canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Vancouver Open, Winter 2016 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on February 6, 2016, 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.
Due to a high volume of registrations, we have had to close the registration process for the competition. This includes day-of registration. If you are not currently registered, we cannot accept any more participants due to the capacity at the venue.
The cost to competitors that register online before the close date will be our standard pricing model. You will pay $15.00 to compete in one event. Each additional event will cost $2.00 to a maximum of $25.00.
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.
The top three placements in each event will receive a certificate. First place winners in each event will a discount code for Cubing Out Loud, Canada's Shop for Speedcubing.
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 (vegetarian, sushi, Mediterranean), 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.