Announced by Rui Reis on

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Ronald Mansveld has been appointed as the Leader of the WCA Data Protection Committee (WDPC).

Ronald 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 10.2019.0 about WCA Committees and Teams.

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

Ronald Mansveld was the only applicant for the position. His candidacy document can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

Announced by Lucas Garron on

The WRC invites the WCA Community to discuss and send feedback on a new draft version of the WCA Regulations for early 2019. This version is not final, and we welcome suggestions on any aspect of the set of changes.

If there are no major issues, we plan to send a final draft to the WCA Board for approval at the beginning of March. (See Motion 14.2019.1 for details about the process.)

The changes listed in this summary are publicly available at https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/posts/call-for-feedback-wca-regulations-2019-draft. You can review all individual changes in this comparison on GitHub. If you do not want to open all the individual changes, you can click on "Files changed" to see the full textual changes to the Regulations and Guidelines. All changes and additions are marked green and removals are red.

Round format changes:

Competition organization changes:

  • Scramble signatures should be used for all competitions in 2019 (commit | discussion | discussion | discusssion)
    • Scramble signatures are planned to become mandatory in 2020.
  • The WCA Delegate must not give scramblers (or anyone else) access to scramble sequences for any group before it has begun. (commit)
    • Note that TNoodle 0.14.0 includes scramble set PDFs with individual passcodes to help with this.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Team Leader for the WCA Marketing Team (WMT), which has been led by the WCA Board since its creation. The WMT is an Advisory Committee of the WCA responsible for developing and managing the WCA Brand, seeking sponsorships, supporting the distribution of WCA Competition Gear, and marketing WCA Merchandise.

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Announced by Lauren Clement on

Our newly formed WCA Advisory Council (WAC) is looking for members to help with their mission!

What is the WAC and what do they do?
The biggest task of the WAC is to be an intermediary between the community and the WCA Staff - to give the community a voice when important topics are being discussed. The Community Representatives will be a vital part of that process. More information about the main functions of the WAC can be found here: WCA Motion 20.2019.01

The council will have 2 sub-teams - Community Representatives and WCA Representatives. This announcement is for Community Representatives, who will make up the majority of the council and will not be members of WCA Staff, meaning that anyone except WCA Staff can apply. If you have never held a formal position in the WCA before, this an exciting opportunity to contribute towards making the WCA even better!

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Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

The CubingUSA Nationals 2019 will take place on August 1 - 4, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Check out the CubingUSA Nationals 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Ethan Pride on

The WCA World Championship 2019 will take place on July 11 - 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Check out the WCA World Championship 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Carlos Méndez García-Barroso won the Imaginalia Open 2019 with an average of 8.67 seconds. Daniel Gracia Ortiz finished second (9.59) and Jerónimo Ibarra Bernal finished third (9.97).

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Clément Cherblanc won the Idéale Nabeul Open 2019 with an average of 9.44 seconds. Hassen Kallala finished second (9.51) and Youssef Kallala finished third (13.80).

African records: Hassen Kallala‎ Skewb 2.28 (single), Skewb 3.71 (average).

Announced by Ethan Pride on

The Cubing For LLS Summer 2019 will take place on March 24, 2019 in Hyderabad, India. Check out the Cubing For LLS Summer 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Lucas Etter won the Derby City Open 2019 with an average of 7.04 seconds. Luke Garrett finished second (7.58) and Andy Denney finished third (8.03).

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Berkeley Spring 2019 will take place on April 21, 2019 in Berkeley, California, United States. Check out the Berkeley Spring 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Clément Cherblanc on

The CultRang Cube Open 2019 will take place on March 23, 2019 in Goa, India. Check out the CultRang Cube Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Jacob Ambrose on

Patrick Ponce won the CubingUSA Northeast Championship 2019 with an average of 7.43 seconds. Luigi Soriano finished second (8.40) and Keaton Ellis finished third (8.46).

North American records: Patrick Ponce‎ 3x3x3 Cube 4.24 (single).

Announced by Sébastien Auroux on

Alexis Rodrigo Cazu Mendoza won the Conde Open 2019 with an average of 9.02 seconds. Eduardo Antonio Lara Martínez finished second (9.79) and Julián García Sánchez finished third (9.85).

Announced by Wilson Alvis (陈智胜) on

The Tietomaa Open 2019 will take place on April 27 - 28, 2019 in Oulu, Finland. Check out the Tietomaa Open 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Wilson Alvis (陈智胜) on

The USM Penang Cube 2019 will take place on March 23, 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. Check out the USM Penang Cube 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Antoine Cantin won the Québec City 2019 with an average of 7.90 seconds. Kian Mansour finished second (8.39) and Louis Cormier finished third (9.69).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Abylai Orazalin (Абылай Оразалин) won the KSF Ust-Kamenogorsk City 2019 with an average of 9.91 seconds. Damir Zhanataev (Дамир Жанатаев) finished second (10.38) and Amir Murzakarimov (Амир Мурзакаримов) finished third (10.87).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Angelo Giovanni Licetti León won the Aventura Cúbica VII 2019 with an average of 8.58 seconds. Pedro Giuseppe Garcia Milla finished second (9.98) and Juan Cesar Flores Navarro finished third (11.05).

Announced by John Edison Ubaldo on

Marco Antonio Ponce de León Aguilar won the Glorioso San Carlos 2019 with an average of 11.05 seconds. Jhonatan Reategui finished second (11.87) and Joseph Daniel Blas Sanchez finished third (11.91).

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Trinity Valley Open Spring 2019 will take place on March 30, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Check out the Trinity Valley Open Spring 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Daniel Vædele Egdal on

The Downtown Vancouver Spring 2019 will take place on March 23, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Check out the Downtown Vancouver Spring 2019 website for more information and registration.

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Brian Johnson won the Albany Winter 2019 with an average of 8.44 seconds. Peter Weyers finished second (8.93) and Zeke Mackay finished third (9.01).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Tymon Kolasiński won the GLS Winter Camp 2019 with an average of 7.80 seconds. Kalina Jakubowska finished second (10.58) and Adam Polkowski finished third (11.70).

Announced by Baiqiang Dong (董百强) on

Max Park won the UCSD Winter 2019 with an average of 6.10 seconds. Paul Mahvi finished second (8.36) and Will Hamilton finished third (8.68).