WPC 2016/Age Division Playoffs

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Rules[edit]

From the IB

Definition of Age Division[edit]

The WPF determines a participant's age by what year they were born. Under 18 = Born on or after 1 January 1998 (i.e. they are not yet, and will not become 18 this year). Over 50 = Born on or before 31 December 1966 (i.e. they are over, or will become 50 this year).

Under 18 Playoffs[edit]

Under 18 play-off will take place between the first and second round of the finals. Competitors will solve 3 puzzles in the order which is defined in the corresponding section of the Instruction Booklet. The time limit for this round will be 25 minutes. This round will determine the first five places in the Under 18 category for the 25th World Puzzle Championship.

Over 50 Playoffs[edit]

Over 50 play-off will take place between the second and third round of the finals. Competitors will solve 3 puzzles in the order which is defined in the corresponding section of the Instruction Booklet. The time limit for this round will be 25 minutes. This round will determine the first five places in the Over 50 category for the 25th World Puzzle Championship.

Staggered Starts[edit]

In each round of all play-offs, the competitor in the best position in this round will start solving at 25:00. The competitor in the worst position in this round will start solving at 20:00. Starting times of other competitors will be calculated according to their points, proportionally.

Puzzles[edit]

Under 18[edit]

  1. Slovak Sums by Peter Hudák
  2. Climbers (Pyramid Climbers) by Peter Hudák
  3. Spiral Galaxies by Martina Prinerová

Over 50[edit]

  1. Walls by Matúš Demiger
  2. Battleships by Peter Hudák
  3. Magnets by Peter Hudák

Results Summary[edit]

Lap time is as reported by Takuya Sugimoto.

Under 18[edit]

Contestants (Preliminary placement, country): Yanzhe Qiu (7th, China), Walker Anderson (10th, USA), Olivier Garçonnet (35th, France), Soji Kubota (49th, Japan), Pavol Kollár (58th, Slovakia)

Time Offset Slovak Sums Climbers Spiral Galaxies
Yanzhe Qiu (1st) 00:00 04:24 12:39 17:14
Walker Anderson (2nd) 00:15 22:21
Olivier Garçonnet (3rd) 03:39 16:33
Soji Kubota (4th) 04:37
Pavol Kollár (5th) 05:00 12:00

Over 50[edit]

Contestants (Preliminary placement, country): Taro Arimatsu (22nd, Japan), Michael Niermann-Rossi (46th, Germany), Miklós Mócsy (78th, Hungary), Stefano Forcolin (80th, Italy), Zoran Tanasić (87th, Serbia)

Time Offset Walls Battleships Magnets
Taro Arimatsu (1st) 00:00 04:00 12:44 19:39
Michael Niermann-Rossi (2nd) 03:05 10:16
Miklós Mócsy (3rd) 04:34 11:00 19:50
Stefano Forcolin (4th) 04:43 08:55 16:29
Zoran Tanasić (5th) 05:00 07:55