Just scroll to the bottom of this page if you’re looking for information about the schedule or about the locations we will use.
No matter what your current skill level is and how much or how little experience you have, we’re very glad that you’ll be competing! Yes, you can have absolutely zero experience and still participate and have fun. You can also ask for your name and/or your scores to be kept private if that’s a concern of yours. And although that’s not why you should come, did I mention that we’ll be giving away more than $600 in prizes?
All the events are free for spectators. The short beginner’s section of the cubing championship is also completely free for everyone. Spectators can send us an email to let us know that they will be coming, but that’s not necessary. In Montreal and Vancouver we’ll have room for everyone, but our Toronto venue is quite small so it’s not inconceivable that we might not be able to welcome everyone. You should also know that watching people doing mental math or memorization in silence isn’t particularly exciting. Competing is fun, watching not so much. The real spectacle is happening inside people’s heads.
If you’re interested in competing, here’s what you should do right now:
- Download and complete this registration form then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Those forms tell us all kind of things that we need to know in advance, so please do this as soon as possible.
- Wait for the confirmation e-mail and show up on September 15 and 16 to compete and meet others : ) The fees can be paid on site.
How much is it? Here are your options:
Question: Can I just show up?
Answer: You can if you’re a spectator, but if you’re a competitor for several reasons it would make our life easier if you could sign up in advance, so please do that. But yes it will probably be possible to sign up on site. However we can’t guarantee that we will have enough printed sheets for everyone (especially for all the memory challenges that are printed in color) or that we will be accepting everyone (especially for cubing where judging each competitor is a time-consuming process). By registering in advance, you’re helping us better plan everything and know how many copies we should be printing. Those registration forms you’re asked to complete tell us all kinds of things that we really need to know in advance. EDIT: The Montreal section of the cubing championships isn’t yet full, but almost.
Where is it?
- The Friendly Cubing Championship will start Saturday September 15 at 9:30am in Montreal and at 1pm in Vancouver. It will last for about 3 hours. It won’t be happening in Toronto.
- The National Math Championship will start Saturday September 15 at 1:30pm in Montreal and Toronto and at 9:30am in Vancouver. It will last for about 3 hours.
- The National Memory Championship will start on Sunday September 16 at 10:30am in Vancouver and at 1pm in Toronto and Montreal. It will last for 5 hours, possibly more. For beginners who might want to skip the numbers and cards challenges, 3 hours should be enough.
Where is it?
- In Montreal we will be at room R-3610 at ESG UQAM, 315 St Catherine E. It’s a classroom big enough for 30 people.
- In Vancouver we will be at room 2503 of the West Mall Centre at Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus. It’s a classroom big enough for 48 people.
- In Toronto we will be in at room 1 (memory) or 2 (mental math) of the Alathena International Academy in Richmond Hill, 650 Hwy 7 E., Unit#201. Room 1 for memory is big enough for 24 people while room 2 for mental math is only big enough for 12.
Again just to be clear, the memory and mental championships will be happening in all three cities, but the cubing championship will be happening in Montreal and Vancouver but not in Toronto.
Since the organization of the CMSA championships was only decided a short while ago after a some impossible to predict circumstances, finding available and not too expensive venues on short notice hasn’t been a simple process. If you think you can help us secure a decent venue for next year (student groups can generally book the use of a classroom or lecture hall for free) in or around Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, please contact us. That would be extremely appreciated.