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.
Posted on March 06, 2011
The first Canadian competition of the 2011 season took place yesterday. The day saw a couple of minor bumps along the way that resulted in the awards ceremony being held about 20 minutes later than planned. But all in all, the day was a success and lots of fun was had by most. We had a number of out of town guests show up, which made the event that much more enjoyable. As always, we sincerely appreciate all the help by competitors and volunteers alike.
In the end, it was Harris Chan, back from an 8 month absence, that took first place in the 3x3x3 event with an average of 10.98 seconds. Finishing second was Eric Limeback with an average of 11.07 seconds. And rounding out the top three was Emily Wang, who won a number of events that day, with an average of 11.22 seconds. Emily also set the National Record for 5x5x5 single at an amazing time of 1:04.63 – only .3 seconds off the NAR.
The next Canadian competition, of course, is March 19th in Vancouver. The next Toronto area competition will be April 16th, at Seneca again. We'll open registration for that shortly. Stay tuned to the website for information about all the upcoming competitions.
Posted on November 29, 2010
This past Saturday saw Canada's last competition of 2010 go off without a hitch. A total of 100 competitors came out for it, a record for a local competition here in Canada. We were treated to some amazing times set by a number of people, most notably by Rowe Hessler, who set an astounding 7.06 second 3x3x3 solve in the final round. His second sub 8 second solve of the day.
In the end, it was Rowe Hessler, up for his third Canadian competition, who won the event with an average of 11.26 seconds. In second place was Jai Gambhir with an average of 12.25 and in third was Emily Wang with an average of 12.27. Emily also reclaimed her NAR's for both single and average in the Megaminx event. Click here for the complete results.
Many thanks to all the volunteers and competitors that helped make the day a success. We have are currently in the works to finalize some competition dates for 2011. Stay tuned to this site for more details.
Posted on August 16, 2010
The Toronto Open, Summer 2010 competition happened this past weekend. We had a great turn out once again, and we managed to complete the day in good time. Many thanks to all that helped out to ensure we could accomplish everything we had hoped.
We had many out of town guests compete, and many fast competitors, making it quite possible the highest skilled competition we've had so far. The result was, for the first time ever, a non Canadian won the competition. Anthony Brooks, up for his third competition with us, won the competition with a great average of 10.79 seconds. Rowan Kinneavy, of the UK, came second with an average of 11.09 seconds. And rounding out the top three was our own Jai Gambhir with an average of 12.50 seconds. For full results from the competition, click here.
The next Toronto area competition will be TOF 2010, and is scheduled for November 27th. Information and registration will be done in October. We hope to see many of you there again.
Posted on July 8, 2010
This past weekend, the third annual Vancouver Open took place in beautiful British Columbia. The competition was a success and even garnered some media attention. Everyone seemed to have a good time at the competition, and some great performances were had by many.
In the end, it was Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid once again winning the competition for the third straight year with an average in the final of 13.22 seconds. Deseree Aune took second place with an average of 13.62 seconds. And rounding out the top three, up from the US for his second stint with us, was Kevin Hays with an average of 13.89 seconds.
Deseree also reclaimed the single solve record for fastest female with a 9.13 second solve in the second round, while Forte Shinko set the National Record for the Square-1 average at 18.06 seconds.
Many thanks to all the cubers that made it out, to all the volunteers that spent the day with us and to Science World for graciously allowing us to host the event at their facilities. A very special thank you to Vince Yim for all the effort put in to the event. He did a great job, the result of which was quite evident at the competition.
Next up for canadianCUBING is the Toronto Open, Summer 2010 competition. Stay tuned in the coming days for the official announcement and registration.
Posted on May 15, 2010
Another canadianCUBING competition comes to an end. We had a good turn out, and though the day took longer to complete than anticipated, everyone seemed to have a good time.
Eric Limeback, once again, came out on top with an average of 10.53 seconds in the finals, which included two sub 9 solves. Emily Wang strengthened her grip on the title of fastest female on the planet by coming in second place with an average of 11.97. And Harris Chan rounded out the top three with an average of 12.42. For the full results from the competition, click here.
Thanks to everyone that came out, and to all those that helped make the day possible. The next Toronto area competition will be held on August 14th, 2010. Registration will open for that sometime next month, so keep checking the website.