Announced by Lauren Clement on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Chris Wright will replace Chris Hardwick as the Leader of the WCA Financial Committee (WFC), and thus as the WCA Treasurer. Chris Wright was already working as a member of the WFC, and will step down as a member of the WCA Ethics Committee.

Chris Wright 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 thank Chris Hardwick for the great work he has done for the WCA, and wish Chris Wright the best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

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

Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCT is seeking a new member to help with graphics design for social media posts and other projects!

The application is open to all WCA members. You do not have to hold a current position to be considered. This position is directed to those with graphic design experience and duties once on the team will mainly focus on that type of work.

What does the WCT do?
- Answers daily inquires to the WCA through emails and the contact page on the WCA website.
- Manages official WCA social media platforms through frequent & engaging posts
- Works with other WCA leaders to improve the WCA website and communications to the community
- The rights and duties of WCT from our By-laws can be found here.

Workflow Outline
- Social media posts are planned at least 1 week in advance and are posted when members are available.
- Internal emails regarding other WCT projects are answered within 48 hours and other work may come from those projects that take various amounts of time.
- Time commitment per week is between 4-10 hours.
- Must be familiar with Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, or equivalent programs

Characteristics we are looking for
- Creativity: We always need ideas of new social media series or unique ways to expand to other platforms. You will be required to think about this and suggest ideas when you can. With your graphic design experience, you will help us with designing visually compelling posts.
- Social media knowledge: You should be familiar with many social media platforms and their basic functions. While you may not have used them personally, you will have to post to them as the WCA and should know what type of content goes on each.
- Fluent English: Our posts on most social media platforms are in English and we answer most emails in English. We do welcome those that are fluent in other languages alongside English.
- Communication skills: You will be responsible for designing social media posts that are appropriate and convey the mission of the WCA.
- Patience: You should keep friendly communications within our email and social media interactions.

To apply, please include:
- A brief personal introduction
- Your involvement with the WCA
- Your motivation for applying to the WCT
- 2-3 designs that you have created to highlight your design style
- An example design for a WCA posting about the first competition in a new country

Please send the application in PDF format to lmclement55@gmail.com from now until June 3, 2018, 23:59 UTC to be considered.

There may be an additional interview requested of candidates with the leader following application submission. The week after the application period, the team will make a selection and the new member(s) will be announced once candidates have accepted the positions.

Thank you for your candidacies and support!

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

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

Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCA Board of Directors are accepting applications for WCA World Championship 2019.

Please discuss with the Delegates in your country whether this is something you are willing and able to pursue. Bear in mind that organizing a competition of this size takes a significant amount of time and effort before and during the competition.

If you are interested, send your application documents privately to albertopdrf.wca@gmail.com before 23:59 UTC of July 15th, 2018. Documents must be sent in PDF format in two versions: one full version with all the details for the application, and another version with sensitive details - if any - removed to make public.

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Announced by Bob Burton on

The Asian Championship 2018 will take place on August 17 - 19, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. Check out the Asian Championship 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The CubingUSA Nationals 2018 will take place on July 27 - 29, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Check out the CubingUSA Nationals 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The WCA European Championship 2018 will take place on July 19 - 22, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Check out the WCA European Championship 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Evan Liu on

Daniel Karnaukh won the Tea Time Spring 2018 with an average of 8.25 seconds. Ray Bai finished second (8.39) and Daniel Rose-Levine finished third (8.45).

North American records: Will Callan‎ 2x2x2 Cube 1.39 (average).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Bautista Bonazzola won the Baires Centro Open 2018 with an average of 8.96 seconds. Theo Iván Goluboff finished second (9.79) and Ramiro Mendez finished third (10.07).

South American records: Guido Dipietro‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 2:27.56 (single).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Vladislav Kaminskiy won the GeniusKid Belarus 2018 with an average of 9.87 seconds. Nikita Starodubov finished second (11.18) and Nikita Loika finished third (11.89).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Michał Pleskowicz won the Lausanne Euro Qualifier 2018 with an average of 7.58 seconds. Jules Desjardin finished second (8.29) and Richard Delacoste finished third (8.50).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Dmitry Kryuzban won the YJ Fest 2018 with an average of 8.55 seconds. Andrey Che finished second (9.36) and Alexey Zharikov finished third (9.55).

European records: Alexey Zharikov‎ 7x7x7 Cube 2:24.93 (average).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Weihao Kong (孔维浩) won the Dalian Open 2018 with an average of 8.74 seconds. Sheng Cao (曹晟) finished second (9.65) and Zixi Yan (严子希) finished third (9.89).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Swedish Decathlon Challenge 2018 will take place on June 30 - July 1, 2018 in Flen, Sweden. Check out the Swedish Decathlon Challenge 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Chekaad Summer 2018 will take place on July 20, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Check out the Chekaad Summer 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Olivér Perge on

The Newport Summer 2018 will take place on June 23, 2018 in Corona del Mar, California, United States. Check out the Newport Summer 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Asher Kim-Magierek won the Gaston Spring 2018 with an average of 8.87 seconds. Aiden Bartlett finished second (9.02) and Max Siauw finished third (9.27).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Mulun Yin (阴目仑) won the HUST Open 2018 with an average of 7.81 seconds. Jiayu Wang (王佳宇) finished second (9.39) and Jiekang Pan (潘杰康) finished third (9.80).

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Hefei Summer 2018 will take place on July 14 - 15, 2018 in Hefei, Anhui, China. Check out the Hefei Summer 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Santiago Summer 2018 will take place on July 22, 2018 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Check out the Santiago Summer 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Ruben Grobler won the Arnold Classic Africa 2018 with an average of 10.83 seconds. Maverick Pearson finished second (11.26) and Shivaan Harichander finished third (11.42).

African records: Ruben Grobler‎ 4x4x4 Cube 34.77 (single), 3x3x3 With Feet 50.88 (single), 3x3x3 With Feet 1:04.74 (average), Timothy Lawrance‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 31 (single), 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 35.33 (average).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Ernesto Gutiérrez Cuba won the Torneo Activa Club 2018 with an average of 8.99 seconds. Pedro Alejandro Condo Tellez finished second (9.31) and Gerson Marcelo Nuñez Huanuiri finished third (10.31).

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Please Be Quiet Beijing 2018 will take place on June 30, 2018 in Beijing, China. Check out the Please Be Quiet Beijing 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Max Park won the A Bruin Cube Day 2018 with an average of 5.95 seconds. Zhouheng Sun (孙舟横) finished second (9.07) and Elijah Brown finished third (9.64).

World records: Max Park‎ 6x6x6 Cube 1:14.86 (single).

North American records: Max Park‎ 3x3x3 Cube 5.95 (average).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The FLIP Open 2018 will take place on July 14 - 15, 2018 in Parthenay, France. Check out the FLIP Open 2018 website for more information and registration.