Canada's official speedcubing organization

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.

Posted on March 9, 2008

A total of 55 brave cubers made the trek through horrible weather conditions yesterday to attend the second installment of the Toronto Open series. There were many bumps along the way that were part of the ripple effect of the winter storm, but in the end, the competition was successful. Expect a full report in the next 10 days. For now, you can check out the official resuts here.

Thank you to everyone that made it out to ensure the competition could go on. And a very, very special thank you to all the volunteers, without whom the competition would not have been possible. Thank you to the Moseley family, Mativo family, Compion family, Bill Li, and the rest of the cubers that jumped in to help scramble or judge as the day went on.

And a very special thank you goes to Ryosuke Mondo for flying all the way from Japan for our humble competition, and for thrilling us all with his absolutely incredible blindfolding abilities. To be able to see that live was a treat for us all.

We were so busy that we didn't get a chance to take pictures of anything. If you have photos of the event and would be willing to share, please send it to support [at] this domain (

Posted on November 24, 2007

The Toronto Open, Fall 2007 speedcubing competition has come to an end. Thank you to everyone that came out to participate, watch, and most importantly, volunteer their time and effort. It simply would not be possible without people donating their time for all of us cubers. A special thank you goes out to the Walter and Moseley families who were by my side, virtually all day. And thank you to the beautiful Merchandise girl, Simone.

I hope everyone had a good time, and I encourage you all to sign up for the forum, share your experiences, thoughts, constructive criticisms, etc. I will begin gathering all the information from everyone and compile it into coherent sections. So feel free to write your own report and post it on the forum. The best ones will be copied and pasted onto this site, with due credit, of course. So write well!

To see the complete results from the competition, click here.