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The WORLD CUBE ASSOCIATION (WCA) is the worldwide organization that regulates and holds competitions for the Rubik\'s Cube and similar puzzles around the world. It was founded by Ron van Bruchem of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Tyson Mao
Tyson Mao
of the United States
United States
. The goal of the World Cube Association is to have "more competitions in more countries with more people and more fun, under fair conditions." In 2017 they started work to become a non-profit organisation.

Its current board members are:

MEMBER COUNTRY

Chris Hardwick United States
United States

Ilkyoo Choi South Korea
South Korea

Luis J. Iáñez Spain
Spain

Ron van Bruchem Netherlands
Netherlands

Pedro Santos Guimarães Brazil
Brazil

Its former board members are:

MEMBER COUNTRY

Masayuki Akimoto Japan
Japan

Oliver Perge Hungary
Hungary

Gilles Roux France
France

Tyson Mao
Tyson Mao
United States
United States

Sébastien Auroux Germany
Germany

Tim Reynolds United States
United States

Natán Riggenbach Peru
Peru

As well as these board members, the World Cube Association also assigns delegates who can organize official competitions. The presence of a delegate is required in order to make the competition official. Currently, over 75,000 people from around the world have participated in WCA events.

CONTENTS

* 1 WCA Delegates * 2 History * 3 Events * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 External links

WCA DELEGATES

WCA Delegates are present at competition. Each competition requires at least one WCA delegate. WCA Delegates are members of the WCA who are responsible for making sure that all WCA competitions are run according to the mission, regulations and spirit of the WCA. The WCA distinguishes between WCA Senior Delegates, WCA Delegates and WCA Candidate Delegates. Additional to the duties of a WCA Delegate, a WCA Senior Delegate is responsible for managing the Delegates in their area and can also be contacted by the community for regional matters. Delegates are at first listed as WCA Candidate Delegates and need to show that they are capable of managing competitions successfully before being listed as WCA Delegates.

The WCA acknowledges the following members as delegates for official WCA competitions:

NAME ROLE REGION

Pedro Santos Guimarães Board Member World (Brazil)

Ilkyoo Choi (최일규) Board Member World ( Korea
Korea
)

Ron van Bruchem Board Member World (Netherlands)

Luis J. Iáñez Board Member World (Spain)

Chris Hardwick Board Member World (USA, Georgia)

Radu Făciu Senior Delegate Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
and Middle East
Middle East
( Romania
Romania
)

Ilya Tereshko Delegate Belarus
Belarus

Arash Maslehatjoo (آرش مصلحت جو) Candidate Delegate Iran
Iran

Mehdi Pourmotalleb (مهدی پورمطلب) Candidate Delegate Iran

Dror Vomberg Delegate Israel
Israel

Adam Polkowski Delegate Poland
Poland

Grzegorz Łuczyna Candidate Delegate Poland

Piotr Kózka Candidate Delegate Poland

Tomasz Żołnowski Candidate Delegate Poland

Bogdan Grigoruţă Candidate Delegate Romania

Vasily Stasyev Candidate Delegate Russia
Russia

Petra Kobal Vogrinec Delegate Slovenia
Slovenia

İskender Aznavur Delegate Turkey
Turkey

Roman Ostapenko (Роман Остапенко) Delegate Ukraine
Ukraine

Artem Melikian (Артем Мелікян) Candidate Delegate Ukraine

Bob Burton Senior Delegate Eastern United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
(New York)

Dave Campbell Delegate Canada

Kristopher De Asis Delegate Canada

Micah Stairs Delegate Canada

Arthur Adams Candidate Delegate Connecticut
Connecticut

James LaChance Candidate Delegate Florida

Chris Tran Candidate Delegate New Hampshire
New Hampshire

Mike Hughey Delegate Indiana
Indiana

Felix Lee Delegate Maryland
Maryland

Tim Reynolds Delegate Massachusetts
Massachusetts

James Hildreth Candidate Delegate Michigan
Michigan

Shaden Smith Delegate Minnesota
Minnesota

Chris Braiedy Candidate Delegate Minnesota

Kian Barry Delegate New Jersey
New Jersey

Chester Lian Delegate North Carolina
North Carolina

Jim Mertens Delegate Ohio
Ohio

Chris Hardwick Delegate Wisconsin
Wisconsin

Ming Zheng (郑鸣) Senior Delegate Far East Asia ( China
China
)

Danyang Chen (陈丹阳) Delegate China

Donglei Li (李冬雷) Delegate China

Fangyuan Chang (常方圆) Delegate China

Hao Wang (王皓) Delegate China

Xiaobo Jin (金晓波) Delegate China

Chan Tak Chuen (陳德泉) Delegate Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Khatanbaatar Khandsuren Candidate Delegate Mongolia
Mongolia

Jun-Yi Guo (郭君逸) Delegate Taiwan
Taiwan

Chia-Leo Lin (林珈樂) Candidate Delegate Taiwan

Rui-Jun Liu (劉睿鈞) Candidate Delegate Taiwan

Yohei Suzuki (鈴木洋平) Senior Delegate Japan

Kei Suga (須賀慶) Delegate Japan

Masayuki Akimoto (秋元正行) Delegate Japan

Sakae Tokuda (徳田栄) Delegate Japan

Takayuki Ookusa (大艸尊之) Delegate Japan

Yuji Suse (巣瀬雄史) Delegate Japan

Rafael Werneck Cinoto Senior Delegate Latin America
Latin America
(Brazil)

Claudio Gonzalez Delegate Argentina
Argentina

Axel Lifschitz Candidate Delegate Argentina

Éder dos Santos Silva Delegate Brazil

Leandro Vasconcellos Alleoni Delegate Brazil

João Gabriel de Aguiar Milani Candidate Delegate Brazil

Felipe Andres Rojas Garces Delegate Chile
Chile

Wilson José Duarte Espitia Delegate Colombia
Colombia

Juan Camilo Vargas Candidate Delegate Colombia

Nestor Sanchez Candidate Delegate Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

Adrián Ramírez Candidate Delegate Guatemala
Guatemala

Areli Rubí Gordillo Martínez Candidate Delegate Mexico
Mexico

Natán Riggenbach Delegate Peru

Noel Yzaguirre Candidate Delegate Peru

Oscar Alberto Ceballos Contreras Candidate Delegate Venezuela
Venezuela

Henrik Buus Aagaard Senior Delegate Northern Europe
Northern Europe
and Baltic States
Baltic States
( Denmark
Denmark
)

Matias Rasmussen Candidate Delegate Denmark

Ivo Kruusamägi Delegate Estonia
Estonia

Juho Saarimaa Delegate Finland
Finland

Tomi Ronkainen Delegate Finland

Hilmar Magnusson Candidate Delegate Iceland
Iceland

Kārlis Iskrovs Candidate Delegate Latvia
Latvia

Vidar Norstein Klungre Delegate Norway
Norway

Gunnar Krig Delegate Sweden
Sweden

Kåre Krig Delegate Sweden

Tim McMahon Senior Delegate Oceania
Oceania
( Australia
Australia
)

Ray Li Candidate Delegate Australia

David Lim Delegate New Zealand
New Zealand

Dene Beardsley Delegate New Zealand

Nikhil Mande Senior Delegate Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
and India
India

Akula Pavan Kumar Candidate Delegate India

Ayush Kumar Candidate Delegate India

Gaurav Taneja Candidate Delegate India

Shubhayan Kabir Candidate Delegate India

Siva Shanmukh Vetcha Candidate Delegate India

Swaminathan Chandrasekaran Candidate Delegate India

Alvin Febrianth Candidate Delegate Indonesia
Indonesia

Cendy Cahyo Rahmat Candidate Delegate Indonesia

Hoe Zi Yang Candidate Delegate Malaysia
Malaysia

Glenn Mark Salgado Delegate Philippines
Philippines

James Benedict Cañares Delegate Philippines

John Edison Ubaldo Candidate Delegate Philippines

Zhou Yichen (周奕臣) Delegate Singapore
Singapore

Chatchawan Jaruwattanakun (ชัชวาลย์ จารุวัฒนกุล) Delegate Thailand
Thailand

Do Cong Toan Delegate Vietnam
Vietnam

Trịnh Nguyên Anh Delegate Vietnam

Daniel Sheppard Senior Delegate Western Europe
Western Europe
( United Kingdom
United Kingdom
)

Geert Bicler Delegate Belgium
Belgium

Jean-Louis Mathieu Delegate France
France

Loïc Petit Delegate France

Philippe Virouleau Delegate France

Hippolyte Moreau Candidate Delegate France

Philippe Lucien Candidate Delegate France

Björn Korbanka Delegate Germany
Germany

Sébastien Auroux Delegate Germany

Lorenzo Vigani Poli Delegate Italy
Italy

Matteo Colombo Delegate Italy

Matteo Provasi Delegate Italy

Stefano Bevacqua Delegate Italy

Ton Dennenbroek Delegate Netherlands
Netherlands

António Gomes Candidate Delegate Portugal
Portugal

Alexander Olleta del Molino Delegate Spain
Spain

Javier Tirado Ortiz Delegate Spain

Luis J. Iáñez Delegate Spain

Oleg Gritsenko Delegate Switzerland
Switzerland
and Russia
Russia

Reto Bubendorf Delegate Switzerland

James Molloy Delegate United Kingdom

Evan Liu Delegate United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Virginia
Virginia

Chris Krueger Senior Delegate Western U.S. (Georgia, U.S., and China)

James Hamory Delegate California
California

Jeremy Fleischman Delegate California

Michael Young Delegate California

Shelley Chang Delegate California

Vincent Sheu Delegate California

Daniel Hayes Delegate Colorado
Colorado

Kit Clement Delegate Oregon
Oregon

Casey Pernsteiner Delegate Texas
Texas

Shonathon Collins Delegate Texas

Zheng Li Delegate Washington

Donovan Hale Delegate South Africa

HISTORY

In 1999, the first modern age speedcubers found each other on the Internet via Rubik\'s Games , a computer game with an electronic version of the Rubik\'s Cube . Chris Hardwick from Raleigh, NC founded the Yahoo! Group "Speedsolvingrubikscube" and the Unofficial World Records, a place where cubers could post their personal best times. Ron van Bruchem started speedcubing.com together with his friend Ton Dennenbroek, an avid puzzle collector.

Because the cubers were living all over the world, they wanted to organize a competition at which they could all meet. In 2003, under the guidance of Dan Gosbee, they organized the Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube
World Championship in Toronto
Toronto
. This first modern-age Rubik's Cube competition was a huge success, but there were lots of issues, due to the lack of good regulations. After the World Championship, van Bruchem and Tyson Mao
Tyson Mao
started organizing competitions in the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Germany
Germany
, as well as at Caltech
Caltech
in the United States
United States
. In 2004, they started the World Cube Association, which today has held competitions in more than 80 countries.

EVENTS

Currently, the WCA offers competitions in 18 events. Not all of them are offered at every competition, but they are usually all offered at national and global competitions. The events are:

* Rubik\'s Cube (3x3x3 Cube) * 2x2x2 Cube * 4x4x4 Cube * 5x5x5 Cube * 6x6x6 Cube * 7x7x7 Cube * 3x3x3 Blindfolded (3BLD) * 3x3x3 Fewest Moves (FMC) * 3x3x3 One-Handed (OH) * 3x3x3 With Feet (WF) * Megaminx
Megaminx
* Pyraminx
Pyraminx
* Rubik\'s Clock * Skewb
Skewb
* Square-1 * 4x4x4 Blindfolded (4BLD) * 5x5x5 Blindfolded (5BLD) * 3x3x3 Multi-Blind (MBLD)

Additionally, some events have had their official WCA event status removed. They are:

* Rubik\'s Magic * Master Magic * 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded (no time limit) * Rainbow Cube * 3x3x3 No inspection * Siamese 3x3x3

SEE ALSO

* Rubik\'s Cube * Speedcubing
Speedcubing

NOTES

* ^ New WCA board member * ^ "About the WCA". World Cube Association. Retrieved 17 June 2016. * ^ "WCA Organisation". Retrieved 15 July 2016. * ^ Gilles Roux retires as member of WCA Board * ^ World Cube Association • View topic - Tyson Mao
Tyson Mao
retires as member of WCA Board * ^ World Cube Association • View topic - Sébastien Auroux retires as WCA board member * ^ "WCA Delegates". World Cube Association. Retrieved 22 September 2015. * ^ "WCA Regulations". Retrieved 18 August 2017. * ^ "WCA Regulations History". Retrieved 15 May 2017.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Official WCA Website * Official WCA Forums * Official WCA Results * Skewb
Skewb
will be an official WCA Event as of January 1, 2014

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Rubik\'s Cube

PUZZLE INVENTORS

* Ernő Rubik
Ernő Rubik
*

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