Announced by Lucas Garron on

The WRC invites the WCA Community to discuss and send feedback on a new draft version of the WCA Regulations for early 2019. This version is not final, and we welcome suggestions on any aspect of the set of changes.

If there are no major issues, we plan to send a final draft to the WCA Board for approval at the beginning of March. (See Motion 14.2019.1 for details about the process.)

The changes listed in this summary are publicly available at https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/posts/call-for-feedback-wca-regulations-2019-draft. You can review all individual changes in this comparison on GitHub. If you do not want to open all the individual changes, you can click on "Files changed" to see the full textual changes to the Regulations and Guidelines. All changes and additions are marked green and removals are red.

Round format changes:

Competition organization changes:

  • Scramble signatures should be used for all competitions in 2019 (commit | discussion | discussion | discusssion)
    • Scramble signatures are planned to become mandatory in 2020.
  • The WCA Delegate must not give scramblers (or anyone else) access to scramble sequences for any group before it has begun. (commit)
    • Note that TNoodle 0.14.0 includes scramble set PDFs with individual passcodes to help with this.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Team Leader for the WCA Marketing Team (WMT), which has been led by the WCA Board since its creation. The WMT is an Advisory Committee of the WCA responsible for developing and managing the WCA Brand, seeking sponsorships, supporting the distribution of WCA Competition Gear, and marketing WCA Merchandise.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

Our newly formed WCA Advisory Council (WAC) is looking for members to help with their mission!

What is the WAC and what do they do?
The biggest task of the WAC is to be an intermediary between the community and the WCA Staff - to give the community a voice when important topics are being discussed. The Community Representatives will be a vital part of that process. More information about the main functions of the WAC can be found here: WCA Motion 20.2019.01

The council will have 2 sub-teams - Community Representatives and WCA Representatives. This announcement is for Community Representatives, who will make up the majority of the council and will not be members of WCA Staff, meaning that anyone except WCA Staff can apply. If you have never held a formal position in the WCA before, this an exciting opportunity to contribute towards making the WCA even better!

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Announced by Rui Reis on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Council Leader. Daniel Sheppard has been appointed as the Leader of the WCA Advisory Council (WAC).

Daniel was selected by the WCA Board, in accordance with Section 4.1 of our Motion 20.2019.0 about WCA Councils.

We wish Daniel the best of luck in fulfilling his new role!

Daniel Sheppard was among the three applicants who applied and his candidacy document (and the others) can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The CubingUSA Nationals 2019 will take place on August 1 - 4, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Check out the CubingUSA Nationals 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ethan Pride on

The WCA World Championship 2019 will take place on July 11 - 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Check out the WCA World Championship 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Wilson Alvis (陈智胜) on

The Tietomaa Open 2019 will take place on April 27 - 28, 2019 in Oulu, Finland. Check out the Tietomaa Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Wilson Alvis (陈智胜) on

The USM Penang Cube 2019 will take place on March 23, 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. Check out the USM Penang Cube 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Antoine Cantin won the Québec City 2019 with an average of 7.90 seconds. Kian Mansour finished second (8.39) and Louis Cormier finished third (9.69).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Abylai Orazalin (Абылай Оразалин) won the KSF Ust-Kamenogorsk City 2019 with an average of 9.91 seconds. Damir Zhanataev (Дамир Жанатаев) finished second (10.38) and Amir Murzakarimov (Амир Мурзакаримов) finished third (10.87).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Angelo Giovanni Licetti León won the Aventura Cúbica VII 2019 with an average of 8.58 seconds. Pedro Giuseppe Garcia Milla finished second (9.98) and Juan Cesar Flores Navarro finished third (11.05).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Marco Antonio Ponce de León Aguilar won the Glorioso San Carlos 2019 with an average of 11.05 seconds. Jhonatan Reategui finished second (11.87) and Joseph Daniel Blas Sanchez finished third (11.91).

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Trinity Valley Open Spring 2019 will take place on March 30, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Check out the Trinity Valley Open Spring 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Downtown Vancouver Spring 2019 will take place on March 23, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Check out the Downtown Vancouver Spring 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Brian Johnson won the Albany Winter 2019 with an average of 8.44 seconds. Peter Weyers finished second (8.93) and Zeke Mackay finished third (9.01).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Tymon Kolasiński won the GLS Winter Camp 2019 with an average of 7.80 seconds. Kalina Jakubowska finished second (10.58) and Adam Polkowski finished third (11.70).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Max Park won the UCSD Winter 2019 with an average of 6.10 seconds. Paul Mahvi finished second (8.36) and Will Hamilton finished third (8.68).

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Hessen Open 2019 will take place on May 11 - 12, 2019 in Lampertheim, Germany. Check out the Hessen Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Mental Breakdown Norway 2019 will take place on March 24, 2019 in Kjeller, Norway. Check out the Mental Breakdown Norway 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Jake Klassen won the I Hope It's Solved Edmonton 2019 with a single solve of 19.60 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Theodore Chow finished second (1:28.60) and Raiyan Abdulrub finished third (1:34.66).

Announced by Sam Spendla on

Sebastian Weyer won the Manchester Open 2019 with an average of 7.57 seconds. Philipp Weyer finished second (7.65) and Chris Mills finished third (8.37).

Announced by Sam Spendla on

Lir Ukaj won the Albanian Open 2019 with an average of 8.47 seconds. Reto Bubendorf finished second (9.52) and Tobias Peter finished third (10.55).

Announced by Sam Spendla on

Antonie Paterakis won the Annuntia Open 2019 with an average of 7.31 seconds. Mats Valk finished second (7.43) and Mika Smulders finished third (7.68).

Announced by Sam Spendla on

Christopher Yen won the Bay Area Speedcubin' 14 2019 with an average of 7.49 seconds. Riley Woo finished second (8.23) and Isaac Langer finished third (8.71).

Announced by Sam Spendla on

William Lu (呂宇綸) won the Taichung Cubing Open 2019 with an average of 9.45 seconds. He-Ping Zheng (鄭和平) finished second (9.58) and Ping-Yueh Huang (黃品越) finished third (9.68).