Gunnar Krig won the Swedish Open 2008 with an average of 14.89 seconds. Johan Holmedahl finished second (16.30) and Henrik Buus Aagaard finished third (16.77).
World records: Rune Wesström Rubik's Cube oldest solver 78 years 4 months 19 days, Mats Bergsten Rubik's Cube blindfolded oldest solver 58 years 6 months 18 days.
Harris Chan won the Niagara Open Summer 2008 with an average of 11.79 seconds. Eric Limeback finished second (14.00) and Jason Thong finished third (14.21).
North American records: Harris Chan Rubik's Cube 11.50 (average), Sam Boyles 2x2 Cube 3.81 (average), Rowe Hessler Rubik's Cube blindfolded 59.66, Jack Moseley Rubik's Cube with feet 1:54.75 (single) 2:13.60 (average).
African records: Emile Compion 5x5 Cube 1:59.69 (single) 2:07.47 (average), 2x2 Cube 4.28 (single) 6.24 (average), Rubik's Cube one-handed 24.83 (single) 28.58 (average), Square-1 28.25 (single) 39.11 (average).
Erik Akkersdijk won the Dutch Masters 2008 with an average of 12.74 seconds. Edouard Chambon finished second (12.81) and Thibaut Jaqcuinot finished third (13.16).
World records: Guus Razoux Schultz Rubik's Cube Fewest moves 27, Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 Cube 43.72 (single), Rama Temmink Rubik's Cube one-handed 19.84 (average), Olivér Perge Magic 0.84 (single).
European records: Erik Akkersdijk 5x5 Cube 1:22.91 (single) 1:29.49 (average).
Lee Chan-Ho won the Suwon Cube Championship 2008 with an average of 12.35 seconds. Kim Min-Hyun finished second (14.24) and Choi Kyoung-Min finished third (15.65).
World records: Chang Jee-Hoon Rubik's Cube with feet 36.94 (single) 52.25 (average).
Asian records: Choi Kyoung-Min 2x2 3.69 (average), Lee Seung-Woo Square-1 13.69 (single).