Tomasz Zolnowski won the European Championship 2008 with an average of 11.71 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (12.15) and Edouard Chambon finished third (12.47).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 5x5x5 1:18.59 (single), Edouard Chambon 2x2x2 3.43 (average), Maté Horvath Master Magic 1.95 (average).
European records: Rafal Guzewicz 4x4x4 blindfolded 7:54.35, 5x5x5 blindfolded 16:15.
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).