Canada's official speedcubing organization


CanadianCUBING is pleased to announce the Toronto Open, Winter 2008 speedcubing competition. The competition will be held on March 8th, 2008, 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.

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

First Tier

  • Magic
  • Master Magic
  • 2x2x2

Second Tier

  • 3x3x3
  • 3x3x3 One-Handed
  • 3x3x3 Blindfolded
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5

The prizes for this competition will consist of puzzle prize packs, complements of Kroeger Inc; medals, complements of Seven Towns; and 3x3 stickers, complements of Cubesmith.

Event Format Time *
Multiple Cube Blindfolded ** Best of 2 attempts 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Magic Average of 5 9:00AM - 9:20AM
Master Magic Average of 5 9:00AM - 9:20AM
WELCOME  ; 9:20AM – 9:30AM
2x2x2 - First Round Average of 5 9:30AM - 9:50AM
3x3x3 - First Round Average of 5 9:50AM – 11:00AM
> Mystery Event 1  ; 11:00AM - 11:15AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Best of 3 11:15AM - 12:00PM
LUNCH  ; 12:00PM - 12:45PM
3x3x3 One Handed - First Round Average of 5 12:45PM - 1:20PM
> Mystery Event 2  ; 1:20PM - 1:30PM
3x3x3 - Second Round Average of 5 1:30PM - 2:00PM
> Mystery Event 3  ; 2:00PM - 2:15PM
4x4x4 Combined average of 5 - 3 minute cut off 2:15PM - 3:15PM
5x5x5 Combined average of 5 - 4 minute cut off 3:15PM - 3:45PM
> Mystery Event 4  ; 3:45PM - 4:00PM
2x2x2 - Final Round Average of 5 4:00PM - 4:15PM
3x3x3 One Handed - Final Round Average of 5 4:15PM - 4:30PM
3x3x3 - Final Round Average of 5 4:30PM - 4:45PM
AWARDS  ; 5:00PM - 5:15PM
AFTER PARTY  ; 5:15PM - 8:00PM
* These times are guidelines only. The order will not be changed unless discussed with the competitors first.
** Multiple Cube Blindfolded takes a long period of time. We will run this event at a separate table to aid in scheduling. Competitors in this event may have their first round solves in other events done at a separate time than the rest of the competitors to accommodate.
*** Mystery Events may be bumped if other events run longer than allotted.

The cost to competitors will be a $10 entrance fee which will include one event. Each additional event the competitor wishes to enter will be an additional $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.

The following is a list of some of the merchandise that will be available for purchase at the competition.

  • canadianCUBING T-Shirt - $15
  • Speedcuber T-Shirt - $15
  • Stackmat Timer - $25
  • CR2032 Batteries (for Stackmat Timers) - $3 each, $5 for 2, $10 for 5
  • DIY Kit - $11
  • 3x3 - $10
  • 4x4 - $20
  • 5x5 - $28
  • 2x2 - $7
  • Keychain - $7
  • Magic - $10
  • Cubesmith stickers - $2 a set for 3x3, $3 all others

We are always looking for dedicated people to donate their time and efforts to these competitions. If you would like to help out during the competition please send us an email and let us know. We need scramblers and judges for every round of every event. We will provide training the morning of the competition for those wishing to help out.