WCA Documents: Updated January 1, 2013

Vincent Sheu (2012-12-31 23:41:33 +0000)
Hello all, The World Cube Association has released a new set of documents, effective January 1, 2013. All documents can be accessed via http://worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/. The WCA Regulations go into effect immediately, and govern all official competitions sanctioned by the World Cube Association. The WCA Regulations are also supplemented by the WCA Guidelines. The Regulations should be considered a complete document, but the Guidelines contain additional clarifications and explanations. The WCA has also added another scramble program to be used for official competitions; TNoodle can also be found at the link above. Special thanks to: - The WCA Board (Tyson Mao, Ron van Bruchem, Tim Reynolds, and Sébastien Auroux), Independent Advisory Committee (Anders Larsson), the WCA Delegates (too many to list) and members of the community for constructive feedback and review; - Jeremy Fleischman, the point man and lead architect of the TNoodle Official WCA Scrambler project; and lastly, - The entire WRC committee (Clément Gallet, Lucas Garron, Sébastien Auroux, Shelley Chang, and myself) for their their tireless efforts. Each of the members of the WRC spent an inordinate amount of time collecting data, reviewing Delegate and community feedback, and debating the merits of the WCA Regulations. Happy New Year!
Lucas (2013-05-11 07:18:18 +0000)
The WCA and WRC have come up with changes to Regulations and Guidelines 5b5, in order to provide a better definition of "solved" puzzles. This change is effective for all official competitions May 11. Delegates and organizers should take note of this and make sure competitors and (especially) judges are informed. [url:h4lh13bj]http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#5b5[/url:h4lh13bj] [url:h4lh13bj]http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/guidelines.html#5b5+[/url:h4lh13bj] The exact changes can be viewed here: [url:h4lh13bj]https://github.com/cubing/wca-documents/commit/527d247d16264bf5667b032b1531478ca1d9ca41[/url:h4lh13bj]
Lucas (2013-05-21 20:46:37 +0000)
From now on, announcements of changes to the Regulations and Guidelines will be made on a new WRC announcements feed: [url:9qcapxsj]http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/announcements/[/url:9qcapxsj] Posts will also be visible on the WCA homepage. However, for consistency, the WRC will continue to post updates in this forum, even if they are links to feed announcements. The Regulations and Guidelines have been updated on May 21. The announcement is available at [url:9qcapxsj]https://worldcubeassociation.org/wrc-2013-05-21[/url:9qcapxsj]