Yohei Oka won the Ibaraki competition 2007 with an average in the final of 13.51 seconds. Sinpei Araki finished second (14.74) and Tatsuya Ookubo finished third (15.54).
World records: Takayuki Ookusa 5x5 1:42.16 (average).
Asian records: Kouetso Ando 3x3 9.83 (single), Takayuki Ookusa 5x5 1:35.90 (single), Takuma Akutsu 3x3 one-handed 21.21 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.83 (single) 6.79 (average).
Shotaro Makisumi won the Caltech Fall competition 2007 with an average in the final of 13.90 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (14.95) and Chris Dzoan finished third (16.98).
World records: Chris Dzoan 3x3 one-handed 20.91 (average).
Mátyás Kuti won the UK Open 2007 with an average in the final of 13.85 seconds. Breandon McElhill finished second (14.61) and Rama Temmink finished third (14.80).
World records: Mátyás Kuti 4x4 46.63 (single), 5x5 1:30.58 (single), Ron van Bruchem 2x2 2.65 (single).
Mitchell Stern won the Pleasantville Fall competition 2007 with an average in the final of 14.00 seconds. Erik Johnson finished second (17.49) and Anthony Benis finished third (18.75).
North American records: Mitchell Stern 2x2 5.64 (average), Alexander Yu Pyraminx 8.12 (single), Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.63 (single) 2.75 (average).
African records: Emile Compion 4x4 1:35.38 (single) 1:40.07 (average), 5x5 2:26.66 (single) 2:30.74 (average), 2x2 6.83 (single) 10.24 (average), 3x3 blindfolded 5:13.40, 3x3 one-handed 34.23 (single) 35.63 (average), Pyraminx 15.64 (single) 20.94 (average), Magic 1.63 (single) 1.73 (average), Master Magic 3.47 (single) 4.15 (average).
Ravi Fernando won the Minnesota Open 2007 with an average in the final of 13.80 seconds. Phil Thomas finished second (16.87) and Isaac Wappes finished third (21.96).
Stefan Pochmann won the German Championship 2007 with an average in the final of 16.00 seconds. Michel Bechtatou finished second (17.80) and Kai Jiptner finished third (19.34).
Joël van Noort won the Dutch Open 2007 with an average in the final of 13.77 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (14.88) and Rama Temmink finished third (14.95).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 3x3 9.77 (single), Megaminx 1:14.90 (single) 1:18.86 (average).
European records: Erik Akkersdijk 5x5 1:42.08 (single), Rama Temmink 3x3 one-handed 21.27 (average).
Yu Nakajima won the World Rubik`s Cube Championship 2007 with an average in the final of 12.46 seconds. Andrew Kang finished second (13.05) and Mitsuki Gunji finished third (13.05).
World records: Mátyás Kuti 5x5 1:45.07 (average), Ryan Patricio 3x3 one-handed 21.13 (average), Lukasz Cialon 2x2 3.91 (average), Erik Akkersdijk Megaminx 1:17.46 (single) 1:19.16 (average).
Asian records: Shotaro Makisumi 3x3 blindfolded 1:39.56, 2x2 2.82 (single), Mitsuki Gunji 3x3 one-handed 18.06 (single), Yumu Tabuchi 3x3 fewest moves 37, 4x4 blindfolded 12:58.10, Bernett Orlando 5x5 blindfolded 55:39, 3x3 multiple blindfolded 3 cubes in 27:04.
Australian records: Peter Still Magic 2.91 (single) 3.17 (average).
European records: Tomasz Zolnowski 5x5 1:42.51 (single).
North American records: Andrew Kang 3x3 13.05 (average), Bob Burton Clock 18.04 (average).
South American records: Pedro Santos Guimarães 3x3 13.00 (single) 16.67 (average), 4x4 1:22.02 (single), 3x3 blindfolded 2:08.97, 3x3 one-handed 26.47(single) 27.30 (average).
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Ganyuan Jiang won the Guangdong Open 2007 with an average in the final of 15.40 seconds. Timothy Sun finished second (16.30) and Yi Wei finished third (16.71).
World records: Enxi Xie youngest Rubik`s Cube solver 4 years 6 months 10 days.
Asian records: Chan Tak Chuen Magic 1.58 (average).
Australian records: Joshua Li 3x3 16.33 (single) 18.10 (average), 4x4 1:17.93 (single) 1:31.55 (average), 5x5 2:20.54 (single) 2:39.24 (average), 2x2 5.38 (single) 10.13 (average), 3x3 one-handed 22.75 (single) 27.08 (average).
North American records: Timothy Sun Magic 1.02 (single) 1.12 (average).
Yung-Chi Chen won the Taiwanese Championship 2007 with an average in the final of 14.85 seconds. Ming-Hao Kang finished second (15.05) and Yueh-Lin Tsai finished third (15.72).
Piotr Kózka won the Polish Open 2007 with an average in the final of 14.09 seconds. Tomasz Zolnowski finished second (14.36) and Ron van Bruchem finished third (15.38).
World records: Mátyás Kuti 4x4 58.15 (average), Clock 8.60 (average), Master Magic 1.96 (average), Lukasz Cialon 2x2 3.92 (average), Grzegorz Luczyna Pyraminx 5.98 (average), Grzegorz Prusak Square-1 13.56 (single) 19.57 (average).
Jean Pons won the Lyon Open 2007 with an average in the final of 12.71 seconds. Edouard Chambon finished second (13.20) and Joël van Noort finished third (13.95).
African records: Etienne Amany 3x3 19.68 (single) 21.28 (average), 3x3 blindfolded 5:22.50 (single).
European records: Rama Temmink 3x3 one-handed 21.86 (average).
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