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.
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.