Rowe Hessler won the Newark Open 2008 with an average of 13.34 seconds. Patrick Jameson finished second (14.25) and Jason Baum finished third (14.59).
North American records: Rowe Hessler 3x3 8.91 (single), Patrick Jameson Magic 0.96 (single), Siraj Ali Pyraminx 4.59 (single).
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).