Announced by Daniel James on

Kari Hyttinen won the Oulu Open 2018 with an average of 11.54 seconds. Niko Ronkainen finished second (11.70) and Callum McArthur-Mortell finished third (12.86).

Announced by Daniel James on

Szymon Malinowski won the Pszczyna Open 2018 with an average of 8.61 seconds. Łukasz Burliga finished second (8.86) and Mateusz Śliż finished third (9.00).

Announced by Daniel James on

Iuri Grangeiro Carvalho won the Schoolmark Open 2018 with an average of 8.69 seconds. Vicenzo Guerino Cecchini finished second (9.61) and Caio Hideaki Sato finished third (9.71).

World records: Vicenzo Guerino Cecchini‎ Square-1 5.00 (single), Square-1 6.73 (average).

Announced by Daniel James on

Paul Mahvi won the Bay Area Speedcubin' 12 2018 with an average of 7.72 seconds. Christopher Yen finished second (7.91) and Richard Jay S. Apagar finished third (8.41).

Announced by Lauren Clement on

As a result of our recent application period, a new Senior Delegate has been appointed. For the Africa region, the Board received the application of Philippe Virouleau and he has been appointed to the position.

The appointment is effective immediately. You may find his application here.

We want to thank Philippe for his willingness to help the WCA and the Speedcubing Community even more than he currently does now. Good luck to the new Senior Delegate in his role!

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Latvian Open 2018 will take place on November 23 - 25, 2018 in Rīga, Latvia. Check out the Latvian Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Fuenlabrada Open 2018 will take place on November 24 - 25, 2018 in Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain. Check out the Fuenlabrada Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The BBS Kuwait Cubing 2018 will take place on December 15, 2018 in Hawally, Kuwait. Check out the BBS Kuwait Cubing 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Martin Vædele Egdal won the Kjeller Open 2018 with an average of 7.61 seconds. Ulrik Bredland finished second (8.71) and Jonathan Hamstad finished third (9.08).

World records: Martin Vædele Egdal‎ 2x2x2 Cube 1.21 (average).

Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Jiayu Wang (王佳宇) won the WIT Open 2018 with an average of 7.80 seconds. Yusheng Du (杜宇生) finished second (7.99) and Guanghao Li (李光浩) finished third (10.30).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The FMC Asia 2018 will take place on December 8, 2018 in Multiple cities (see website), Multiple Countries (Asia). Check out the FMC Asia 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Max Park won the Poly Cubed 2018 with an average of 6.73 seconds. Danny SungIn Park finished second (6.75) and Matthew Shay finished third (8.38).

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Wojciech Weremczuk won the LLS Meeting Days 2018 with an average of 10.20 seconds. Piotr Tokarski finished second (10.38) and Magdalena Pabisz finished third (10.51).

Announced by Ilya Tsiareshka on

Christopher Olson won the Cubetcha 2018 with an average of 8.91 seconds. David Nguyen finished second (9.12) and Kennan LeJeune finished third (9.83).

North American records: Tyler Robinson‎ Skewb 2.68 (average).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The West Seattle Favorites 2019 will take place on March 2, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Check out the West Seattle Favorites 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The The Battle of Lexington 2018 will take place on December 1, 2018 in Lexington, Massachusetts, United States. Check out the The Battle of Lexington 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Tanzer Balimtas won the ODU Big Blue Fall 2018 with an average of 7.06 seconds. Tommy Szeliga finished second (10.07) and John Staley finished third (10.16).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Lukas Shelley won the Wuxi Autumn 2018 with an average of 8.04 seconds. Wong Kin Lok (黃健樂) finished second (8.48) and Antoine Cantin finished third (9.07).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Cubing Kerala Aleppey Open 2018 will take place on November 17, 2018 in Alappuzha, Kerala, India. Check out the Cubing Kerala Aleppey Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Luisita Speedcubing Open 2018 will take place on November 24 - 25, 2018 in Luisita, Tarlac City, Philippines. Check out the Luisita Speedcubing Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel James on

Vaishnav Nitesh won the Gravitas Cube Open 2018 with an average of 12.78 seconds. Madhava Rajan finished second (12.83) and Nitheesh Kumar Elangovan finished third (13.13).

Announced by Chenxi Shan (单晨曦) on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Henrik Buus Aagaard will become the Leader of the WCA Competition Announcement Team (WCAT).

Henrik was selected by the WCA Board and approved in a voting among the current Committee/Team Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion 10.2017.0 about WCA Committees and Teams.

We wish Henrik the best of luck in fulfilling his new duty!

The new Leader will be promoted immediately. Henrik Buus Aagaard was among the five applicants we had and his candidacy document (and the others) can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

List of the other candidates who applied:
- Jacob Ambrose
- Clément Cherblanc
- Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
- Sam Spendla

Announced by Akash Rupela on

The Basauri Open 2018 will take place on November 17 - 18, 2018 in Basauri, Bilbao, Spain. Check out the Basauri Open 2018 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Akash Rupela on

The Northside Cube Day 2019 will take place on January 12, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. Check out the Northside Cube Day 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The Wuhu Open 2018 will take place on November 24 - 25, 2018 in Wuhu, China. Check out the Wuhu Open 2018 website for more information and registration.