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New Zealand Puzzle Association Inc.

organizer of :
  • NZ open/junior/school vaki ® puzzle and sudoku Championship
  • NZ open/junior/school (rapid) backgammon Championship
  • NZ open/junior/school draughts Championship
  • NZ open/junior/school MindSports triathlon
  • NZ junior/school scrabble championship
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In 2016 the Association will hold its various championships at three events, in May,July, and October

2016 New Zealand Schools Vaki ® Puzzle and Sudoku Championships

The 2016 championships will take place online from noon Monday 7 November until noon Sunday 13 November. It will be part of a world school championship. The site for the world event is www.mindsportstriathlon.com

There are two types of puzzles - classic sudoku and vaki ® puzzles. The puzzles are scored. In both classic sudoku and vaki puzzles the puzzler starts with some points, loses one point for every second spent solving, loses points for each mistake made, and gains points for every symbol correctly placed. How many points are gained or lost depends on the type of puzzle being played and the difficulty chosen by the puzzler.

Competitors will have 30 minutes and their top four puzzle scores will be combined to give a total score. Competitors will be allowed to select the type of puzzle and difficulty for each puzzle. A competitor may solve, for example, ten puzzles in their 30 minutes and partially solve 3 more. None of the scores from the partially solved puzzles will count, and of the ten solved puzzles the top four scores will count.

Enter the championships

To enter the championships you must first register (button at top left of the page, if you aren't already registered at a site where you can play vaki puzzles). Then you must login (button at top right of the page). Then you must complete the from below and click the 'enter me into the championships' button.

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Where do you live (which country)?

 
Which town or city do you live in?

 
What school do you attend?

Practice Standings - Individual

Rank Student Score Year Born School
1 Samuel Yuan 12138 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
2 James Hui 11612 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
3 Regina Yun 11297 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
4 Sue Jynn Leong 10989 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
5 Emily Swasbrook 10928 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
6 Melissa Zhang 10425 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
7 Gavin Stone 9938 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermadiate
8 Ella Williams 9681 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
9 oliver dai 9606 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
10 Wei Tian Teo 9399 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
11 Enoch Li 9245 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
12 Joey Ding 9166 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
13 Nancy Chen 8856 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
14 Grace Pickering 8746 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
15 Chloe Lee 8716 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
16 Joshua Kao 8387 2003
17 Abhinav Chawla 8220 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
18 Judy Fong 8197 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
19 Vivian Chen 8061 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
20 Guang Fan 8022 2004
21 Bonnie Huang 7991 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
22 Amy Wei 7990 2003 Buckland Beach Intermediate
23 Jack Chen 7969 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermidiate
24 Eric Ma 7961 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
25 Zenobia Lu 7889 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
26 Marcus Ambler 7863 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
27 Ellen Wang 7783 2003 Buckland Beach Intermediate
28 Daniel Kim 7781 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
29 Rick Wang 7726 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
30 Malinda Guan 7706 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
31 Phoebe Li 7536 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
32 Kris Zhang 7532 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
33 Frank Yau 7358 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
34 Andrew Zeng 7104 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
35 allan dong 6858 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediete
36 Connie Ding 6665 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermidiate
37 Michael He 6562 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
38 Lize-Mari Beer 6542 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
39 John Xu 6528 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
40 nicholas Drummond 6497 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
41 Jocelyn Wong 6425 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
42 Alex Sit 6288 2004 BBI
43 Annika Lee 6239 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
44 Jaden Cheng 6182 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
45 Jeffrey Dai 6002 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
46 Lokesh Kumar 5928 2004
47 Oliver Lin 5922 2004
48 Kris Zhang 5895 2004 bucklands beach intermediate
49 Harshitha Murthy 5765 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
50 Daniel Chen 5692 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
51 Andre YIu 5635 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
52 Jessica Hong 5475 2004 BBI
53 Fraser Parkinson 5430 2005
54 Claire Li 5373 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
55 Hosea Tong-Ho 5278 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
56 Andrew Ga 5273 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
57 Elijah hayward 5216 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
58 Lejie Lin 5091 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
59 Dan Sy Tan 5077 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermetiate
60 Sarujan Yogeswaran 5026 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
61 Keynes Hsu 4931 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
62 Christina Chen 4758 2003 Buckland Beach Intermediate
63 Ryan Sit 4757 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
64 Nicolas Zhang 4702 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
65 Jessica-Hope Wei 4661 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
66 Shanum Hossain 4494 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
67 Oliver Baker 4013 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
68 Amy Xiong 3829 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
69 Tate Hingston 3707 2005 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
70 Eric Chen 3363 2004 Buckland Beach Intermediate
71 Irfan Prajitno 3302 2004 Backhands Beach Intermediate
72 Micah hasselbach 3278 2003 Buckland Beach Intermediate
73 Stephanie Chong 3272 2004 BuCKlaNDs BeACh INteRmeDIAte
74 kyle benson 3251 2003 BBI
75 Jedric Garcia 3245 2004 Bucklnds Beach Intermediate
76 Amy Li 3239 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
77 Ryan Gass 3220 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
78 Danielle Chen 2950 2003
79 Ben Green 2948 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
80 Arjun Singh 2898 2004 BACKHANDS BEACH INTERMEDIATE
81 Jie Fan Yun 2877 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
82 ben buckley 2874 2004
83 Sophia Lim 2874 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
84 Olivia Mills 2874 2004
85 Michael He 2872 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
86 Samuel Duong 2843 2005
87 Flora Wong 2630 2004 BBI
88 Anthony Garcia-Scholtz 2556 2003 Backhands Beach Intermediate
89 Kevin Lin 2317 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
90 Ivan Zhang 1814 2004 Bucklands Beach Intermediate
91 sunson he 207 2003 Bucklands Beach Intermediate

NZ Open vaki ® puzzle and sudoku championship, May 7-8

The NZ open vaki ® puzzle and sudoku championship were held online over this weekend (from 1.00pm Friday 6 May to 1.00pm Sunday 8 May).

Auckland Junior Mindpsorts Championship, July 14-17, Botany library

The main website for this event is www.mindgames.nz

This event will be held at the Botany library from July 14-17. It will include

There will be medals for first, second, and third in each event

The Association can be contacted by email, secretary@puzzles.kiwi.nz

Alternatively, the chairman of the association is Dr Rhys Cullen who can be contacted by email, tamakisports at xtra.co.nz or through the website www.rmcullen.com