Forum Digest (July 2021)

Starting last year, the WCA Forum was designed for community members to give their insight on actions within the WCA. We have had over 10,000 members and more than 4,000 unique posts since which covered discussions on new WCA proposals and existing WCA policies. In this bi-monthly digest, we have summarized some interesting topics on the Forum in the last couple of months. Feel free to view the threads below at your leisure.

Ruihang Xu’s 5.48 3×3 Average
Ruihang Xu swept the world by breaking an incredible amount of records this year and finally grabbing the 3×3 average world record from Feliks Zemdegs. This is a monumental achievement for the Chinese community and speedcubing as a whole, being the first average under 5.50 seconds.

Impact of the year 2020 on the cubing community
The years 2020 and 2021 saw a big slump in the number of WCA competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This thread saw discussions on how regular WCA competitors are coping when there are no competitions to attend.

WCA Championship 2023 Hosts Announcement
The city of Seoul in the Republic of Korea was selected by a selection committee to host WCA World Championship 2023. After 12 years, Worlds will finally return to Asia. In a month’s time, the registration for World Championship 2021 will open up which will take place in Almere, Netherlands. Keep an eye out for that news as well!

Changes in 2021 Regulations
The yearly WCA regulations update was done by the WCA Regulations Committee. Feedback and suggestions are taken from this WCA Forum thread for consideration by the committee. More details of the changes can be viewed on the WCA Github here.

Return of Cubing Competitions in the US
The biggest country for cubing is finally resuming WCA competitions. After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a break for over a year, the US is starting to organize competitions again.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please send an email to advisory@worldcubeassociation.org or participate in the discussions on the threads yourself!

Thanks to everyone for being a part of the Forum by sharing important feedback and adding value to the discussions.

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