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).
Yu Nakajima won the Tokyo Open 2008 with an average of 11.79 seconds. Mitsuki Gunji finished second (12.52) and Yumu Tabuchi finished third (13.10).
World records: Keisuke Hiraya 4x4 45.15 (single) 52.31 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.39 (average), Yu Nakajima Rubik's Cube one-handed 14.56 (single).
Asian records: Yumu Tabuchi Rubik's Cube blindfolded 55.16, Rubik's Cube one-handed 20.48 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.06 (single).