Jason Baum won the DaVinci Science Center competition 2008 with an average of 11.97 seconds. Mitchell Stern finished second (12.49) and Rowe Hessler finished third (14.39).
World records: Dan Cohen 4x4 46.08 (single).
North American records: Jason Baum Rubik's Cube 11.97 (average), Dan Cohen 4x4 56.54 (average), 5x5 1:38.40 (average), Pyraminx 5.59 (single), Clock 9.13 (single) 9.84 (average).
Eric Limeback won the Cincinnati Spring Open 2008 with an average of 13.38 seconds. Jack Moseley finished second (16.14) and Mike Stewart finished third (16.79).
African records: Emile Compion 4x4 1:14.38 (single), 5x5 2:00.68 (single) 2:08.29 (average), 2x2 5.36 (single).
Jason Baum won the Washington DC Open 2008 with an average of 13.10 seconds. Mitchell Stern finished second (13.68) and John Tamanas finished third (15.78).
World records: Chris Hardwick 5x5 blindfolded 15:22 (single).
North American records: Dan Cohen 5x5 1:38.59 (average), Pyraminx 5.66 (single), Clock 11.78 (single), Tim Reynolds Pyraminx 8.85 (average).
Tomasz Zolnowski won the Pabianice Open 2008 with an average of 13.30 seconds. Adam Polkowski finished second (13.63) and Piotr Kózka finished third (14.44).
World records: Tomasz Kiedrowicz Pyraminx 5.04 (average).
European records: Konrad Stawski Rubik's Cube Blindfolded 1:08.36.
Yu Nakajima won the Kashiwa Open 2008 with an average of 11.75 seconds. Syuhei Omura finished second (13.34) and Yumu Tabuchi finished third (13.51).
World records: Yu Nakajima Rubik's Cube 8.72 (single) 11.28 (average).
Asian records: Mitsuki Gunji Clock 9.06 (single), Hideaki Tomoyori Rubik's Cube oldest solver 76 years 7 months 5 days.
Edouard Chambon won the Barcelona Open 2008 with an average of 12.94 seconds. Jean Pons finished second (14.77) and Ernesto Fernández Regueira finished third (17.76).
World records: Edouard Chambon 2x2 3.74 (average), Rune Wesström Rubik's Cube oldest solver 78 years and 14 days.
South American records: Gabriel Eduardo Núñez Serna Pyraminx 6.63 (single) 10.27 (average), Square-1 35.44 (single), Clock 30.72 (single), Magic 2.31 (single) 5.09 (average), Megaminx 2:58.29 (average), Rubik's Cube Fewest Moves 46.
<font size="-2">group photo and 78 year old competitor Rune Wesström, pictures by Daniel Ortiga Villatoro</font>
Timothy Sun won the Beijing Spring Open 2008 with an average of 15.45 seconds. Kim Chan-Woo finished second (16.08) and Luchen Zhang finished third (17.44).
Asian records: Danyang Chen Rubik's Cube Blindfolded 1:08.81, Mengke Li Master Magic 3.07 (single) 3.45 (average).
Rowe Hessler won the Armonk Spring competition 2008 with an average of 13.40 seconds. Alexander Yu finished second (15.38) and Tim Reynolds finished third (15.50).
North American records: Rowes Hessler 22 Rubik's Cubes blindfolded out of 30, Patrick Jameson 2x2 1.72 (single), Bob Burton Clock 13.50 (single) 15.22 (average), Tim Reynolds Pyraminx 7.22 (single), Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.06 (single) 2.65 (average).
Asian records: Takao Hashimoto Square-1 20.43 (single).
Dan Dzoan won the Berkeley Spring competition 2008 with an average of 12.92 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (13.94) and Darren Kwong finished third (14.79).
North American records: Michael Gottlieb 4x4 1:00.26 (average), Nick Young Square-1 20.94 (single) 26.40 (average).
Rowe Hessler won the Cornell Spring 2008 with an average of 14.88 seconds. Jim Mertens finished second (15.42) and Erik Johnson finished third (15.58).
North American records: Dan Cohen 5x5 1:27.02 (single), Rowe Hessler 2x2 2.90 (single), Erik Johnson 2x2 4.32 (average), Tim Reynolds Rubik's Cube Fewest Moves 31 (single).