The U.S. Puzzle Championship is an annual online
competition sanctioned by the World Puzzle Federation.
The U.S. participates in the World Puzzle Championship,
earning 14 team and 5 individual titles in 22 years.


Competition Calendar and History

Future Events

  • 2014 — U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying (date TBD)
  • 2014 — U.S. Puzzle Championship (date TBD)
  • August, 10-16, 2014 — WPC and WSC, England

World Puzzle Championship History

Year, Location
Team Winner
Individual Winner
2013, Beijing, China USA Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2012, Kraljevica, Croatia Germany Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2011, Eger, Hungary USA Palmer Mebane, USA
2010, Paprotnia, Poland USA Taro Arimatsu, Japan
2009, Antalya, Turkey Germany Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2008, Minsk, Belarus USA Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil USA Pal Madarassy , Hungary
2006, Borovets, Bulgaria USA Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2005, Eger, Hungary Germany Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2004, Opatija, Croatia USA Niels Roest, Netherlands
2003, Arnhem, Netherlands Germany Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2002, Oulu, Finland Japan Niels Roest, Netherlands
2001, Brno, Czech Republic USA Ulrich Voigt, Germany
2000, Stamford, USA USA Ulrich Voigt, Germany
1999, Budapest, Hungary USA Wei-Hwa Huang, USA
1998, Istanbul, Turkey USA Wei-Hwa Huang, USA
1997, Koprivnica, Croatia Czech Republic Wei-Hwa Huang, USA
1996, Utrecht, Netherlands USA Robert Babilon, Czech Republic
1995, Brasov, Romania USA Wei-Hwa Huang, USA
1994, Köln, Germany Czech Republic Ron Osher, USA
1993, Brno, Czech Republic Czech Republic Robert Babilon, Czech Republic
1992, New York, USA USA David Samuel, Canada

World Sudoku Championships History

Year, Location
Team Winner
Individual Winner
2013, Beijing, China China Jin Ce, China
2012, Kraljevica, Croatia Japan Jan Mrozowski, Poland
2011, Eger, Hungary Germany Thomas Snyder, USA
2010, Philadelphia, USA Germany Jan Mrozowski, Poland
2009, Žilina, Slovakia Slovakia Jan Mrozowski, Poland
2008, Goa, India Czech Republic Thomas Snyder , USA
2007, Prague, Czech Republic Japan Thomas Snyder, USA
2006, Lucca, Italy   Jana Tylova, Czech Republic

U.S. Puzzle Championships and Qualifying Tests

Year
Champion
Runner-Up
2013 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Palmer Mebane Jonathan Rivet
2012 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Thomas Snyder Palmer Mebane
2011 U.S. Puzzle Championship Palmer Mebane Thomas Snyder
2010 U.S. Puzzle Championship Thomas Snyder Roger Barkan
2009 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Thomas Snyder Roger Barkan
2008 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Thomas Snyder Zack Butler
2007 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Thomas Snyder Wei-Hwa Huang
2006 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Thomas Snyder Wei-Hwa Huang
2005 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Zack Butler Wei-Hwa Huang
2004 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Roger Barkan Jonathan Rivet
2003 Google U.S. Puzzle Championship Wei-Hwa Huang Roger Barkan
2002 - US/Canadian Team Qualifying Test    
2001 - US/Canadian Team Qualifying Test    
2000 - US/Canadian Team Qualifying Test    
1999 - US/Canadian Team Qualifying Test    

U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying Tests

Year
Top Qualifier
Runner-Up
2013 U.S. Team Qualifying Test Jason Zuffranieri William Blatt
2012 U.S. Team Qualifying Test Jonathan Rivet Jason Zuffranieri
2011 U.S. Team Qualifying Test Jonathan Rivet Jason Zuffranieri
2010 U.S. Team Qualifying Test Jason Zuffranieri Allen Kong


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