Dear WCA Community,
Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the months of May and June 2019.
TNoodle-WCA-0.15.0 is now available on the Scrambles page
The following changes have been made, since the previous version:
Changes visible to the regular competitor:
Changes visible to staff members:
Upcoming competitions should use TNoodle-WCA-0.15.0 to generate new scrambles, when possible. However, since we have just a few changes that directly affect competitors, TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 will briefly remain an officially permitted version (competition scrambles for the coming week that have already been generated using TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 can still be used).
Please remember that official competitions must use a current version of the official scramble program. This is always available from:
World records: Andrew Huang Skewb 0.93 (single), Max Park 7x7x7 Cube 1:44.02 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 1:50.10 (average), Stanley Chapel 4x4x4 Blindfolded 1:08.07 (single), 4x4x4 Blindfolded 1:21.81 (average), 5x5x5 Blindfolded 2:38.77 (single).
African records: Timothy Lawrance 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 25 (single), 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 28.00 (average).
Asian records: Lim Hung 3x3x3 With Feet 17.10 (single), 3x3x3 With Feet 23.29 (average), Makoto Takaoka (高岡誠) Square-1 7.50 (average), Seung Hyuk Nahm (남승혁) 4x4x4 Cube 19.87 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 23.57 (average), 5x5x5 Cube 45.75 (average), 5x5x5 Cube 40.66 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 44.78 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:24.61 (single).
Oceanian records: David Epstein Square-1 8.68 (average), Tom Nelson 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 29/31 57:09 (single).
European records: Amos Nordman Megaminx 34.50 (average), Ciarán Beahan 5x5x5 Cube 38.96 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:27.23 (average), Martin Vædele Egdal 3x3x3 Blindfolded 21.52 (average), 3x3x3 Blindfolded 19.94 (average).
North American records: Max Hilliard 3x3x3 Blindfolded 16.23 (single).
South American records: Manuel Gutman 3x3x3 Blindfolded 20.81 (average), 5x5x5 Blindfolded 6:13.53 (single).
The WCA Financial Committee (WFC) is looking for two or three new members to add to its team. The applications are open to everyone; it’s not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be considered.
What does the WFC do?
- Determine the annual budget for the WCA including analysis and projections of competitor counts.
- Manage the dues system including invoicing and credit control.
- Complete tax and other regulatory compliance forms on behalf of the WCA.
- Manage the finances and cash flow of the WCA.
- Review applications for funding in accordance with the Equipment Funding and Travel Reimbursement policies.
- Other financial tasks requested by the WCA Board or in accordance with our Motions.
The official rights and duties of the WFC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2017.3.
Please submit your application by Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 23:59 UTC to the WCA Treasurer and Leader of the WCA Financial Committee, Chris Wright (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed by the WFC leadership team.
There will be an appointment of a new WCA Ethics Committee Leader, as Walker Welch recently stepped down as the Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee. We would like to thank Walker the work he has done leading the Committee. In the interim period, the WCA Board will lead the Committee.
Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 6 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:
The application period is opened for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until July 23rd, 2019, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Board of Directors would like to receive applications for WCA Continental Championships 2020 for the following regions:
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 email@example.com before 23:59 UTC of July 31st, 2019. 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.