We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Henrik Buus Aagard will become the Leader of the WCA Competition Announcement Team (WCAT).
Henrik 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 Henrik the best of luck in fulfilling his new duty!
The new Leader will be promoted immediately. Henrik Buus Aagard was among the five applicants we had and his candidacy document (and the others) can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.
List of the other candidates who applied:
- Jacob Ambrose
- Clément Cherblanc
- Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
- Sam Spendla
There will be an appointment of a new WCA Regulations Committee Leader, since Laura Ohrndorf recently stepped down as the Leader of the WCA Regulations Committee. We thank Laura for all her hard work leading this Committee for the past years!
Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 10 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 October 23rd, 2018, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dear WCA Community,
As most of you know Red Bull has created their own series of speedcubing competitions in 2018 without the involvement of the WCA.
Their series has finished for this year with their finals in Boston, but they will surely continue for future seasons too. Regarding the 2019 season, we are in talks with them about a possible cooperation between the two parties. So far nothing has been decided, the negotiations have not yet started, but we wanted to inform you that we are in communication with Red Bull right now.
We are informing you that the winning candidate to host the WCA World Championship 2019 is Melbourne, Australia!
We believe that their plan was the strongest among the four candidates and that their team will lead to a successful championship next year.
Thank you to the applicants from Brest, Belarus and Beijing/Guangzhou, China for their submissions. You can view all of the application documents here.