Edouard Chambon won the Belgian Open 2008 with an average of 12.66 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (12.94) and Milán Baticz finished third (13.37).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 57.15 (average), 5x5 1:28.66 (single) 1:36.02 (average), Megaminx 1:01.78 (single) 1:07.70 (average), Mátyás Kuti Magic 0.86 (single), Master Magic 1.72 (single).
European records: Edouard Chambon 3x3 12:31 (average), Rama Temmink 3x3 one-handed 20.72 (average).
picture by Ton Dennenbroek
Leyan Lo won the UCSD competition 2008 with an average of 13.92 seconds. Phillip Espinoza finished second (14.64) and Dan Dzoan finished third (14.75).
World records: Ryan Patricio 3x3 one-handed 20.66 (average).
Kim Hyung-Sub won the KCA Korea Open 2008 with an average of 13.32 seconds. Lee Seung-Woon finished second (13.80) and Sinpei Araki finished third (14.71).
Asian records: Kim Hyung-Sub 4x4 49.91 (single) 59.46 (average), Kim Hyun-Gyum 2x2 4.52 (average), Lee Jung-Hyun 3x3 with feet 1:02.02 (single).
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).