Announced by Rui Reis on

We are informing you that the winning candidate to host the WCA World Championship 2019 is Melbourne, Australia!

We believe that their plan was the strongest among the four candidates and that their team will lead to a successful championship next year.

Thank you to the applicants from Brest, Belarus and Beijing/Guangzhou, China for their submissions. You can view all of the application documents here.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Victor Medeiros Rebouças won the 10º do Rio Grande do Norte 2018 with an average of 12.33 seconds. Jefferson Nunes Brito de Oliveira finished second (13.51) and Mazinho Soares do Nascimento finished third (14.66).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Bernardo Torres won the Cojedes Cubing 2018 with an average of 9.02 seconds. Rafael Antonio Sanchez finished second (11.09) and Franklin Ronquillo finished third (12.24).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Bryan Andres Campaña Sanchez won the Ecuador Championship 2018 with an average of 9.59 seconds. Jhoan Andrade finished second (10.26) and Alexander Vera Soria finished third (10.35).

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Feliks Zemdegs won the Rijswijk Open 2018 with an average of 5.91 seconds. Antonie Paterakis finished second (7.31) and Mats Valk finished third (7.50).

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Norwegian Championship 2019 will take place on March 29 - 31, 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. Check out the Norwegian Championship 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Pskov Open 2019 will take place on February 2 - 3, 2019 in Pskov, Russia. Check out the Pskov Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Korea Winter 2019 will take place on January 19, 2019 in 경기도 (Gyeonggi-do) 안양시 (Anyang-si), Korea. Check out the Korea Winter 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Big Cheese 2019 will take place on February 2, 2019 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, United States. Check out the Big Cheese 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Jimeng Guo (郭冀蒙) won the Shijiazhuang Winter 2018 with an average of 8.64 seconds. Hang Li (李航) finished second (9.44) and Fazhen Wu (吴法臻) finished third (10.28).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Anirudh Manoj won the BBS Kuwait Cubing 2018 with an average of 11.24 seconds. Atharv Goel finished second (11.26) and Abdul Azeez Harees finished third (13.13).

Announced by Henrik Buus Aagaard on

The Ural Winter 2019 will take place on January 19 - 20, 2019 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Check out the Ural Winter 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Brilliant Ballarat 2019 will take place on February 16 - 17, 2019 in Ballarat, Australia. Check out the Brilliant Ballarat 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The Ha Noi Cube Day 2019 will take place on January 20, 2019 in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Check out the Ha Noi Cube Day 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

David Nguyen won the Mega Minnesota Winter 2018 with an average of 8.56 seconds. Tyler Robinson finished second (8.90) and Christopher Olson finished third (9.75).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Nicolás Sánchez won the CubingUSA Georgia Championship 2018 with an average of 8.79 seconds. Zachary Ochs finished second (9.15) and Katie Hull finished third (9.45).

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Max Park won the Skillcon 2018 with an average of 6.97 seconds. Patrick Ponce finished second (7.15) and Stanley Chapel finished third (8.73).

African records: Moez Boussarsar‎ 6x6x6 Cube 2:37.74 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 4:13.90 (average).

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Luis Bosch won the Cubing Chiriquí 2018 with an average of 12.41 seconds. Miguel Ángel Hernández finished second (12.85) and Andrey Lopez Rodríguez finished third (13.07).

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Erik Akkersdijk won the Big CubingItaly 2018 with an average of 9.12 seconds. Tobias Peter finished second (10.97) and Claudio Bentivoglio finished third (10.99).

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Amos Nordman won the Lande Open 2018 with an average of 7.71 seconds. Linus Laurén finished second (7.92) and Callum Hales-Jepp finished third (9.94).

European records: Amos Nordman‎ Megaminx 30.97 (single).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Phillip Lewicki won the Imagination Station 2018 with an average of 7.75 seconds. Jack Manzo finished second (9.74) and Owen Widdis finished third (10.45).

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Juliette Sébastien won the Saint-Raphaël Winter Open 2018 with an average of 8.36 seconds. Lucas Déglise finished second (9.09) and Nicolas Gertner finished third (9.98).

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Michał Rzewuski won the Polish Open 2018 with an average of 7.46 seconds. Tymon Kolasiński finished second (7.74) and Jakub Kipa finished third (8.30).

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Dawei Xu (徐大卫) won the Chongqing Open 2018 with an average of 7.82 seconds. Jiazhou Li (李佳洲) finished second (8.74) and Ganghui Lin (林刚辉) finished third (10.21).

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János Bereczki won the Oradea Cubing Finals 2018 with an average of 9.68 seconds. Bence Barát finished second (9.94) and Maya Maghiar finished third (11.07).