Announced by Lauren Clement on

Dear WCA Community,

There will be four appointments of new WCA Committee/Team Leaders. Daniel Sheppard and Linus Frész are stepping down as Leaders of the WCA Disciplinary Committee and the WCA Communication Team, respectively. Daniel and Linus have deployed great work as Leaders, and we want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication all this time.

The World Cube Association will also be adding two brand new Advisory Committees: the WCA Ethics Committee and the WCA Quality Assurance Committee. The Ethics Committee will have the role to ensure that all the procedures followed by the WCA Staff and External Staff abide by its Code of Ethics. Also, our large growing rate makes a Quality Assurance Committee necessary, with the role to support and promote continuous quality improvement within the WCA, as well as worldwide application of quality standards to ensure consistent high quality of processes, WCA Staff, Regional Organizations, Competition Organizers, and Competition Staff.

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Announced by Linus Frész on

Dear WCA Community,

Another anonymous election took place among the voting members of the WCA for director positions. We hereby inform you on the results and the corresponding changes in the WCA Board of Directors.

We are happy to announce that the WCA Board has two new members: Bob Burton and Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol, and Chris Hardwick is stepping down from being in the Board of Directors. We thank Chris for his work for the WCA and our community. He has served on the WCA Board since July 2016 and has put in a lot of time and effort to develop the WCA. He will still remain leader of the WCA Financial Committee and a WCA Delegate for Georgia, USA.

These changes have become effective starting November 9th, 2017.

All three candidates gave permission to publish their application documents which can be viewed here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/199Gr_MmpepvFwx36vVtpb_fnTnB-rfDR?usp=sharing

Announced by Lauren Clement on

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 pedrosino@gmail.com. The application period ends on December 31st, 2017.

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Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Dnepr Super Blind 2018 will take place on January 6 - 7, 2018 in Dnepr, Ukraine. Check out the Dnepr Super Blind 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Bob Burton on

The Cusco Speedcubing 2018 will take place on January 6, 2018 in Cusco, Peru. Check out the Cusco Speedcubing 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The Speedsolving Sakura 2017 will take place on December 17, 2017 in Huancayo, Peru. Check out the Speedsolving Sakura 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Timur Frolov won the Chak-chak cubing in Kazan 2017 with an average of 10.80 seconds. Erik Shakirov finished second (12.07) and Vladimir Vetkin finished third (12.20).

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Christmas Cube 2017 will take place on December 16 - 17, 2017 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Check out the Christmas Cube 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Michał Pleskowicz won the Musée suisse du jeu 2017 with an average of 7.89 seconds. Alexandre Carlier finished second (7.98) and Juliette Sébastien finished third (8.93).

European records: Michał Pleskowicz 3x3x3 One-Handed 11.30 (average).

Announced by Rafael Werneck de Andrade Cinoto on

Mattias Uvesten won the SSL 4 Mora 2017 with an average of 8.90 seconds. Daniel Wallin finished second (9.91) and Axel Aronsson finished third (10.12).

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The CFL Santa Claus Cube Race 2017 will take place on December 16 - 17, 2017 in Bełchatów, Poland. Check out the CFL Santa Claus Cube Race 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Bob Burton on

The Milan Saturday Open 2018 will take place on April 14, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Check out the Milan Saturday Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Ashwani Kumar Shivankar won the Raipur Cube Challenge 2.0 2017 with an average of 12.68 seconds. Sayantan Maity finished second (13.04) and Aditya Mishra finished third (13.33).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Emilio Eleodoro Ramírez Lahsen won the SCU Open 2017 with an average of 8.99 seconds. Felipe Medel finished second (9.57) and Alan Guillermo Crespo Bahamondes finished third (9.89).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Jendry Patrick Rimachi Dulanto won the RubIquitos 2017 with an average of 11.99 seconds. Jose Abanto Ortiz finished second (15.03) and Yuri Villanueva Alzamora finished third (15.25).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Udaan Rubik's Cube Open 2018 will take place on January 27 - 28, 2018 in Mumbai, India. Check out the Udaan Rubik's Cube Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Kyushu Open 2017 will take place on December 30, 2017 in Fukuoka, Japan. Check out the Kyushu Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Bob Burton on

The CEFET-MG UAI Bits Open 2017 will take place on December 16 - 17, 2017 in Belo Horizonte - MG, Brazil. Check out the CEFET-MG UAI Bits Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Bob Burton on

The Severna Park Showdown 2017 will take place on December 16, 2017 in Severna Park, Maryland, United States. Check out the Severna Park Showdown 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

David Remolina Amórtegui won the Rubik's Cube UPN 2017 with an average of 9.41 seconds. Michael Andres Castillo Lemus finished second (10.35) and Ramses Amaya finished third (10.66).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The Medellín Explora 2017 will take place on December 9 - 10, 2017 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. Check out the Medellín Explora 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Staš Zupanc won the Ljubljana Open 2017 with an average of 8.60 seconds. Bence Barát finished second (9.14) and Nejc Ian Čurman finished third (9.54).

European records: Mattia Furlan 6x6x6 Cube 1:32.71 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:34.81 (average).

Announced by Rafael Werneck de Andrade Cinoto on

Aryan Chhabra won the CubeHub Open 2017 with an average of 9.25 seconds. Akash Rupela finished second (11.09) and Jeremy Singson finished third (11.20).

Announced by Rafael Werneck de Andrade Cinoto on

Moses San Pascual won the Bicol Open 2017 with an average of 9.64 seconds. Zyx Orcine finished second (10.38) and Lariwell Llames Rodrigueza finished third (11.47).

Announced by Olivér Perge on

The Korean CWR Style 2017 will take place on December 30, 2017 in Daegu (대구), Korea. Check out the Korean CWR Style 2017 website for more information and registration.