Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Feliks Zemdegs won the Latin America Cubing Tour - Cochabamba 2017 with an average of 6.45 seconds. Antoine Cantin finished second (8.44) and Jayden McNeill finished third (8.83).

World records: Feliks Zemdegs 7x7x7 Cube 2:18.96 (average).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs Rubik's Cube 6.45 (average), 4x4x4 Cube 25.81 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 2:16.32 (single).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Anders Larsson Memorial 2017 will take place on September 17, 2017 in Sundbyberg, Sweden. Check out the Anders Larsson Memorial 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The SNZ Northern 2017 will take place on July 23, 2017 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Check out the SNZ Northern 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Linus Fresz on

Dear WCA Community,

With this message, we inform you on a change regarding the countries that the WCA recognizes. This change may affect some of you who are currently registered for these countries.

In the current situation, the WCA uses a list that is maintained on a public Wikipedia page, extended with some sovereign areas. There are many inconsistencies on this list: some countries are just states or provinces of another country, some areas are countries but were never accepted as countries because of local geopolitical reasons.
In the new situation, the WCA uses a list called the “WCA List of Recognized Countries”. This new list is based on the UN charter and defines all countries that are eligible to be represented by a competitor in WCA competitions. This change also involves an update of the relevant regulations, so that inconsistencies between the Regulations and the recognized countries will be resolved.

A significant number of countries on the previous list were not officially recognized countries and some territories were equivalent but treated differently. This leads to changes for some of our community members. These changes affect competitors from Aruba (now part of the Netherlands) and Puerto Rico (now part of the United States). Unfortunately, all former National Records of Aruba and Puerto Rico will not be recognized anymore.

Some countries were renamed:

  • "Korea" was changed to "Republic of Korea",
  • "North Korea" was changed to "Democratic People’s Republic of Korea",
  • "Macao" was changed to "Macau" and
  • "Palestinian Territories" was changed to "Palestine".

If you are affected by this and would like to get more information, please contact the WCA Communication Team via communication@worldcubeassociation.org and we will give you a bit more detail behind the changes.

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Martin Vædele Egdal won the Kvissel Open 2017 with an average of 8.26 seconds. Daniel Vædele Egdal finished second (10.59) and Jakob Gunnarsson finished third (10.60).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Matheus Barbosa de Miranda won the Brasileiro 2017 with an average of 8.70 seconds. Pedro Henrique da Silva Roque finished second (8.73) and Antonio Gabriel Freitas da Silva finished third (9.88).

South American records: Pedro Henrique da Silva Roque 4x4x4 Cube 30.84 (average).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The South Cube Open 2017 will take place on July 15, 2017 in Loja, Ecuador. Check out the South Cube Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Jacob Hutnyk won the Vancouver Open Summer 2017 with an average of 8.88 seconds. Ethan Rusnak finished second (9.50) and Kevin Hays finished third (9.74).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Hunor Mogyorósi won the Andritz Humenné Open 2017 with an average of 8.53 seconds. Tomáš Zatroch finished second (9.99) and Vilius Ribinskas finished third (10.71).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

Clément Cherblanc won the Plentzia Open 2017 with an average of 10.95 seconds. Eder Olivencia Gonzalez finished second (11.00) and Daniel Gracia Ortiz finished third (11.86).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

Bill Wang won the Newmarket Open 2017 with an average of 7.66 seconds. Phillip Lewicki finished second (8.24) and Jonathan Esparaz finished third (8.56).

World records: Benjamin Kyle Pyraminx 1.28 (single).

Announced by Ron van Bruchem on

The Gujarat Cube Days 2017 will take place on July 22 - 23, 2017 in Anand, Gujarat, India. Check out the Gujarat Cube Days 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Results of the Singapore Special 2017 are now available.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Mulun Yin (阴目仑) won the Chaozhou Open 2017 with an average of 8.56 seconds. Weixing Zhang (张炜星) finished second (9.55) and Bo Wang (王擘) finished third (10.07).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Kevin Hays won the SnoCo Cubing Summer 2017 with an average of 9.39 seconds. Ben Yu (虞润川) finished second (9.62) and Anthony Brooks finished third (10.06).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Mulun Yin (阴目仑) won the Maoming Open 2017 with an average of 7.60 seconds. Xingyu Chen (陈星宇) finished second (9.95) and Ruikang Lu (陆瑞康) finished third (10.52).

Announced by Rafael Werneck de Andrade Cinoto on

Vincent Wong won the Sydney Winter 2017 with an average of 9.17 seconds. Kirt Protacio finished second (9.32) and Jody Jones finished third (10.44).

Oceanian records: Jack Cai 3x3x3 Blindfolded 25.16 (single), 3x3x3 Blindfolded 26.67 (average).

Announced by Chris Hardwick on

The Mijas Open 2017 will take place on November 11 - 12, 2017 in Mijas, Málaga, Spain. Check out the Mijas Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Da Nang City Open 2017 will take place on July 30, 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam. Check out the Da Nang City Open 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Weas México 2017 will take place on August 5 - 6, 2017 in Ciudad de México, Mexico. Check out the Weas México 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Rafael Werneck de Andrade Cinoto on

Patrick Ponce won the Hudson Valley Spring 2017 with an average of 7.41 seconds. Eva Kato finished second (9.23) and Daniel Rose-Levine finished third (9.24).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

Łukasz Burliga won the Speed Days Kraśnik 2017 with an average of 8.69 seconds. Jakub Kipa finished second (9.01) and Piotr Tokarski finished third (9.29).

Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Artem Yashkov won the Welcome to Saratov 2017 with an average of 9.09 seconds. Ilya Tsiareshka finished second (12.51) and Nikolay Mityakin finished third (13.38).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Perth Winter 2017 will take place on July 22, 2017 in Perth, Australia. Check out the Perth Winter 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Muhammad Hariz Bin Azizan won the Foon Yew Open 2017 with an average of 9.19 seconds. Jonathan Chng finished second (9.48) and Thada Phuenghua (ธาดา พึ่งฮั้ว) finished third (9.72).