organizer of : NZ open/junior/school vaki ® puzzle and sudoku Championship
2017 New Zealand Schools Sudoku and Vaki ® Puzzle Champion
Once again this championship will be held in term four, and will be part of
a World Schools Championship. Bucklands Beach Intermediate are the reigning
world champs, having won the 2016 and 2015 world competitions defeating schools
from the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
This will be an online competition held in the week 23-27 October 2017.
will play puzzles online
(i.e this is a paperless competition).
There will be two types of puzzles - classic sudoku and
vaki ® puzzles. The puzzles will be 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.
2016 New Zealand Schools Sudoku and Vaki ® Puzzle Champion
First :Samuel Yuan, Bucklands Beach Intermediate Second :James Hui, Bucklands Beach Intermediate Third :Regina Yun, Bucklands Beach Intermediate
New Zealand Champion School - Sudoku and Vaki ® Puzzle Championship
First : Bucklands Beach Intermediate
(Samuel Yuan, James Hui, Regina Yun, Sue Jynn Leong)
Second : Bucklands Beach Intermediate
(Emily Swasbrook, Melissa Zhang, Gavin Stone, Ella Williams)