WCA Regulations — June 2022

Dear WCA Community,

The WRC would like to inform you about the versions of the WCA Regulations and Guidelines, which are going into effect June 1, 2022.

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.

Here is a summary of the changes in the new version of the Regulations and the Guidelines:

  • Removing Article Y and its references.
  • Adding Regulation 2a4 to allow for safety measures deemed necessary by the WCA Delegate.
  • Allow competitions not to have Competitors Waiting Area (Regulation 7h).

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Call for Applicants – WRC Members (May 2022)

The WCA Regulations Committee (WRC) is looking for up to 5 new members. Interested community members of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The applications are open to everyone; it’s not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be considered.

What does the WRC do?

  • Update and improve the WCA Regulations. (See our public GitHub repository and the WCA Forum page.)
  • Read competition reports and respond to incidents.
  • Engage with the WCA community for feedback about the Regulations.
  • Address any issues and inquiries related to the Regulations.

The official rights and duties of the WRC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2021.9.

The qualities and requirements expected of candidates are:

  • Regularly check and respond to email (5-10 emails/day).
  • Objectively apply the letter and spirit of the WCA Regulations.
  • Compassionately and constructively discuss how to address incidents.
  • Time commitment of 5-10 hours per week.

The following are not required, but it would be useful for new WRC members to have additional experience with any of the following:

  • Writing fluent, clear English while communicating across language differences.
  • Cubing community discussions, online or offline.
  • The history of the WCA Regulations.
  • Using GitHub and/or writing code (especially Python, Java, Ruby on Rails).
  • Project management, leadership, addressing organisational incentives, advocacy, and/or legal work.

The priority application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy document from now until June 3th, 2022, 23:59 UTC privately to Iván Brigidano (iperez@worldcubeassociation.org). Candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:

  • A brief personal introduction.
  • A summary of experiences/accomplishments to demonstrate that you can meet the requirements.
  • What motivates you to join the WRC?
  • Do you have any topics/issues that you are passionate about helping the WRC improve?
  • Optionally, any additional experience that is relevant to WRC work.

You can expect an immediate reply to confirm whether your application is complete, and may receive a request for an interview with the WRC Leader.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in reaching out to Iván Brigidano (iperez@worldcubeassociation.org).

Thank you for your interest in assisting the WRC and the WCA!

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Call for Applicants – WSOT Leader (May 2022)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Sports Organization Team (WSOT) Leader.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 4 – 6 hours per week on average to work for the Team. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong technical expertise
  • Good communication
  • Ability to digest long documents in complex English
  • Detail-oriented
  • Project management experience

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until May 19th, 2022, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

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

  1. Brief personal introduction.
  2. Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  3. Ambitions as the WSOT Leader of the WCA.

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

The rights and duties of the WSOT can be found in WCA Motion 10.2022.13.

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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Call for Applicants – WAT Leader (May 2022)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Archive Team (WAT) Leader.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 4 – 6 hours per week on average to work for the Team. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Good communication
  • Goal-oriented
  • Project management experience
  • Proactive

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until May 19th, 2022, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

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

  1. Brief personal introduction.
  2. Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  3. Ambitions as the WAT Leader of the WCA.

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

The rights and duties of the WAT can be found in WCA Motion 10.2022.12.

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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Call For Applicants – WEAT Members (April 2022)

The WCA Executive Assistants Team is seeking new members!

The WCA Executive Assistants Team (WEAT) is a team that assists the WCA Board with administrative tasks. The rights and duties of the WEAT can be found here.

The following are the expected requirements for applicant:

  • Commitment of approximately 2-4 hours per week
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Trustworthiness

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

  • Brief personal introduction.
  • Summary of activities done for the WCA Community.
  • Reasons you are fit for the role.

Applications should be sent to board@worldcubeassociation.org from now until May 16th, 2022, 23:59 UTC to be considered.

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