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'. The 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 - Spain
- Bob Burton - United States
- Chris Wright - United Kingdom
- Olivér Perge - Hungary
The following committees are responsible for the operational activities of the WCA:
WCA Communication Team (WCT): Lauren Clement (leader), Chenxi Shan (单晨曦), John Edison Ubaldo, Katie Kauppi, Kazi Khayruzzaman Meraj, Matthew McMillan, Mikela Elleby Jørgensen, Rui Reis, Sarah Cook, Thaynara Santana de Oliveira, William Gan Wei Ren (颜伟仁), and Yashwardhan Budhiraja
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 Competition Announcement Team (WCAT): Henrik Buus Aagaard (leader), Alexander Cohen, Clément Cherblanc, Daniel Vædele Egdal, Ethan Pride, Henry Savich, Jacob Ambrose, Nicolas Perez, and Wilson Alvis (陈智胜)
This team has the role to approve and announce WCA Competitions and ensure such announcements adhere to WCA quality standards.
WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC): Lorenzo Vigani Poli (leader), Anuj Menta, Claudio Gonzalez, Jonathan Cookmeyer, and JP Bulman
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 Data Protection Committee (WDPC): Ronald Mansveld (leader), Callum Goodyear, Chris Wright, Jacob Ambrose, and Sam Spendla
This committee is responsible for all matters relating to Data Protection.
WCA Ethics Committee (WEC): Walker Welch (leader), Abdullah Gulab, Blake Thompson, Callum Goodyear, Chris Krueger, Ethan Pride, Georel Ulangkaya, Nathan Dwyer, Raúl Morales Hidalgo, and Somya Srivastava
This committee's role is to ensure that all the procedures followed by the WCA Staff and External Staff abide by its Code of Ethics, and to perform independent investigations if the conduct of any of these members is not compliant with said Code of Ethics. Such investigations can be requested by any Registered Speedcubers, for whom the WEC is a confidant. This committee also functions as the board of appeal if anyone involved disagrees with a decision made by the WCA Disciplinary Committee.
WCA Financial Committee (WFC): Chris Wright (leader), Chris Hardwick, James Molloy, Jatin Justus, Pratik Poojary, and Roman Baiboussinov
This team is responsible for managing the finances of the WCA
WCA Marketing Team (WMT): Somya Srivastava (leader), Bob Burton, Daniel Gracia Ortiz, David Lim, Kunal Oak, Mohan Feng (冯莫涵), Qifan Wang (王启帆), and Saransh Grover
This team is responsible for developing and managing the WCA Brand, seeking sponsorships, supporting the distribution of WCA Competition Gear, and marketing WCA Merchandise.
WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC): Gregor Billing (leader), Akash Rupela, Bence Barát, Daniel Vædele Egdal, Leon Schmidtchen, Niki Placskó, Nitin Subramanian, Saeed Mostafavi Layegh (سعید مصطفوی لایق), and Sam Spendla
This committee has the role to support and promote continuous quality improvement within the WCA, as well as worldwide application of quality standards to ensure consistent high quality of processes, WCA Staff, Regional Organizations, Competition Organizers, and Competition Staff.
WCA Regulations Committee (WRC): Lucas Garron (leader), Jules Desjardin, 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), Cendy Cahyo Rahmat, Daniel James, Evan Liu, Jacob Ambrose, John Edison Ubaldo, Pedro Santos Guimarães, and Sam Spendla
This team is responsible for managing all competition results.
WCA Software Team (WST): Jeremy Fleischman (leader), Alexandre Henrique Afonso Campos, Baiqiang Dong (董百强), James LaChance, Jonatan Kłosko, Lucas Garron, Pedro Santos Guimarães, Philippe Virouleau, and Ronald Mansveld
This team is responsible for managing the WCA's software (website, scramblers, workbooks, admin tools).
The following councils have the role of advising the WCA Board of Directors:
WCA Advisory Council (WAC): Daniel Sheppard (leader), Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar, Emma Dixon, Hari Anirudh, Iya Franzene L. Hufancia, James Quinn, Jayden McNeill, Lijiaqi Zhang (张李佳琦), Yixuan Li (李逸轩), and Zachary Miller
This council is responsible for building and maintaining bilateral communication between the WCA Community and the WCA Staff.
WCA Delegate is a role defined in the WCA Motions and depicted in the WCA Regulations. The primary duty of a Delegate is to oversee competitions on behalf of the WCA. A WCA Delegate is responsible for making sure that all WCA Competitions are run according to the Mission, Spirit, and Regulations of the WCA. The WCA distinguishes between WCA Senior Delegates, WCA Delegates and WCA Candidate Delegates (see WCA Delegates).
In addition to the duties of a WCA Delegate, a WCA Senior Delegate is responsible for managing the WCA Delegates in their area and can also be contacted by the community for regional matters.
New Delegates are listed as WCA Candidate Delegates at first; afterwards they are requested to show proficiency managing WCA Competitions before being promoted to WCA Delegates.
All competitors automatically become members of the WCA in their first WCA competition.