About the WCA
The World Cube Association governs competitions for mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as 'twisty puzzles'. Most famous of these puzzles is the Rubik's Cube, invented by professor Rubik from Hungary. A selection of these puzzles are chosen as official events of the WCA.
The World Cube Association organizes competitions all over the world, supported by regional organizations responsible for organizing competitions in their countries.
The Mission of the World Cube Association is to have more competitions in more countries with more people and more fun, under fair and equal conditions.
The Spirit of the World Cube Association is that people from all over the world have fun together in a friendly atmosphere, help each other and behave sportsmanlike.
The World Cube Association is led by the WCA Board, consisting of the following members:
- Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol - World (Spain)
- Bob Burton - World (USA, New York)
- Luis J. Iáñez - World (Spain)
- Olivér Perge - World (Hungary)
- Pedro Santos Guimarães - World (Brazil)
- Ron van Bruchem - World (Netherlands)
The following committees are responsible for the operational activities of the WCA:
WCA Communication Team (WCT): Linus Frész (leader), Chenxi Shan (单晨曦), Lauren Clement, Matthew McMillan, and Thaynara Santana de Oliveira
The WCA Communication Team (WCT) has the role to oversee and support communications of the WCA with the Community and the general public. The communication of the WCA should contribute to the Objectives of the WCA and support a general positive culture of friendliness, transparency, inclusiveness, openness, and responsiveness.
WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC): Daniel Sheppard (leader), Chris Tran, Claudio Gonzalez, Gregor Billing, and Lorenzo Vigani Poli
This committee advises the WCA Board in special cases, like alleged violations of WCA Regulations, and may be contacted by WCA members in case of important personal matters regarding WCA competitions.
WCA Financial Committee (WFC): Chris Hardwick (leader), Chris Wright, and James Molloy
This team is responsible for managing the finances of the WCA
WCA Regulations Committee (WRC): Laura Ohrndorf (leader), Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol, Lucas Garron, Matthew Dickman, Oleg Gritsenko, and Philippe Virouleau
This committee is responsible for managing the WCA Regulations.
WCA Results Team (WRT): Sébastien Auroux (leader), Baiqiang Dong (董百强), Evan Liu, Ilya Tsiareshka, Jacob Ambrose, Luis J. Iáñez, Pedro Santos Guimarães, and Rafael Werneck de Andrade Cinoto
This team is responsible for managing all competition results.
WCA Software Team (WST): Jeremy Fleischman (leader), Baiqiang Dong (董百强), Caleb Hoover, Devin Corr-Robinett, James LaChance, Jeff Plumb, Jonatan Kłosko, Lars Petrus, Lucas Garron, Pedro Santos Guimarães, Philippe Virouleau, Sébastien Auroux, Stefan Pochmann, and Tim Habermaas
This team is responsible for managing the WCA's software (website, scramblers, workbooks, admin tools).
WCA Delegates are members of the WCA who are responsible for making sure that all WCA competitions are run according to the mission, regulations and spirit of the WCA. The WCA distinguishes between WCA Senior Delegates, WCA Delegates and WCA Candidate Delegates (see WCA Delegates). Additional to the duties of a WCA Delegate, a WCA Senior Delegate is responsible for managing the Delegates in their area and can also be contacted by the community for regional matters. New Delegates are at first listed as WCA Candidate Delegates and need to show that they are capable of managing competitions successfully before being listed as WCA Delegates.
All competitors automatically become members of the WCA in their first WCA competition.