Continental Championships 2024 Announcement – Europe & North America

As announced at the closing ceremonies of the respective championships, we are happy to announce that Pamplona, Spain will be hosting the 2024 WCA European Championship and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA will be hosting the 2024 WCA North American Championship.

You can view the application documents here (WCA European Championship) and here (WCA North American Championship). There were no other applicants for these championships.

In addition to the above, we also had open applications for 2024 championships for Asia and South America. No applications were received for these areas. Additional application periods will open shortly.

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WAT Leader Announcement (July 2022)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. William Gan will become the new Leader of the WCA Archive Team (WAT).

William 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.

William was among three applicants we had and all three candidacy documents can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

List of the other candidates who applied:
– Raymond Goslow
– Quinn Lawson

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Call for Applicants – WEC Leader (July 2022)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) Leader, as Blake Thompson is stepping down from this position. We would like to thank Blake 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 August 8th, 2022, 23:59 UTC privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

The candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:

  • Brief personal introduction.
  • Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  • Ambitions as Leader of the WEC.

Candidates are additionally asked to send a copy of their application which can be made public at the end of the application period.

The rights and duties of the WEC can be found in WCA Motion 10.2022.4.

After the application period, the WCA Board will make a selection by voting and will announce the new Leader, after confirmation among Senior Delegates and sitting Committee/Team Leaders by voting, as described in Section 4 of WCA Motion 10.2022.0.

Thank you for your candidacies and support.

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WAC Leader Announcement (July 2022)

We are happy to announce that we have a new WAC Leader. Ekaterina Kaneva will become the new Leader of the WCA Advisory Council (WAC). Ekaterina was already working as a member of the WAC.

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

We wish Ekaterina best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The new Leader is already promoted. Ekaterina was among two applicants we had and both candidacy documents can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

List of the other candidates who applied: Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar

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Changes in the Board of Directors (July 2022)

Due to the vacancies of two positions in the Board of Directors, an anonymous election took place on June 30, 2022 to elect new members. The election was done according to Motion 5.2021.1: Election of Directors.

The Board received applications from:

Blake Thompson
Calvin Nielson
Somya Srivastava

We are happy to announce that the election was successful and that both Blake and Somya were elected as new members of the WCA Board of Directors! We wish them the best of luck with their duties! We thank Calvin for his application and his continued commitment to the WCA.

Applications from all three candidates can be viewed here.

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