The World Cube Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit, we welcome your donations to help us further our vision of having more enjoyable competitions all over the world.
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Our mission is to have more competitions in more countries with more people and more fun, under fair and equal conditions.
Who we are
The World Cube Association governs competitions for mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as 'twisty puzzles'. The most famous of these puzzles is the Rubik's Cube, invented by professor Rubik from Hungary. A selection of these puzzles are chosen as official events of the WCA.
As the WCA has evolved over the past decade, over 100,000 people have competed in our competitions. Despite this growth, we remain an organization that is entirely run by volunteers, from local organizers to WCA Delegates to even the WCA Board. We are very grateful to everyone who takes time out of their lives to allow the WCA to function. With more financial support, we hope to bring an even greater level of professionalism to our competitions as we continue to sanction more events across the globe.
Our spirit is that people from all over the world have fun together in a friendly atmosphere, help each other and behave sportsmanlike.
The World Cube Association wants to bring opportunities for community membership and leadership to young people around the world through increasing the accessibility of our 'twisty puzzle' competitions. We believe that experiences at competitions and within our community create growth opportunities for the young people involved and that introducing puzzle events to new groups of people allows for our overall community to strengthen. A document containing the Board's Vision and Strategy for the WCA can be found here.
What's next for the WCA?
The World Cube Association has had over 100,000 unique competitors across 140 different countries and we are not planning on slowing down anytime soon! The cubing community has been growing steadily since our founding in 2004 and we want to encourage this to continue into the future by increasing the accessibility of competitions to new areas. In the future, we hope to support our community even more through collaborations and outreach to those who care about puzzles.
Every two years, we sanction the competition that ultimately determines the world champion. These events require extremely careful planning by a number of volunteers, as well as a large financial commitment to reserve the venue and make necessary preparations.
The WCA Board is responsible for leading the organization as a whole, and fulfilling any duties not fulfilled by other Teams, Committees, and Councils
- Blake Thompson - United States
- Callum James Goodyear - United Kingdom
- Ethan Pride - Australia
- Somya Srivastava - India
The day to day operations are run by the WCA's Teams and Committees.
WCA Delegate is a role defined in the WCA Motions and depicted in the WCA Regulations. The primary duty of a Delegate is to oversee competitions on behalf of the WCA. A WCA Delegate is responsible for making sure that all WCA Competitions are run according to the Mission, Spirit, and Regulations of the WCA. The WCA distinguishes between Senior Delegates, Regional Delegates, Full Delegates, Junior Delegates, and Trainee Delegates (see WCA Delegates).
In addition to the duties of a WCA Delegate, a Senior Delegate or Regional Delegate is responsible for managing the WCA Delegates in their area and can also be contacted by the community for regional matters.
New Delegates are listed as Junior Delegates at first; afterwards they are requested to show proficiency managing WCA Competitions before being promoted to WCA Delegates.
Trainee Delegates are being trained for the position of WCA Delegate and can only oversee competitions in which a WCA Delegate is present.
All competitors automatically become members of the WCA in their first WCA competition.
Making a contribution
You can donate by credit card using Guidestar here, or by Paypal here. If you prefer to write a check, you can write to:
World Cube Association
5042 Wilshire Blvd #43206
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States of America
Donations are tax-deductible in the United States.
Other ways to help
If you believe you would be able to contribute to the World Cube Association in a non-financial way, we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us at email@example.com.