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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 v01 (pdf - 2 556kB) - updated 02/10/2015 12:30
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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 one or two puzzles to the playoffs; not all contributed puzzles will be used. However, the instructions for all the contributed puzzle types are given in this booklet.

The competitors will begin with a staggered start based on the total number of points earned in the qualifying rounds. Each point will convert to one second, with the start times as shown below:

Competitor Points Start Time (mm:ss)
Ken Endo (Japan) 598.31 0:00
Ulrich Voigt (Germany) 546.07 0:52
Palmer Mebane (USA) 513.53 1:25
Kota Morinishi (Japan) 484.78 1:54
Przemysław Dębiak (Poland) 452.94 2:25
Martin Merker (Germany) 430.38 2:48
Robert Vollmert (Germany) 429.57 2:49
James McGowan (UK) 425.17 2:53
Michael Ley (Germany) 419.03 2:59
Matus Demiger (Slovakia) 414.53 3:05
Competitor 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. These solvers, in order of finish, will be the top 3 prize winners for this year‘s Puzzle Grand Prix.