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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).

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Jason Baum won the Stetson Spring competition 2008 with an average of 14.48 seconds. Cliff Shen finished second (17.38) and Andrew Chow finished third (18.58).

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JB Cañares won the Cebu Open 2008 with an average of 15.66 seconds. Chia-Wei Lu finished second (15.99) and Moon Bum-Seok finished third (16.79).

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Leyan Lo won the Discovery Science Center competition 2008 with an average of 13.79 seconds. Chris Dzoan finished second (13.97) and Dan Dzoan finished third (14.17).

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Harris Chan won the canadianCubing Classic 2008 with an average of 13.10 seconds. Eric Limeback finished second (14.10) and Doowon Joo finished third (14.63).
North American records: Harris Chan Rubik's Cube 9.44 (single) 12.05 (average).
African records: Emile Compion Rubik's Cube 18.09 (average), 4x4 1:21.33 (single) 1:22.68 (average), 2x2 5.41 (single) 6.71 (average), 3x3 One-handed 24.88 (single).

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Erik Akkersdijk won the German Open 2008 with an average of 12.90 seconds. Ron van Bruchem finished second (15.46) and Bertalan Bodor finished third (16.37).
World records: Tim Habermaas Rubik's Cube Multiple Blindfolded 24 cubes in 2:15:57.
European records: István Kocza 5x5 Blindfolded 37:29 (single).

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The Utah Open 2008 will take place on May 17, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Check out the Utah Open 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Tomasz Zolnowski won the WSTIH Open 2008 with an average of 12.32 seconds. Adam Polkowski finished second (13.36) and Piotr Kózka finished third (14.43).

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Tyson Mao won the Denver Open 2008 with an average of 16.02 seconds. Doug Reed finished second (16.58) and Frank Morris finished third (17.47).
North American records: Frank Morris 5x5 1:35.81 (single) 1:42.22 (average), Daniel Hayes Megaminx 1:36.93 (single) 1:46.46 (average).

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Edouard Chambon won the French Nationals 2008 with an average of 12.27 seconds. Jean Pons finished second (13.21) and Thibaut Jacquinot finished third (13.23).
European records: Emilien Combaret 3x3 youngest solver 5 years 1 month 23 days.

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The Da Vinci Science Center competition 2008 will take place on June 14/15, 2008 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. Check out the Da Vinci Science Center 2008 website for more information and registration.

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Edouard Chambon won the Madrid Open 2008 with an average of 12.49 seconds. Joël van Noort finished second (12.76) and Erik Akkersdijk finished third (15.48).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 53.99 (average), 5x5 1:23.95 (single).
South American records: Gabriel Eduardo Núñez Serna 2x2 7.73 (average), Magic 2.77 (single) 5.16 (average), Pyraminx 11.29 (average), Square-1 58.40 (single) 1:07.96 (average), Clock 35.18 (single).