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).
Harris Chan won the canadianCubing Classic 2008 with an average of 13.10 seconds. Eric Limeback finished second (14.10) and Doowon Joo finished third (14.63).
North American records: Harris Chan Rubik's Cube 9.44 (single) 12.05 (average).
African records: Emile Compion Rubik's Cube 18.09 (average), 4x4 1:21.33 (single) 1:22.68 (average), 2x2 5.41 (single) 6.71 (average), 3x3 One-handed 24.88 (single).
Erik Akkersdijk won the German Open 2008 with an average of 12.90 seconds. Ron van Bruchem finished second (15.46) and Bertalan Bodor finished third (16.37).
World records: Tim Habermaas Rubik's Cube Multiple Blindfolded 24 cubes in 2:15:57.
European records: István Kocza 5x5 Blindfolded 37:29 (single).
Tyson Mao won the Denver Open 2008 with an average of 16.02 seconds. Doug Reed finished second (16.58) and Frank Morris finished third (17.47).
North American records: Frank Morris 5x5 1:35.81 (single) 1:42.22 (average), Daniel Hayes Megaminx 1:36.93 (single) 1:46.46 (average).
Edouard Chambon won the Madrid Open 2008 with an average of 12.49 seconds. Joël van Noort finished second (12.76) and Erik Akkersdijk finished third (15.48).
World records: Erik Akkersdijk 4x4 53.99 (average), 5x5 1:23.95 (single).
South American records: Gabriel Eduardo Núñez Serna 2x2 7.73 (average), Magic 2.77 (single) 5.16 (average), Pyraminx 11.29 (average), Square-1 58.40 (single) 1:07.96 (average), Clock 35.18 (single).
Yu Nakajima won the Osaka Open 2008 with an average of 11.33 seconds. Mitsuki Gunji finished second (11.88) and Takumi Yoshida finished third (12.70).
World records: Yu Nakajima Rubik's Cube 11.33 (average), Takayuki Ookusa 5x5 1:27.43 (single) 1:35.04 (average).
Asian records: Syuhei Omura 2x2 2.09 (single) 4.07 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 4.61 (single) 6.01 (average), Takayuki Ookusa Master Magic 3.31 (single) 3.56 (average).
Harris Chan won the Princeton Open 2008 with an average of 13.18 seconds. Sy-Dar Liou finished second (13.60) and Mitchell Stern finished third (13.87).
World records: Alexander Yu Rubik's Cube Blindfolded 1:00.62 (single).
North American records: Sam Boyles Master Magic 2.22 (single).
Asian records: Takao Hashimoto Master Magic 4.14 (single) 5.07 (average), Square-1 26.58 (average).
African records: Anthony Orji Pyraminx 19.40 (average).
Thibaut Jacquinot won the French Open 2008 with an average of 13.16 seconds. Edouard Chambon finished second (13.35) and Benjamin Sintes finished third (16.17).