2020-04-18 13:36 Tianyu Zhao

With great sadness, we have to announce the cancellation of WCA Asian Championship 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although this competition was previously announced to be postponed, there are no longer plans to reschedule this competition for a later date.

We appreciate the community's kind understanding during these unfortunate times.

2020-04-09 22:22 Tianyu Zhao

Given recent escalations of the COVID-19 situation over the past couple weeks and to support the global effort to slow the spread of the virus, the Board has unanimously agreed to extend competition restrictions.

All competitions already announced where the first day of the competition is May 31, 2020 or earlier will be cancelled with immediate effect. In addition, new competitions will only be approved if the first date of the competition is June 1, 2020 or later.

We are encouraged by the initiatives being seen within the community such as online competitions, virtual meets and live streams. We wholeheartedly support and encourage these and are urging more WCA Staff to get involved with these events to support the community. Please keep checking our website for more announcements about these events.

We hope everyone in the community is staying safe by following the directives of their local governments and the World Health Organization. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

2020-04-09 22:15 Tianyu Zhao

We are excited to announce the launch of the WCA Forum, a project that the WCA Advisory Council has worked hard to create for the community!

The WAC hopes to use this tool to improve the connection between WCA Staff and the Community. It is a space for all WCA members to join together to discuss topics such as competitions, records, regulations, and more. This is also a great place to connect with others in your regional community. Most importantly for the WCA, this is a place where everyone gets to have their say as we make changes to our organization for the future.

We invite you to log in, explore the site, and get involved in some conversations. Thank you for your continued support of our organization!

2020-02-23 22:06 Tianyu Zhao

The Board of Directors would like to receive applications for WCA Continental Championships 2022 for the following regions:
1. Asia
2. Europe
3. North America

(Note that the application period for other continents will open later this year.)

Please discuss with the Delegates in your country whether this is something you are willing and able to pursue. Bear in mind that organizing a competition of this size takes a significant amount of time and effort before and during the competition.

If you are interested, send your application documents privately to board@worldcubeassociation.org between March 1st, 2020, 00:00 UTC and June 30th, 2020, 23:59 UTC. Documents must be sent in PDF format in two versions: one full version with all the details for the application, and another version with sensitive details - if any - removed to make public.

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2020-02-08 16:24 Tianyu Zhao

Dear WCA Community,

For this last Digest of 2019, we want to summarize everything achieved by the WCA Disciplinary Committee over the year that ended a month ago.

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2020-01-23 12:20 Chen Kang

Dear competitors,

We are sorry to inform you that the following competitions have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

All paid fees will be 100% refunded. Competitors who have cancelled their registration will received another 50% refund too. Please wait in patient for the refund. If you had any questions, please contact the organizers and/or delegates.

2020-01-21 15:28 Ming Zheng

Zibo Xu (徐子博) won the Jieyang Winter 2020 with an average of 7.01 seconds. Zijian Cai (蔡子健) finished second (7.40 seconds) and Yuxuan Guo (郭雨轩) finished third (8.28 seconds).
Full results are on the Cubing China page.
China records: Zibo Xu (徐子博) 3x3x3 One-Handed 11.31 seconds (average).
Hong Kong records: Antonio Kam Ho Tung (甘浩東) 3x3x3 One-Handed 11.53 seconds (average), Antonio Kam Ho Tung (甘浩東) 3x3x3 One-Handed 9.91 seconds (single).

2020-01-18 19:04 Tianyu Zhao

The WCA Results Team (WRT) is looking for new devoted and trustworthy team members!

Do you like numbers? Are you the type of person quickly spotting typos or inconsistencies in restaurant menus that others miss? Does it drive you crazy when people lack precision with data? If yes, then you might be a very good fit for the WRT!

The qualities that you should bring to become a WRT member include:
- You must be very responsive and be willing to work on WRT tasks regularly.
- You should have a good sense of detail and you must be able to handle data precisely and consciously.
- Since the WRT operates on the WCA results database, you have to be a very trustworthy and reliable member of the WCA community. Ideally, you are already a WCA staff member or you have a recommendation from one.
- You should have a basic understanding of what a (relational) database is.
- Existing experience with SQL (MySQL) and programming are beneficial, but not strictly mandatory.

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