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November 2008 Newsletter

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November, 2008

WCA Competition Results
November 1:
What: Austin Open 2008
Where: Austin, Texas, USA
Results: Danny Han won the Austin Open 2008 with an average of 17.77 seconds. Radly Peralta finished second (19.99) and Anthony Searle finished third (20.19).

What: Toronto Open Fall 2008
Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Results: Harris Chan won the Toronto Open Fall 2008 with an average of 11.92 seconds. Eric Limeback finished second (14.27) and Doowon Joo finished third (14.75).

November 2:
What: Beijing Fall Open 2008
Where: Beijing, China
Results: Timothy Sun won the Beijing Fall Open 2008 with an average of 14.30 seconds. Shenjia Zhang finished second (14.49) and Fubo Wang finished third (15.67).

November 8:
What: Geneva Open 2008
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Results: Edouard Chambon won the Geneva Open 2008 with an average of 12.93 seconds. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (13.25) and Alejandro Aguado Barahona finished third (15.55).

What: Lexington Fall Open 2008
Where: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Results: Phil Thomas won the Lexington Fall Open 2008 with an average of 13.67 seconds. Jim Mertens finished second (15.25) and Dylan Howell finished third (21.69).

What: Newark Open 2008
Where: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Results: Rowe Hessler won the Newark Open 2008 with an average of 13.34 seconds. Patrick Jameson finished second (14.25) and Jason Baum finished third (14.59)

What: UK Open 2008
Where: Manchester, United Kingdom
Results: Breandan Vallance won the UK Open 2008 with an average of 13.97 seconds. Ron van Bruchem finished second (14.67) and Joey Gouly finished third (15.62).

November 15:
What: Drexel Fall 2008
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Results: Alexander Yu won the Drexel Fall 2008 with an average of 15.12 seconds. John Tamanas finished second (15.84) and Erik Johnson finished third (15.93).

What: Berkeley Fall 2008
Where: Berkeley, California, USA
Results: Andy Tsao won the Berkeley Fall 2008 with an average of 11.42 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (13.69) and Dan Dzoan finished third (14.39).

What: Iligan Open 2008
Where: Iligan City, Philippines
Results: JB Cañares won the Iligan Open 2008 with an average of 13.60 seconds. Justin Cañares finished second (16.98) and John Cañares finished third (17.16).

What: Netherlands 2008
Where: Zwolle, Netherlands
Results: Erik Akkersdijk won the Dutch Nationals 2008 with an average of 12.46 seconds. Joël van Noort finished second (13.75) and Rama Temmink finished third (14.35).

November 22:
What: Westchester Fall 2008
Where: Valhalla, New York, USA
Results: Dan Cohen won the Westchester Fall 2008 with an average of 13.80 seconds. John Tamanas finished second (15.03) and Erik Johnson finished third (15.11).

What: Caltech Fall 2008
Where: Pasadena, California, USA
Results: Dan Dzoan won the Caltech Fall 2008 with an average of 13.08 seconds. Lucas Garron finished second (13.54) and Leyan Lo finished third (14.88).

November 29:
What: Portugal Open 2008
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Results: Víctor Torrecilla Chicote won the Portugal Open 2008 with an average of 16.45 seconds. Manuel López Sheriff finished second (16.56) and Alejandro Aguado Barahona finished third (16.89).

What: The Hague Open 2008
Where: The Hague, Netherlands
Results: Mats Valk won the The Hague Open 2008 with an average of 12.26 seconds. Rama Temmink finished second (14.65) and Ron van Bruchem finished third (14.68).

What: Virginia Open 2008
Where: Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Results: Rowe Hessler won the Virginia Open 2008 with an average of 12.75 seconds. Jason Baum finished second (12.81) and Mitchell Stern finished third (12.93).

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