Canada's official speedcubing organization

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canadianCUBING is pleased to announce Vancouver's second official speedcubing competition, the Vancouver Open 2009. The competition will be held on September 12th, 2009 at The Crystal Mall, which is located at 2819-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5H 2A9.

The competition will be held in the food court of the mall.

This is an official WCA event, and as such all official regulations will be followed. Please take some time to read the regulations over before the day of the competition, especially if you have never competed before. You can find the regulations here.

The following are the official events being held at the competition.

  • Magic
  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • 6x6x6
  • 7x7x7
  • Square-1

The cost to competitors that register online before the close date will be a $10 entry fee which will include one event. Each additional event the competitor wishes to enter will be an additional $2 to a maximum of $20. If you miss the online registration, you can register the morning of the competition; the price at that time will be $15 entry fee and include one event. Each additional event will still be $2, but there will be no maximum.

There is paid parking at the mall at a cost of $8 for the day. The first three hours of parking are free, and payment is charged after the third hour.

Cost for spectators is, of course, free of charge.

Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will open on Monday July 20th, 2009 and close on Tuesday September 8th, 2009.

The following is the tentative schedule of events for the competition. It is subject to change, so all competitors should be ready to compete in their events at all times.

The prizes for this competition will consist of puzzle prize packs, compliments of Kroeger Inc and Seventowns with certificates complements of canadianCUBING.

We encourage competitors to gather either at the food court or in a nearby park after the competition to relax and have fun without the stress of the competition.

There is a food court at the mall for competitors and guests to purchase lunch. We will work in a break in the middle of the day to allow all competitors time to eat.

There are several hotels in and around the venue area. We will recommend the Holiday Inn in Burnaby.

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! Please contact us to let us know you are willing to volunteer.

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. Use the contact form .