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This section contains information about WPF Puzzle GP Playoffs.

Here you can download the Puzzle Instruction Booklet for WPF Puzzle Playoffs:
Puzzle Playoffs (pdf - 1 289kB)
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General Playoff Format:

The Puzzle Grand Prix playoffs will consist of eight puzzles, to be solved in a fixed order. The puzzles contain
a selection of puzzles representative of the Puzzle GP series. Each host nation has contributed puzzles to the
playoffs; one from each host nation is selected by the tournament director.

The competitors will begin with a staggered start based on the total number of points earned in the
qualifying rounds. The 10th-place finisher in the GP will start two minutes after the 1st-place finisher. Other
finishers will start at different times proportional to the number of points they are behind the 1st-place

Competitor Position Points Start Time (mm:ss)
Ken Endo (Japan) 1st 3125.4 00:00
Thomas Snyder (USA) 2nd 2852.7 00:35
Hideaki Jo (Japan) 3rd 2721.5 00:51
Kota Morinishi (Japan) 4th 2480.1 01:22
Yuki Kawabe (Japan) 5th 2380.7 01:34
Tomoya Kimura (Japan) 6th 2345.8 01:39
Walker Anderson (USA) 7th 2339.2 01:39
Will Blatt (USA) 8th 2264.5 01:49
Martin Merker (Germany) 9th 2181.3 01:59
James McGowan (New Zealand) 10th 2177.2 02:00
Competitor Position Points Start Time (mm:ss)

When a competitor completes a puzzle, he can raise his hand to indicate to a proctor that he is done. The entire grid will then be judged over the next minute. After one minute, if the puzzle is correct, the proctor will indicate the competitor can begin the next puzzle. If the puzzle is incorrect, the proctor will return the incorrect puzzle to the competitor but will make no indication of where any mistake is in that grid. The competitor can resubmit a returned puzzle at any time, but another full one minute grading process will follow.

The playoffs will continue until 3 solvers have completed all puzzles correctly. These solvers, in order of finish, will be the top 3 winners for this year‘s Puzzle Grand Prix for the Competitive section.