This unusual and challenging event is held in the nice new YMCA building in Shelbyville! The event benefits Shelby Senior Services! All ages and abilities welcome! We will have a free Puzzle Swap and also a big puzzle out for everyone to work on at their leisure in between rounds! Come meet some new people and have some FUN!
Register Early! Space is limited and Registration for each
division will be closed when it is full!
Individuals (Novice) - $20.00
(Novice has participated in less than 10 puzzle tournaments)
Individuals (Expert) - $20.00
(Expert - you know who you are!)
Partners - $30.00
3 Person Teams - $40.00
4 Person Teams - $50.00
Puzzles included with all entry fees
Short Sleeve T-shirts $10.00 extra
8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. All Individuals - 300 piece puzzle
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Partners - 550 piece puzzle
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3 Person Teams - 550 piece puzzle
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4 Person Teams - 550 piece puzzle
Fun Prizes and trophies for the top 3 winners in all divisions to be presented at the end of each division!
FREE PUZZLE SWAP! Bring your old puzzles to swap!
COMMUNITY PUZZLES will be set up in the waiting area for participants to work on in between rounds! This is super fun!
100 Piece Puzzles will be available for participants to complete and time themselves in between rounds! Just for fun and to warm up!!
RULES AND INFORMATION
*All participants must be at least 8 years old.
*Registrations will be taken until space is full. Same day registrations MAY be taken if space is available. We have 10 tables available in each division.
*All participants should plan to be at the Senior Center for check in at least 15 minutes prior to start their start time.
*Participants that arrive late may be disqualified. Late participants may start late only at the discretion of the tournament director.
*All individuals and teams receive the same new, unopened puzzle that will be concealed in a bag on each table. At the command "go" the puzzle is unwrapped.
*Participants race to complete the puzzle first.
*No spectators are allowed in the tournament rooms however the rooms have glass walls so spectators can watch all the action from outside the room!
*When an individual or team is close to finishing their puzzle they should raise their hand so the floor monitor can approach their table and clock their finishing time.
*No one except the participants and floor monitors are allowed to approach the puzzle tables.
*Participants are not allowed to approach other participants tables.
*No cell phones or flashlights or any other tools or devices can be used.
*Water bottles are allowed in the puzzle rooms but please no food or open ended containers of liquids.
*Participants are allowed to leave their table and the puzzle area to use the restroom, etc. but must immediately return (no lingering outside the puzzle area or disrupting the other tables)
*If there are not 3 winners by the end of the time period allowed for each division then unattached pieces are counted to determine a winner. An "unattached piece" is any piece that is not in a group of 2 or more. The team with the LEAST amount of unattached pieces is the winner. If there is still a tie and teams have the exact same number of unattached pieces then a tie will be declared.
*Teams and partners will be registered under a team name. If a participant as a partner or team member is not able to attend then a sub may be used OR if a sub is not available 4 person teams can consist of 3 people (but not 2 or 1), 3 person teams can consist of 2 people (but not 1). Both partners must be present in the Partners division (no single players). 1000 Piece division may have any number of team members up to 4. Please try to have the correct number of people there.
*All puzzles are in the original package, unopened at the beginning of the tournament. In the unlikely event a piece is missing due to a manufacturer error or potentially because the participant(s) lost a piece we will honor a finish with 1-3 pieces missing. If more than 3 pieces are missing then that participant or team will be disqualified from that round.
*NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON. NO REFUNDS FOR NO SHOWS OR TEAMS/PARTNERS THAT DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE PRESENT TO PARTICIPATE. (If the event is completely cancelled due to Covid 19 government restrictions the entry fees WILL be refunded and the event will be re-scheduled)