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2018 U.S. Puzzle Championship


Welcome to the home of the 2018 U.S. Puzzle Championship. The test was held Saturday June 16, at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Thanks to everyone for participating—we hope you enjoyed the experience.


Congratulations go to Wei-Hwa Huang  for taking the top qualifying spot, completing 16 of 20 puzzles, and earning 224 points. Congratulations also go to second qualifier Thomas Snyder (220) and first alternate Anderson Wang (205). Wei-Hwa and Thomas will join Palmer Mebane and Walker Anderson on the U.S. Team for the World Puzzle Championship in Prague, Czech Republic in November. Ken Endo of Japan (235) had the top International score.


Thanks to the 2018 independent desginers for an awesome selection of puzzles:

  • Serkan Yürekli (Course Management, Cart Path/Tapa, Touring Pros, Pin Placement/Kropki Kakuro, Scramble/Tapa Scrabble)
  • Craig Kasper (Doglegs, U.S. Open)
  • Adam R. Wood (Gopher Hole Sudoku)
  • Carl Worth (18 Ts/Pentominous)
  • Dave Tuller (OB Fence/Wolves and Sheep in Fences)
  • John Bulten (Drop Area)
  • Moshe Rubin (Water Hazard/Battleships)
  • Richard Hess (Scorecards)
  • Serhiy Grabarchuk (Round of Golf)
  • Nick Baxter/Patrick Merrell (Mouse Trap)


Thanks to Palmer Mebane and Walker Anderson for test solving. Thanks to Sony and Grandmaster Puzzles for financial support; and thanks to Nikoli and ThinkFun for their continued support with puzzles and prizes:

  • Nikoli (Bag/Cave, Masyu, Sudoku, Herugolf)



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