The first 250 competitors who register will be guaranteed a free gift pack! The content of the gift packs is a surprise! More gift packs may or may not be given out at the competition.
Online registration opened and will close .
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 500 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $75 (Canadian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.
The registration fee is $75 plus tax.
If you need to cancel, you can get a 50% refund until June 11, 2019. You must delete your registration to receive the refund. After that date, all sales will be considered final. If you are certain you cannot attend, we would still appreciate it if you deleted your registration so that we do not waste resources on your printables.
You must register online in order to participate.
You must register on the canadianCUBING site and pay on the Cubing Out Loud site to complete your registration and secure your spot. Once you've started the registration on the canadianCUBING site, you will receive and email with the payment process information."
There is a separate competitor limit for 3x3x3 Fewest Moves (80 competitors) and 3x3x3 Multi-Blind (40 competitors). Only the first 80 participants who register in 3x3x3 Fewest Moves and the first 40 participants for 3x3x3 Multi-Blind will be competing.
In order to keep on schedule and ensure efficient use of all timing stations, all competitors will be expected to judge or run for the group immediately following their group. Not being available to judge or run could result in a disqualification from the competition per Regulation 1e2.
The following video explains the role of the judge and the runner.
Travel & Hotels
There are lots of options to get to Niagara Falls. There are buses and trains from the Greater Toronto Area as well as major US cities. The local WEGO bus has a stop directly in front of the Convention Centre.
Coming from farther away? Niagara Falls is within 90 minutes of four airports.
If you are planning to spend the night in Niagara Falls, we encourage you to book your accommodations well in advance as it is popular destination in the summer. We have booked a block of rooms and organized a group rate at a nearby hotel. The Sheraton Four Points Niagara Falls Hotel is a short walk away from the Scotiabank Convention Centre. They are offering the following rates:
Thursday, July 25 - $199 plus tax (approx $150 USD)
Friday, July 26 - $259 plus tax (approx $190 USD)
Saturday, July 27 - $349 plus tax (approx $260 USD)
Sunday, July 28 - $199 plus tax (approx $150 USD)
The deadline to book at the group rate is May 27, 2019.
The prizes for the podium placements and the unofficial events will be announced at a later date.
Unofficial Events & Seminars
Unofficial events and seminars will take place on the Saturday from 7 to 8:30 PM.
To register for any of the three unofficial events, visit the registration booth at the Red Stage from 6:50 to 7 PM.
6:50 - 7:00 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Mystery Event 1
7:30 - 7:45 PM
Mystery Event 2
7:45 - 8:00 PM
8:00 - 8:30 PM
This is a Best of 3 round of 3x3x3 Team Blindfolded. There is room for 16 teams.
Each team will consist of two competitors: the Solver and the Caller. A hybrid of the regulations for 3x3x3 Cube and 3x3x3 Blindfolded event, with a few additional regulations, will be used.
Both the Solver and Caller come to the solving station when their team is called.
The Solver dons the blindfold before the inspection phase and must not remove the blindfold until after the solving phase is over.
To begin the inspection phase, the judge removes the cover.
During the inspection phase, the Caller may inspect the puzzle and call out verbal instructions.
The Caller must place the puzzle onto the mat before 15 seconds of inspection has elapsed.
The Solver must begin the stackmat timer before 15 seconds of inspection have elapsed.
During the solving phase, the judge will not hold an additional opaque object.
During the solving phase, the Caller must not touch the puzzle or the Solver. Penalty: DNF.
During the solving phase, the Solver and Caller may verbally communicate with each other.
During the solving phase, if the Solver pops the puzzle, the Caller may verbally assist, but not physically assist, the Solver in finding the puzzle parts and reassembling the puzzle.
To end the solving phase, the Solver places the solved puzzle onto the mat and stops the stackmat timer.
There will be two mystery events. There is room for 16 competitors in each event. The details of these events will be announced on the Friday
There will be a few cubing-related seminars. If you are interested in giving a seminar, send an email to Sarah Strong.
There will be a concession stand open at the Scotiabank Convention Centre on Saturday and Sunday. It offers coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks. There are many other food options within walking distance.
Merchandise & Sponsor
Cubing Out Loud, the official sponsor of the competition, will be on site selling puzzles, shirts, lube, timers, and more. They accept both cash and credit cards.
Cubing Out Loud is offering a pick-up option for your merch needs. Simply use the discount code CC2019-Pickup at checkout on their website to indicate you will be picking up your order at the competition, and they'll waive the shipping fee. Using this approach will ensure you get the items you want. No waiting in lines, either. There will be a separate area to pick up your order when you arrive. This is the best option for merch!
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined round (see Regulation 9g).
The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.