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).
Mateus Moitinho de Almeida won the Diliman Open 2008 with an average of 16.18 seconds. Isagani Esteron finished second (17.08) and Chia-Wei Lu finished third (17.27).
Edouard Chambon won the Lyon Winter Open 2007 with an average of 12.88 seconds. Lars Vandenbergh finished second (16.55) and Thomas Watiotienne finished third (16.55).
African records: Etienne Amany 3x3 13.84 (single).
Edouard Chambon won the Swedish Cube Day competition 2007 with an average of 12.60 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (14.36) and Gunnar Krig finished third (14.93).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 5x5 1:30.03 (single) 1:36.71 (average), Megaminx 1:12.59 (single) 1:14.02 (average).
Timothy Sun won the Beijing Open 2007 with an average of 15.40 seconds. Kim Chan-Woo finished second (17.00) and Hui Hing Ho finished third (19.68).
Asian records: Danyang Chen 3x3 blindfolded 1:10.27, Chan Tak Chuen Magic 0.97 (single), Hui Hing Ho Magic 1.37 (average).
Pedro Santos Guimarães won the Brazil Open 2007 with an average of 15.71 seconds. Leonardo Tambellini finished second (22.54) and Renan Mondini Cerpe finished third (23.44).
South American records: Pedro Santos Guimarães 3x3 12.63 (single) 15.71 (average), 4x4 1:33.51 (average), 5x5 2:38.35 (single) 2:56.76 (average), 2x2 7.94 (average), 3x3 blindfolded 1:53.34, Rafael Werneck Cinoto 2x2 5.99 (single), 3x3 feet 2:04.03 (single), Willian Fidêncio Megaminx 2:40.08 (single) 3:06.38 (average).
David Calvo Vivas won the Spain Championship 2007 with an average of 16.18 seconds. Ernesto Fernández Regueira finished second (20.37) and Manuel López Sheriff finished third (21.25).
Harris Chan won the Toronto Open Fall 2007 with an average in the final of 12.73 seconds. Craig Bouchard finished second (16.05) and Derrick Eide finished third (16.25).
North American records: Harris Chan 3x3 9.80 (single), Derrick Eide Megaminx 1:48.11 (single) 2:01.06 (average).
African records: Emile Compion 3x3 15.96 (single) 18.98 (average), 5x5 2:22.19 (single) 2:29.99 (average), 2x2 6.58 (single) 8.17 (average), 3x3 blindfolded 4:37.69, 3x3 one-handed 25.77 (single), Magic 1.58 (single).
Jason Baum won the Virginia Open 2007 with an average in the final of 14.15 seconds. Mitchell Stern finished second (14.72) and Chris Hardwick finished third (16.16).
North American records: Chris Hardwick 4x4 blindfolded 6:20.96.
Australian records: Peter Still Magic 2.78 (single) 3.00 (average), Jasmine Lee Master Magic 4.90 (single) 5.56 (average).
Erik Akkersdijk won the Dutch Championship 2007 with an average in the final of 14.15 seconds. Joël van Noort finished second (15.12) and Rama Temmink finished third (15.30).
World records: Ron van Bruchem 3x3 9.55 (single).
picture by Grada Ooms