parking map for details.

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 May 4, 2011. 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.

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
  • Square-1

The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements. All three will receive a certificate and first place in an event will also get a puzzle.

We post the schedule of events after registration closes as the duration of each event is affected by the number of competitors. But registration will open at 9 AM and the first event will start at 9:30 AM. So please be there early to help us get through registration to begin on time.

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 not be selling merchandise due to limitations at the venue.

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.