Canada's official speedcubing organization

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canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Waterloo Open, Fall 2012 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on September 29, 2012, The University of Waterloo, which is located at 200 University Ave W Waterloo, ON N2L3G1.

Please refer to the map provided for information on how to get to the parking lots nearest to the MC building. The lots outlined in blue have free parking on weekends. We’re in room MC 2054, located on the second floor of the Mathematics and Computer building. See the campus map for more 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 September 26, 2012. 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.

Parking on the day of the competition is paid parking. This is different than we've had in the past. You are encouraged to take transit to avoid the additional costs.

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
  • Master Magic
  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4
  • 4x4x4 Blindfolded
  • Square-1
  • Clock

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 are several options for lunch. There are several restaurants, including a Subway and a Pizza Pizza in the Student Life Centre, just a minute walk from the MC building, There are also Tim Horton’s located in the Student Life Centre, as well as in the Davis Centre. Feel free to bring your own food and drink to save costs. We will stop for half an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

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 have a merchandise booth set up for you to purchase equipment and supplies for your cubing needs. We accept cash only. It is on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarentee any items. Check the merchandise section often, as new items come in and we will update the site as they do.

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.