World Jigsaw Championship 2021 (WJPF)
August 30, 2021
In 2019 the World Jigsaw Federation, WJPF, was established and in the same year, the first World Jigsaw Championship
was organised. The Championship comprises of three events: Team, pairs and individual. It is the first time a world ranking is available for jigsaw puzzle competitors from across the globe.
Three events were contested as part of the Championships:
- Team event: Teams of 4 members make 4 jigsaw puzzles in a maximum period of 8 hours, and the fastest team to finish them is the champion.
- Pairs event: 2members make a jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces in the period accorded, and the fastest pair to finish it is the champion.
- Individual event: Each individual participant make a jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces in the period accorded, and the fastest to finish it is the champion.
The World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship is a skill competition that recognises and rewards the most skilled puzzle assemblers in the world. It is sponsored by the World Jigsaw Puzzle Federation, an organisation made up of Associations and fans from more than 50 countries.
The WJPC consists of 3 independent categories: teams, pairs and individual, with the same person being able to participate in one or more categories. The tests are held during the last week of September at the Millennium Dome in Valladolid (Spain).
The 2021 Championship will last 4 days (from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 September) and is divided into two phases: qualifying and final.
The 3 first classified in each category will be distributed 4,000 euros in prizes along with many jigsaw puzzles from the sponsor organisation.
Registration fee: € 20. Includes the official puzzle WJPC 500 pieces.
Registration fee: € 25. Includes the official puzzle WJPC 500 pieces.
Registration fee : € 90. Includes the 6 puzzles used during the competition.
The awards ceremony for all categories will take place once the team final count is finished, that is, on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
The prizes by categories are the following:
• Individual: First classified € 500, 2nd classified € 300 and 3rd classified € 100.
• Pairs: First pair classified € 700, 2nd classified € 400 and 3rd classified € 200.
• Teams: First team classified € 1,000, 2nd classified € 500 and 3rd classified € 300
The first three classified in each category will also receive the trophy and a lot of jigsaw puzzles from the sponsor.
World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship 2021 Event Schedule
19:00 Inaugural Act
Thursday, Sep 23th 2021
Friday, Sep 24th 2021
PRELIMINARY INDIVIDUAL PHASE
9:00 – 10:30 GROUP A INDIVIDUAL (Live Broadcast)
• 90 minutes. Until 100 participants. 1 jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces 11:00 – 12:30 GROUP B INDIVIDUAL (Live Broadcast)
• 90 minutes. Until 100 participants. 1 jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces 13:00 – 14:30 GROUP C INDIVIDUAL (Live Broadcast)
• 90 minutes. Until 100 participants. 1 jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces
PRELIMINARY PAIRS PHASE
16:15 – 17:30 GROUP A PAIRS (Live Broadcast)
• 75 minutes. Until 100 pairs. 1 jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces 18:00 – 19:15 GROUP B PAIRS (Live Broadcast)
• 75 minutes. Until 100 pairs. 1 jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces 19:45 – 21:00 GROUP C PAIRS (Live Broadcast)
• 75 minutes. Until 100 pairs. 1 jigsaw puzzle of 500 pieces
Saturday, Sep 25th 2021
PRELIMINARY PHASE TEAMS
9:00 – 12:00 GROUP A TEAMS (Live Broadcast)
• 3 hours. 50 Teams. 2 jigsaw puzzles of 1.000 pieces to choose from 4 12:30 – 15:30 GROUP B TEAMS (Live Broadcast)
• 3 hours. 50 Teams, 2 jigsaw puzzles of 1.000 pieces to choose from 4
17:00 – 18:30 PAIRS FINAL (Live Broadcast)
• 90 minutes. 90 pairs. jigsaw puzzle 1.000 pieces unpublished Catalog 2022 19:30 – 21:00 INDIVIDUAL FINAL (Live Broadcast)
• 90 minutes. 90 participants. jigsaw puzzle 500 pieces unpublished Catalog 2022
Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00- 13:00 TEAM FINAL (Live broadcast)
• 3 hours. 50 Teams. 2 jigsaw puzzle 1.500 pieces unpublished Catalog 2022
13:30 AWARDS CEREMONY AND CLOSING (Live Broadcast)
Winners for World Jigsaw Puzzles 2019
Global Ranking of Enthusiasts
|1||Czech Republic||Jana Hanzelková||00:46:35||500|
|3||United Kingdom||Sarah Mills||00:55:24||500|
|4||Spain||Ana Gil Luciano||00:55:38||500|
|5||France||Catherine Valentin Cabrera||00:57:24||500|
|9||Colombia||Mª Jimena Gordillo Uribe||01:13:34||500|
In conclusion, The venue where the competition took place in 2019 also exhibited some collection of puzzles showing the evolution of the hobby, which has its origins dated back to over 250 years ago, when British cartographer John Spilsbury created the first jigsaw puzzle for educational purposes, which is known as “Dissected Maps.” We wish both the organisers and all the particpants the very best as they prepared for the global event by September 2021.
For more information on the tournament, visit www.worldjigsawpuzzle.org