canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Toronto Open, Winter 2009 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on March 7th, 2009, at Seneca College's Residence and Conference Centre, which is located at 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 2X5.
Please refer to the map provided for information on how to get to the venue once on the Seneca premises. It will be held in Building I on the map.
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.
To remind everyone about the weather policy we employ with these competitions. We had a massive storm last Toronto Open, Winter competition, but we still held the competition. This year will be no different. Snow storm or not, we will have the competition as planned.
The following is a list of the events being offered at the competition.
Registration will open on February 1st, 2009 and will remain open until March 3rd, 2009. Be sure to register before that date. Please remember, when you register you will receive an email. In the email is a link to allow you to edit your registration, including events, up to the close date of the registration. If you wish to change something, do not register again. Simply use the link provided in the email. Click here to complete your registration.
The prizes for this competition will consist of puzzle prize packs, complements of Kroeger Inc, certificates and cube stickers.
Here is a tentative schedule for the competition. It is along day. Hopefully if everyone pitches in, we can get through the events quicker.
|Registration||9 AM - 10 AM|
|Welcome||9:25 AM - 9:30 AM|
|2x2x2||Average of 5||9:30 AM - 10 AM|
|3x3x3||Average of 5||10 AM - 11:30 AM|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Best of 3||11:30 AM - 11:55 AM|
|Mystery Event 1||11:55 AM - 12 PM|
|Lunch||12 PM - 1 PM|
|Square-1||Average of 5||1 PM - 1:15 PM|
|Magic||Average of 5||1:15 PM - 1:30 PM|
|3x3x3 - Second Round||Average of 5||1:30 PM - 2 PM|
|3x3x3 One Handed||Combined Average of 5||2 PM - 2:45 PM|
|4x4x4||Combined Average of 5||2:45 PM - 3:45 PM|
|5x5x5||Combined Average of 5||3:45 PM - 4:45 PM|
|2x2x2 - Final Round||Average of 5||4:45 PM - 4:55 PM|
|3x3x3 One Handed - Final Round||Average of 5||4:55 PM - 5:05 PM|
|3x3x3 - Final Round||Average of 5||5:05 PM - 5:15 PM|
|Mystery Event 2||5:15 PM - 5:20 PM|
|Awards||5:30 PM - 5:45 PM|
|After Party||5:45 PM - 8 PM|
The cost to competitors that register online before the close date will be a $10 entrance fee which will include one event. Each additional event the competitor wishes to enter will be an additional $2 to a maximum of $20. If you miss the online registration, you can register the morning of the competition; the price at that time will be $15 entrance fee and include one event. Each additional event will still be $2.
Parking on the day of the competition will be complementary in lot P10 on the map above. But you need to stop at Building I and go in to the registration table first to pick up the pass. If you do not pick up the pass, the cost will be $8, so make sure you stop for the pass.
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.
There is a cafeteria on the campus that will be open from 8:30AM – 2:00PM on the day of the competition. It has everything from hamburgers and fries to pizza, salads, and sandwiches. In addition, there is also a convenience store on site that offers complimentary coffee and all the snacks and beverages you could imagine. We will try to work in a brief break in the middle of the day to give everyone a chance to eat, time permitting. Feel free to bring your own food and drink to save costs.
We will once again be offering an after party for the competitors and their guests that will commence following the awards ceremony. It will be held in the same room as the competition itself to save time and costs. We will offer pizza with a variety of choices. We will have vegetarian pizzas available, as well.
The venue has accommodations on site for those out of town guests. The cost is an extremely reasonable $69.95 a night, plus applicable taxes, which includes a continental breakfast. Each suite offers two double beds, internet access, telephone, and cable TV. There is an additional charge of $5 for overnight parking. To book online, or find the number to call, visit their website. We suggest booking as soon as possible, as it is subject to availability.
We will once again have the merchandise table set up for you to purchase equipment and supplies for your cubing needs. To see a list of the items we may have available and their associated costs, please click here. We accept cash only.
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! Please contact us to let us know you are willing to volunteer.
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.