Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Lin Chen (陈霖) won the Qingdao Open 2012 with an average of 11.45 seconds. Fubo Wang (王富博) finished second (12.52) and Dongshuai Lin (林董帅) finished third (12.74).

World records: Lin Chen (陈霖) 7x7 Cube 3:05.80 (single) 3:13.56 (average).

Asian records: Lin Chen (陈霖) 6x6 Cube 2:03.81 (single) 2:08.20 (average).

The Battle of Appalachia 2012 will take place on September 15, 2012 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA. Check out the Battle of Appalachia 2012 website for more information and registration.

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The Milan Blind Day 2012 will take place on October 6-7, 2012 in Milan, Italy. Check out the Milan Blind Day 2012 website for more information and registration.

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The Latvian Open 2012 will take place on September 22-23, 2012 in Riga, Latvia. Check out the Latvian Open 2012 website for more information and registration.

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Rowe Hessler won the Jersey Shore Open 2012 with an average of 9.58 seconds. Dan Cohen finished second (12.22) and Andy Smith finished third (12.50).

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David Remolina Amórtegui won the Independencia 2012 with an average of 12.32 seconds. José Leonardo Chaparro Prieto finished second (13.53) and Juan Camilo Vargas Quintero finished third (15.98).

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Ivan Vynnyk (Іван Винник) won the Podolian Open 2012 with an average of 10.04 seconds. Sergey Ryabko finished second (12.25) and Alexander Eryomin finished third (12.61).

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Nguyễn Minh Luật won the Ho Chi Minh Open 2012 with an average of 13.80 seconds. Tu Nghi Phan finished second (13.91) and Ha Chan Uy finished third (14.07).

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Milán Baticz won the Bosnia and Herzegovina Open 2012 with an average of 10.49 seconds. Bence Barát finished second (11.58) and Matic Omulec finished third (11.64).

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Massimiliano Iovane won the Beneventum Open 2012 with an average of 10.25 seconds. Paolo Moriello finished second (10.53) and Stefano Bevacqua finished third (11.28).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Leong Wing Sik won the Taylor's Cube Open 2012 with an average of 11.11 seconds. Amos Tay Swee Hui finished second (11.30) and Jonathan Tan Wei Xiat finished third (11.62).

Announced by Ron van Bruchem on

Dear members of our community,

The WCA Board has appointed Tim Reynolds and Sébastien Auroux as members of the WCA Board.

Tim Reynolds, from Boston (USA) has been a member of WCA since 2005 and is an active competition organiser and WCA delegate. Tim made important
contributions to WCA as a member of the Results team.
Sébastien Auroux, from Aachen (Germany) has been a member of WCA since 2008 and is an active competition organiser and WCA delegate. Sébastien
contributed to WCA as part of the WCA Regulations Committee and by developing WCA in Germany.

In the WCA Board Tim will be responsible for the daily operations of the website and the Results team.
Sébastien will be responsible for the WCA Regulations and the follow-up on alleged violations of the regulations.

WCA Board is also evaluating candidates from Asia for a position in the board.

We wish Tim and Sébastien good luck in their new positions to represent our community and further develop WCA.

Cube regards,

Tyson Mao and Ron van Bruchem
Co-chairmen of WCA

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The Munich Open 2012 will take place on October 6-7, 2012 in München, Germany. Check out the Munich Open 2012 website for more information and registration.

The Levittown Open 2012 will take place on December 1, 2012 in Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA. Check out the Levittown Open 2012 website for more information and registration.

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The Australian Nationals 2012 will take place on September 1-2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Check out the Australian Nationals 2012 website for more information and registration.

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The Schleswig-Holstein Open 2012 will take place on September 22-23, 2012 in Stubbendorf, Germany. Check out the Schleswig-Holstein Open 2012 website for more information and registration.

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The Swedish Championship 2012 will take place on October 6-7, 2012 in Vårgårda, Sweden. Check out the Swedish Championship 2012 website for more information and registration.

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Gabriel Dechichi Barbar won the SESC Santos 2012 with an average of 10.39 seconds. Pedro Henrique Da Silva Roque finished second (11.30) and Alexandre Key Wakate Teruya finished third (11.45).

South American records: Gabriel Dechichi Barbar Rubik's Cube One-handed 16.20 (average), Eric Fernandes Monteiro 7x7 Cube 4:13.86 (single) 4:16.52 (average).

Announced by Tyson Mao (毛台勝) on

The Aracaju Open 2012 will take place on September 22-23, 2012 in Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil. Check out the Aracaju Open 2012 website for more information and registration.

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The Oslo Fall 2012 will take place on September 23, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. Check out the Oslo Fall 2012 website for more information and registration.

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Yu Nakajima (中島悠) won the Shanghai Summer 2012 with an average of 9.57 seconds. Zhouheng Sun (孙舟横) finished second (10.00) and Tao Yu (喻韬) finished third (10.18).

World records: Lin Chen (陈霖) 7x7 Cube 3:10.71 (single) 3:18.35 (average).

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Morten Arborg won the Vårgårda Open 2012 with an average of 10.02 seconds. Simon Westlund finished second (10.87) and Daniel Gloppestad Bajer finished third (11.56).

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The Basauri Open 2012 will take place on September 22-23, 2012 in Basauri (Bilbao), Spain. Check out the Basauri Open 2012 website for more information and registration.

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Stefan Huber won the GEL Open 2012 with an average of 11.28 seconds. Pablo Grasböck finished second (12.46) and Brúnó Bereczki finished third (12.70).

Tim Reynolds won the Raleigh Open 2012 with an average of 12.69 seconds. Evan Liu finished second (13.57) and Jonathan Cookmeyer finished third (14.36).

North American records: Jonathan Cookmeyer Megaminx 52.18 (single).