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).
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
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).
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
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.