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The World Rubik's Cube Championship 2011 will take place on October 14-16, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Check out the World Rubik's Cube Championship 2011 website for more information and registration.

Live video streaming from Friday to Sunday.

semi live results.

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Feliks Zemdegs won the Asian Championship 2010 with an average of 9.43 seconds. Yumu Tabuchi finished second (10.98) and Arifumi Fushimi finished third (11.19).

World records: Feliks Zemdegs 4x4 Cube 34.41 (single), 2x2 Cube 2.35 (average).

Asian records: Yumu Tabuchi Rubik's Cube 9.82 (average), Arifumi Fushimi 3x3 with feet 49.33 (average).

Oceanic records: Feliks Zemdegs 4x4 Cube 41.71 (average), 2x2 Cube 1.13 (single), 3x3 one-handed 12.46 (single), 3x3 fewest moves 32 (single), Megaminx 56.90 (single) 1:13.74 (average), Rubik's Clock 10.02 (single), 7x7 Cube 3:57.53 (single) 4:05.35 (average).

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Sergey Ryabko won the European Rubik's Cube Championship 2010 with an average of 10.31 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (10.38) and Cornelius Dieckmann finished third (10.78).

World records: Bálint Bodor Megaminx 47.53 (single) 51.45 (average), Brúnó Bereczki Pyraminx 2.65 (single).

European records: Maarten Smit Rubik's Clock 6.63 (single) 7.88 (average), Michal Halczuk 5x5 Cube 1:15.28 (average), Rafal Guzewicz 3x3 multi blind 11/11 in 55:10.

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The Asian Championship 2010 will take place on October 9-10, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Check out the Asian Championship 2010 website for more information and registration.

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The European Rubik's Cube Championship 2010 will take place on October 1-3, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. Check out the European Rubik's Cube Championship 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

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Breandan Vallance won the World Rubik's Cube Championship 2009 with an average of 10.74 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (11.52) and Tomasz Zolnowski finished third (11.64).
World records: Dan Cohen 4x4 36.46 (single), Yumu Tabuchi Rubik's Cube One-handed 16.90 (average), Michal Halczuk 7x7 3:43.15 (single), Piotr Michal Padlewski Square-1 10.96 (single), Bálint Bodor Megaminx 57.94 (single).
Asian records: Yumu Tabuchi Rubik's Cube Fewest moves 29 (single), 4x4 blindfolded 8:41.85 (single), Ryosuke Mondo 5x5 blindfolded 26:30.00 (single).
European records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 39.43 (single), Michal Halczuk 7x7 4:01.23 (average), Piotr Michal Padlewski Square-1 15.21 (average), Rafal Guzewicz 5x5 blindfolded 15:43.00 (single).
North American records: Dan Cohen 4x4 46.94 (average), Megaminx 1:20.34 (single) 1:27.30 (average), Timothy Sun Rubik's Cube with feet 58.38 (single).
South American records: Pedro Santos Guimarães 4x4 53.30 (single) 1:07.85 (average), Rubik's Cube One-handed 18.27 (single), Megaminx 1:35.77 (average), 4x4 blindfolded 13:09.00 (single), Renan Mondini Cerpe 2x2 3.33 (single).

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The World Rubik's Cube Championship 2009 will take place on October 9-11, 2009 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Check out the World Rubik's Cube Championship 2009 website for more information and registration.

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The WCA Regulations 2009 are now final.

See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations for the new version.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations\_history2009.html for all changes.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations2009new.html for the 2009 version with all changes marked.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/WCARegulations2009v1.pdf for the 2009 version in PDF.

All competitions starting today (February 6, 2009) must use this new version of the regulations.

Most important changes are:
= Added 6x6x6 Cube and 7x7x7 Cube as official events.
= Preferred format for Rubik's Clock and Square-1 to 'Average of 5'.
= Maximum Time limit for Multiple Blindfolded to 1 hour.

Other changes for competitors:
= Surface may be used for one-handed solving.
= Restriction of specific combinations of events is possible.

Other changes for competition organisers:
= A main judge may compete in an event if the WCA delegate is also the main judge.
= Random positions for 2x2x2 required, based on new scramble program.
= Random positions for Pyraminx required, based on new scramble program.
= Reduced options for closed competitions.
= More remaining time announcements for Fewest Moves event.

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

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Gilles Roux of France has decided to retire as a member of the WCA Board, starting November 1, 2008.

We thank Gilles for his contributions to WCA and our community.
Gilles started as a WCA Board member in October 2004. He was involved in organising and being WCA delegate in several WCA competitions. He also made great contributions to the WCA regulations and helped WCA grow all around the world.
Gilles will stay available to assist as a technical adviser of WCA.

WCA Board is working on plans for the upcoming years. These plans will include the following subjects:
- finalising the establishment of the WCA organisation, including statutes
- restructuring and extending the WCA Board
- defining the longterm goals
- extending the WCA organisation with dedicated teams to achieve our goals
- defining membership of WCA and a possible annual fee

Once the proposal for the plan is ready, we will inform you via the WCA website.
Until then the WCA Board will keep on working with the remaining three members, supported by the WCA website team (Clément Gallet, Stefan Pochmann and Bob Burton).

Happy cubing,

WCA Board
Tyson Mao, Masayuki Akimoto, Ron van Bruchem

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Tomasz Zolnowski won the European Championship 2008 with an average of 11.71 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (12.15) and Edouard Chambon finished third (12.47).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 5x5x5 1:18.59 (single), Edouard Chambon 2x2x2 3.43 (average), Maté Horvath Master Magic 1.95 (average).
European records: Rafal Guzewicz 4x4x4 blindfolded 7:54.35, 5x5x5 blindfolded 16:15.

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The European Rubik's Cube Championship 2008 will take place on September 19/20/21, 2008 in Derio (Bilbao), Spain. Check out the Euro 2008 website for more information and registration.
    

Sorry for the inconvenience.

The WCA forum is still working at https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/forum
The WCA results are still working at https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results

Ron

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WCA made an important announcement about blindfolded solving on the WCA forum.

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Yu Nakajima won the World Rubik`s Cube Championship 2007 with an average in the final of 12.46 seconds. Andrew Kang finished second (13.05) and Mitsuki Gunji finished third (13.05).
World records: Mátyás Kuti 5x5 1:45.07 (average), Ryan Patricio 3x3 one-handed 21.13 (average), Lukasz Cialon 2x2 3.91 (average), Erik Akkersdijk Megaminx 1:17.46 (single) 1:19.16 (average).
Asian records: Shotaro Makisumi 3x3 blindfolded 1:39.56, 2x2 2.82 (single), Mitsuki Gunji 3x3 one-handed 18.06 (single), Yumu Tabuchi 3x3 fewest moves 37, 4x4 blindfolded 12:58.10, Bernett Orlando 5x5 blindfolded 55:39, 3x3 multiple blindfolded 3 cubes in 27:04.
Australian records: Peter Still Magic 2.91 (single) 3.17 (average).
European records: Tomasz Zolnowski 5x5 1:42.51 (single).
North American records: Andrew Kang 3x3 13.05 (average), Bob Burton Clock 18.04 (average).
South American records: Pedro Santos Guimarães 3x3 13.00 (single) 16.67 (average), 4x4 1:22.02 (single), 3x3 blindfolded 2:08.97, 3x3 one-handed 26.47(single) 27.30 (average).
picture by Fumiki Koseki

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World Rubik`s Cube Championship 2007

City: Budapest, Hungary
Date: October 5/6/7, 2007
Venue: Novotel Budapest Congress

Information

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Fellow cubers,

Today we finalised the WCA competition regulations 2007.

The document can be found on the WCA site:
WCA regulations 2007

The new regulations must be used for all WCA competitions starting today.

We want to thank all WCA members who gave feedback.

Kind regards,

Ron van Bruchem

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It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have a new WCA board member: Mr. Masayuki Akimoto from Japan.

Masayuki is the reigning world champion for 2x2x2, and 2003 world champion for 4x4x4 and 5x5x5.
He was responsible for three Asian competitions (Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka) and has plans for more in the future.
He has a very informative website and is always working hard to make our hobby more fun with his ideas and initiatives.

Currently the WCA board consists of 4 members:
Tyson Mao (co-founder), Americas
Ron van Bruchem (co-founder), Europe
Gilles Roux, Europe
Masayuki Akimoto, Asia

We are looking forward to 2006, with more competitions in more places and with more competitors.
One of our other goals for 2006 is to finalise the establishment of WCA. After that we are ready for elections for a new board.