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This section contains information about WPF Puzzle GP Playoffs.

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Puzzle Playoffs (pdf - 376kB)
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General Playoff Format:

The Puzzle Grand Prix playoffs will consist of ten puzzles, to be solved in a fixed order. The ten puzzles comprise nine classic puzzle types and one relatively new type (“Count Number”), representative of the entire Puzzle GP series. Each host nation has contributed at least one puzzle to the playoffs. (The original rules as published said that there would be 6 puzzles for a goal of 50 minutes, but the submitted puzzles tested fast, so we will have 10 puzzles instead.)
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:

Competitor Points Start Time (mm:ss)
Ulrich Voigt (Germany) 471.1 0:00
Ken Endo (Japan) 447.7 0:23
Hideaki Jo (Japan) 444.0 0:27
Kota Morinishi (Japan) 433.5 0:38
Michael Ley (Germany) 414.7 0:56
Bram de Laat (Netherlands) 412.7 0:58
Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia) 392.7 1:18
James McGowan (UK) 389.8 1:21
Neil Zussman (UK) 386.1 1:25
Peter Hudak (Slovakia) 384.7 1:26
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. 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 ten puzzles. These solvers, in order of finish, will be the top 3 prize winners for this year‘s Puzzle Grand Prix.