Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCA Marketing Team (WMT) is seeking members in order to accomplish its mission.

The applications are open to everyone; it’s not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be considered. As the selection process of a Leader for the WMT has not been successful, the selection process will be conducted by the WCA Board of Directors as allowed per Section 5.3 of the WCA Bylaws.

What does the WMT do?
The WMT is an Advisory Committee of the WCA which is responsible for developing and managing the WCA Brand, seeking sponsorships, supporting the distribution of WCA Competition Gear, and marketing WCA Merchandise.

The qualities expected of candidates are:
- Marketing background
- Trustworthiness
- Social media knowledge
- Fluent English
- Communication skills

The rights and duties of the WMT can be seen in WCA Motion 10.2018.1.

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy document from now until September 9th, 2018, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

Candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:
- A brief personal introduction
- Summary of activities done for the WCA
- Ambitions as a member of the WCA Marketing Team

Upon reception it will be confirmed if documents are in good order or if there are deficiencies.

After the application period, the WCA Board will make their selections and the new members will be announced once candidates have accepted the positions.

Thank you for your candidacies and support!

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).

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 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 Cendy Cahyo Rahmat on

Nikolay Masson won the Crystal Open 2018 with an average of 10.49 seconds. Alexander Bashutkin finished second (11.88) and Kirill Litvinov finished third (12.16).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Nawaf Aldrees won the Ramli Mall Open 2018 with an average of 11.12 seconds. Husain Nasser Al-marhon finished second (13.15) and Ahamed Mohideen Maluk finished third (13.70).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Wuhan University Open 2018 will take place on September 22, 2018 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Check out the Wuhan University Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Evan Liu on

Leopoldo Andrés Ibarra Fuentes won the Los Ángeles Invierno 2018 with an average of 8.74 seconds. Felipe Medel finished second (9.12) and Rodrigo Cabezas finished third (9.16).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The DFW Cubing Fiesta September 2018 will take place on September 22, 2018 in Allen, Texas, United States. Check out the DFW Cubing Fiesta September 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Evan Liu on

Luigi Soriano won the Pennsylvania 2018 with an average of 8.65 seconds. Will Callan finished second (8.85) and Kymberlyn Calderon finished third (9.01).

North American records: Tanzer Balimtas‎ 3x3x3 Cube 4.64 (single).

Announced by Cendy Cahyo Rahmat on

Dmitry Kryuzban won the Ufa Open 2018 with an average of 10.07 seconds. Chingizkhan Mukhametdinov finished second (11.28) and Anton Orlovich finished third (12.21).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Holden Moritz won the Pueblo Open 2018 with an average of 9.83 seconds. Jack Ryan finished second (9.99) and Dylan Hughlett finished third (10.59).

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Matthew Shay won the Nisei Week 2018 with an average of 8.12 seconds. Nathan Soria finished second (9.49) and Isabella Corona finished third (9.64).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Moez Boussarsar won the AZCubing Summer 2018 with an average of 11.65 seconds. Dan Tran finished second (11.99) and Ivan Vanek finished third (12.85).

African records: Moez Boussarsar‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 10.87 (single), 3x3x3 One-Handed 16.15 (average).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Rami Sbahi won the Michigan 2018 with an average of 7.88 seconds. Luke Garrett finished second (8.13) and Drew Brads finished third (8.67).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Sky Cube La Paz 2018 will take place on October 14, 2018 in La Paz, Bolivia. Check out the Sky Cube La Paz 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Lauren Clement on

We regret to announce that we could not appoint a Team Leader for the WCA Marketing Team (WMT).

The WCA Board, Leaders, and Senior Delegates could not agree on a suitable applicant for the position so it will not be filled for now.

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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).

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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).

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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).