Harris Chan won the Toronto Open Fall 2008 with an average of 11.92 seconds. Eric Limeback finished second (14.27) and Doowon Joo finished third (14.75).
African records: Emile Compion 3x3 17.77 (average), 5x5 1:49.68 (single) 1:53.22 (average), 2x2 6.19 (average), 3x3 One-handed 24.80 (single).
Tomasz Zolnowski won the Poznan Open 2008 with an average of 12.24 seconds. Michal Robaczyk finished second (13.93) and Adam Polkowski finished third (14.21).
World records: Grzegorz Prusak Square-1 13.55 (single).
European records: Tomasz Zolnowski Rubik's Cube 11.32 (average).
Gilles Roux of France has decided to retire as a member of the WCA Board, starting November 1, 2008.
We thank Gilles for his contributions to WCA and our community.
Gilles started as a WCA Board member in October 2004. He was involved in organising and being WCA delegate in several WCA competitions. He also made great contributions to the WCA regulations and helped WCA grow all around the world.
Gilles will stay available to assist as a technical adviser of WCA.
WCA Board is working on plans for the upcoming years. These plans will include the following subjects:
- finalising the establishment of the WCA organisation, including statutes
- restructuring and extending the WCA Board
- defining the longterm goals
- extending the WCA organisation with dedicated teams to achieve our goals
- defining membership of WCA and a possible annual fee
Once the proposal for the plan is ready, we will inform you via the WCA website.
Until then the WCA Board will keep on working with the remaining three members, supported by the WCA website team (Clément Gallet, Stefan Pochmann and Bob Burton).
Tyson Mao, Masayuki Akimoto, Ron van Bruchem
Yu Nakajima won the Japan Open 2008 with an average of 11.31 seconds. Yohei Oka finished second (12.27) and Keisuke Hiraya finished third (12.53).
World records: Yumu Tabuchi 4x4 41.16 (single), Keisuke Hiraya 3x3 One-handed 19.07 (average).
Asian records: Yu Nakajima 4x4 50.74 (average), Keisuke Hiraya 5x5 1:21.93 (single).
Shenjia Zhang won the Guangdong Open 2008 with an average of 12.74 seconds. Timothy Sun finished second (13.55) and Haixu Zhang finished third (14.39).
Asian records: Lee Chun Hin Magic 1.10 (average), Lo Chun Lok Master Magic 3.21 (average).
Australian records: Joshua Li Rubik's Cube 13.47 (single) 15.59 (average), 4x4x4 1:06.36 (single) 1:11.94 (average), 5x5x5 1:59.00 (single) 2:04.19 (average), 2x2x2 4.28 (single) 5.75 (average), Rubik's Cube blindfolded 2:59.08, Rubik's Cube one-handed 22.08 (single) 23.77 (average), Square-1 30.18 (single) 34.48 (average), Megaminx 2:08.81 (single) 2:15.76 (average), Magic 1.94 (single) 2.24 (average), Master Magic 3.58 (single) 3.79 (average).