Second annual British Jigsaw Championship to take place in Newmarket, Suffolk.
While reading the latest issue of the Official UK Puzzle Club's newsletter my eye was taken by the news of the British Jigsaw Championship!
The tournament is taking place as part of the St Mary's Church Newmarket Jigsaw Festival on Sunday 13th of July.
Last year saw the first edition of the British Jigsaw Championship held at the festival and the winner was Emma Jenkinson of Gloucestershire.
This year will see the return of the individual tournament (with contestants tasked with completing a 1,000 piece puzzle against the clock), plus a new Pairs competition (with the duos taking on a 1,500 piece jigsaw puzzle against the clock)!
Competition puzzles are provided by British Jigsaw Championship sponsors Coiledspring Games.
The festival itself runs from Saturday 12th until Thursday 17th July and is open from 10am to 4pm daily, with entry priced at £2 for adults (children free), including a tea/coffee. Other light refreshments will be available.
Emily and I are going to get some practice in by tag-teaming the Jan Van Haasteren Crazy Golf jigsaw puzzle by Jumbo we finally found on a recent visit to Derby!
|Finding the Crazy Golf jigsaw puzzle in Derby|
|Emily perusing a puzzle at JigFest 2012|