It is with great pleasure that I announce that we have a new WCA board member: Mr. Masayuki Akimoto from Japan.
Masayuki is the reigning world champion for 4x4x4 and 5x5x5.
He was responsible for two Asian competitions (Kyoto and Tokyo) and has plans for more in the future.
He has a very informative website and is always working hard to make our hobby more fun with his ideas and initiatives.
There were two people who wrote a recommendation letter for Masayuki.
Currently the WCA board consists of 4 members:
Tyson Mao (co-founder), Americas
Ron van Bruchem (co-founder), Europe
Gilles Roux, Europe
Masayuki Akimoto, Asia
We are looking forward to 2006, with more competitions in more places and more competitors.
One of our other goals for 2006 is to finalise the establishment of WCA. After that we are ready for elections for a new board.
If anyone has plans for a competition, please let us know, because we may be able to help you. Especially if you are in a country where there hasn't been a competition before.
You could start with an informal small competition, just to see how it works.
If you want to start a national organisation in your country, then also let us know. Currently we have 3 national organisations within WCA: in Japan, Poland and Sweden.
Keep on cubing,
Ron van Bruchem