Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

The Durgesha Open 1.0 2017 will take place on December 23, 2017 in Goa, India. Check out the Durgesha Open 1.0 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Francisco Hamlin won the Bahrain Open 2017 with an average of 10.50 seconds. Fawaz Taha finished second (14.46) and Omar Rayyan finished third (16.39).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Oleg Martynov won the Ural Autumn 2017 with an average of 11.31 seconds. Semyon Terskov finished second (11.36) and Chingizkhan Mukhametdinov finished third (13.42).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Bo Wang (王擘) won the Jinan Open 2017 with an average of 8.80 seconds. Zihan Zhang (张子涵) finished second (9.59) and Xiaobin Rui (芮晓彬) finished third (9.61).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Max Park won the Berkeley Fall 2017 with an average of 6.41 seconds. Christopher Yen finished second (8.47) and Will Newhoff finished third (8.52).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Thanks Four The Invite 2018 will take place on January 13, 2018 in San Diego, California, United States. Check out the Thanks Four The Invite 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Laura Ohrndorf on

Dear WCA Community,

At Longhorn Cube Day 2017 a competitor [under 18 years old] used an invalid puzzle with an overlay sticker during the third round of 3x3x3 Blindfolded. This incident has generated special attention as it affects a single result of 17.35 seconds, which would be the new 3x3x3 Blindfolded World Record.

The WCA Regulations require that puzzles must be approved by a WCA Delegate. Unfortunately, this was not done before the round, so the delegates of the competition decided to grant the competitor provisional extra attempts for this round. The WRC has now decided that the provisional extra attempts should replace the original attempts. The results will be changed from DNF, DNF, 17.35 to 29.40, 21.78, DNF.

We are very sorry for the competitor. However, we would like to remind that the WCA Regulations require every competitor to be familiar with the Regulations and to only provide puzzles that comply with all Regulations. As the Regulations were broken in the original attempts and there are valid replacement attempts, we believe this is the correct decision. This decision is also consistent with several precedents at other competitions and it would be unfair to treat this incident differently only because it involves a potential record-breaking result.

Kind regards,
Laura Ohrndorf, on behalf of the WCA Regulations Committee (WRC)

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Rubik Zamora 2017 will take place on December 16 - 17, 2017 in Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico. Check out the Rubik Zamora 2017 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Amos Nordman won the Finnish Championship 2017 with an average of 8.73 seconds. Kim Jokinen finished second (8.92) and Kari Hyttinen finished third (9.46).

European records: Amos Nordman Megaminx 43.11 (average).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Zheng Lin (林铮) won the TKK Open 2017 with an average of 10.96 seconds. Yuhao Deng (邓宇豪) finished second (11.27) and Shenchuan Mao (毛神川) finished third (12.06).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Jiayu Wang (王佳宇) won the HDU Open 2017 with an average of 8.65 seconds. Yinghao Wang (王鹰豪) finished second (9.64) and Xuming Wang (王旭明) finished third (9.68).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Vicenzo Guerino Cecchini won the Estância Open 2017 with an average of 10.07 seconds. Iuri Grangeiro Carvalho finished second (10.10) and Caio Hideaki Sato finished third (10.64).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Mats Valk won the Belgian Open 2017 with an average of 7.45 seconds. Antonie Paterakis finished second (8.36) and Reinier Schippers finished third (9.43).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Philipp Weyer won the PSKubing 2017 with an average of 7.48 seconds. Leon Schmidtchen finished second (7.97) and Sebastian Weyer finished third (8.03).

European records: Kevin Gerhardt Megaminx 45.04 (average).

Announced by Pedro Santos Guimarães on

Pedro Santos Guimarães won the Pão de Queijo Open 2017 with an average of 11.21 seconds. Rafael Carreiro Campos finished second (13.90) and Matheus de Souza Rezende finished third (14.88).

Announced by Lauren Clement on

Dear WCA Community,

We are proud to announce the appointment of three new Senior Delegates to the World Cube Association!

For Asia East we received an application by Baiqiang Dong (董百强). After deliberation, the Board decided that Baiqiang fits the requisites for the appointment and he was elected. Baiqiang Dong (董百强) has accepted the new position.

For USA East & Canada we received applications by Dave Campbell and Tim Reynolds. After deliberation, the Board decided that both fit the requisites for the appointment. After a vote, Tim Reynolds was elected and he has accepted the new position.

For USA West we received applications by Kit Clement, Shelley Chang, and Shonathon Collins. After deliberation, the Board considered that all three fit the requisites for the appointment. After a vote, Kit Clement was elected and he has accepted the new position.

The new Seniors will be promoted immediately. The candidacy documents of those applicants willing to make them public can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

We greatly thank the six applicants for their willingness to help the WCA and the Speedcubing community even more than they currently do now. Good luck to the new Senior Delegates in their roles!

(Posted by Lauren Clement on behalf of the World Cube Association)

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Dylan Hughlett won the Veterans Day Open 2017 with an average of 9.44 seconds. Holden Moritz finished second (9.79) and Jack Ryan finished third (9.82).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Results of the Big N Blind NYC 2017 are now available.

Announced by Evan Liu on

Feliks Zemdegs won the Melbourne Cube Days 2017 with an average of 7.00 seconds. Tommy Kiprillis finished second (8.41) and Tomoya Firman finished third (8.70).

World records: Feliks Zemdegs 5x5x5 Cube 43.21 (average).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs 4x4x4 Cube 23.28 (average), Jack Cai 3x3x3 Blindfolded 20.48 (single).

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The Royal Corner Twist 2018 will take place on March 31 - April 1, 2018 in Växjö, Sweden. Check out the Royal Corner Twist 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol on

The SNU Open 2018 will take place on April 7 - 8, 2018 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Check out the SNU Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Isaac Myers won the Second Annual Rexburg Open 2017 with an average of 11.43 seconds. Marcus Kamen finished second (12.42) and Kit Clement finished third (13.20).

Announced by Luis J. Iáñez on

The Dnepr Super Blind 2018 will take place on January 6 - 7, 2018 in Dnepr, Ukraine. Check out the Dnepr Super Blind 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Bob Burton on

The Cusco Speedcubing 2018 will take place on January 6, 2018 in Cusco, Peru. Check out the Cusco Speedcubing 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Lauren Clement on

Dear WCA Community,

There will be four appointments of new WCA Committee/Team Leaders. Daniel Sheppard and Linus Frész are stepping down as Leaders of the WCA Disciplinary Committee and the WCA Communication Team, respectively. Daniel and Linus have deployed great work as Leaders, and we want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication all this time.

The World Cube Association will also be adding two brand new Advisory Committees: the WCA Ethics Committee and the WCA Quality Assurance Committee. The Ethics Committee will have the role to ensure that all the procedures followed by the WCA Staff and External Staff abide by its Code of Ethics. Also, our large growing rate makes a Quality Assurance Committee necessary, with the role to support and promote continuous quality improvement within the WCA, as well as worldwide application of quality standards to ensure consistent high quality of processes, WCA Staff, Regional Organizations, Competition Organizers, and Competition Staff.

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