Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

Dear Community,

We are happy to announce that we have four new Committee/Team Leaders.

Hippolyte Moreau will lead the new WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) and Gregor Billing will lead the new WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC).

Lauren Clement will replace Linus Frész as the leader of WCA Communication Team (WCT) and Lorenzo Vigani Poli will replace Daniel Sheppard as the leader of the WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC). Both Lauren and Lorenzo were already working as a member of their respective committees.

In total we received 17 applications for the 4 positions. We appreciated the high turnout and the quality of the applications.

All new leaders were selected by the Board and approved in a voting among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following our Motion about WCA Committees and Teams.

We thank Linus and Daniel for the great work they have done for the WCA, and wish the new leaders best of luck in fulfilling their new duties.

The new Leaders will be promoted immediately. The candidacy documents of those applicants willing to make them public can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol,
on behalf of the WCA Board of Directors

List of the other candidates who applied:

WCA Communication Team
* Hari Anirudh
* Joshua Beck
* Rui Reis

WCA Disciplinary Committee
* Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
* Claudio Gonzalez
* Sammy Tawakkol

WCA Ethics Committee
* Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
* Callum Goodyear
* Richard Patterson
* Ron van Bruchem
* Walker Welch

WCA Quality Assurance Committee
* Jacob Ambrose
* Saeed Mostafavi Layegh

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 Lauren Clement on

The WCA Board of Directors are looking for an organization team to host South American Championship 2018!

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

If you are interested, then send your application documents to Pedro Santos Guimarães at pedrosino@gmail.com. The application period ends on December 31st, 2017.

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Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Max Park won the Skillcon 2017 with an average of 7.35 seconds. Seung Hyuk Nahm (남승혁) finished second (7.73) and SungIn Park finished third (7.75).

Asian records: Seung Hyuk Nahm (남승혁) 3x3x3 One-Handed 11.26 (average).

North American records: Max Park 5x5x5 Cube 46.20 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:27.54 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:28.71 (average).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Cornelius Dieckmann won the Italian Championship 2017 with an average of 7.66 seconds. Bence Barát finished second (9.85) and Mattia Furlan finished third (9.91).

European records: Mattia Furlan 7x7x7 Cube 2:18.38 (single).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Richard Delacoste won the Swiss Nationals 2017 with an average of 8.33 seconds. Robin Tschümperlin finished second (8.89) and Valentin Hoffmann finished third (9.57).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Jayden McNeill won the New Zealand Nationals 2017 with an average of 7.98 seconds. Biyuan Chen finished second (10.03) and Mukund Karthik finished third (10.16).

Oceanian records: Jack Cai 3x3x3 Blindfolded 23.56 (average), Tom Nelson 4x4x4 Blindfolded 2:22.67 (single).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Jakub Kipa won the CFL Santa Claus Cube Race 2017 with an average of 8.43 seconds. Jonatan Kłosko finished second (8.69) and Maciej Czapiewski finished third (9.02).

World records: Wojciech Knott Clock 5.20 (average), Łukasz Burliga Skewb 2.03 (average).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Mats Valk won the Marathon Open 2017 with an average of 7.24 seconds. Antonie Paterakis finished second (7.46) and Reinier Schippers finished third (8.40).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Matty Hiroto Inaba won the Japan Open 2017 with an average of 7.94 seconds. Tomoya Firman finished second (8.19) and Jiayu Wang (王佳宇) finished third (8.47).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Wong Chong Wen won the Batam Rainy Speedcubing 2017 with an average of 10.41 seconds. Ivan Lew Yi Wen finished second (11.04) and William Gan Wei Ren (颜伟仁) finished third (12.30).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Roger Lightbody III won the Cubing with the Viking 2017 with an average of 9.88 seconds. Nipun Kisari finished second (9.94) and Daniel Gutierrez finished third (9.99).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Results of the U.R.A. Blind Open 2017 are now available.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Frankfurt Cube Days 2018 will take place on February 10 - 11, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Check out the Frankfurt Cube Days 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The Spokane Winter 2018 will take place on February 3, 2018 in Spokane, Washington, United States. Check out the Spokane Winter 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Justin John Navarro won the Davao Year End Open 2017 with an average of 9.38 seconds. Daryll Ben Relatorres finished second (10.01) and Yestin John Epa finished third (11.36).

Announced by Olivér Perge on

The Howdy Partner 2018 will take place on February 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas, United States. Check out the Howdy Partner 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Olivér Perge on

The Chambéry Cube 2018 will take place on January 20 - 21, 2018 in Chambéry, France. Check out the Chambéry Cube 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Artem Yashkov won the Saratov Winter Open 2017 with an average of 10.41 seconds. Nikolay Masson finished second (10.94) and Rodion Sekerin finished third (13.06).

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The South Enough 2018 will take place on January 13, 2018 in Santa Cruz, California, United States. Check out the South Enough 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Ha Noi Championship 2018 will take place on January 28, 2018 in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Check out the Ha Noi Championship 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Santa Tecla Cubo Desafio 2018 will take place on January 21, 2018 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. Check out the Santa Tecla Cubo Desafio 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The Shaastra Cube Open 2018 will take place on January 6 - 7, 2018 in Chennai, India. Check out the Shaastra Cube Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Olivér Perge on

The Bekubes Open 2018 will take place on March 24 - 25, 2018 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Check out the Bekubes Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Olivér Perge on

The MathSoc Open 2018 will take place on January 27 - 28, 2018 in New Delhi, India. Check out the MathSoc Open 2018 website for more information and registration.