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Call for Applicants – WMT Leader (January 2021)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Marketing Team (WMT) Leader, as Somya Srivastava’s term has ended. We would like to thank Somya for all of the work she did leading the team.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 7 hours per week on average to work for the committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Marketing background
  • Social Media knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills

The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until February 14th, 2021, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to Callum Goodyear (cgoodyear@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 the WMT 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 WMT can be found in WCA Motion 10.2018.1.

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 10.2020.0.

Thank you for your candidacies and support.

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Senior Delegate Announcement – Africa (January 2021)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Senior Delegate for Africa: Brent Boswell. We want to thank the Board for their work leading this region while a new leader was selected.

Brent was selected by the WCA Board by voting among them, following Section 4 of our Motion about Senior Delegates.

We wish Brent the best of luck in fulfilling his new duties. His term as Senior Delegate begins immediately.

The application document of Brent can be found here if you are interested in viewing it.

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Call for Applicants – WDC Leader (January 2021)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC) Leader. The application is open to all WCA members. Potential applicants do not have to hold a current position to be considered.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 5 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to discuss reasoning and ideas
  • Familiarity with WCA activities
  • Excellent communication skills

The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until January 18th, 2021, 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:

  • Brief personal introduction.
  • Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  • Ambitions as the WDC 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 WDC can be found in WCA Motion 10.2019.2.

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 10.2020.0.

Thanks for your candidacies and support.

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Year End Message 2020

Dear WCA Community,

With the close of 2020 drawing near, we would like to share the success of our organization and cubing over the past year, despite the obstacles of the year. The annual number of competitions reached its lowest since 2010 and although the WCAT announced over 480 competitions, over 240 competitions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, we would like to thank the cubing community for their support over the year, even without the presence of competitions in many parts of the world. There were still many organizational advances for us that would not have been accomplished without dedicated Staff and community members who dedicate their time to cubing beyond competitions.

This year, we were able to accomplish projects that helped us provide a better experience for cubers who interact with us online. The WCA Forum was launched in April by the WAC and has provided a place for community members to discuss topics ranging from Regulations, local communities, official announcements, and much more. There have been around 6,000 posts this year alone! In September, the WCA website homepage was redesigned, making the landing page more inviting and useful for all who use it.

Our Committees and Teams were also hard at work on other large projects over the year, many of which have taken a significant effort to complete. The Code of Conduct was made public, which was a collaborative effort from members of the WEC, WAC, WDC, and WRC. Although there were not as many results coming in from competitions, the WRT still worked hard to complete the project of establishing full consistency among the results data and the events/rounds data in our database. In addition to the many improvements to the website and other WCA software, the WST also released TNoodle 1.0.1. The WMT launched the first piece of WCA merchandise as a test of supply and demand for future launches. Finally, the WQAC created the Education resources page of the website, which they plan to add more to in the future.

As conditions improve over the next year, the WCA has proactively established Safety as a pillar of our Vision and Strategy so that we keep the health and safety of our competitors as a main priority. The Competition Safety Policy was used to hold 38 competitions in 2020 successfully, proving the effectiveness of the Policy and the August 2020 Regulation changes. We are hopeful that these changes will allow us to bring competitions back with careful planning once local government restrictions are lifted. We are also looking ahead to the World and Continental Championships that were announced for 2021 and 2022 to ensure that these events can be held with the prioritization of safety for all who are able to attend.

In the meantime, we have been happy to promote over 200 online competitions this year to allow competitors to keep their cubing skills fresh in an unofficial format. We were also excited to continue our partnership with Red Bull in their online World Cup competition series. We also grew our WCA Staff this year, electing two new Board members, selecting four new Committee/Team Leaders, welcoming 22 new Trainee Delegates and 15 new Junior Delegates, and promoting 15 Delegates to Full status.

Once again, we are thankful for those in our community who volunteer their time to improve cubing through the WCA and elsewhere. Hopefully, we will be able to celebrate the return of official competitions together at local events and World Championship 2021 in Almere, Netherlands. Until then, stay safe and have a happy New Year!

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Postponement of WCA World Championship 2021 (December 2020)

Because of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the WCA Board and the core organization team have decided to postpone the WCA World Championship to December 28-31, 2021.

We believe that the chances of carrying out the World Championship in July are decreasing. There is a good chance that in July at least some global restrictions caused by the pandemic will still be in force. A Championship in December 2021 means a postponement of 5 months. These months could be very crucial as far as the pandemic is concerned, and would make it much more likely that we can have a Championship in its own right.

As a reminder, Championship dates are not officially confirmed until the competition website has been created and announced on the WCA website and is shown on the Competitions page. You can read the announcement from the organization team here.

Thanks for your understanding. We hope to see you in 2021 in Almere. Stay safe!

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