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Erik Akkersdijk won the Dutch Masters 2008 with an average of 12.74 seconds. Edouard Chambon finished second (12.81) and Thibaut Jaqcuinot finished third (13.16).
World records: Guus Razoux Schultz Rubik's Cube Fewest moves 27, Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 Cube 43.72 (single), Rama Temmink Rubik's Cube one-handed 19.84 (average), Olivér Perge Magic 0.84 (single).
European records: Erik Akkersdijk 5x5 Cube 1:22.91 (single) 1:29.49 (average).

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The Newark Open 2008 will take place on November 8, 2008 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Check out the Newark Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Virginia Open 2008 will take place on November 29, 2008 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Check out the Virginia Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The German Nationals 2008 will take place on October 25, 2008 in Essen, Germany. Check out the German Nationals 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Dutch Nationals 2008 will take place on November 15, 2008 in Zwolle, Netherlands. Check out the Dutch Nationals 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Tampere Open 2008 will take place on October 25, 2008 in Tampere, Finland. Check out the Tampere Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Decatur Open 2008 will take place on October 18, 2008 in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Check out the Decatur Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Tomasz Zolnowski won the Wroclaw Open 2008 with an average of 11.60 seconds. Adam Polkowski finished second (12.70) and Piotr Kózka finished third (13.72).
European records: Michal Halczuk 5x5 1:30.79 (average).

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Dakota Allen Harris won the Cincinnati Summer Open 2008 with an average of 14.01 seconds. Tyson Mao finished second (16.03) and Mike Stewart finished third (16.06).

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Lee Chan-Ho won the Suwon Cube Championship 2008 with an average of 12.35 seconds. Kim Min-Hyun finished second (14.24) and Choi Kyoung-Min finished third (15.65).
World records: Chang Jee-Hoon Rubik's Cube with feet 36.94 (single) 52.25 (average).
Asian records: Choi Kyoung-Min 2x2 3.69 (average), Lee Seung-Woo Square-1 13.69 (single).

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The Wisconsin Open 2008 will take place on October 4, 2008 in Fox Point, Wisconsin, USA. Check out the Wisconsin Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Boulder 2008 will take place on September 20, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Check out the Boulder 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Kim Jun-Beom won the Busan Cube Championship 2008 with an average of 13.90 seconds. Son Seul-Gi finished second (14.77) and An Jong-Woo finished third (16.46).

Asian records: Son Seul-Gi Megaminx 1:36.09 (single), Lee Jae-Jun Rubik's Cube with feet 1:25.75 (average).

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Yu Nakajima won the Tokyo Open 2008 with an average of 11.79 seconds. Mitsuki Gunji finished second (12.52) and Yumu Tabuchi finished third (13.10).
World records: Keisuke Hiraya 4x4 45.15 (single) 52.31 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.39 (average), Yu Nakajima Rubik's Cube one-handed 14.56 (single).
Asian records: Yumu Tabuchi Rubik's Cube blindfolded 55.16, Rubik's Cube one-handed 20.48 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.06 (single).

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The Brussels Summer Open 2008 will take place on September 6/7, 2008 in Brussels, Belgium. Check out the Brussels Summer Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The UK Open 2008 will take place on November 8, 2008 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Check out the UK Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Yi Wei won the Hong Kong Open 2008 with an average of 15.65 seconds. Li Kailong finished second (17.27) and Hui Hing Ho finished third (17.39).
Asian records: So Chi Leung Magic 1.15 (average), Chan Tak Chuen Master Magic 2.69 (single) 3.35 (average), Lee Chun Hin Master Magic 3.35 (average).

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Kim Seung-Hoon won the Cheonan Cube Championship 2008 with an average of 13.63 seconds. Paik Seung-Won finished second (14.69) and Lee Seung-Woo finished third (15.36).
World records: Kang Ji-Jon Square-1 17.77 (average).
Asian records: Lee Seung-Woo 5x5x5 1:26.66 (single), Park Sang-Jun Pyraminx 4.40 (single), Kang Ji-Jon Square-1 15.00 (single).

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The Niagara Open Summer 2008 will take place on August 23, 2008 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Check out the Niagara Falls Summer 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The South Taiwan Summer 2008 will take place on August 30, 2008 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Check out the South Taiwan Summer Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Wroclaw Open 2008 will take place on August 16, 2008 in Wroclaw, Poland. Check out the Wroclaw Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Marina Gdansk Open 2008 will take place on August 30, 2008 in Gdansk, Poland. Check out the Marina Gdansk Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Andrew Kang won the US Nationals and Open 2008 with an average of 12.97 seconds. Ravi Fernando finished second (13.58) and Jason Baum finished third (13.73).
World records: Dan Cohen 5x5 1:20.98 (single) 1:29.40 (average).
North American records: Andrew Kang Rubik's Cube 11.89 (average), Rowe Hessler Rubik's Cube 9.13 (single), Jack Moseley Rubik's Cube fewest moves 31, Mike Hughey Rubik's Cube multiple blindfolded 15/15 in 2:12.00, Dan Cohen Megaminx 1:27.34 (single) 1:38.55 (average).

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Pedro Santos Guimarães won the Minas Open 2008 with an average of 15.65 seconds. Carlos Alberto de Alcântara Jr finished second (18.85) and Renan Mondini Cerpe finished third (19.86).
South American records: Pedro Santos Guimarães Rubik's Cube 14.56 (average), 4x4 1:25.81 (average), 5x5 2:29.25 (single) 2:42.73 (average), Rubik's Cube blindfolded 1:23.05, Rubik's Cube one-handed 20.61 (single) 25.44 (average), Megaminx 1:49.63 (single) 2:02.01 (average), Square-1 54.35 (average), Rubik's Cube multiple blindfolded 2/3 in 13:27, Leonardo Tambellini Rubik's Cube fewest moves 36.

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Johannes Laire won the Finnish Open 2008 with an average of 14.42 seconds. Anssi Vanhala finished second (15.01) and Mats Valk finished third (18.50).