Announced by Rui Reis on

The WCA Competition Announcement Team (WCAT) is seeking new members to help them with their mission! Applications are open to everyone and community members not currently holding a WCA position are encouraged to apply.

The daily tasks of a WCAT member include:

  • Reviewing and announcing competition submissions with accuracy and correctness.

  • Handling change requests to competitions.

  • Debating and voting with the rest of the Team.

The official rights and duties of the WCAT are documented in WCA Motion 10.2019.1.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Daniel Vædele Egdal will become the new Leader of the WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC). Daniel was already working as a member of the WQAC.

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Announced by Lorenzo Vigani Poli on

Dear WCA Community,

Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the month of November 2019.

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Announced by Lucas Garron on

Dear WCA Community,

After a full year of feedback and review, the WRC and the WCA Board have come to the conclusion that 3x3x3 with Feet should be removed from the list of official WCA events as previously planned, on January 1, 2020. Although it is clear that some people will be significantly impacted, there has not been a significant change in participation in the event throughout 2019. 3x3x3 with Feet remains the least popular speedsolving event by a significant margin, and concerns from organizers about hygiene and logistics remain.

We know that this outcome is disappointing for many community members, and understand the frustration that removing an event from the official list will have a significant impact on its popularity. However, any competition is still welcome to hold it as an unofficial event, and organizers may allow competitors with medical considerations to compete using feet during 3x3x3 Speed Solving. (See Guideline 5b+ and Regulation 2s.)

We also welcome suggestions to bridge the gap between unofficial and official events. For example:

  • Making it easy to sign up for unofficial events during official registration.
  • Having a standard place for unofficial results from WCA competitions.

We would also like to take this time to apologize for the flaws in the process used for this decision. We have learned greatly from the community's feedback, and will prioritize a clear and transparent process for event changes in the future.

Lucas Garron
WRC leader
On behalf of the Regulations Committee

Announced by Lorenzo Vigani Poli on

Dear WCA Community,

Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the month of October 2019.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC) is seeking new members to help them with their mission! Applications are open to everyone and community members not currently holding a WCA position are encouraged to apply.

What does the WQAC do?
The WQAC is responsible for developing and ensuring quality standards within the WCA. This includes producing educational material for the WCA Community and ensuring that Staff Members throughout the organization maintain the required skills for their positions. The WQAC will be highly involved in the work that WCA Delegates perform and will look into quality concerns in various communities.

The official rights and duties of the WQAC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2019.4.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Competitions Announcements Team (WCAT) Leader, as Henrik Buus Aagaard has resigned. We would like to thank Henrik for the work he has done leading the team. The WCAT is an Advisory Committee of the WCA which is responsible for approving and announcing WCA competitions.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 8 hours per week on average to work for the Team. The qualities expected of candidates are:
- Strong leadership skills
- Attention to detail
- Very good knowledge of the WCRP
- Excellent communication skills

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Announced by Rui Reis on

With the terms of Board Members Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol and Bob Burton coming to an end, an anonymous election took place on November 9th, 2019. The election was done according to the WCA Motion: Election of Directors.

The Board received the applications of:

  • Bob Burton
  • Henrik Buus Aagaard

We are happy to announce that the election was successful and that both Bob Burton and Henrik Buus Aagaard were respectively re-elected and elected members of the WCA Board of Directors.

We want to thank Alberto for the all the things he has done for the WCA. We wish him all the best in his future activities!

These changes have become effective immediately.

Henrik’s and Bob’s applications can be viewed here.

Announced by Rui Reis on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Senior Delegate for Oceania - Edward Hollingdale. We would like to thank Tim McMahon for his service as Senior Delegate for the region.

Edward was selected by the WCA Board by voting among them, following Section 4 of our Motion about Senior Delegates.

We wish Edward Hollingdale the best of luck in fulfilling his new duties. His term as Senior Delegate begins today (Nov 1, 2019).

The application document of Edward can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

Announced by Rui Reis on

Dear Community,

The WCA has recently partnered with Guinness World Records (GWR) in order to acknowledge WCA World Records as Guinness World Records! You can see the page for cubing records on the GWR website here and the page of the partnership with the WCA here.

When a new WR happens, the WCA Communication Team will contact the record breaker for them to obtain an official certificate and the GWR website will be updated.

We are really happy about this collaboration and look forward to the many records that will be broken in the future!

Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCT is seeking new members to help with graphics design for social media posts and other projects!

The application is open to all WCA members. You do not have to hold a current position to be considered. This position is directed to those with graphic design experience and duties once on the team will mainly focus on that type of work.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC) Leader, as Gregor Billing has resigned. We would like to thank Gregor Billing for the work he has done leading the committee. The WQAC has the role of supporting and promoting continuous quality improvement within the WCA. They apply quality standards worldwide to ensure consistent high quality of processes for WCA Staff, Regional Organizations, Competition Organizers, and Competition Staff.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 6 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:
- Attention to detail
- Accuracy
- Very good knowledge of the Regulations
- Practical thinking
- Collaboration skills

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Announced by Lorenzo Vigani Poli on

Dear WCA Community,

Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the months of August and September 2019.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Team Leader. Philippe Virouleau will become the new Leader of the WCA Software Team (WST). Philippe was already working as a member of the WST.

Philippe was selected by the WCA Board and approved in a vote among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion 10.2019.0 about WCA Committees and Teams.

We thank Jeremy Fleischman for the work he has done for the WST, and wish Philippe best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The new Leader will be promoted immediately. Philippe was the only applicant and his candidacy document can be found here.

Announced by Lauren Clement on

We are happy to announce that we have two new Senior Delegates:

  • Leow Yi Jun - Asia Southeast
  • Serhii Koksharov - Central Eurasia

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

As informed earlier by the WCA Board, the WCA and Red Bull Mind Gamers have decided to partner together to host joint events in China, Mexico, and Spain this season. The competitions will take place as follows:

  1. Madrid, Spain - UPM Open 2019 - Red Bull Qualifier
  2. Shanghai, China - Shanghai Open 2019 - Red Bull Qualifier
  3. Edo. México, Mexico - Misión México 2019 - Red Bull Qualifier

You can learn more about the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup and their qualifiers here.

Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC) is seeking new members to help them with their mission! Applications are open to everyone and community members not currently holding a WCA position are encouraged to apply.

What does the WDC do?
- Advises the WCA Board in special cases, like alleged violations of WCA Regulations
- May be contacted by WCA members in case of important personal matters regarding WCA competitions.

If you want to get more insight about the work of the Committee, you can check the Disciplinary Log on the WCA website. Suspensions and other Sanctions are defined in Motion 15.2019.1. The official rights and duties of the WDC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2019.2.

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Announced by Mikela Elleby Jørgensen on

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winning candidates to host the upcoming continental championships in 2020:

WCA Asian Championship 2020 will be held on August 27-30, 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
WCA European Championship 2020 will be held on July 16-19, 2020 in Almere, Netherlands.
WCA North American Championship 2020 will be held on June 25-28, 2020 in Toronto, Canada.

All dates and locations are tentative until the competitions are announced on the WCA website.

The decision for WCA Oceanian Championship 2020 has been deferred.

There were no applications for continental championships in Africa or South America and thus no continental championships will be held in these continents in 2020.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

We're pleased to announce a new feature on the WCA website: bookmarking competitions.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) is seeking new members to help them with their mission! The applications are open to everyone; it’s not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be considered.

What does the WEC do?
- Maintaining and updating the Code of Ethics.
- Ensures that all procedures followed by WCA Staff abide by the Code of Ethics.
- Performs independent investigations if any WCA Staff member is not compliant with said Code of Ethics.
- Confidant for Registered Speedcubers that request investigations.
- Functions as the board of appeal if any involved party disagrees with a decision made by the WCA Disciplinary Committee.

The official rights and duties of the WEC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2019.3.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Callum Goodyear will become the new Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee (WEC). Callum was already working as a member of the WEC.

Callum was selected by the WCA Board and was approved in a vote among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion 10.2019.0 about WCA Committees and Teams.

We thank Walker Welch for the work he has done for the WEC, and wish Callum Goodyear best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The new Leader will be promoted immediately. Callum was among two applicants we had and both candidacy documents can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

Announced by Lorenzo Vigani Poli on

Dear WCA Community,

Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the month of July 2019.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Software Team Leader (WST), as Jeremy Fleischman’s term expires on October 1, 2019. We would like to thank Jeremy for the work he has done leading the Team. The WST is responsible for managing the WCA's software which includes the website, scramblers, workbooks, and admin tools.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 10 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:
- Strong technical expertise
- Good communication
- Problem solving skills
- Goal-oriented
- Project management experience

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until September 6th, 2019, 23:59 UTC privately to the Bob Burton (rburton@worldcubeassociation.org).

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Announced by Mikela Elleby Jørgensen on

Application submissions are now closed for Continental Championships 2020. Thank you to all who submitted their offers! The cities listed were submitted and will be selected by the Board of Directors.

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Announced by Alexandre Henrique Afonso Campos on

When TNoodle-WCA-0.15.0 was released, we announced that TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 would briefly remain an officially permitted version. Since almost 2 weeks has passed, TNoodle-WCA-0.14.0 is now officially retired, leaving TNoodle-WCA-0.15.0 as the only official scramble program.

Please see last week's TNoodle-WCA-0.15.0 announcement for details.

Please remember that official competitions must use a current version of the official scramble program. This is always available from:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/scrambles/