2020-10-14 17:55 Tianyu Zhao

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Software Team (WST) Leader, as Philippe Virouleau is stepping down from this position. We would like to thank Philippe for the work he has done leading the Team.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 10 hours per week on average to work for the Team. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong technical expertise
  • Good communication
  • Problem solving skills
  • Goal-oriented
  • Project management experience

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until November 3rd, 2020, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

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2020-10-03 23:19 Tianyu Zhao

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Regulations Leader, as Lucas Garron’s term is ending as the Leader of the WCA Regulations Committee. We would like to thank Lucas for the work he has done leading the committee.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 5 hours per week on average to work for the committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of Regulations
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills

The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until October 26th, 2020, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

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2020-09-27 22:37 Tianyu Zhao

Dear WCA Community,

The Board is providing notice as required by Bylaw 2.8 of the Annual Meeting of WCA members which will be held on October 4th at 19:00 UTC. Members will be able to tune into this meeting via a livestream hosted on the WCA Twitch. In this folder you will find the information packet related to the annual meeting which contains all relevant documentation which will be discussed at the meeting.

We look forward to your participation in the upcoming annual meeting.

Kind Regards,
Ethan Pride, on Behalf of the Board of Directors

2020-09-21 22:45 Tianyu Zhao

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) Leader, as Callum Goodyear is stepping down from this position. We would like to thank Callum for the work he has done leading the Committee.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 6 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Proactivity
  • Clear background
  • Trustworthiness
  • Independence
  • Accountability

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until October 10th, 2020, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

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2020-09-19 12:00 Chen Kang

It is hereby announced that, given the complex situation during COVID-19, Cubing China temporarily stop announcing any non-WCA competitions.
The period of validity is until December 31st, 2020.

2020-09-13 01:03 Tianyu Zhao

The WCA Software Team (WST) is looking for new contributors!

The WST plays a central role in the WCA by developing, scaling, and maintaining the software solutions that help the organization handle the continuous community growth.
Some examples of such software solutions are:

  • The WCA website, that you are probably browsing on a regular basis.
  • TNoodle, the scrambles library and its frontend, used by all Delegates during competitions.
  • WCA Live, which is the main platform for score taking and getting live results during competitions.

All WST projects are open source and hosted on the organization's GitHub: https://github.com/thewca/.
As such, anyone willing to help can do so: it is not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be contributing.

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2020-09-04 22:59 Tianyu Zhao

The WCA Ethics Committee has recently concluded an investigation into contracts being signed on behalf of the WCA. We found that sometimes venue contracts are written in a way that does not represent what the WCA is or does. For those of you who organize competitions and acquire competition venues with a Delegate, we would like to take this opportunity to show you 5.4 of the Code of Ethics.

“WCA Staff must not sign contracts on behalf of the WCA without prior approval of the WCA Board.”

We will be making a minor update to this point to specify that mention of the WCA in a contract should never be made without written permission from the WCA Board of Directors. This is because the WCA does not organize competitions, and therefore contracts should not make the WCA seem like an organizing body.

Thank you for your understanding,
The WCA Ethics Committee

2020-09-04 22:44 Tianyu Zhao

With the term of Board Member Chris Wright coming to an end, an anonymous election took place on September 1st, 2020. The election was conducted according to the WCA Motion: Election of Directors.

The Board received the applications of:

  • Callum Goodyear
  • Saransh Grover

We are happy to announce that the election was successful and that both Callum Goodyear and Saransh Grover were elected members of the WCA Board of Directors.

We want to thank Chris for all the things he has done for the WCA. We wish him all the best in his future activities!

These changes have become effective immediately.

Callum’s and Saransh’s applications can be viewed here.