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The 2019 World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship is the first edition of the World Jigsaw Puzzle Championships competition organized by the World Jigsaw Puzzle Federation (WJPF). It was held between 28 and 29 September in Valladolid, Spain.


The venue for this first World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship was the Cúpula del Milenio.

The Championship included three events: team, pairs, and individual.

For the Team event, teams of 4 members (also 1 reserve is allowed) make 4 jigsaw puzzles (2 puzzles of 1000 pieces and 2 puzzles of 1500 pieces) in a maximum period of 8 hours, and the fastest team to finish them is the champion. The four members have to do one puzzle and when they finished it they can start the next puzzle.

For the Pairs event, 2 members make a jigsaw puzzles of 500 pieces in the maximum period of 90 minutes, and the fastest pair to finish it win the competition.

For the Individual event, each individual participant make a jigsaw puzzles of 500 pieces in the maximum period of 2 hours, and the fastest to finish it is the champion.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Russia Siberian Team 04h 11' 17" Czech Republic Czech Dragons 04h 20' 42" Russia Russia 04h 29' 45"
Pairs Spain Demelza Becerra
Spain Ángel Heras
34' 34" Czech Republic Jana Hanzelková
Czech Republic Kateřina Novotná
35' 13" Russia Irina Batalova
Russia Natalia Komarova
36' 40"
Individual Czech Republic Jana Hanzelková 46' 35" Poland Mariusz Ślizewski 52' 25" Czech Republic Kateřina Novotná 52' 50"

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Czech Republic 1 2 1 4
2  Russia 1 0 2 3
3  Spain 1 0 0 1
4  Poland 0 1 0 1
Totals (4 nations) 3 3 3 9


40 countries are represented in the first World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship.

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