Speed Puzzling #028 for Teams of 2 or 4--1000 piece puzzle (August 14th @ 2:00 pm CDT)
Who: Jigsaw Puzzle Contests FB group members in the USA
o To join, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/SpeedPuzzling/
Why: For fun! And to see how you stack up against other speed puzzlers…
When: Saturday, August 14th @ 11:00a CDT and 2p CDT via Zoom meetings
Puzzle: Undisclosed; 500 pieces for solos/pairs & 1000 pieces for teams of 2 or 4
Cost: $32.48 for 500-piece divisions, $37.89 for 1000-piece divisions (puzzle, shipping, registration, and tax included)
It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3
1. Pick your division(s):
a. Individuals and pairs (500 piece) at 11:00a CDT (on the same Zoom meeting)
b. Teams of 2 or 4 (1000 piece) at 2:00p CDT (on the same Zoom meeting)
2. Register at https://www.speedpuzzling.com/events.html by Friday, July 30th. Don’t open the shipping package until you are told to do so—on the date of the contest! Zoom links will be sent out to everyone a day or two before the contest.
3. Join the Zoom meeting on July 10th. The judges will check each contestant’s camera setup and unopened puzzle package. There will be brief instructions given, and then we will start the timer, and everyone will puzzle simultaneously. (We basically follow the USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association rules and procedures, found here: http://usajigsaw.org/wiki/virtual-competitions/)
After the contest is over, and all entries have been verified, we will post the rankings, names, and completion times of all participants. Bragging rights!!
Amazon gift cards ($25/$20) will go to the Top 2 winners of each division.
The Fine Print
New Puzzle: Each individual or team must show the judges their unopened shipping package on the day of the competition.
Puzzling Tools: Scissors/blades, sorting trays, and box top holders are allowed. Other tools (spatulas, magnifying glasses, cell phone cameras) are NOT.
Friendly Competition: Let’s build this group & encourage each other’s progress!
Have Fun: Let us know how we can improve your competition experience!