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Ibrahim Vajgel-Shedid won the Vancouver Open Summer 2008 with an average of 15.47 seconds. Kristopher de Asis finished second (18.14) and Deseree Aune finished third (20.83).

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The Finnish Open 2008 will take place on July 19/20, 2008 in Helsinki, Finland. Check out the Finnish Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Jason Baum won the DaVinci Science Center competition 2008 with an average of 11.97 seconds. Mitchell Stern finished second (12.49) and Rowe Hessler finished third (14.39).
World records: Dan Cohen 4x4 46.08 (single).
North American records: Jason Baum Rubik's Cube 11.97 (average), Dan Cohen 4x4 56.54 (average), 5x5 1:38.40 (average), Pyraminx 5.59 (single), Clock 9.13 (single) 9.84 (average).

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The Taiwan Summer Open 2008 will take place on July 13, 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan. Check out the Taiwan Summer Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The UCSD Summer competition 2008 will take place on July 12, 2008 in La Jolla, California, USA. Check out the USCD Summer 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Milán Baticz won the Polish Open 2008 with an average of 12.89 seconds. Tomasz Zolnowski finished second (13.22) and Rama Temmink finished third (13.44).
World records: Rafal Guzewicz 3x3 blindfolded 54.22 (single), Lukasz Cialon 2x2 3.63 (average).

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The Swedish Open 2008 will take place on September 6/7, 2008 in Rosersberg (Stockholm), Sweden. Check out the Swedish Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Jean Pons won the Nantes Open 2008 with an average of 12.29 seconds. Benjamin Sintes finished second (14.38) and Thomas Watiotienne finished third (15.58).

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Eric Limeback won the Cincinnati Spring Open 2008 with an average of 13.38 seconds. Jack Moseley finished second (16.14) and Mike Stewart finished third (16.79).
African records: Emile Compion 4x4 1:14.38 (single), 5x5 2:00.68 (single) 2:08.29 (average), 2x2 5.36 (single).

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Dan Cohen won the Captain's Cove competition 2008 with an average of 13.52 seconds. Erik Johnson finished second (16.27) and Tim Reynolds finished third (16.32).
North American records: Dan Cohen 4x4 1:00.06 (average), Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.44 (average).

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Phillip Espinoza won the San Diego Open 2008 with an average of 14.52 seconds. Ryan Patricio finished second (14.73) and Chris Dzoan finished third (15.46).
World records: Ryan Patricio Rubik's Cube One-handed 14.80 (single) 19.88 (average).

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The Dutch Masters 2008 will take place on August 23/24, 2008 in Sint Michielsgestel, The Netherlands. Check out the Dutch Masters 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The European Rubik's Cube Championship 2008 will take place on September 19/20/21, 2008 in Derio (Bilbao), Spain. Check out the Euro 2008 website for more information and registration.
    

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The Toulouse Summer Open 2008 will take place on July 5/6, 2008 in Toulouse, France. Check out the Toulouse Summer Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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The Philippines Open 2008 will take place on July 5/6, 2008 in Quezon City, Philippines. Check out the Philippines Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Jason Baum won the Washington DC Open 2008 with an average of 13.10 seconds. Mitchell Stern finished second (13.68) and John Tamanas finished third (15.78).
World records: Chris Hardwick 5x5 blindfolded 15:22 (single).
North American records: Dan Cohen 5x5 1:38.59 (average), Pyraminx 5.66 (single), Clock 11.78 (single), Tim Reynolds Pyraminx 8.85 (average).

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Dan Dzoan won the Utah Open 2008 with an average of 13.58 seconds. Dan Knights finished second (14.68) and Michael Young finished third (19.25).

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Tomasz Zolnowski won the Pabianice Open 2008 with an average of 13.30 seconds. Adam Polkowski finished second (13.63) and Piotr Kózka finished third (14.44).
World records: Tomasz Kiedrowicz Pyraminx 5.04 (average).
European records: Konrad Stawski Rubik's Cube Blindfolded 1:08.36.

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Yu Nakajima won the Kashiwa Open 2008 with an average of 11.75 seconds. Syuhei Omura finished second (13.34) and Yumu Tabuchi finished third (13.51).
World records: Yu Nakajima Rubik's Cube 8.72 (single) 11.28 (average).
Asian records: Mitsuki Gunji Clock 9.06 (single), Hideaki Tomoyori Rubik's Cube oldest solver 76 years 7 months 5 days.

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Edouard Chambon won the Barcelona Open 2008 with an average of 12.94 seconds. Jean Pons finished second (14.77) and Ernesto Fernández Regueira finished third (17.76).
World records: Edouard Chambon 2x2 3.74 (average), Rune Wesström Rubik's Cube oldest solver 78 years and 14 days.
South American records: Gabriel Eduardo Núñez Serna Pyraminx 6.63 (single) 10.27 (average), Square-1 35.44 (single), Clock 30.72 (single), Magic 2.31 (single) 5.09 (average), Megaminx 2:58.29 (average), Rubik's Cube Fewest Moves 46.


<font size="-2">group photo and 78 year old competitor Rune Wesström, pictures by Daniel Ortiga Villatoro</font>

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Timothy Sun won the Beijing Spring Open 2008 with an average of 15.45 seconds. Kim Chan-Woo finished second (16.08) and Luchen Zhang finished third (17.44).
Asian records: Danyang Chen Rubik's Cube Blindfolded 1:08.81, Mengke Li Master Magic 3.07 (single) 3.45 (average).

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The Vancouver Open Summer 2008 will take place on June 14, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Check out the Vancouver Open Summer 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Rowe Hessler won the Armonk Spring competition 2008 with an average of 13.40 seconds. Alexander Yu finished second (15.38) and Tim Reynolds finished third (15.50).
North American records: Rowes Hessler 22 Rubik's Cubes blindfolded out of 30, Patrick Jameson 2x2 1.72 (single), Bob Burton Clock 13.50 (single) 15.22 (average), Tim Reynolds Pyraminx 7.22 (single), Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.06 (single) 2.65 (average).
Asian records: Takao Hashimoto Square-1 20.43 (single).

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Dan Dzoan won the Berkeley Spring competition 2008 with an average of 12.92 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (13.94) and Darren Kwong finished third (14.79).
North American records: Michael Gottlieb 4x4 1:00.26 (average), Nick Young Square-1 20.94 (single) 26.40 (average).

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Rowe Hessler won the Cornell Spring 2008 with an average of 14.88 seconds. Jim Mertens finished second (15.42) and Erik Johnson finished third (15.58).
North American records: Dan Cohen 5x5 1:27.02 (single), Rowe Hessler 2x2 2.90 (single), Erik Johnson 2x2 4.32 (average), Tim Reynolds Rubik's Cube Fewest Moves 31 (single).