Canada's official speedcubing organization

Posted on July 07, 2011


Last weekend, the first Atlantic Canada competition took place in Saint John, New Brunswick. The competition was quite different than other competitions we’ve hosted, due in part to the number of competitors and location of the event itself. We basically set up a booth with two timing stations and just rolled through events as we could.

The competition offered a great chance to introduce speedcubing to people who would not normally have been exposed to our activity. The result was a unique, fun filled, fairly relaxed day.

In the end, Justin Jaffray won the competition with an average of 12.94 seconds in the 3x3x3 event. Dave Campbell came second with a 16.49 second average. And Micah Stairs rounded out the top three with a 23.21 second average.

Many thanks to all that came out to spend the day with us. It was nice to meet new cubers, several of whom appeared to be pretty serious about cubing. Hopefully they keep practicing, and perhaps we can look to hold another competition out East in 2012. For full results, click here. Next up is the Toronto Open, Summer 2011 competition.

Posted on May 28, 2011


The second installment of CUBEcentric happened this past weekend in Toronto. The event saw a lot of fast times as the skill level of the competitors was quite high. For example, there were five sub 20 One Handed averages in the final round and the difference between first and fourth in the 2x2 final was 0.8 of a second.

Harris Chan returned to competition again, and took top place in the 3x3x3 event with an average of 10.47 seconds in the final round. In second place, up for his first Canadian competition was Dan Cohen with an average of 11.41. And rounding out the top three was Emily Wang with an average of 11.52 seconds.

The next Canadian competition is scheduled for Canada Day, July 1st, in Saint John, New Brunswick. We hope some people can make it out for that event. The next Toronto area competition is the Toronto Open, Summer 2011 competition on July 16th at Seneca again. We'll announce it officially next week.

Posted on May 28, 2011


The National Capital Region 2011 competition happened last weekend in Rockland, Ontario. After a two year hiatus, Derrick Eide returned to remind everyone he is one of the best in the country at virtually every event. Derrick ended up winning the competition with an 11.94 second average in the final round of the 3x3x3 event. Justin Jaffray came second with 12.86 and in third was Louis Cormier with an average of 15.34 seconds.

Many thanks to everyone that showed up for the competition and to all the volunteers that helped make the day run. We hope to have another competition in the Ottawa region again.

Up next for canadianCUBING is Cube Centric in Toronto next weekend, June 4. Registration closes mid week, so make sure you sign up if you are coming!

Posted on May 11, 2011


Justin Jaffray won the University of Guelph Open, Spring 2011 competition on Saturday, with an average of 12.14 seconds. Thompson Clarke came in second with 12.92, and rounding out the top three was Sarah Strong with a 14.63 second average. Full results can be found here .

Many thanks to Emile Compion and his team for the help in many areas of the competition. The next competition on our list is Ottawa on May 22th. The next Toronto competition will be Cube Centric 2011 on June 4. Registration for that competition is now open, as well. Click here for full details.

Posted on April 17, 2011


Justin Jaffray won the Toronto Spring, Spring 2011 competition on Saturday, with an average of 12.47 seconds. Jai Gambhir came in a close second with 12.57, and rounding out the top three was Thompson Clarke with a 12.88 second average. Full results can be found here .

Many thanks to all our volunteers and dedicated staff. The next competition on our list is Guelph on the 7th of May. The next Toronto competition will be Cube Centric 2011 on June 4. Registration for that competition is now open, as well. Click here for full details.

Posted on March 28, 2011


The first Western Canadian competition of 2011, Big Cubes BC, took place on March 19th in Vancouver, BC. The competition saw a significantly lower turnout than past Vancouver competitions, but was still a success in its own right.

Kevin Hays won the competition with an average of 12.31 seconds in the final round. In second place was our own Kristopher de Asis with a time of 13.29 seconds. And rounding out the top three was Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid with an average of 13.45 seconds.

Ibrahim also reclaimed the National Record in the 6x6x6 event for both single and average. Kevin had his own success in the event, setting the North American Record in the 6x6x6 event for single solve.

As always these events wouldn’t be possible without the help and dedication from many people. canadianCUBING would like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help, all the parents that gave their time to make the day function, and the cubers themselves for filling in where help was needed.

The competition garnered some media attention. You can watch the Global TV clip here, the segment starts at 35:26. If you missed this competition and would like to attend one in BC again, keep your eye on this site for information about any upcoming competitions.