Canadian Cubing is pleased to present the 2007 Canadian Open. The competition will take place on Victoria Day Weekend, Saturday May 19th, 2007 at the Ontario Science Centre. The competition will start at 9:30 am, with a short break for lunch. There will also be an after party held at the Ontario Science Centre's Bistro, with food and beverages for all who register, and two guests. So please register before the competition so we have an idea of how many people to expect in order to plan enough food and drinks for everyone.
The competition is located inside the exhibits area in the Imperial Oil Auditorium. This is the same auditorium where the World Championships were held in 2003. There will be plenty of signs available competition day, to direct you exactly where to go.
The registration fee for all competitors is $10, payable upon check-in on the day of the competition. Also included in the registration fee is the admission cost for two guests per competitor, to enter the exhibits area for free. Parking at the venue is $4 for the day if you tell the attendant at the booth you are there for the competition.
The closest hotel to the venue is the Crowne Plaza Don Mills. It is about a 5-minute drive from the hotel to the Science Centre. However, the Science Centre has a page with all hotels in the area and their contact information. You can view the page here.
As a way to say thank you for coming to the competition, the first 40 competitors that register on this site before the competition will receive a gift package. You must register before the competition as well as check-in the morning of the competition to be eligible for the gift pack. This stipulation is in place to ensure we spend the money on gift packs wisely.
Update: All 40 section gift packs have been assigned. However, should one of the first 40 registered compeititors not check-in, the available pack will be given to the next available registered competitor.
The following is a list of the events being offered at the competition. You are welcome to compete in as many events as you like. A schedule of the day's events will be provided as we get closer to the competition.
We are delighted to announce that there will be cash prizes available to be won for all Second Tier events, as well as some additional goodies for both First and Second Tier winners. Given that 2007 is a busy year for competitions, this competition may provide you with an opportunity to win some prize money to put towards the cost of attending more events. But you must come and compete to be able to win!
To see a detailed breakdown of the prize money, click the here.
There is a cash pot that holds the grand total of all funds collected for the prize money. Each of the Second Tier events has an equal portion of the pot. Given that there are 5 Second Tier events, each event has a 20% share of the pot. Within each Second Tier event, first place will take 50% of the event's available cash, second place takes 30% and third place takes the remaining 20%.
Currently, the pot is set at $2500. Therefore, using our predefined formula, 1st place gets $250, 2nd gets $150 and third gets $100. All prices are shows in Canadian dollars.