Announced by Chenxi Shan (单晨曦) on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Lucas Garron will replace Laura Ohrndorf as the Leader of the WCA Regulations Committee (WRC). Lucas was already working as a member of the WRC.

Lucas was selected by the WCA Board and approved in a voting among the current Committee/Team Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion 10.2017.0 about WCA Committees and Teams.

We wish Lucas the best of luck in fulfilling his new duty!

The new Leader will be promoted immediately. Lucas Garron was the only applicant and his candidacy document can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

Announced by Rui Reis on

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce that the World Cube Association has been recognized as a Non-Profit Organization! We have just received the Determination Letter from the Internal Revenue Service of the United States that confirms we are exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

We would like to seize this moment to thank every one of you for your dedication towards our organization and our Mission through the years. It has been a long way since this journey began, but the best is yet to come!

Announced by Rui Reis on

We are informing you that the winning candidate to host the WCA World Championship 2019 is Melbourne, Australia!

We believe that their plan was the strongest among the four candidates and that their team will lead to a successful championship next year.

Thank you to the applicants from Brest, Belarus and Beijing/Guangzhou, China for their submissions. You can view all of the application documents here.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The WCA South American Championship 2018 will take place on December 15 - 16, 2018 in Poá, SP, Brazil. Check out the WCA South American Championship 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Cube Ala-Eh IV 2019 will take place on January 13, 2019 in Lipa City, Philippines. Check out the Cube Ala-Eh IV 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Balakən Qış 2019 will take place on January 17, 2019 in Balakən, Azerbaijan. Check out the Balakən Qış 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Inner Mongolia Winter 2019 will take place on January 26, 2019 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Check out the Inner Mongolia Winter 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Lucas Garron on

When TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 was released last week, we announced that TNoodle-WCA-0.13.5 would briefly remain an officially permitted version. Since a week has passed, TNoodle-WCA-0.13.5 is now officially retired, leaving TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 as the only official scramble program.

Please see last week's TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 announcement for details.

Please remember that official competitions must use a current version of the official scramble program. This is always available from:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/scrambles/

Announced by Alexander Cohen on

The JRCA Kansai Winter 2019 will take place on January 12, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Check out the JRCA Kansai Winter 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ethan Pride on

The Cube Weekend Sint Michielsgestel 2019 will take place on March 22 - 24, 2019 in Sint Michielsgestel, Netherlands. Check out the Cube Weekend Sint Michielsgestel 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Henry Savich on

The D-City Cubing 2019 will take place on January 19 - 20, 2019 in Dürnten ZH, Switzerland. Check out the D-City Cubing 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Henrik Buus Aagaard on

The Michigan Cubing Club Alpha 2019 will take place on January 20, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Check out the Michigan Cubing Club Alpha 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Nicolas Perez on

The Bulacan Speedcubing Open 2019 will take place on January 12, 2019 in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines. Check out the Bulacan Speedcubing Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Evan Liu on

Luke Garrett won the Pittsburgh Open 2018 with an average of 8.29 seconds. Ryan Wu finished second (8.62) and Evan Liu finished third (10.55).

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Tunisia Khomsa Open 2019 will take place on January 14, 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia. Check out the Tunisia Khomsa Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Nicolás Lasso Peña won the Cali Cube 2018 with an average of 10.76 seconds. Daniel Cano Salgado finished second (10.84) and Juliana Gonzalez Silva finished third (12.81).

Announced by Henry Savich on

The Fewest Moves Vitebsk 2019 will take place on February 1 - 3, 2019 in Vitebsk, Belarus. Check out the Fewest Moves Vitebsk 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Melbourne Summer 2019 will take place on January 26 - 28, 2019 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Check out the Melbourne Summer 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Yusheng Du (杜宇生) won the Xiamen Open 2018 with an average of 8.18 seconds. Antoine Cantin finished second (9.17) and Zheng Lin (林铮) finished third (9.78).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Ivan Li Ka Leong (李嘉亮) won the Big 'n Blind Guangzhou 2018 with an average of 27.64 seconds in the 4x4x4 Cube event. Fung Hoi Yin (馮凱賢) finished second (31.41) and Kailong Li (李开隆) finished third (32.97).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Teh Keng Foo (郑庆富) won the FMC Asia 2018 with a mean of 24.33 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Baiqiang Dong (董百强) finished second (25.67) and Shuto Ueno (上野柊斗) finished third (26.00).

Asian records: Teh Keng Foo (郑庆富)‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 24.33 (average).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

José Antonio Rozas-Peña Gaete won the Akiba Expo Open 2018 with an average of 4.46 seconds in the 2x2x2 Cube event. Vicente Astroza finished second (4.90) and Jael Esperanza Osorio Galaz finished third (5.64).

Announced by Ethan Pride on

The Princeton Winter 2019 will take place on February 9, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Check out the Princeton Winter 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ethan Pride on

The VDCA Winter Open 2019 will take place on January 13, 2019 in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India. Check out the VDCA Winter Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Max Siauw won the Puget Sound NxNxN 2018 with an average of 8.21 seconds. Luke Tycksen finished second (8.34) and Sameer Aggarwal finished third (8.39).

World records: Max Hilliard‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 16.55 (single).