The WCA Regulations 2009 are now final.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations for the new version.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations\_history2009.html for all changes.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/regulations2009new.html for the 2009 version with all changes marked.
See https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/WCARegulations2009v1.pdf for the 2009 version in PDF.
All competitions starting today (February 6, 2009) must use this new version of the regulations.
Most important changes are:
= Added 6x6x6 Cube and 7x7x7 Cube as official events.
= Preferred format for Rubik's Clock and Square-1 to 'Average of 5'.
= Maximum Time limit for Multiple Blindfolded to 1 hour.
Other changes for competitors:
= Surface may be used for one-handed solving.
= Restriction of specific combinations of events is possible.
Other changes for competition organisers:
= A main judge may compete in an event if the WCA delegate is also the main judge.
= Random positions for 2x2x2 required, based on new scramble program.
= Random positions for Pyraminx required, based on new scramble program.
= Reduced options for closed competitions.
= More remaining time announcements for Fewest Moves event.
Thank you all for your feedback and contributions.
We did our best to cover all your feedback, but it is never possible to make everyone happy.
Feedback is always welcome in the WCA Forum.
Ron van Bruchem
World Cube Association