Canada's official speedcubing organization

 Information


About the Competition

canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Battle of Waterloo 2017 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at University of Waterloo, which is located at 200 University Ave W Waterloo, ON N2L3G1.

The competition will be held at Federation Hall (FED). Please see the campus map for more details.

Due to the interest in Southern Ontario, this will be a limited competition to ensure we can reasonably get through all competitors for all events in one day.  The limit is set at 180 competitors. See the Cost section for more info.

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.

Registration

Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will close on Monday, September 18, 2017. So be sure to register online to take advantage of the early bird pricing. See the Cost section for details.

Costs

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.

We will not be accepting walk-in registrations the morning of the event.

Important Notes:

  • All sales are final. Should you pay online and find you cannot attend later, we will not issue a refund. This policy is to prevent "squatting", where someone reserves a limited spot without the full intention of attending.
  • If you decide to drop an event, you will not be reimbursed the fee for the event.
  • You cannot add events the morning of the competition. Your registration fee is final once you pay.
  • We will not be accepting walk-on registrations the morning of the competition. You must register online in order to participate.

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.

Events

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

  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 5x5x5
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • Square-1

Prizes

The top three placements will be recognized for their achievements, including certificates.

Cubing Out Loud will provide discount codes to all first place winners for use at their online store.

Schedule

To see a tentative schedule of events, click here. We will release an updated version the week before the competition to account for any time changes, but the order should remain the same.

Food

There are several options for lunch. The campus plaza takes about 10 minutes to walk to from Federation Hall. There are many restaurants, including Subway, Harvey’s, Burger King, and several more.

Please note: there is no food allowed in the venue. If you bring your own food please eat outside the competition venue. We will stop for half an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

Merchandise

Cubing Out Loud, the official sponsor of the competition, will be on site selling puzzles, shirts, lube, timers, and more. They accept both cash and credit cards.

Cubing Out Loud is offering a pick-up option for your merch needs. Simply use the shipping option at checkout for BOW2017-Pickup to indicate you will be picking up your order at the competition, and they'll waive the shipping fee. Using this approach will ensure you get the items you want. No waiting in lines, either. There will be a separate area to pick up your order when you arrive in the morning. This is the best option for merch!

Volunteers

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.