Announced by Lorenzo Vigani Poli on

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.

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Announced by Alexandre Henrique Afonso Campos on

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:

  • Better spacing on FMC cutout sheets.
  • Competitor can fill competition's name on FMC filling sheet.

Changes visible to staff members:

  • Since competitors can fill competition's name on the FMC filling sheet, you can reuse sheets across competitions (in case you got some left).
  • Prevent Multi-Blind from being set to 1 cube (prevent input mistakes).
  • Show a table with rounds and groups for each event when generating scrambles for a competition.
  • Option to print ordered scrambles matching the schedule.

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:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/scrambles/

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Philipp Weyer won WCA World Championship 2019 with an average of 6.74 seconds. Sean Patrick Villanueva finished second (6.78) and Sebastian Weyer finished third (6.81).

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).

Announced by Mikela Elleby Jørgensen on

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 (cwright@worldcubeassociation.org). Applications will be reviewed by the WFC leadership team.

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Announced by Rui Reis on

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:

  • Clear background
  • Trustworthiness
  • Independence
  • Accountability

The application period is opened for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until July 23rd, 2019, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

The Board of Directors would like to receive applications for WCA Continental Championships 2020 for the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Oceania
  • South America

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 board@worldcubeassociation.org 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.

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Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

Rocky Top 2019 will take place on December 7 - 8, 2019 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States. Check out the Rocky Top 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Suzane Coelho won II Open Carrancubos 2019 with an average of 12.12 seconds. Bruno Fonsêca Coelho Lima finished second (12.12) and Gabriel Bergue Campos Borges finished third (12.72).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Ben Baron won Israel Summer Open 2019 with an average of 8.32 seconds. Shlomo Ben Shalom finished second (9.54) and Roy Tamir finished third (10.56).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Kursk Open 2019 will take place on August 24 - 25, 2019 in Kursk, Russia. Check out the Kursk Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

SnoCo Fall 2019 will take place on November 16, 2019 in Everett, Washington, United States. Check out the SnoCo Fall 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

San Diego Summer 2019 will take place on August 31, 2019 in San Diego, California, United States. Check out the San Diego Summer 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Icelandic Nationals 2019 will take place on August 24 - 25, 2019 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Check out the Icelandic Nationals 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

CinemaCubing San Carlos 2019 will take place on August 25, 2019 in San Carlos, Cojedes, Venezuela, Venezuela. Check out the CinemaCubing San Carlos 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

Ukrainian Nationals 2019 will take place on August 23 - 25, 2019 in Lviv, Ukraine. Check out the Ukrainian Nationals 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Cendy Cahyo Rahmat on

Mikhail Kopylov (Михаил Копылов) won NSK Cubing Fest 2019 with an average of 9.18 seconds. Anton Nazarov (Антон Назаров) finished second (10.38) and Denis Gromov (Денис Громов) finished third (11.38).

Announced by Cendy Cahyo Rahmat on

Callum Hales-Jepp won FLIP Open 2019 with an average of 8.73 seconds. Abdelhak Kaddour finished second (9.54) and Noé Bourdon finished third (9.83).

Announced by Cendy Cahyo Rahmat on

Andreas Lambropoulos won Greensboro Summer 2019 with an average of 9.22 seconds. Michael Nielsen finished second (9.51) and Blake Thompson finished third (9.58).

Announced by Cendy Cahyo Rahmat on

Zixuan Yang (杨子轩) won Meizhou Open 2019 with an average of 8.43 seconds. Zibo Xu (徐子博) finished second (8.80) and Yuhuang Yang (杨宇煌) finished third (9.97).

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Mudd Fall 2019 will take place on October 5, 2019 in Claremont, California, United States. Check out the Mudd Fall 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Seraing Open 2019 will take place on October 26 - 27, 2019 in Seraing, Belgium. Check out the Seraing Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Evan Liu on

Javid Nabizade won ACA League II 2019 with an average of 10.08 seconds. Elmir Mirzəyev finished second (13.58) and Rüstəm Həsənov finished third (14.17).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Samuel Baird won PBQtah Sandy Summer 2019 with a single solve of 1:19.28 in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Preston Duke finished second (2:22.48) and Bradley Sampson finished third (3:00.11).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Sheng Cao (曹晟) won Heze Open 2019 with an average of 8.68 seconds. Zhi Li (李志) finished second (8.86) and Chengyang Song (宋成阳) finished third (8.93).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Mykyta Tytar (Микита Титарь) won CCC Qualification Voronezh 2019 with an average of 8.22 seconds. Andrey Che finished second (8.52) and Lev Golub (Лев Голуб) finished third (8.57).