Anthony Hsu won the Kearny Kardinal competition 2008 with an average of 14.85 seconds. Alexander Yu finished second (15.33) and Tim Reynolds finished third (15.82).
North American records: Rowe Hessler 4 cubes blindfolded in 18:34, Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.37 (single).
Andy Tsao won the EPGY California Open 2008 with an average of 13.49 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (14.51) and Lucas Garron finished third (15.23).
Asian records: Takao Hashimoto Square-1 24.08 (single) 29.73 (average).
North American records: Nick Young Square-1 25.86 (single) 31.48 (average).
Erik Akkersdijk won the Benelux Open 2008 with an average of 14.01 seconds. Gunnar Krig finished second (14.13) and Joël van Noort finished third (14.59).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 54.71 (average), Rama Temmink 3x3 one-handed 20.58 (average).
Edouard Chambon won the Montpellier Open 2008 with an average of 12.16 seconds. Benjamin Sintes finished second (15.71) and Thomas Watiotienne finished third (18.64).
European records: Edouard Chambon 3x3 12:16 (average).
South American records: Gabriel Eduardo Núñez Serna Pyraminx 8.03 (single) 13.59 (average), Square-1 1:37.16 (single) 2:30.36 (average).
Edouard Chambon won the Belgian Open 2008 with an average of 12.66 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (12.94) and Milán Baticz finished third (13.37).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 57.15 (average), 5x5 1:28.66 (single) 1:36.02 (average), Megaminx 1:01.78 (single) 1:07.70 (average), Mátyás Kuti Magic 0.86 (single), Master Magic 1.72 (single).
European records: Edouard Chambon 3x3 12:31 (average), Rama Temmink 3x3 one-handed 20.72 (average).
picture by Ton Dennenbroek
Leyan Lo won the UCSD competition 2008 with an average of 13.92 seconds. Phillip Espinoza finished second (14.64) and Dan Dzoan finished third (14.75).
World records: Ryan Patricio 3x3 one-handed 20.66 (average).
Kim Hyung-Sub won the KCA Korea Open 2008 with an average of 13.32 seconds. Lee Seung-Woon finished second (13.80) and Sinpei Araki finished third (14.71).
Asian records: Kim Hyung-Sub 4x4 49.91 (single) 59.46 (average), Kim Hyun-Gyum 2x2 4.52 (average), Lee Jung-Hyun 3x3 with feet 1:02.02 (single).
Mitsuki Gunji won the Kawasaki Open 2008 with an average of 12.30 seconds. Yu Nakajima finished second (12.66) and Sinpei Araki finished third (13.59).
World records: Keisuke Hiraya 3x3 one-handed 20.69 (average).
Asian records: Mitsuki Gunji 3x3 9.75 (single), 4x4 1:03.46 (average), Takayuki Ookusa 5x5 1:34.68 (single) 1:39.17 (average), Syuhei Omura 2x2 4.60 (average), 3x3 one-handed 17.21 (single).