Gunnar Krig won the Västervik Cube Meeting 2008 with an average of 17.12 seconds. Mattias Claesson finished second (21.14) and Erik Johansson finished third (21.45).
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Tomasz Zolnowski won the Gdansk Open 2008 with an average of 13.56 seconds. Grzegorz Luczyna finished second (14.95) and Adam Polkowski finished third (15.09).
World records: Tomasz Kiedrowicz Pyraminx 2.83 (single).
Edouard Chambon won the Murcia Open 2008 with an average of 11.48 seconds. David Calvo Vivas finished second (16.78) and Manuel López Sheriff finished third (18.13).
World records: Edouard Chambon Rubik`s Cube 9.18 (single) 11.48 (average), Javier París 2x2 1.63 (single).
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Anssi Vanhala won the Helsinki Open 2008 with an average of 14.98 seconds. Johannes Laire finished second (15.81) and Teemu Tiinanen finished third (19.30).
Bernett Orlando won the Indian Open 2008 with an average of 14.85 seconds. Karthik Puthraya finished second (21.55) and Pradeep Dhananjay finished third (45.94).
Asian records: Bernett Orlando Square-1 31.84 (average).
Hong Tan Lam won the Norwegian Open 2008 with an average of 18.27 seconds. Eivind Fonn finished second (20.11) and Vidar Klungre finished third (29.20).
Anthony Hsu won the Kearny Kardinal competition 2008 with an average of 14.85 seconds. Alexander Yu finished second (15.33) and Tim Reynolds finished third (15.82).
North American records: Rowe Hessler 4 cubes blindfolded in 18:34, Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.37 (single).
Andy Tsao won the EPGY California Open 2008 with an average of 13.49 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (14.51) and Lucas Garron finished third (15.23).
Asian records: Takao Hashimoto Square-1 24.08 (single) 29.73 (average).
North American records: Nick Young Square-1 25.86 (single) 31.48 (average).
Erik Akkersdijk won the Benelux Open 2008 with an average of 14.01 seconds. Gunnar Krig finished second (14.13) and Joël van Noort finished third (14.59).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 54.71 (average), Rama Temmink 3x3 one-handed 20.58 (average).
Edouard Chambon won the Montpellier Open 2008 with an average of 12.16 seconds. Benjamin Sintes finished second (15.71) and Thomas Watiotienne finished third (18.64).
European records: Edouard Chambon 3x3 12:16 (average).
South American records: Gabriel Eduardo Núñez Serna Pyraminx 8.03 (single) 13.59 (average), Square-1 1:37.16 (single) 2:30.36 (average).