Announced by Lucas Garron on

Dear WCA Community,

After a full year of feedback and review, the WRC and the WCA Board have come to the conclusion that 3x3x3 with Feet should be removed from the list of official WCA events as previously planned, on January 1, 2020. Although it is clear that some people will be significantly impacted, there has not been a significant change in participation in the event throughout 2019. 3x3x3 with Feet remains the least popular speedsolving event by a significant margin, and concerns from organizers about hygiene and logistics remain.

We know that this outcome is disappointing for many community members, and understand the frustration that removing an event from the official list will have a significant impact on its popularity. However, any competition is still welcome to hold it as an unofficial event, and organizers may allow competitors with medical considerations to compete using feet during 3x3x3 Speed Solving. (See Guideline 5b+ and Regulation 2s.)

We also welcome suggestions to bridge the gap between unofficial and official events. For example:

  • Making it easy to sign up for unofficial events during official registration.
  • Having a standard place for unofficial results from WCA competitions.

We would also like to take this time to apologize for the flaws in the process used for this decision. We have learned greatly from the community's feedback, and will prioritize a clear and transparent process for event changes in the future.

Lucas Garron
WRC leader
On behalf of the Regulations Committee

Announced by Lorenzo Vigani Poli on

Dear WCA Community,

Here you can find some noteworthy updates about the activity of the Disciplinary Committee over the month of October 2019.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC) is seeking new members to help them with their mission! Applications are open to everyone and community members not currently holding a WCA position are encouraged to apply.

What does the WQAC do?
The WQAC is responsible for developing and ensuring quality standards within the WCA. This includes producing educational material for the WCA Community and ensuring that Staff Members throughout the organization maintain the required skills for their positions. The WQAC will be highly involved in the work that WCA Delegates perform and will look into quality concerns in various communities.

The official rights and duties of the WQAC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2019.4.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

The WCT is seeking new members to help with graphics design for social media posts and other projects!

The application is open to all WCA members. You do not have to hold a current position to be considered. This position is directed to those with graphic design experience and duties once on the team will mainly focus on that type of work.

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Announced by Evan Liu on

Rafael Antonio Sanchez won Speed and Music Caracas 2019 with an average of 9.97 seconds. Elias Jesús Velásquez Lozano finished second (15.08) and Asdrúbal José Pérez Benitez finished third (15.31).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Max Park won Bay Area Speedcubin' 21 2019 with an average of 6.09 seconds. Richard Jay S. Apagar finished second (7.33) and Christopher Yen finished third (7.34).

World records: Max Park‎ 4x4x4 Cube 21.11 (average).

Announced by Evan Liu on

Joseph Daniel Blas Sanchez won Sucre Open 2019 with an average of 12.35 seconds. Rodrigo Ugarte finished second (12.69) and Kevin Rengel Coronado finished third (19.62).

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

CMI Tessellate Cube Open 2020 will take place on January 31 - February 2, 2020 in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India. Check out the CMI Tessellate Cube Open 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

UCSD Winter 2020 will take place on January 18, 2020 in San Diego, California, United States. Check out the UCSD Winter 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Helsinki Winter Special 2020 will take place on January 25, 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. Check out the Helsinki Winter Special 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Elisa Kulma Open 2020 will take place on January 11 - 12, 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. Check out the Elisa Kulma Open 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

GLS Gdynia 2020 will take place on January 4 - 5, 2020 in Gdynia, Poland. Check out the GLS Gdynia 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Polish Speedcubing Tour LLS Lublin 2020 will take place on January 4 - 5, 2020 in Lublin, Poland. Check out the Polish Speedcubing Tour LLS Lublin 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Henry Savich on

Parity at Charis 2020 will take place on January 11 - 12, 2020 in Marikina City, Philippines. Check out the Parity at Charis 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Henry Savich on

Getafe Continúa 2020 will take place on February 1 - 2, 2020 in Getafe, Madrid, Spain. Check out the Getafe Continúa 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Ha Noi Cube Day 2020 will take place on January 5, 2020 in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Check out the Ha Noi Cube Day 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

Eka Cube Winter 2020 will take place on January 18 - 19, 2020 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Check out the Eka Cube Winter 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Henry Savich on

Central Washington Winter 2020 will take place on February 22, 2020 in Ellensburg, Washington, United States. Check out the Central Washington Winter 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Henry Savich on

CCC Qualification Kazan 2020 will take place on January 4 - 5, 2020 in Kazan, Russia. Check out the CCC Qualification Kazan 2020 website for more information and registration.

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Jhonatan Reategui won Cusco Speedcubing III 2019 with an average of 12.61 seconds. Jimmy Durand Davalos finished second (13.08) and Jerson Bryan Suma Huari finished third (13.26).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Brian Johnson won UIUC Fall 2019 with an average of 7.51 seconds. Luke Garrett finished second (8.10) and SeungBeom Cho (조승범) finished third (8.27).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Sean Patrick Villanueva won Cuber's Cafe Open 2019 with an average of 7.15 seconds. Justin John Navarro finished second (9.43) and Albert Philip Bulao finished third (10.10).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Jose Javier Melendez Maldonado won Nacionales El Salvador 2019 with an average of 10.87 seconds. Samuel Cuellar Ramirez finished second (12.89) and Luis Servando Canizalez finished third (12.89).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Ivaylo Ivaylov Vichev won Lovech Winter 2019 with an average of 8.53 seconds. Ivaylo Tanev finished second (8.69) and Vasilis Vasileris finished third (10.11).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Mohammad Soroush Hoseini (محمد سروش حسینی) won Kite Autumn 2019 with an average of 9.41 seconds. Kasra Sarebanha (کسری ساربانها) finished second (9.90) and Ali Atashi (علی آتشی) finished third (10.01).