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Call for Applicants – WFC Members (November 2023)

The WCA Financial Committee (WFC) is looking for new members to assist in managing the finances of the WCA and associated programs. The opportunity to apply is open to all; it is not a requirement to currently hold a position in the WCA to be considered for membership.

What does the WFC do?

  • Conduct regular bookkeeping, tracking all payments and receipts along with appropriate documentation
  • Manage the WCA Dues system, including calculation, invoicing, and policy development
  • Manage the WCA’s annual budget by forecasting revenues and expenses
  • Create public and internal reports on the finances of the WCA and funding programs
  • Complete tax and other regulatory compliance forms on behalf of the WCA, and/or liaise with external financial professionals to do so
  • Manage and develop policies for WCA funding programs, including Travel Funding and Equipment Funding
  • Other financial tasks requested by the WCA Board or in accordance with the WCA Motions

For more information about the responsibilities of the WFC, please refer to WCA Motion 10.2021.6 – Financial Committee and WCA Motion 11.2023.1 – Finances. The annual WCA Financial Reports, available on the WCA Documents page under „Finances“, also provide useful background on the committee’s operations.

While the many responsibilities of the WFC are diverse enough that no single list of required skills can cover all potential applicants, the following basic abilities are necessary:

  • Ability to communicate clearly in written English
  • Ability to commit approximately 5 hours per week on average to committee work
  • Ability to consistently review and respond to committee emails/messages within 24-48 hours

If you have interest in one or more of the following areas of responsibility, please indicate so in your application documents. However, please note that interest in any specific area is not necessarily required for your application to be considered:

  • WCA Dues system
  • WCA Equipment Funding program
  • WCA Travel Funding program
  • Managing relationships with WCA-acknowledged Regional Organizations
  • Budgeting and monitoring WCA spending in accordance with budgeted amounts
  • Creating reports on the finances of the WCA and funding programs

Depending on what area(s) of responsibility you might be interested in, some or all of the following attributes may strengthen your application. In your application documents, please highlight any that you have, and connect them to your motivation for joining the WFC and any area(s) of responsibility that you are interested in:

  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong math/data analysis skills
  • Experience with spreadsheets and Google G Suite
  • Experience in finances, taxes and/or accounting
  • Experience in applying for grants and/or administering grant programs
  • Knowledge of non-profit and/or corporate policy development
  • Knowledge of non-profit and/or corporate finance
  • Knowledge of United States tax laws and Internal Revenue Service regulations

To apply, please assemble the following document(s):

  • [REQUIRED] A cover letter including a personal introduction, a description of your involvement in the cubing community/WCA up to this point, and your motivation for joining the WFC
  • [RECOMMENDED] Your professional resume
  • [RECOMMENDED] A one-page proposal for a new WCA funding program, including cost estimates and a description of the program’s benefits

To submit your application, please email your application document(s) to the WCA Treasurer/WFC Leader, Raymond Goslow ( by Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 23:59 UTC. You will receive a prompt response confirming receipt of your application, and your application will be reviewed by the WFC Leader and Senior Member. You may receive a request for a virtual interview as part of the application process.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in reaching out first before submitting your application. Thank you for your interest in joining the WFC, and we look forward to receiving your applications!

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Senior Delegate Announcement – Asia Southeast and Oceania (November 2023)

We are happy to announce the following two Senior Delegates:

  • Leow Yi Jun – Asia Southeast (reapplication)
  • Charlie Van Ooran – Oceania (new)

They were selected by the WCA Board by voting among them, following Section 4 of our Motion about Senior Delegates. The Board did not receive any applications for the Senior Delegate positions in Asia West & South, Central Eurasia, and Africa so the Board will take on these roles at this time.

We would like to thank Serhii Koksharov, Akash Rupela, and Edward Hollingdale who served as previous Senior Delegates of these regions.

We extend our support and best wishes to Leow and Charlie in fulfilling their new responsibilities. Their terms as Senior Delegate started 1st October, 2023

Leow’s was the only application received for Asia Southeast. Other than Charlie, the following applicant for Oceania was:

  • Patrick Kleverlaan

The application documents can be found here if you are interested in viewing them.

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WEC Leader Announcement (November 2023)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Stone Amsbaugh will become the new Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee (WEC). Stone was already working as a Senior Member in the team.

Stone 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 Enzo Mattos for the work he has done for the WEC and extend our support and best wishes to Stone as he takes on his new responsibilities.

Stone was one of the five applicants we received, and if you are interested in viewing his candidacy document, along with two others, you can find them here

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Special Exceptions to WCRP for March 2024

Dear WCA Community,

The WCA Board has recently approved a special set of exceptions to the WCA Competition Requirements Policy for competitions taking place in the month of March 2024, in anticipation of our upcoming Newcomer Month initiative.

As part of this initiative, competitions in March 2024 can choose to reserve up to 50% of the competitor limits for WCA Newcomers or cubers with a 2024 WCA ID. The exact details are as follows:

  • Exception to 5.1: Up to 50% of the competitor limit may be reserved for competitors without a WCA ID or with a 2024 WCA ID. Registrations for competitions with a specific portion of the competitor limit reserved must not utilize qualification times. If more competitors who qualify for reserved spots register than spots available, they may still be accepted provided the overall competitor limit has not been reached.
  • Addition to 6.2: Competitions which reserve a specific portion of their competitor limit, must have registration closed no later than 2 weeks prior to the competition. At this point, any competitors on the waiting list who do not qualify for the reserved places may be accepted to the competition until the total competitor limit is filled. If the competitor limit is not filled by the time registration is closed, additional registration periods may be opened. Additional registration periods shall have no reserved places and must be conducted on a „first come first serve“ basis.
  • Exception to Registrations from the waiting list shall be accepted based on qualification for the available spot. Competitors without a WCA ID or with a 2024 WCA ID shall be eligible for any empty spot created by a withdrawal. Competitors with a 2023 WCA ID or earlier shall only qualify for a spot if the withdrawal was by a competitor who did not take up a reserved spot.

We hope that this will provide an opportunity for new cubers in many regions to easily access WCA Competitions around them, and we are looking forward to sharing more about the WCA Newcomer Month in the coming months – stay tuned and follow us on our socials for updates!

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Call for Applicants – WRT Leader (November 2023)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Results Team Leader, as Sébastien Auroux is resigning from his position. We would like to thank Sébastien for the work he has done leading the Team.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 6 hours per week to work for the committee.

The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • High level of trustworthiness and responsiveness
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented, with a strong attention to precision for data handling
  • Data management expertise, ideally experience with SQL (MySQL)
  • Robust understanding of data governance and data protection principles

The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until 27th November, 2023, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (

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

  • Brief personal introduction.
  • Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  • Ambitions as the WRT 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 WRT can be found in WCA Motion 10.2022.10.

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.

Thanks for your candidacies and support.

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