Call for Applicants – WCA Sports Organization Team (WSOT) Members (November 2022)

The new WCA Sports Organization Team (WSOT) is seeking members!

The WSOT is a newly created team with the goal of seeking further recognition of the WCA as a sporting organization both nationally and globally. The WSOT will be working closely with regional organizations on national recognition and the WCA Board/relevant teams and committees on global recognition. The WSOT is a great chance to be a part of change in how the organization operates!

The official rights and duties of the WSOT are documented in WCA Motion 10.2022.13.

The expected qualities of applicants include:

  • Proactive personality, sense of detail, and solution-oriented thinking.
  • Eye for detail in reviewing and writing lengthy complicated documents
  • A passion for speedcubing with a desire to see it’s success on the world sporting stage
  • Sufficient familiarity with the WCA Policies, Bylaws and Regulations.
  • (Desirable) Involvement in high level sports as a participant or official

Candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:

  • A brief personal introduction.
  • A summary of activities done for the WCA
  • A concrete overview on how you fulfil the requirements, and the expected qualities.
  • (Optional) Qualities and qualifications you find relevant that are not listed above.

The application period is open for applicants to submit their application document from now until December 20th 2022 23:59 UTC to Ethan Pride (epride@worldcubeassociation.org). Any applicants with questions are encouraged to reach out before the end of the application deadline!

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Forum Digest (November 2022)

Here are some notable threads on the WCA Forum in the second half of 2022.

Summarized Version of the WCA Regulations
This thread proposes a summarized version of the entire regulations to make it easy for newer and/or young competitors to stay informed at competitions and to increase literacy with the regulations. The education resources on the WCA is one example of conveying regulations in an easy way.

Incentives for organizing series competitions
Series competitions are a solution to excessive competition demand. This thread goes into finding suggestions and ideas of having series competitions in dense cubing areas as opposed to more big competitions to cater to the local cubing community.

Unofficial WCA Languages announcement
There are new subcategories for 5 languages, which are Arabic, German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The aim of this is for non-native English speakers to get introduced to the forums and pitch their feedback and ideas.

Allow competitors to opt-out of having their competition registration made public
This thread proposes a change to the registration process by not publicly showing registered competitors name.The goal of this change is to display competitors limits/status and their name optionally shown.

3D Printed Square-1 Cover to prevent misalignments
This thread shows a solution of using 3D Printed Square-1 Cover to prevent misalignments after scrambling while it is brought to the solving station. It is a convenient solution and some organizers have started using it to save potential confusion at competitions.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback feel free to send an email to advisory@worldcubeassociation.org.

Thanks for being a part of the Forum!

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WSOT Leader Announcement (November 2022)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Team Leader. Ethan Pride will become the new Leader of the WCA Sports Organization Team (WSOT).

Ethan 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.

WSOT is a new team and we wish Ethan Pride best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

Ethan’s candidacy document can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

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WEC Leader Announcement (October 2022)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Enzo Mattos will become the new Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee (WEC). Enzo was already working as a member of the WEC.

Enzo 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 Blake Thompson for the work he has done for the WEC, and wish Enzo the best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

Enzo was among two applicants we had and his candidacy document can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

The Board received applications from the following applicants:

  • Shamika Dalvi

We would like to thank Shamika for applying.

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Call for Applicants – WAT Members (October 2022)

The WCA Archive Team (WAT) is seeking motivated and trustworthy members! This call for applicants is open to everyone; it’s not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be considered.

Are you interested in cubing stories of the past and retelling them? Do you enjoy learning about records, major championships and key figures in cubing history? Do you have a habit of collecting objects from past WCA competitions? Do you enjoy writing about speedcubing? If yes, then you may be a great fit for the WAT!

What does the WAT do?

  • Gather and organize information and media relevant to the WCA’s past, present and future.
  • Create and compile written/visual content to provide a narrative structure to the Records page, major championships and the WCA in general.
  • Collaborate with other teams in producing WCA promotional material.
  • Provide coverage of major WCA championships where feasible.
  • Keep track of the WCA’s historical timeline and ensure all content is up-to-date.

The official rights and duties of the WAT as described in the Motions of the WCA can be found here.

Members are expected to have:

  • Good written English.
  • Time commitment of 3-5 hours per week.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with WCA activities.

Other qualities which are useful to have but are not required include:

  • Fluency in another language(s).
  • Experience in any form of journalism or writing.
  • Good communication and interviewing skills.
  • Experience and familiarity with Google G-Suite.

If you are interested in joining the WCA Archive Team, please send an application to WAT Leader, William Gan (wgan@worldcubeassociation.org). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in reaching out first before sending your application.

The application document must be in PDF format, and should include:

  • A brief personal introduction
  • A summary of your involvement with the WCA and cubing community
  • Your motivation to join the WAT
  • Any additional experience or personal skills relevant to the WAT

Applicants can expect a reply to confirm the receipt of their application within 24 hours. The application deadline is November 19th 2022 23:59 UTC. Applications will be reviewed and discussed among the current WAT members and a decision will be made about 2-3 weeks after the deadline.

Thank you for your interest in joining the WAT, we look forward to receiving your applications!

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