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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.