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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.

Posted on March 28, 2010


With multiple media outlets on hand to capture images of Harris Chan, it was Eric Limeback that stole the show. In the first round of the 3x3x3 event, Eric became the first Canadian to average under 11 seconds, at 10.95 seconds. In the process, he became only the fourth person to hold the title of National Record holder in the category. This marked the first time since May 2007 that Harris has not held the illustrious title.

In the final round, Eric once again came out on top with an average of 11.69 seconds. Harris Chan finished second with an average of 11.81, and Emily Wang rounded out the top three with 12.45 second average.

Full result can be found here when processed by the WCA. The CBC News' report on the competition can be viewed here

Thanks to all the volunteers, parents, and cubers that helped make the competition another success. Keep your eyes on this site in the coming days for registration for the next Toronto competition, which will be held on May 15, 2010.

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 September 20, 2009


The Canadian Open 2009 took place this weekend at the Ontario Science Centre. It marked the first two day competition canadianCUBING had done, and all in all, things went pretty well.

Harris Chan won the event with an amazing average of 11.11 seconds in the final, setting the North American record. He also broke and then tied the National Record for single solves with 9.16 seconds in the same round. Eric Limeback came second with a 12.53 average and Derrick Eide finished third with a 12.99 seconds average.

To see the rough results of the competition before the WCA posts them tomorrow night, you can click here to download a ZIP file of PDF files from the results book. These are just rough, and some WCA IDs and names will be touched up. We will have lots of pictures up soon.

Many thanks to Kroeger, The Ontario Science Centre, Cubetech, all the volunteers, and all the cubers that helped to make both days run virtually on time. The weekend was a lot of fun. Next up for canadianCUBING is the World Championships in Germany this October. Once we are back, we will then start to think about our next Ontario event.