There will be an appointment of a new WCA Communication Team (WCT) Leader, as Lauren Clement’s term has expired in her position as the Leader of the Team. We would like to thank Lauren for the work she has done in this position so far.
Candidates are expected to fulfill their term (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
- Communication skills
The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until November 18th, 2021, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (email@example.com).
We are happy to announce that we have a new Senior Delegate in Asia West and South: Akash Rupela.
Akash’s term had been extended previously but as noted on the rights and duties of WCA Senior Delegates available in WCA Motion 09.2021.1, a new appointment had to be made at this time. There were no other candidates who applied for the position.
We wish Akash Rupela the best of luck in continuing to fulfill his duties in the region.
You can find his candidacy document here.
We are happy to announce that we have a new WCA Results Team (WRT) Leader, Sébastien Auroux. Sébastien’s term had already been extended previously but as noted on the rights and duties of WCA Committees & Teams available in WCA Motion 10.2021.0, a new appointment had to be made.
Sébastien 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.
Other than Sébastien, the following individuals also applied:
- Brandon Reichman
You can find both of their candidacy documents here. We thank Brandon for the application and wish Sébastien luck with his continued work with the team.
After a few months of feedback and review, the WCA Regulations Committee (WRC) and the WCA Board have decided to update the official list of approved timer versions (see Regulation 7f1a). The following changes will take effect:
- Speed Stacks Stackmat timer Generation 5 will be approved alongside 2022 Regulations.
- Speed Stacks Stackmat timer Generation 2 will no longer be an approved timer alongside 2023 Regulations.
The Generation 2 Timers have to be removed to address some concerns about Stackmat timer malfunctions. A grace period of over one year will be granted to allow the communities that still use these timers to make the arrangements to replace them.
At the same time, this update on the list of approved timers will bring more opportunities to organizers and WCA Delegates.
The Board is providing notice as required by Bylaw 2.12 of the Annual Meeting of WCA members which will be held on October 17 at 18:00 UTC. Members will be able to tune into this meeting via a livestream hosted on the WCA Twitch. In this folder you will find the information packet related to the annual meeting which contains all relevant documentation that will be discussed at the meeting.
We look forward to your participation in the upcoming annual meeting.
The WCA Board has recently approved the updates to the following policies:
- WCA Competition Requirements Policy - Includes an introduction and increased scope of series competitions and a variety of adjustments to previously created sections. The full list of changes can be found here.
- WCA Dues Policy - These changes will take effect starting January 1, 2022 and can be viewed here.
The WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) is seeking new members to help them with their mission! 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 WEC do?
- Maintaining and updating the Code of Ethics.
- Ensures that all procedures followed by WCA Staff abide by the Code of Ethics.
- Performs independent investigations if any WCA Staff member is not compliant with said Code of Ethics.
- Confidant for Registered Speedcubers that request investigations.
- Functions as the board of appeal if any involved party disagrees with a decision made by the WCA Disciplinary Committee.
The official rights and duties of the WEC are documented in WCA Motion 10.2021.4.
The qualities and requirements expected of candidates are:
- Clear background
- Personal time management skills
- Ability to discuss reasoning and ideas
- Familiarity with WCA activities
The application period is open for applicants to submit their application documents from now until October 3rd, 2021, 23:59 UTC to Blake Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are pleased to announce that Jie Liu, Yisu Wang, and Jiaxin Chen have joined the WCT China team as Quality Assurance members.
They joined the China team through an open application process during the summer of 2021. All of them passed both the CV and interview selection and have accomplished a 3-month internship. All three of them have shown a capable ability to fulfill daily tasks with consistent quality. Hence, the WCT has welcomed them as official WCA staff members of the WCT China Team.We believe that Jie Liu, Yisu Wang, and Jiaxin Chen will successfully fulfill their new role in the China team and wish them the best for the new journey.
After many hours of discussions amongst the WCA Board, Senior Delegates, and hearing wider Staff feedback over the past months, the Board will be changing the Competition Safety Policy (WCSP) in the following ways:
- Local requirements and legislation will take the place of case counts in announcement determination. Relevant local requirements and legislations must be followed by organizers, Delegates, and competitors of WCA-recognized competitions.
- 1 case per million population (7-day rolling average) will still remain as the restrictionless limit.
- Competitions are still expected to follow the WCSP. For any deviations or exemptions from the WCSP, the Senior Delegate or Regional Delegate must approve these via the safety submission by the Delegate of the competition.
As conditions are starting to improve in areas well enough to hold a competition, we ask for your patience as local Delegates and organizers understand what new procedures will need to be followed to run a competition safely. Competitions may not return immediately once they are able and when they do, they may not be set up in the way competitions were run before COVID-19 was prevalent, so the community’s adaptability will be needed in this time of transition.
We thank you for your understanding so far and we hope to see you at our competitions again in the future!