WAC Leader Announcement (April 2021)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Council Leader, Zachary Miller. He will become the new Leader of the WCA Advisory Council (WAC) and was already working as a Member of the Council.

Zachary was selected by the WCA Board, following Section 4 of our Motion about WCA Councils.

We wish Zachary the best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The Board also received an application from the following applicant:

  • Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar

We thank Abhijeet for applying and both applications can be found here.

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TNoodle 1.1.0 release

TNoodle-WCA-1.1.0 is now available from https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/scrambles

Main visible changes that have been made since TNoodle-WCA-1.0.1:

  • Fixed bug that triggered scrambles when opening translations
  • Fixed bug that would print deselected FMC translations
  • Add progress bar to each event
  • Fixed bug that could occur while generating PDFs with non ASCII characters
  • Fixed bug affecting TNoodle releases (this bug was responsible for we having no week phase out this time; delegates responsible for the nearest competitions were told about this in advance)
  • Logout after token expiration
  • Freeze human interaction while generating scrambles (first contribution by shzcuber)
  • Add collapsing sidebar (first contribution by JonEsparaz)
  • Skip ordered scrambles if schedule is broken instead of failing the whole process
  • Fix spaces in some messages
  • Generate only 1 empty sheet for competitions with FMC (as opposed to 1 per round, which was redundant)
  • Fix (unreported bug) that would translate incorrectly FMC sheets for some Asian languages

A complete list of all changes can be found here.

Please remember that official competitions must use the current version of the official scramble program. This is always available from: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/scrambles

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WCA Regulations — May 2021

Dear WCA Community,

The WRC would like to inform you about the versions of the WCA Regulations and Guidelines, which are going into effect May 1, 2021.

You can review all changes in this comparison on GitHub. You can click on “Files changed” to see the complete files of the Regulation and Guidelines, where all changes and additions are marked green and removals are red.

Simplifications

Accountability

  • The competitor must have no physical contact with the puzzle cover while starting the attempt. (commit | discussion)
  • Modify A2b1 and F2a to not strictly require an announcement. (commit | discussion)
  • Require the competitor to finish signing (not just for the judge to finish signing) before the competitor may reset the timer. (commit | discussion)
  • The competitor may align the faces in Blindfolded events. (commit | discussion)
  • Clarification regarding Guideline A7c4+ use. (commit | discussion)

Miscellaneous

  • Remove Article 6 from the Guidelines. (commit | discussion)
  • Allow for competitors to optionally use a self-supplied “surface” in Multi Blind. (commit | discussion)
  • The competitor may use correction materials for Fewest Moves. (commit | discussion)
  • Clarification regarding competitions requirements. (commit | commit | discussion)
  • Clarification regarding competitors wearing a smartphone on their pockets. (commit | discussion)
  • Removing the Regulation Y7e1. (commit)

Incidents Rulings

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WMT Leader Announcement (March 2021)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Team Leader, Saransh Grover. He will become the new Leader of the WCA Marketing Team (WMT) and was already working as a Member of the Team.

Saransh was selected by the WCA Board and approved in a vote among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion about WCA Committees and Teams.

We thank Somya Srivastava for the work she has done for the WMT, and wish Saransh best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The Board also received an application from the following applicant:

Xia Yan

We thank Xia for applying and both applications can be found here.

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