The Edmonton Open, Winter 2016 speedcubing competition will take place on January 30 and 31 at the Telus World of Science Edmonton (TWOSE), located at 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1. This competition will be held in conjunction with the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibit, which is on display at TWOSE from Nov 7, 2015 to Feb 15, 2016. This is the only place in Canada to which this exhibit is expected to travel.
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 January 25, 2016. Please 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 $20 to compete in one event, and each additional event will cost $2 to a max of $30. This cost includes general admission for the Telus World of Science Edmonton (including the Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibit), for the competitor as well as one guest.
If you do not register online before the close of the registration period, you can still register on the morning of the competition. The price at that time, however, is $25 for the first event, plus $2 per additional event with no maximum fee. If you do this, we cannot guarantee there will be space for you in all the events you wish to compete in. You can edit your events using the link found in the email sent to you after registering.
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.
Download the schedule in PDF form by clicking here. The schedule is a tentative list of the order of events and estimated start time. All competitors should be ready to compete at all times.
There will be a scheduled break in the middle of the day for competitors, staff, and spectators to have lunch. There is a place within the venue to buy food.
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. Please fill in the form here if you plan to help out.