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New Zealand Puzzle Association Inc.

organizer of : NZ open/junior/school vaki ® puzzle and sudoku Championship
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In 2017 the Association plans to hold two championships, in May, and October

2017 NZ Open vaki ® puzzle and Sudoku Championship

The 2017 NZ open vaki ® puzzle and sudoku championship will be held, as an online event from 1.00pm Wednesday 24 May until 1.00pm Sunday 28 May. It will be possible to set practice scores for this competition from 20 March.

Competitors in the sudoku and vaki ® puzzle championships play puzzles online (i.e this is a paperless competition). 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 have 30 minutes and their top four puzzle scores are combined to give a total score. Competitors are 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.

2017 New Zealand Schools Vaki ® Puzzle and Sudoku Championships

The 2017 championships will take place online from noon Monday 23 october until noon Friday 27 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.


 
 
 

In previous years the association has been involved with NZ junior scrabble, NZ junior draughts, and NZ junior backgammon champs. It is prepared to organise these in the future if there is interest

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, doc at tamakisports.nz or through the website www.rmcullen.com