Sinpei Araki won the Kanazawa Open 2008 with an average of 14.55 seconds. Toshiya Hirohata finished second (16.20) and Daiki Matsumoto finished third (16.52).
World records: Kazuhito Iimura Square-1 16.62 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.15 (average).
Asian records: Yohei Oka Pyraminx 3.21 (single).
The <a href="https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/c.php?i=ItalianOpen2009" target="_blank">Italian Open 2009</a> will take place on February 14, 2009 in Bergamo, Italy. Check out the <a href="http://cubo.schermotv.com/" target="_blank">Italian Open 2009 website</a> for more information and registration.
Dan Cohen won the Westchester Fall 2008 with an average of 13.80 seconds. John Tamanas finished second (15.03) and Erik Johnson finished third (15.11).
World records: Rowe Hessler 3x3 Blindfolded 52.27.
North American records: Patrick Jameson Magic 0.94, Dan Cohen Square-1 15.18 (single) 21.05 (average).