Benjamin Sintes won the Italian Open 2008 with an average of 15.94 seconds. Lorenzo Vigani Poli finished second (17.40) and Lars Vandenbergh finished third (17.60).
South American records: Rafael Werneck Cinoto 2x2 5.25 (single), Magic 1.93 (single) 2.05 (average).
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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).
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).