Winnipeg Open 2018

Sep 2, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park

1740 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0B3, Canada

On First Floor of the Hotel

Walker Welch
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch
Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$20 (Canadian Dollar)


There is a 110 person competiitor Limit on the competition, so please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot.

Please read the "Information" tab to understand about the competition and how to register. If you are a new competitor, please look at the "New Competitor" tab for more information on how you might expect the competition to go and run. Also look at the other tabs for more info.

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

All competitors register with a WCA account. First time competitors make a new account with all your information, then you can register for the competition. If this is not your first competition, make sure to register with a WCA account that is linked with your WCA ID from your previous competition(s).

The link to be able to register for the competition is here

Onsite registration is allowed if the competitor limit is not full.

Registrations are manually approved so please be patient and wait at least 24 hours after you have submitted both your registration and your payment.

If you need to cancel your registration after it has been received, you will be given a 50% refund on your registration if it is before the registration deadline on August 30th. No refunds will be given after the August 30th deadline.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

Time limit

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.

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

1740 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0B3, Canada

Registration Fee:
There is a $20 (CND) registration fee for the competition. Payment is made through the WCA Stripe payment system during your registration process. Your registration will not be fully confirmed until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list, so you will not be confirmed immediately after paying.

There is a 110 competitor limit for this competition. Please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot. Registration closes at the end of the day on Thursday, August 30th. We will give 50% refunds to competitors who let us know before Registration closes, but no refunds after August 30th.

We also have two Facebook groups for our Cubing Area. Minnesota Cubing Community and Winnipeg Puzzle Club. You can join one or both of these groups to stay updated with upcoming competitions in the area.



There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document (from another competition) before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document.


Before the competition, you will be provided a Group number for when you will be competing in each event along with a helping group number for when you will be helping out judging or running in the competition. This information will be announced on the website the day before the competition along with it being posted in the room. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Time Event Round Format Time Limit Proceed
8:00 - 8:30 Set-up
8:30 - 8:45 New Competitor and Judging Tutorial
8:45 - 10:00 3x3 First Round Average of 5 10:00 40
10:00 - 11:00 2x2 First Round Average of 5 2:00 32
11:00 - 12:00 4x4 Combined Final Average of 5 (Best of 2 < 1:45) 3:00 -
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and 3x3 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 Cumulative 15:00 -
1:00 - 1:45 Pyraminx First Round Average of 5 2:00 10
1:45 - 2:30 Skewb First Round Average of 5 2:00 10
2:30 - 3:30 3x3 One Handed Combined Final Average of 5 (Best of 2 <1:00) 2:30 -
3:30 - 4:10 3x3 Second Round Average of 5 10:00 10
4:10 - 4:40 2x2 Second Round Average of 5 2:00 10
4:40 - 5:00 Pyraminx Final Average of 5 2:00 -
5:00 - 5:15 Skewb Final Average of 5 2:00 -
5:15 - 5:30 2x2 Final Average of 5 2:00 -
5:30 - 5:45 3x3 Final Average of 5 10:00 -
5:45 Awards

Tentative Rounds and Events:
- Megaminx Combined Final
- One Handed Round 2
- 4x4 Round 2

To Be Announced

The Holiday Inn has been great to help us find a venue for the competition!

If you are looking for a night to stay in the hotel, here is a link to the Holiday Inns website to book a room.