Announced by Ron van Bruchem on

The Cologne Open 2010 will take place on June 12-13, 2010 in Rösrath, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Check out the Cologne Open 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The UK Nationals 2010 will take place on June 5, 2010 in Bristol, United Kingdom. Check out the UK Nationals 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The Captain's Cove competition 2010 will take place on May 29, 2010 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Check out the Captain's Cove competition 2010 website for more information and registration.

Sergey Ryabko won the Russia Open 2010 with an average of 13.35 seconds. Sergey Shmakov finished second (14.65) and Alexei Kharin finished third (14.90).

Zhouheng Sun won the Nanjing Spring Open 2010 with an average of 13.17 seconds. Xiaobo Jin finished second (13.70) and Fubo Wang finished third (14.36).

World records: Yuxuan Wang Rubik's Magic 0.80 (average).

Dan Dzoan won the Berkeley Spring 2010 with an average of 12.32 seconds. Lucas Garron finished second (12.36) and Chris Dzoan finished third (12.62).

Henrik Buus Aagaard won the Skårup Spring 2010 with an average of 15.19 seconds. Holger Stadel Borum finished second (17.47) and Oscar Roth Andersen finished third (18.31).

World records: Oscar Roth Andersen Pyraminx 3.92 (average).

Riccardo Simone won the Milan BLD Day 2010 with an average of 14.03 seconds. Luojin Xu finished second (15.04) and Filippo Brancaleoni finished third (16.19).

Tomasz Zolnowski won the Grudziadz Open 2010 with an average of 10.78 seconds. Piotr Kózka finished second (12.04) and Adam Polkowski finished third (12.50).

European records: Piotr Michal Padlewski Square-1 15.04 (average).

Christopher Olson won the Iowa Open 2010 with an average of 14.62 seconds. Alex Bailey finished second (15.28) and Ken Yuan finished third (16.01).

Milán Baticz won the Slovenian Open 2010 with an average of 12.21 seconds. Bence Barát finished second (13.59) and Balázs Bernát finished third (13.68).

World records: Bálint Bodor Megaminx 49.71 (single) 56.62 (average).

Olivér Perge won the Athens Open 2010 with an average of 13.43 seconds. Christos Karasiotos finished second (18.84) and Polydoros Tzagkarakis finished third (22.76).

Announced by Ron van Bruchem on

The Henrik Laver Speedcubing Party 2010 will take place on May 23, 2010 in Svendborg, Denmark. Check out the Henrik Laver Speedcubing Party 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The Beijing Side Events Supplement 2010 will take place on May 23, 2010 in Beijing, China. Check out the Beijing Side Events Supplement 2010 website for more information and registration.

Anthony Brooks won the Oklahoma Open 2010 with an average of 12.66 seconds. Weston Mizumoto finished second (13.36) and David Woner finished third (13.60).

Announced by Tyson Mao (毛台勝) on

The Cuberos.cl Open 2010 will take place on May 22, 2010 in Santiago, Chile. Check out the Cuberos.cl Open 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The Stanford Spring 2010 will take place on May 23, 2010 in Stanford, California, USA. Check out the Stanford Spring 2010 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ron van Bruchem on

The Odense Open 2010 will take place on September 25-26, 2010 in Odense, Denmark. Check out the Odense Open 2010 website for more information and registration.

John Tamanas won the Baltimore Spring competition 2010 with an average of 11.46 seconds. Timothy Sun finished second (11.81) and Tim Reynolds finished third (12.49).

Willian Fidêncio won the Colégio Cidade Open 2010 with an average of 15.91 seconds. Renan Mondini Cerpe finished second (16.80) and Aryan Carlos Gomes Das Dores finished third (18.02).

Mats Valk won the German Open 2010 with an average of 10.47 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (11.64) and Shotaro Makisumi finished third (12.52).

The Battle of Lexington 2010 will take place on June 26, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Check out the Battle of Lexington 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The Cubing sa Tag-Init 2010 will take place on June 12, 2010 in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Check out the Cubing sa Tag-Init 2010 website for more information and registration.

The canadianCUBING CUBEcentric 2010 will take place on May 15, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Check out the canadianCUBING CUBEcentric 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The WCA Regulations 2010 are now final.

See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations for the new version.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations_history2010.html for all changes.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations2010new.html for the 2010 version with all changes marked.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/WCARegulations2010.pdf for the 2010 version in PDF.

All competitions starting today (April 14, 2010) must use this new version of the regulations.

Most important changes are:
= Preferred format for Megaminx is now 'Average of 5'.

Other changes for competitors:
= Stricter rules for timer malfunctions. Timer shows 0.01 - 0.05: extra attempt (unless intentional by competitor). Timer shows 0.06 or higher: DNF (unless reproducible malfunctioning).
= Puzzles with textures or painted colours are now accepted.
= Blindfolded: Competitors must bring their own blindfold.
= Fewest moves: Solutions maximum 80 moves and/or rotations.
= Magic: No practice solves on timer.

Other changes for competition organisers:
= WCA delegate is now responsible for providing the scrambles.
= Improved scramble programs.
= At least 25% of competitors must not proceed to round.

Thank you all for your feedback and contributions.
We did our best to cover all your feedback, but it is never possible to make everyone happy.
Feedback is always welcome in the WCA Forum.

Happy cubing,

Ron van Bruchem
World Cube Association