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canadianCUBING is pleased to announce Vancouver Open Summer 2011. The competition will be held on August 27th, 2011, at Central City Shopping Mall, which is located at 2153 Central City, 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC. It is the mall below Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus.

We will be competing in the large hallway between Future Shop and Winners.

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 July 15th, 2011 and close on August 24th, 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.

For transportation, we strongly recommend using public transit for our competitors. Central City is immediately outside Surrey Central Skytrain station (Expo Line) and fare rates can be found here. The mall wishes for competitors to use the parking indicated here.

Cost for spectators at the competition is free of charge.

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.

Download the schedule in PDF form by clicking here. The schedule is a tentative list of the order of events and estimated start time. All competitors should be ready to compete at all times.

You can also see the Heat Sheet here. Competitors should know their heats and listen for them to be called.

The food court has multiple vendors from which competitors and guests may purchase lunch. We will work in a break in the middle of the day to allow all competitors time to eat.

Given the strict end time of the competition, we will not be offering an official after party. Cubers are encouraged to plan their own gatherings following the competition.

There are several hotels around the venue area. We will recommend the Best Western Plus King George Inn & Suites.

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.