Canada's official speedcubing organization

Posted on March 7, 2009

Another canadianCUBING competition comes to an end. We hope everyone had a great time today. We would like to once again take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers, from the people that showed up strictly to volunteer their time, to the parents that helped out, and even the cubers themselves. It would not be possible without your help. Our numbers are still growing, I believe the turn out was the highest we have had yet.

The full results will be posted tomorrow. But in the mean time, the winners of the 3x3x3 event were Harris Chan in first place with an average of 11.70 seconds. In second was Eric Limeback with an average of 12.53, and finishing in third was Sarah Strong, with an average of 15.17. There were a few National Records broken at the competition, but no NAR or WR were set.

Congratulations to all the winners. Next up for canadianCUBING is the Motor City Open in Detroit. We hope to see some of you there!

Posted on January 31, 2009

The Toronto Open took place this weekend in Toronto. The competition was a success with lots of fun had by most. Congratulations to all the winners, including Justin Jaffray who set the NR for 2x2 average, and Harris Chan for setting the NR for One Handed Single at 14.78 and average at 17.83. He also set the NAR for 3x3 single with 7.33 seconds.

Full results have been sent to the WCA and will be available as soon as they post the data. They will be available here.

Many thanks, as always, to our volunteers and cubers that jumped in to scramble or judge when needed. It is a group effort to pull these off. Thank you. We had about 100 competitors in total, with 92 competitors in the 3x3 event itself.

The next competition in Toronto will most likely be in either March or April. Keep your eye on this site for news.

Posted on November 1, 2008

The last canadianCUBING competition of 2008 took place today in Toronto. Good times were had by all. We wish to thank everyone that came out to the competition to make it such a success. As per usual, we would like to thank our amazing volunteers that helped to make the long day run smoothly. Thanks to all the cubers that jumped in to scramble and judge all the subsequent heats after they were done their solves. It makes the competition much better.

We sent the WCA the full results, so expect those to be posted tomorrow sometime. So many National Records were broken, I can't even keep track at this point. Derrick Eide won several events and placed in most of them. To recap the 3x3x3 event, Harris won with an average in the final of 11.92. Eric Limeback was second with 14.27, and Doowon Joo came third with 14.75.

And for the west coast Canadian cubers who are interested in how Kris and Deseree did, Kris won the 5x5 event – no small feat when he had to compete against Derrick Eide and Jack Moseley. And Deseree set a sub 17 average in the second round of the 3x3 event, good enough to move on to the final round - also no small feat in this competitive Toronto market. Congratulations to them, and to all the winners.

Keep checking the website, stay in touch with the Canadian cubing community. We had a great year of competitions, and look to have an even better 2009.

Posted on August 24, 2008

Yesterday, canadianCUBING held its 6th competition, this time in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Over 40 competitors descended on the city to compete in 13 different events. Several National Records were broken by Jack Moseley, Eric Limeback, Harris Chan and Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid. Rowe Hessler – up from the USA for his second Canadian competition – set a North American Record in the blindfolded event with the first sub 60 second solve by an American or Canadian.

Winning the 3x3x3 event was Harris Chan with an average in the finals of 11.79 seconds. In second was Eric Limeback at 14.00, and finishing in third was Jason Thong with an average of 14.21 seconds. The full results have been sent to the WCA and will most likely be posted today.

As usual, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank all our volunteers for their selfless contributions to the competition. Thank you to the Moseley family, the Mativo family, the Westermann family for their role in the organization and execution of the competition. And a special thank you to Simba Mai, Sam Boyles, and Andrej Karpathy for scrambling and judging when no one else would.

We will have a report on the competition in the coming weeks. If anyone has pictures, please send them to us as we didn't get the chance to take any.

Posted on June 14, 2008

The first ever Canadian competition held outside of Ontario happened today, June 14th, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia. We had a total of 23 competitors, but everyone had a great time. Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid won the competition with an average of 15.47 seconds. Kristopher de Asis finished in second place with an average of 18.14. And Deseree Aune became the fastest female cuber in Canada, finishing in third place with an average of 20.83 seconds.

The results have been submitted to the WCA and should be available on the site tomorrow. In the meantime, you can download a PDF version of the results here.

Thanks to all the competitors that showed up to make the competition a success, and to all the amazing volunteers that donated their time and efforts for the cause. A special thanks to Hong Chen for all his hard work to make the competition possible. We will have a full report sometime in the near future.

Posted on April 20, 2008

The canadianCUBING Classic was held yesterday at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. The event was a great success, with many amazing times set, personal records, National and North American records broken, as well. I have submitted the official results to the WCA, but I believe Ron is in Germany so I am not sure when they will be posted. You will be able to find them here when they are up.

As usual, many thanks go to all the volunteers that donated all their time and efforts to making this competition run smoothly. We had a lot of competitors this time, and we were not too far off the schedule after all was said and done. Special thanks to the Moseley family, the Chan family, the Walter family, the Mativo family, the Ontario Science Centre, and Jai Gambhir for single handedly scrambling about half of all the cubes that day, he was a machine.

We had some media attention yesterday, to see a brief video of the event by the Toronto Sun, click here. Discuss the competition here.

I will do a full report again in the coming weeks; we took pictures this time so I have to wade through them. Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone that came out to make this competition a memorable event. Keep practicing, and keep checking this site to see when the next competition will be held. But don't be surprised if we have another one this summer.