Canada's official speedcubing organization

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canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Vancouver Open, Summer 2014 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on August 23, 2014, at Magic Stronghold, which is located at 3665 Kingsway #185, Vancouver, BC V8R 5W5. Magic Stronghold is located within Boundary Plaza on the northwest corner of Kingsway and Boundary, and is accessible by a 10 minute bus ride from Metrotown Skytrain 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 August 20, 2014. 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 new pricing model for 2014. 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.

Spectators are free.

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

  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • Pyraminx
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • Skewb
  • Square-1

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.

There will be a 30 minute break in the middle of the day for the competitors, staff, and spectators to have lunch. There are several restaurants in the immediate area, as well as a Starbucks in the same plaza.

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.