Canada's official speedcubing organization


canadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Toronto Open, Winter 2010 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on January 30, 2010, at Seneca College's Residence and Conference Centre, which is located at 1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 2X5.

For those that have come to competitions at Seneca before, please note that the room is a different one than we have used previously. We are in the Oasis Room, which is to the far right of the building (when facing it). Instead of going in the doors we usually do (the main set in the center), the Oasis Room has its own doors towards the entrance of the driveway.

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.

Click here to access the registration form. Registration for the competition will open on December 29, 2009 and close on January 27, 2010. 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 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.

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

  • Magic
  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • Pyraminx

We will shoot to have three rounds of 2x2, three rounds of 3x3, and two rounds of one handed. Any additional time in the day will be used for mystery events.

The top three placements in each event will receive a certificate and a medal. First place in an event will earn a prize for their achievements.

Here is the tentative schedule of events for the day. Times are estimates only. All competitors should be prepared to compete in their events at all times.

Event Start End Format Cutoff
REGISTRATION 9:00 AM 9:30 AM ;  ;  ;
2x2x2 9:30 AM 10:05 AM Average of 5  ;
3x3x3 10:05 AM 11:55 AM Average of 5  ;
Magic 11:55 AM 12:15 PM Average of 5  ;
3x3x3 Blindfolded 12:15 PM 12:35 PM Best of 3 4:00
LUNCH 12:35 PM 1:05 PM  ;  ;
3x3x3 One Handed - First Round 1:05 PM 1:40 PM Combined Average of 5 0:45
2x2x2 - Second Round 1:40 PM 1:55 PM Average of 5 (Top 20)  ;
3x3x3 - Second Round 1:55 PM 2:15 PM Average of 5 (Top 25)  ;
4x4x4 2:15 PM 3:15 PM Combined Average of 5 1:20
5x5x5 3:15 PM 4:10 PM Combined Average of 5 2:20
Pyraminx 4:10 PM 4:30 PM Average of 5  ;
2x2x2, One Handed, 3x3x3 - Finals 4:30 PM 5:00 PM Average of 5 (Top 10)  ;
AWARDS 5:15 PM 5:45 PM  ;
AFTER PARTY 5:45 PM 8:00 PM  ;  ;

There are several options for lunch. There is a Subway in the same building as the competition, a cafeteria within walking distance of the conference room, and a convenience room as well. 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.

If you are coming from out of town, we may be able to arrange for you to stay at one of our local cubers' houses. Contact us to let us know, and we will put you in contact with some of the willing cubers.

Additionally, 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.

canadianCUBING 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. The current list of items is undecided, but will most likely be limited for this competition.

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. But you must arrange this with us before the competition. Use the contact form .