Canada's official speedcubing organization

Posted on August 25, 2011

The third installment of the biennual Canadian Open took place this past weekend in Toronto. The event saw 100+ competitors compete in 16 different events, with a total of $1600 in cash prizes handed out.

Each competitor also received a free gift package that contained a CO Shirt, canadianCUBING messenger bag, Rubik’s backpack, Rubik’s Pen, Rubik’s stress ball, two sets of 3x3x3 stickers, and a 5ML syringe of the new Bubba-Loo lube.

In the end, it was Breandan Vallance claiming top prize with a win in the 3x3x3 speedsolve event with an average of 10.04 seconds. Harris Chan came second with an average of 10.40 seconds, and Eric Limeback captured third with an average of 11.49 seconds. There were a number of National and North American Records set as well. Check out the results for all the details.

Many thanks to all the competitors that came out, all the volunteers, and to Rubik’s for their support in making the event a success.

The next canadianCUBING competition is the Vancouver Open, Summer 2011 competition taking place this weekend in Vancouver, BC.

Posted on July 17, 2011

Yesterday, the Toronto Open, Summer 2011 competition took place at Seneca. We used a new room for the competition, which made it a much different feel. Many thanks to all the cubers that helped out and as well as our dedicated volunteers that made the day run smoothly.

Harris Chan won the competition with an average of 10.59 in the final round. Eric Limeback came second with an average of 11.31, and Justin Jaffray rounded out the top three with a 11.54 average. Also of note, Bill Wang set two National Records, the first for 2x2x2 Average with a time of 2.61 seconds in the second round, and the second for Blindfolded with a best time of 56.18.

The next competition is the Canadian Open. We hope to see many of you there.

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.