Adam Polkowski won the Polish Nationals 2009 with an average of 13.09 seconds. Piotr Kózka finished second (13.52) and Michal Halczuk finished third (14.00).
World records: Michal Halczuk 6x6x6 2:33.55 (single) 2:39.25 (average), 7x7x7 3:56.06 (single) 4:01.99 (average).
European records: Grzegorz Luczyna Pyraminx 4.50 (average), Grzegorz Prusak Square-1 19.11 (average).
Erik Akkersdijk won the Benelux Open 2009 with an average of 12.63 seconds. Mats Valk finished second (13.53) and Rama Temmink finished third (13.90).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk Rubik's Cube 11.11 (average).
European records: Erik Akkersdijk 6x6x6 3:14.18 (single) 3:30.07 (average), 7x7x7 4:50.96 (single) 5:01.98 (average).
Leyan Lo won the EPGY Stanford Winter 2009 with an average of 13.63 seconds. Chris Dzoan finished second (14.23) and Dan Dzoan finished third (14.79).
World records: Michael Gottlieb 7x7 4:16.47 (single) 4:31.26 (average).
North American records: David Shi Magic 1.12 (average).
Australian records: Dene Beardsley 4x4 1:05.47 (single) 1:07.98 (average), 5x5 1:39.43 (single), 7x7 5:05.58 (single) 5:29.82 (average).
Han-Cyun Chen won the Taiwan Winter Open 2009 with an average of 12.38 seconds. Hsuan Chang finished second (12.63) and Che-Ting Chu finished third (13.46).
World records: Hsuan Chang 5x5 1:13.28 (single) 1:20.91 (average), 7x7 4:49.13 (single) 4:52.57 (average).
Asian records: Han-Cyun Chen 4x4 40.21 (single) 48.74 (average), Tse-Kan Lin 3x3 blindfolded 52.96.
Shotaro Makisumi won the Newark Winter 2009 with an average of 12.98 seconds. Dan Cohen finished second (13.02) and Rowe Hessler finished third (13.53).
World records: Dan Cohen 6x6 2:56.34 (single) 3:01.40 (average).
North American records: Dan Cohen 4x4 52.65 (average), 5x5 1:18.33 (single) 1:25.77 (average), David Woner clock 9.00 (single).