The WCA Results Team (WRT) is looking for new devoted and trustworthy team members!
Do you like numbers? Are you the type of person quickly spotting typos or inconsistencies in restaurant menus that others miss? Does it drive you crazy when people lack precision with data? If yes, then you might be a very good fit for the WRT!
The qualities that you should bring to become a WRT member include:
- You must be very responsive and be willing to work on WRT tasks regularly.
- You should have a good sense of detail and you must be able to handle data precisely and consciously.
- Since the WRT operates on the WCA results database, you have to be a very trustworthy and reliable member of the WCA community. Ideally, you are already a WCA staff member or you have a recommendation from one.
- You should have a basic understanding of what a (relational) database is.
- Existing experience with SQL (MySQL) and programming are beneficial, but not strictly mandatory.
Dear WCA Community,
We had another successful year of cubing and developing the WCA as an organization in 2019! We would like to take this moment to share the highlights of what we have accomplished this year with all of your help.
WCA competitions were introduced to eight new countries and there were over 27,750 new people who competed officially for the first time. This year, our competitors broke barriers and achieved 61 world records, 205 continental records, and 3,760 national records.
TNoodle-WCA-0.15.1 is now available on the Scrambles page.
Changes since the previous version:
Please remember that official competitions must use a current version of the official scramble program. This is always available from:
The Board of Directors would like to receive applications for WCA World Championship 2021.
Please discuss with the Delegates in your country whether this is something you are willing and able to pursue. Bear in mind that organizing a competition of this size takes a significant amount of time and effort before and during the competition.
If you are interested, send your application documents privately to email@example.com between 00:00 UTC of January 1st, 2020 and 23:59 UTC of June 30th, 2020. Documents must be sent in PDF format in two versions: one full version with all the details for the application, and another version with sensitive details - if any - removed to make public.
Dear WCA Community,
The WRC would like to inform you about the versions of the WCA Regulations and Guidelines, which are going into effect January 1, 2020.
You can review all changes in this comparison on GitHub. You can click on “Files changed” to see the complete files of the Regulation and Guidelines, where all changes and additions are marked green and removals are red.
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.
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.
Dear WCA Community,
Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the month of November 2019.
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:
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.
On behalf of the Regulations Committee
Dear WCA Community,
Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the month of October 2019.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
- Very good knowledge of the Regulations
- Practical thinking
- Collaboration skills
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.
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.
We are happy to announce that we have two new Senior Delegates:
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:
You can learn more about the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup and their qualifiers here.
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.
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.
We're pleased to announce a new feature on the WCA website: bookmarking competitions.