The WRC invites the WCA Community to discuss and send feedback on a new draft version of the WCA Regulations for early 2019. This version is not final, and we welcome suggestions on any aspect of the set of changes.
If there are no major issues, we plan to send a final draft to the WCA Board for approval at the beginning of March. (See Motion 14.2019.1 for details about the process.)
The changes listed in this summary are publicly available at https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/posts/call-for-feedback-wca-regulations-2019-draft. You can review all individual changes in this comparison on GitHub. If you do not want to open all the individual changes, you can click on "Files changed" to see the full textual changes to the Regulations and Guidelines. All changes and additions are marked green and removals are red.
Round format changes:
Competition organization changes:
There will be an appointment of a new WCA Team Leader for the WCA Marketing Team (WMT), which has been led by the WCA Board since its creation. The WMT is an Advisory Committee of the WCA responsible for developing and managing the WCA Brand, seeking sponsorships, supporting the distribution of WCA Competition Gear, and marketing WCA Merchandise.
Our newly formed WCA Advisory Council (WAC) is looking for members to help with their mission!
What is the WAC and what do they do?
The biggest task of the WAC is to be an intermediary between the community and the WCA Staff - to give the community a voice when important topics are being discussed. The Community Representatives will be a vital part of that process. More information about the main functions of the WAC can be found here: WCA Motion 20.2019.01
The council will have 2 sub-teams - Community Representatives and WCA Representatives. This announcement is for Community Representatives, who will make up the majority of the council and will not be members of WCA Staff, meaning that anyone except WCA Staff can apply. If you have never held a formal position in the WCA before, this an exciting opportunity to contribute towards making the WCA even better!
We are happy to announce that we have a new Council Leader. Daniel Sheppard has been appointed as the Leader of the WCA Advisory Council (WAC).
Daniel was selected by the WCA Board, in accordance with Section 4.1 of our Motion 20.2019.0 about WCA Councils.
We wish Daniel the best of luck in fulfilling his new role!
Daniel Sheppard was among the three applicants who applied and his candidacy document (and the others) can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.