Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Max Park won the WCA Asian Championship 2018 with an average of 6.58 seconds. Seung Hyuk Nahm (남승혁) finished second (6.65) and Bill Wang finished third (6.98).

World records: Max Park‎ 5x5x5 Cube 42.36 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:13.82 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:17.10 (average).

Asian records: Makoto Takaoka (高岡誠)‎ Square-1 7.90 (average), Seung Hyuk Nahm (남승혁)‎ 5x5x5 Cube 41.12 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 45.77 (average), Wong Kin Lok (黃健樂)‎ 6x6x6 Cube 1:37.92 (average), Yi-Fan Wu (吳亦凡)‎ 6x6x6 Cube 1:28.72 (single).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs‎ 7x7x7 Cube 1:54.54 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 2:02.31 (average), Jack Cai‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 19.20 (single), Tomoya Firman‎ 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 25/27 54:50 (single).

North American records: Max Park‎ 3x3x3 Cube 4.65 (single).

Announced by Lauren Clement on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Walker Welch will become the new Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee (WEC). Walker was already working as a member of the WEC.

Walker 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 wish Walker the best of luck in fulfilling his new duties!

The new Leader will be promoted immediately. Walker Welch was one among five applicants for the position and all candidacy documents can be found here for anyone interested in viewing them.

List of the other candidates who applied:
- Joseph Blas
- Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
- Callum Goodyear
- Chris Krueger

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Feliks Zemdegs won the CubingUSA Nationals 2018 with an average of 6.28 seconds. Philipp Weyer finished second (6.95) and Max Park finished third (7.26).

World records: Daniel Karnaukh‎ Square-1 5.49 (single), Juan Pablo Huanqui‎ Megaminx 27.81 (single), Stanley Chapel‎ 5x5x5 Blindfolded 3:45.42 (single).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs‎ Megaminx 33.11 (single).

South American records: Juan Pablo Huanqui‎ Megaminx 32.33 (average).

Announced by Thaynara Santana de Oliveira on

The application period for WCA World Championship 2019 has ended. Thank you to everyone who submitted their application documents! Here are the list of the cities that applied:

Beijing or Guangzhou, China
Brest, Belarus
Melbourne, Australia

The selection team will be the Board members: Olivér Perge (process leader), Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol, and Bob Burton.

The selection process will consist of individual evaluations of the applications, interviews with the applicants, and finally a vote by the selection team. The goal is to come to an agreement about the winning applicant, so that we can proceed with confidence that the competition will be successful and a positive experience for all who attend.

Once the selection is finalized, another announcement will be made before the end of August.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

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

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Awesome Bruchsal Cubing 2018 will take place on November 17 - 18, 2018 in Bruchsal, Germany. Check out the Awesome Bruchsal Cubing 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Santa Cruz Spring Open 2018 will take place on September 29 - 30, 2018 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Check out the Santa Cruz Spring Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Jolo Endona won the CaMaNaVa Open 2018 with an average of 8.67 seconds. Brenton Angelo Lo Wong finished second (8.76) and Sean Patrick Villanueva finished third (8.83).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Akash Rupela won the Uzbekistan Open 2018 with an average of 9.61 seconds. Clément Cherblanc finished second (9.64) and Azizxon Mahkamov Bohodir o'g'li finished third (10.41).

Announced by Daniel James on

Siddhikant Mishra won the CubeHub 2.0 Open 2018 with an average of 10.90 seconds. Debanjan Poddar finished second (11.86) and Anunak Roy finished third (12.93).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Nguyễn Hùng Khánh won the Buon Me Thuot Cube Day 2018 with an average of 10.22 seconds. Nguyễn Hữu Thông finished second (11.64) and Nguyễn Huy Hoàng finished third (12.62).

Announced by Daniel James on

José Leonardo Chaparro Prieto won the Villavicencio Open II 2018 with an average of 11.82 seconds. Jhon Edison Yara Villalobos finished second (13.61) and Cristian David Rojas Reyes finished third (14.23).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Ujjawal Pabreja won the Speedcubing ESYA 2018 with an average of 8.03 seconds. Kunal Oak finished second (9.50) and Tanish Saxena finished third (9.83).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Mika Smulders won the Zwolle Open 2018 with an average of 8.27 seconds. Alwin Rölz finished second (9.15) and Francisco Hamlin finished third (9.50).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Christopher Chi won the It Better Be Solved NYC 2018 with a mean of 28.00 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Luigi Soriano finished second (28.33) and Min Yeong Choi finished third (29.67).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Vijay Kishore won the IIITDM Cube Open 2018 with an average of 9.84 seconds. Nitin Nathan finished second (10.44) and Sripad Sarma Katrapati finished third (10.92).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Quanzhou Open 2018 will take place on September 16, 2018 in Quanzhou, Fujian, China. Check out the Quanzhou Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Dongguan Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 will take place on September 22, 2018 in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. Check out the Dongguan Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Anaheim Fall 2018 will take place on September 15 - 16, 2018 in Anaheim, California, United States. Check out the Anaheim Fall 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Biratnagar Open 2018 will take place on September 15, 2018 in Biratnagar, Nepal. Check out the Biratnagar Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Pszczyna Open 2018 will take place on October 20, 2018 in Pszczyna, Poland. Check out the Pszczyna Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The SnoCo Fall 2018 will take place on November 17, 2018 in Everett, Washington, United States. Check out the SnoCo Fall 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Fleur-de-lis Fall 2018 will take place on November 17, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Check out the Fleur-de-lis Fall 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Dutch Open 2018 will take place on October 13 - 14, 2018 in Voorburg, Netherlands. Check out the Dutch Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Skillcon 2018 will take place on December 14 - 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Check out the Skillcon 2018 website for more information and registration.