Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

The Nelidovo Open 2013 will take place on March 29-31, 2013 in Nelidovo, Russia. Check out the Nelidovo Open 2013 website for more information and registration.

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The Rabbit And Turtle 2013 will take place on March 9, 2013 in Ichikawa, Japan. Check out the Rabbit And Turtle 2013 website for more information and registration.

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Anthony Brooks won the Houston Winter 2013 with an average of 10.61 seconds. Sumeet Agarwal finished second (12.65) and Alexander Laiche finished third (15.33).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Hello all,

The World Cube Association has released a new set of documents, effective January 1, 2013. All documents can be accessed via https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/.

The WCA Regulations go into effect immediately, and govern all official competitions sanctioned by the World Cube Association. The WCA Regulations are also supplemented by the WCA Guidelines. The Regulations should be considered a complete document, but the Guidelines contain additional clarifications and explanations.

The WCA has also added another scramble program to be used for official competitions; TNoodle can also be found at the link above.

Special thanks to:
- The WCA Board (Tyson Mao, Ron van Bruchem, Tim Reynolds, and Sébastien Auroux), Independent Advisory Committee (Anders Larsson), the WCA Delegates (too many to list) and members of the community for constructive feedback and review;
- Jeremy Fleischman, the point man and lead architect of the TNoodle Official WCA Scrambler project; and lastly,
- The entire WRC committee (Clément Gallet, Lucas Garron, Sébastien Auroux, Shelley Chang, and myself) for their their tireless efforts. Each of the members of the WRC spent an inordinate amount of time collecting data, reviewing Delegate and community feedback, and debating the merits of the WCA Regulations.

Happy New Year!

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James Hamory won the Antelope Valley Winter 2013 with an average of 10.30 seconds. Deven Nadudvari finished second (12.27) and Everett Kelly finished third (12.73).

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Ernesto Gutiérrez Cuba won the Campeonato Sudamericano 2013 with an average of 13.58 seconds. José Garrido finished second (14.08) and Marvin Castañeda Cruzado finished third (14.78).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

The Minx Open 2013 will take place on April 20-21, 2013 in Namur, Belgium. Check out the Minx Open 2013 website for more information and registration.

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The Velbert Open 2013 will take place on February 16-17, 2013 in Velbert, Germany. Check out the Velbert Open 2013 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Tyson Mao (毛台勝) on

The 100th Anniversary Meeting in Kyiv 2013 will take place on January 27, 2013 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Check out the 100th Anniversary Meeting in Kyiv 2013 website for more information and registration.

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The Kansai Open 2013 will take place on March 23-24, 2013 in Osaka, Japan. Check out the Kansai Open 2013 website for more information and registration.

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Kirt Protacio won the Canberra Summer 2013 with an average of 10.79 seconds. Jayden McNeill finished second (13.25) and Jarvis H'Jinn finished third (14.50).

Oceanian records: Jason Kilbourn Pyraminx 5.02 (average).

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Nikolay Evdokimov won the Moscow North-West Open Winter 2013 with an average of 9.93 seconds. Sergey Ryabko finished second (10.16) and Daniil Lee finished third (10.41).

Announced by Tyson Mao (毛台勝) on

The Northern Irish Open 2013 will take place on April 6-7, 2013 in Ballymoney, United Kingdom. Check out the Northern Irish Open 2013 website for more information and registration.

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The Vancouver Open, Winter 2013 will take place on February 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Check out the Vancouver Open, Winter 2013 website for more information and registration.

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Results of the Guangzhou Fewest Moves 2012 are now available.

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Weifeng Cheng (程维锋) won the Guilin Open 2013 with an average of 13.05 seconds. Bo Yu (庾博) finished second (13.64) and Kai Su (苏锴) finished third (14.08).

The Harvard Spring 2013 will take place on February 2, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Check out the Harvard Spring 2013 website for more information and registration.

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Jr-Wei Jang (張智瑋) won the Magic Revenge 2012 with an average of 10.29 seconds. I-Fan Wu (吳亦凡) finished second (11.07) and Yi-Heng Lee (李宜衡) finished third (11.35).

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Anti Ingel won the Tartu Open 2012 with an average of 14.24 seconds. Vladislavs Baranovs finished second (14.40) and Andreas Pung finished third (14.89).

Announced by Tyson Mao (毛台勝) on

The Jember Open 2013 will take place on February 9, 2013 in Jember, Indonesia. Check out the Jember Open 2013 website for more information and registration.

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The Ha Noi Big Cube 2013 will take place on January 27, 2013 in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Check out the Ha Noi Big Cube 2013 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ron van Bruchem on

Tomás Mansilla won the Torneo de Verano 2012 with an average of 14.61 seconds. Ticiano Vilardi finished second (15.19) and Santiago Rodríguez finished third (16.48).

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Chengbiao Liu (刘承彪) won the Tianjin Winter 2012 with an average of 11.87 seconds. Shuang Chen (陈霜) finished second (12.90) and Yuxuan Wang (王宇轩) finished third (12.94).

World records: Yuxuan Wang (王宇轩) Master Magic 1.66 (single).

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Yu Nakajima (中島悠) won the Hokuriku Eve Open 2012 with an average of 9.55 seconds. Yu Sajima (佐島優) finished second (10.14) and Sinpei Araki (荒木慎平) finished third (12.08).

Announced by Tyson Mao (毛台勝) on

The Campeonato de Cubos Mágicos de São Carlos SP 2013 will take place on March 16, 2013 in São Carlos, Brazil. Check out the Campeonato de Cubos Mágicos de São Carlos SP 2013 website for more information and registration.