Announced by Linus Fresz on

Dear WCA Community,

The World Cube Association made the next step towards becoming a non-profit organization and formed a new committee: the WCA Financial Committee (WFC).
The WFC consist of the following members:
Treasurer: Chris Hardwick (US)
Committee members: Chris Wright (United Kingdom) and James Molloy (United Kingdom).

The team is currently building up and doing the necessary research to handle their designated tasks. Some software adjustments were made by the WCA Software Team to accommodate the needs of the new committee. The new email address is finance@worldcubeassociation.org, which is the default, public and official email address of the WCA Financial Committee.

The WFC is responsible for everything regarding finances within the WCA. This includes an annual budget proposal, managing finances and much more. To read about the WFC’s full description of responsibilities, please take a look at our By-Laws:

1. The WCA Financial Committee is an Advisory Committee of the WCA with the following rights and duties:
1.1. Creating an annual budget proposal for the WCA.
1.2 Managing the finances and accounts of the WCA in accordance with the approved annual budget proposal.
1.3 Paying invoices and taxes that are directed to the WCA, after procuration by the WCA Board of Directors.
1.4 Reporting and advising on a quarterly basis to the WCA Board of Directors on the finances of the WCA.
1.5 Reporting on a periodic basis to external organizations on the finances of the WCA, based on all applicable legal requirements.
1.6 Appointing and supporting financial auditors based on all applicable legal requirements.
2. The Leader of the WCA Financial Committee is the Treasurer of the WCA.

Best regards,
Linus Fresz, on behalf of the World Cube Association

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World records: Gianfranco Huanqui 3x3x3 Blindfolded 18.31 (single).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs 4x4x4 Cube 24.57 (average), Jayden McNeill Square-1 10.74 (average).

South American records: Fernando Lomazzi Square-1 7.91 (single), Gianfranco Huanqui 3x3x3 Blindfolded 23.95 (average), Pedro Alejandro Condo Tellez 5x5x5 Cube 59.10 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:50.95 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:54.82 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 2:27.94 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 2:38.58 (average).

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The August Bank Holiday Competition 2017 will take place on August 26 - 27, 2017 in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom. Check out the August Bank Holiday Competition 2017 website for more information and registration.

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The SSN Cube Open 2017 will take place on July 28 - 29, 2017 in Chennai, India. Check out the SSN Cube Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

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The Delhi Cube Splash 2017 will take place on July 30, 2017 in Delhi, India. Check out the Delhi Cube Splash 2017 website for more information and registration.

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Blake Thompson won the Michigan Cubing Club Gamma 2017 with an average of 8.09 seconds. Phillip Lewicki finished second (8.65) and Christopher Olson finished third (9.08).

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Dmitry Aniskin won the Ramenskoe Open 2017 with an average of 9.34 seconds. Alexey Zharikov finished second (9.72) and Dmitry Dergunov finished third (10.08).

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Mulun Yin (阴目仑) won the Beijing Open 2017 with an average of 8.27 seconds. Kaijun Lin (林恺俊) finished second (8.76) and Hang Li (李航) finished third (9.71).

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Carlos Méndez García-Barroso won the CVDB Open 2017 with an average of 8.39 seconds. Manuel Prieto de Antón finished second (11.72) and Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol finished third (12.10).

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The Swisscubing Cup Final 2017 will take place on August 19 - 20, 2017 in Liestal, Switzerland. Check out the Swisscubing Cup Final 2017 website for more information and registration.

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Sean Hartman won the Windsor Classic 2017 with an average of 10.86 seconds. Katie Hull finished second (10.87) and Jared Stinson finished third (11.04).

North American records: Raymond Goslow 3x3x3 With Feet 33.13 (average), Tommy Cherry 3x3x3 With Feet 28.50 (single).

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Michał Rzewuski won the DLS Czerwiec 2017 with an average of 7.69 seconds. Maciej Czapiewski finished second (8.06) and Igor Ośmiałowski finished third (8.41).

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The Twist and Shout Summer 2017 will take place on July 29 - 30, 2017 in Flen, Sweden. Check out the Twist and Shout Summer 2017 website for more information and registration.

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The Lluís Vives Open 2017 will take place on December 23, 2017 in Valencia, Spain. Check out the Lluís Vives Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

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The Manaus Plaza Open II 2017 will take place on October 21 - 22, 2017 in Manaus, AM, Brazil. Check out the Manaus Plaza Open II 2017 website for more information and registration.

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The Petoskey Cubing 2017 will take place on August 5, 2017 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA. Check out the Petoskey Cubing 2017 website for more information and registration.

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The Bicho Legal Open 2017 will take place on August 19 - 20, 2017 in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil. Check out the Bicho Legal Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

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World records: Feliks Zemdegs 4x4x4 Cube 19.36 (single).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs Rubik's Cube 6.45 (average), 4x4x4 Cube 25.01 (average).

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Feliks Zemdegs won the Latin America Cubing Tour - Montevideo 2017 with an average of 6.73 seconds. Jayden McNeill finished second (9.43) and Antoine Cantin finished third (9.54).

World records: Feliks Zemdegs 7x7x7 Cube 2:21.81 (average).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs 7x7x7 Cube 2:15.96 (single).

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The Zwolle Open 2017 will take place on August 19, 2017 in Zwolle, Netherlands. Check out the Zwolle Open 2017 website for more information and registration.