We are happy to announce that we have four new Committee/Team Leaders.
Hippolyte Moreau will lead the new WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) and Gregor Billing will lead the new WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC).
Lauren Clement will replace Linus Frész as the leader of WCA Communication Team (WCT) and Lorenzo Vigani Poli will replace Daniel Sheppard as the leader of the WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC). Both Lauren and Lorenzo were already working as a member of their respective committees.
In total we received 17 applications for the 4 positions. We appreciated the high turnout and the quality of the applications.
All new leaders were selected by the Board and approved in a voting among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following our Motion about WCA Committees and Teams.
We thank Linus and Daniel for the great work they have done for the WCA, and wish the new leaders best of luck in fulfilling their new duties.
The new Leaders will be promoted immediately. The candidacy documents of those applicants willing to make them public can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.
Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol,
on behalf of the WCA Board of Directors
List of the other candidates who applied:
WCA Communication Team
* Hari Anirudh
* Joshua Beck
* Rui Reis
WCA Disciplinary Committee
* Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
* Claudio Gonzalez
* Sammy Tawakkol
WCA Ethics Committee
* Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
* Callum Goodyear
* Richard Patterson
* Ron van Bruchem
* Walker Welch
WCA Quality Assurance Committee
* Jacob Ambrose
* Saeed Mostafavi Layegh
The WCA Board of Directors are looking for an organization team to host South American Championship 2018!
Please discuss with the delegates in your country whether this is something you are willing and able to pursue. Organizing a competition of this size takes a significant amount of time and effort before and during the competition.
If you are interested, then send your application documents to Pedro Santos Guimarães at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application period ends on December 31st, 2017.
Asian records: Seung Hyuk Nahm (남승혁) 3x3x3 One-Handed 11.26 (average).
North American records: Max Park 5x5x5 Cube 46.20 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:27.54 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:28.71 (average).
Oceanian records: Jack Cai 3x3x3 Blindfolded 23.56 (average), Tom Nelson 4x4x4 Blindfolded 2:22.67 (single).
Results of the U.R.A. Blind Open 2017 are now available.