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120+ Regional Winners Confirmed & Ready for 12PSSC

About one hundred thirty regional Sudoku winners made a swift and sure declaration to participate in the 12th Philippine Sudoku super Challenge (PSSC) which will be held at The Skydome, SM North EDSA in Quezon City on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Registration starts from 8:00am to 9:00am. Contest starts at 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Making it against time to beat the confirmation deadline, one hundred twenty-four Sudoku puzzlers, now considered as official national finalists, will come face to face with their equals as they vie for the top five titles of the following categories: Sudoku Whiz Kid (Elementary Level), Sudoku Wizard (High School Level) and Sudoku Grand Master (Collegiate and Professional Level).

Other than this year’s declared PSSC regional champs, last year’s 11th PSSC top 5 national winners of every category, if they confirmed their participation, are considered official national finalists as well. Other regional winners who failed to beat the confirmation deadline are deemed uninterested participants, therefore, they are regarded as not official national finalists. The Organizer strongly prohibits walk-in participants. 

The 12th PSSC national finalists will solve around 20 to 25 puzzles in 6th rounds in approximately 2 hours in 30 minutes.  Some of the puzzles are Frame Consecutive Sudoku, Non Consecutive Diagonal Sudoku, Odd/Even Twodoku, Outside Sudoku, Asterisk Sudoku, Addoku, Wordoku, Sudoku 3 Mixed, Tricky Tridoku, Killer Uncaged Sudoku, Triple Multi Loco Sudoku and Jumbo 3D Sudoku.

Furthermore, national finalists from the Visayas, Mindanao and those from Luzon with more than 5- hour travel time to Manila can avail of the FREE accommodationCoaches and accompanying persons are not included in this accommodation sponsorship.

To give the participants the idea of the types of puzzles for the national finals, the Philippine Board of Studies Foundation has released the Sudoku Variation, Series 12, an ideal booklet for practice and preparation for the contest.

To make your order, please look for

The organizer reiterates that the top three winners of every category, winning the cash prizes, will have to agree through a waiver allowing the organizer to keep the money for the participants for their plane tickets and other travel expenses abroad as they represent the Philippines in Sudoku and puzzle competitions.

 NameSchool/OfficeCategory
1Concepcion, BernadetteBayanihan InstituteWizard
2Tabago, GavinBayanihan InstituteWizard
3Su, JohannaBayanihan InstituteWizard
4Nacion, MarielBurot Integrated SchoolWhizkid
5Calma, John EricPhil Science High SchoolWizard
6Cheng, WarenSPCISWhizkid
7Go, Eunice Faye SPCISWhizkid
8Maligsay, KynnPhil Science High SchoolWhizkid
9Alquiza, Justine MylesUSTGrandmaster
10Chan, Alvin IanNewbornGrandmaster
11Hayag, EdjayPhil Science High SchoolWizard
12Lasquite, NicholasPhil Science High SchoolWizard
13Maraye, AbdurrazzagPhilippine Science High School- CMCWizard
14Olino, Shaena J.Phil Science High SchoolWizard
15Baroman, Jether Tambo Central SchoolWhizkid
16Jao, Natasha MaeGrandmaster
17Holaysan, Sed AndersonLexmarkGrandmaster
18Abellanosa, John LorencePCGSWhizkid
19Chan, Therese ChristiCECWhizkid
20Dacula, KayeCECWhizkid
21Holaysan, AlessandraBethanyWhizkid
22Lee, Jonghun (Justin Lee)PCGSWhizkid
23Rasines, Mathew KenziePCGSWhizkid
24Ang, Ralh GabrielCECWizard
25Co, Kathleen ClaireCECWizard
26Creus, Elena RuthUSC-SouthWizard
27Dellera, Guen ChristineCECWizard
28Duterte, Rani LaurenCECWizard
29Go, Desiree ReginePCGSWizard
30Gonzales, RosenetteCECWizard
31Lim, RenisePCGSWizard
32Mendoza, Cassey PaulineCECWizard
33Misa, Rod JeffersonCECWizard
34Misa, Raisa JoanneCECWizard
35Ng, Haidee meiCECWizard
36Oga, Francis NicoliCECWizard
37Ong, Peaquet AndersonPCGSWizard
38Piscadero, James LloydCECWizard
39Salcedo, Vince MartinUSC-SouthWizard
40Taganas, Kyle NicholasCECWizard
41Tan, Cathline GayleCECWizard
42Tan, JoshuaPCGSWizard
43Trocio, Rj LaRosaCECWizard
44Ty, Marie LouiseCECWizard
45Tulo, Cedric JoelAssumption College Of DavaoWizard
46Piccio, Tom Manuel 0.PSHS - SMCWizard
47Nagaya, KristineOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizard
48Artiaga, MyleneAssumption College Of DavaoWizard
49Baluso, Eileen KimAssumption College Of DavaoWizard
50Casquejo, Janna DaveOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizard
51Corpuz, KobeOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizard
52Dela Rama, Rexie AnnSta. Ana National High SchoolWizard
53Fernandez, Charlyn Assumption College Of DavaoWizard
54Galindo, ChristianOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizard
55Macaraeg, Charles Lawrence University Of MindanaoWizard
56Gonzales, Christine Mae S.United Methodist School Of DavaoGrandmaster
57Jamili, Kristine MaeUniversity Of MindanaoGrandmaster
58Dayola, Angel GraceUniversity Of MindanaoGrandmaster
59Ihalas, Jondel S.Our Lady Of Fatima AcademyGrandmaster
60Artiaga, Irene JaneAssumption College Of DavaoWhizkid
61Bagsic, Albriz MoorePhilippine Science High School MainWizard
62Masbaño, Raymund CarloSt. John's InstituteWizard
63Sargado, J IahPhilippine Science High SchoolWizard
64Chu, Hailey LeanneHua Siong College Of IloiloWhizkid
65Perez, Ma. Carmela I.ISBBWizard
66Abrencillo, Azzedine H.ISBBWizard
67Marino, James Wincel P.PSHS-CbzrcWizard
68Tadiosa, Kriz Dianne MCWizard
69Adlaon, Kyla AndreaISBBWizard
70Solidarios, Candice Renee BeatriceUp Rural High SchoolGrandmaster
71Salayong, Ronan R.Paaralang Elem. Ng LucbanGrandmaster
72Arcillas, Ana CarmelaRCBCGrandmaster
73Adlaon, Kate AnneDLSUGrandmaster
74Chan, RaffyDe La Salle University ManilaGrandmaster
75Chua, Aivan JarellDe La Salle University ManilaGrandmaster
76Sarrosa, Ralph JoshuaGrandmaster
77Surdarlingam, CharieNestle Philippines Inc.Grandmaster
78Estolatan, RyanKapitolyo High SchoolGrandmaster
79Ho, ShannonDe La Salle University - ManilaWizard
80Simbol, Jan VincentDe La Salle University Integrated School ManilaWizard
81Tieng, LaraF. Torres High SchoolWizard
82Parra, Ma. Leibniz CharisseSt. Paul College, PasigWizard
83Seniel, Maria KristineSilangan Elementary SchoolWhizkid
84Chua, JosephGrandmaster
85Ong, FredBacolod Capitol Hill Land Development CorpGrandmaster
86Jocson, Raldz LorenWizard
87Yulo, Jeniña ClaireUniversity of Negros Occidental-RecoletosWizard
88Rongo, Alec NathanSt. John's Institute, Bacolod CityWhizkid
89Cristle A. BatallaPadre Gregorio Crisostomo Integrated SchoolGrandmaster
90Maria Alaine EsmillaPadre Gregorio Crisostomo Integrated SchoolWhizkid
91Myla Sp. SorianoMayapyap National High SchoolWizard
92Azel Rae D. AlasBHC Educational Institutions, IncWhizkid
93Kasler Dell O. AbansiBHC Educational Institutions, IncWizard
94Medenilla, GabrielGrandmaster
95Marcaida, MikhaelaManila Science High SchoolWizard
96Rey, Therese JanelleSouth Hill School Inc.Wizard
97Gabriel, Angela Mae BSabang Elementary SchoolWhizkid
98Cabugao, Louisa Jean B.Akle Elementary SchoolWhizkid
99Lim, Marc Kendrick A.Parada National High SchoolWizard
100Buo, Daphnee O.Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc.Wizard
101Wing, Jonathan A.Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc.Wizard
102Penullar, Kathleen GabrielKalalake Elementary School- CENTEXWhizkid
103Manuel, Jessy JewelSpecial Education Center for the GiftedWhizkid
104Custodio, Joshua AllenKALALAKE ELEM. SCHOOL - CENTER of EXCELLENCEWhizkid
105Melendrez, Romeo DaneRegional Science High School IIIWizard
106De Guzman, Frederick Wizard
107Despi, EmmanuelGrandmaster
108De Guzman, Aaron D.Lolomboy National High SchoolWizard
109De Jesus, Mark Emerson G.DYCIWizard
110Eugenio, Mary Jane E.DYCIWizard
111Maximo, Kian GabrielSt. Mary's College Of BaliuagWizard
112Yuga, Angela A.DYCIWizard
113Bayas, Christian D.AKLE ESWizard
114Carpio, Denise V.DYCIWizard
115JOHN JOSEPH GABATADr. Yanga's Colleges, Inc. (DYCI)Wizard
116RED ROBLESDr. Yanga's Colleges, Inc. (DYCI)Wizard
117ROEVIN DELA RAMADr. Yanga's Colleges, Inc. (DYCI)Wizard
118Jonathan Conrad G. Yuhilippine Christian Gospel SchoolWizard
119GAMLIEL JETH C. NIEBRESOUR CHILDREN'S MONTESSORI FOUNDATION, INCWHIZKID
120Kirsten Dominique S. ChanWizard
121Alec Pius MachaconGrandmaster
122Gerrick Spencer C. LimsiyAteneo de Manila UniversityGrandmaster
123March M. De BelenBDOGrandmaster
124Chan, Enzo Rafael S. Wizard

Sudoku variations series 12 launched

The participants of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) can now sneak a look at the similar puzzles to come out in the PSSC national finals which will be held at SM North EDSA on January 27, 2018.

The MTG Philippines, a member of the World Puzzle Federation has launched the Series 12 Compilations of Sudoku Variations which presents the type of Sudoku puzzles that will appear in the national finals of the 12th PSSC.

The latest series flaunts twenty-two kinds of Sudoku puzzles of which eight are definitely new to push one’s expertise to the limit and even beyond the limit. The new Sudoku puzzles in this series are Frame Consecutive Sudoku, Addoku, Tricky Tridoku, Irregular Sudoku Mix, Diagonal Odd Sudoku Mix, Asterisk Sudoku, Killer Uncaged Sudoku and Jumbo 3D Sudoku.

The puzzles are perfect to hone one’s skills in preparation for the forthcoming 12th PSSC and very ideal for those who train themselves to be future participants of the PSSC.

To make your order, please look for

National Finalists for the 12 PSSC revealed

More than 100 Sudoku puzzlers winning top places in the regional elimination round are counted among the national finalists of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (12th PSSC) which will be held at the Skydome, SM North EDSA in Quezon City on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

The qualifiers of the 12th PSSC national finals who come from the different regions in the Philippines will compete for the top five places of the following categories: Sudoku Master (Collegiate and Professional level), Sudoku Wizard (High School Level) and Sudoku Whiz Kid (Elementary Level). 

Joining the list of national finalists of the 12th PSSC are the top five winners of every category of the 11th PSSC. However, to be official participants, all must confirm their willingness to participate in the 12th PSSC at this email address, pinoysudoku@mtgphil.org with the subject header, “Yes, 12th PSSC” on or before Friday, January 5, 2018.

Note: The top 5 national winners of each category of the 11th PSSC are automatically qualified to be national finalists of the 12th PSSC but also needs to confirm their willingness to participate at the email address provided above.

In addition, the national qualifiers are requested to provide the MTG contact person the following information:

  • Name:
  • Gender (sex):
  • Grade/year level (if student):
  • School/Company name:
  • Category (Whizkid / Wizard / Grandmaster):
  • Place/Venue of the Regional Elimination held:
  • Mobile contact number:
  • T-shirt size: (please refer to the file below)

Sudoku Tshirt-size Chart

The following are the partial regional winners invited to join the 12th PSSC national finals:

 

 NameSchoolCategoryElim Round Venue
1Concepcion, BernadetteBayanihan InstituteWizardTarlac City
2Tabago, GavinBayanihan InstituteWizardTarlac City
3Su, JohannaBayanihan InstituteWizardTarlac City
4Nacion, MarielBurot Integrated SchoolWhizkidTarlac City
5Calma, John ErickPhil Science High SchoolWhizkidIlocos Sur
6Cheng, WarenSPCISWhizkidIlocos Sur
7Go, Eunice Faye SPCISWhizkidIlocos Sur
8Maligsay, KynnPhil Science High SchoolWhizkidIlocos Sur
9Alquiza, Justine MylesUSTGrandmasterIlocos Sur
10Chan, Alvin IanNewbornGrandmasterIlocos Sur
11Hayag, EdjayPhil Science High SchoolWizardSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
12Lasquite, NicholasPhil Science High SchoolWizardSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
13Maraye, AbdurrazzagWizardSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
14Olino, Shaena J.Phil Science High SchoolWizardSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
15Baroman, Jether Tambo Central SchoolWhizkidSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
16Jao, Natasha MaeGrandmasterSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
17Suson, Farrah AngelicaGrandmasterSm Pueblo De Oro Cdo
18Chua, AnnabelleUSP - FGrandmasterSm Seaside Cebu
19Holaysan, Sed AndersonLexmarkGrandmasterSm Seaside Cebu
20Loquero, CristyneNIAGrandmasterSm Seaside Cebu
21Abellanosa, John LorencePCGSWhizkidSm Seaside Cebu
22Chan, Therese ChristiCECWhizkidSm Seaside Cebu
23Dacula, KayeCECWhizkidSm Seaside Cebu
24Holaysan, AlessandraBethanyWhizkidSm Seaside Cebu
25Lee, Jonghun (Justin Lee)PCGSWhizkidSm Seaside Cebu
26Rasines, Mathew KenziePCGSWhizkidSm Seaside Cebu
27Ang, Ralh GabrielCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
28Co, Kathleen ClaireCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
29Creus, Elena RuthUSC-SouthWizardSm Seaside Cebu
30Dellera, Guen ChristineCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
31Duterte, Rani LaurenCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
32Go, Desiree ReginePCGSWizardSm Seaside Cebu
33Gonzales, RosenetteCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
34Lim, RenisePCGSWizardSm Seaside Cebu
35Mendoza, Cassey PaulineCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
36Misa, Rod JeffersonCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
37Misa, RaizaCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
38Ng, HaideeCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
39Oga, Francis NicoliCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
40Ong, Peaquet AndersonPCGSWizardSm Seaside Cebu
41Otar, TersonCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
42Pada, Kyrelle FaithCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
43Piscadero, James LloydCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
44Salcedo, Vince MartinUSC-SouthWizardSm Seaside Cebu
45Taganas, Kyle NicholasCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
46Tan, Cathline GayleCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
47Tan, JoshuaPCGSWizardSm Seaside Cebu
48Trocio, RjCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
49Ty, Marie LouiseCECWizardSm Seaside Cebu
50Prochina, KathrinaTrinto National High School (Agusan)WizardDavao City
51Morente, WendyTrinto National High School (Agusan)WizardDavao City
52Tulo, Cedric JoelAssumption College Of DavaoWizardDavao City
53Piccio, To Manuel 0.PSHS - SMCWizardDavao City
54Nagaya, KristineOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizardDavao City
55Ale, Van RayPrecious Int. School Of Davao (Piso)WizardDavao City
56Artiaga, MyleneAssumption College Of DavaoWizardDavao City
57Baluso, Eileen EimAssumption College Of DavaoWizardDavao City
58Catanus, Kaye AngeliqueTrinto National High School (Agusan)WizardDavao City
59Casquejo, Jonn DayeOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizardDavao City
60Corpuz, KobeOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizardDavao City
61Dela Rama, Rexie AnnSta. Ana National High SchoolWizardDavao City
62Fernandez, Charlyn Assumption College Of DavaoWizardDavao City
63Galindo, ChristianOur Lady Of Fatima AcademyWizardDavao City
64Macaraeg, Charles LaurenaUniversity Of MindanaoWizardDavao City
65Gonzales, Christine Mae S.United Methodist School Of DavaoGrandmasterDavao City
66Jamili, Kristine MaeUniversity Of MindanaoGrandmasterDavao City
67Payola, Angel GraceUniversity Of MindanaoGrandmasterDavao City
68Ihalas, Jondel S.Our Lady Of Fatima AcademyGrandmasterDavao City
69Soria, Guineveve Phil Science High SchoolGrandmasterDavao City
70Artiaga, Irene JaneAssumption College Of DavaoWhizkidDavao City
71Suanque, Geric JamesCentex BatangasWhizkidSm City Batangas
72Bagsic, Albriz MoorePhilippine Science High School MainWizardSm City Batangas
73Ignacio, ShaineGrandmasterSm City Batangas
74Masbaño, Raymund CarloSt. John's InstituteWizardIloilo
75Sargado, J IahPhilippine Science High SchoolWizardIloilo
76Co, Maxinne DominicPhilippine Science High SchoolWizardIloilo
77Iñate, Andrea DhayneHua Siong College Of IloiloWizardIloilo
78Chu, Hailey LeanneHua Siong College Of IloiloWhizkidIloilo
79Doromal, Reysheil AnneHua Siong College Of IloiloWhizkidIloilo
80Perez, Ma. Carmela I.ISBBWizardSm City Lucena
81Abrencillo, Azzedine H.ISBBWizardSm City Lucena
82Marino, James Winel P.PSHS-CbzrcWizardSm City Lucena
83Tadiosa, Kriz Dianne MCWizardSm City Lucena
84Adlaon, Kyla AndreaISBBWizardSm City Lucena
85Solidarios, Candice Renee BeatriceUp Rural High SchoolGrandmasterSm City Lucena
86Salayong, Ronan R.Paaralang Elem. Ng LucbanGrandmasterSm City Lucena
87Arcillas, Ana CarmelaRCBCGrandmasterSm City Lucena
88Adlaon, Kate AnneDLSUGrandmasterSm City Lucena
89Chan, RaffyDe La Salle University ManilaGrandmasterSm Skydome
90Chua, Aivan JarellDe La Salle University ManilaGrandmasterSm Skydome
91Sarrosa, Ralph JoshuaGrandmasterSm Skydome
92Pullan, Hazel AnneUniversity Of Sto. TomasGrandmasterSm Skydome
93Surdarlingam, CharieGrandmasterSm Skydome
94Estolatan, RyanKapitolyo High SchoolGrandmasterSm Skydome
95Ho, ShannonDe La Salle University - ManilaWizardSm Skydome
96Simbol, Jan VincentDe La Salle University Integrated School ManilaWizardSm Skydome
97Tieng, LaraF. Torres High SchoolWizardSm Skydome
98Parra, Ma. Leibniz CharisseSt. Paul College, PasigWizardSm Skydome
99Seniel, Maria KristineSilangan Elementary SchoolWhizkidSm Skydome
100Chua, JosephGrandmasterSm Bacolod
101Ong, FredGrandmasterSm Bacolod
102Jocson, Raldz LorenWizardSm Bacolod
103Lee, Jessica NadineWizardSm Bacolod
104Ong, Sanielle MelizWizardSm Bacolod
105Gomeri, MadeleineWizardSm Bacolod
106Yulo, Jenina ClaireWizardSm Bacolod
107Villaflor, Jojie RoseWizardSm Bacolod
108Lee, Charisse NicoleWizardSm Bacolod
109Rongo, Alec NathanWhizkidSm Bacolod
110Cristle A. BatallaPadre Gregorio Crisostomo Integrated SchoolGrandmasterSm Cabanatuan
111Maria Alaine EsmillaPadre Gregorio Crisostomo Integrated SchoolWhizkidSm Cabanatuan
112Myla Sp. SorianoMayapyap National High SchoolWizardSm Cabanatuan
113Azel Rae D. AlasBHC Educational Institutions, IncWhizkidSm Rosales
114Kasler Dell O. AbansiBHC Educational Institutions, IncWizardSm Rosales
115Reynaldo PreDepartment Of Health  (CAR)GrandmasterSm Rosales
116Meynardo AlbertoÍGrandmasterSm Dasmarinas
117Medenilla, GabrielGrandmasterSm Dasmarinas
118Marcaida, MikhaelaWizardSm Dasmarinas
119Rey, Therese JanelleWizardSm Dasmarinas
120Layos, MikhaellaWizardSm Dasmarinas
121Nojadera, Raymond AndrewWizardSm Dasmarinas
122Rosero, MarielleWizardSm Dasmarinas
123Cuadra, Marco
124Lim, Fedrick Lance R.Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
125Ty, Stephen James L.Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
126Dela Cruz, Margaret Ellyse S.Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWhizkidKcc Zamboanga
127Chan, Alexandra Louis R.Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWhizkidKcc Zamboanga
128Balasabas, AilynAyala National High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
129Chan, Ethan Riley C.GrandmasterKcc Zamboanga
130Wee, Robin Spencer C.Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
131Tan, Brylle ZacharyZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
132Yong, Jan Steven Y.Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
133Lim, JannicaZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizardKcc Zamboanga
134Gabriel, Angela Mae BSabang Elementary SchoolWhizkidBaliuag, Bulacan
135Anzures , Princess Ashley C.Salambao Elementary SchoolWhizkidBaliuag, Bulacan
136Cabugao, Louisa Jean B.Akle Elementary SchoolWhizkidBaliuag, Bulacan
137Lim, Marc Kendrick A.Parada National High SchoolWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
138Buo, Daphne O.Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc.WizardBaliuag, Bulacan
139Wing, Jonathan A.Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc.WizardBaliuag, Bulacan
140Penullar, Kathleen GabrielWhizkidOlongapo
141Manuel, Jesso JemuelWhizkidOlongapo
142Custodio, Joshua AllenWhizkidOlongapo
143Melendrez, Romeo DaneWizardOlongapo
144Dalan, GerardWizardOlongapo
145De Guzman, Frederick WizardOlongapo
146Bobadella, SuzanneGrandmasterOlongapo
147Degri, EmmanuelGrandmasterOlongapo
148Princesa, Mharlyn JoyWizardAngeles, Pampanga
149Blangsora, Bornaro JaonWizardAngeles, Pampanga
150Dizon, JoselGrandmasterAngeles, Pampanga
151De Guzman, Aaron D.Lolomboy National High SchoolWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
152De Jesus, Mark Emerson G.DYCIWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
153Eugenio, Mary Jane E.DYCIWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
154Maximo, Kian GabrielSt. Mary's College Of BaliuagWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
155Uy, Michael John D.John J. Russel MhsWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
156Yuga, Angela A.DYCIWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
157Bayas, Christian D.AKLE ESWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
158Carpio, Denise V.DYCIWizardBaliuag, Bulacan
159De Belen, MarchBDOGrandmasterBaliuag, Bulacan
160Ramos, Darnell G.Bulacan State UniversityGrandmasterBaliuag, Bulacan

PSSC Reg’l Elim is set; top winners to get medals

The Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG), Philippines and SM Supermalls in coordination with the Philippine Star will conduct the regional elimination round of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge this month in selected schools and SM Malls in the country. 

The PSSC is open to all Sudoku enthusiasts from all walks of life. On its 12th year now, Sudoku puzzlers from different regions can vie for the following titles: Sudoku Whiz Kids (Elementary Level), Sudoku Wizards (High School Level) and Sudoku Grand Master (Collegiate, Adult, and Professional Level).

For the first time this year, the champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up of each category will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal respectively.

However, only the champion of each category shall represent the region in the national finals which will be held at the SkyDome, SM North EDSA in Quezon on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Other participants may be considered national finalists on the case to case basis, that is if scores are equally impressive. 

For more inquiry, please visit this website, www.pinoysudoku.ph.  

Venues for the Elimination Round of the 12 PSSC

These are the venues for the Elimination Round of 12th PSSC nationwide.Please send message in the http://pinoysudoku.ph/contact-us/ for contact details.

VENUE Area Date Contact Person
SM CITY CAGAYAN DE ORO Cagayan de Oro City and nearby Area 14-Oct Ms. Marites Tagas
SM CITY DASMARIÑAS Provinces of Cavite and Laguna 14-Oct Ms. Angeline Orosco
SM CITY ILOILO Iloilo City and nearby area 14-Oct Dr. Jonathan Glorial
SM CITY TARLAC Tarlac City and nearby area 14-Oct Engr. Edgardo Domingo
SM CITY OLONGAPO Olongapo City and nearby area 14-Oct Dr. Roger Nuqui
SM CITY CABANATUAN Province of Nueva Ecija 14-Oct Ms. Emily Joson
SM CITY ROSALES Pangasinan and nearby area 15-Oct Ms. Concesa Rapacon
SM CITY SEASIDE, CEBU Cebu City and nearby area 17-Oct Mr. Sotero Cabanes
SM CITY BALIWAG Bulacan and nearby area 14-Oct Ms. Rosalinda Rodriguez
SM CITY BATANGAS CITY Province of Batangas 20-Oct Ms. Susan Ignacio
SM CITY PAMPANGA Pampanga and nearby area 21-Oct Ms. Crisselda Dizon
SM CITY NAGA Province of Camarines Sur and Legaspi city 21-Oct Ms. Sioc Bee Azajar
SM CITY DAVAO Davao City and nearby area 22-Oct Ms. Lucy Puro
SM CITY NORTH EDSA NCR and nearby area 26-Oct Mr. Manuel Kotah
SM CITY LUCENA Province of Quezon 12-Nov Mr. Aries Tan
SM CITY Bacolod Province of Negros Occidental 19-Nov Ms. Esther Jane Uy

150+ Regional Winners confirmed participation in 11 PSSC

About one hundred fifty regional Sudoku winners made a swift and sure declaration to participate in the 11th Philippine Sudoku super Challenge (PSSC) which will be held at The Skydome, SM North EDSA in Quezon City on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Registration starts from 8:00am to 10:00am. Contest starts at 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Making it against time to beat the confirmation deadline, one hundred thirty-three Sudoku puzzlers, now considered as official national finalists, will come face to face with their equals as they vie for the top five titles of the following categories: Sudoku Whiz Kid (Elementary Level), Sudoku Wizard (High School Level) and Sudoku Grand Master (Collegiate and Professional Level).

Other than this year’s declared PSSC regional champs, last year’s 10th PSSC national winners of every category, if they confirmed their participation, are considered official national finalists as well. Other regional winners who failed to beat the confirmation deadline are deemed uninterested participants, therefore, they are regarded as not official national finalists. The Organizer strongly prohibits walk-in participants. 

The 11th PSSC national finalists will solve around 20 to 25 puzzles in 6th rounds in approximately 2 hours in 30 minutes.  Some of the puzzles are Easy as ABC, Frame Sudoku, Outside Sudoku, Addoku, Wordoku, Center Dot Sudoku, Sudoku 3 Mixed, Shujiken, Tricky Tridoku, Number Crunching Sudoku, Triple Multi Loco Sudoku and Samurai Variations Sudoku.

Furthermore, national finalists from the Visayas, Mindanao and those from Luzon with more than 5- hour travel time to Manila can avail of the FREE accommodation to be announce soonCoaches and accompanying persons are not included in this accommodation sponsorship.

To give the participants the idea of the types of puzzles for the national finals, the Philippine Board of Studies Foundation has released the Sudoku Variation, Series 11, an ideal booklet for practice and preparation for the contest.

To make your order, please look for

The organizer reiterates that the top three winners of every category, winning the cash prizes, will have to agree through a waiver allowing the organizer to keep the money for the participants for their plane tickets and other travel expenses abroad as they represent the Philippines in Sudoku and puzzle competitions.

 NameSchool/ ProfessionGenderCategoryVenue
1Acaban, MelisaUP Los BanosGrandmasterSM City Marikina
2Adlaon, Kate AnneDLSU ManilaGrandmasterSM City Lucena
3Alquiza, Justine Myles USTFGrandmasterVigan City
4Arcillas, Ana CarmelaRCBCFGrandmasterSM City Marikina
5Baroman, Noelle Grace U. Mindanao State Univ. - Iligan Institute of TechnologyFGrandmasterXavier University HS - CDO
6Bayron, Christopher JohnDLSU ManilaMGrandmasterSM City Marikina
7Chan, Arianne BeatriceUSTGrandmasterSM City Marikina
8Co, Apollo ClarkStaplers, Inc.GrandmasterTarlac City
9De Belen, MarchBDOGrandmasterSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
10Estolatan, Ryan SilanUP - DilimanGrandmasterSM City Marikina
11Fernandez, Mychelle T. Little Angel Study Center_TeacherFGrandmasterSM City Clark
12Garcia, Marc JosephGrandmasterSM City Dasmarinas
13Gerrick Spencer C. LimsiyGrace Christian CollegeMGrandmaster
14Gregorio, JessicaImmaculate Concepcion School - BaliuagFGrandmasterSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
15Holaysan, Sed AndersonLexMarkGrandmasterVigan, Ilocos Sur
16Ihalas, JondelOur Lady of Fatima AcademyGrandmasterDavao City
17Jao, Natasha Mae BPIFGrandmasterXUJHS, Cagayan de Oro City
18Lacerna, Diana JoyUP Los BanosGrandmasterSM City Marikina
19Lagasca, MaikeeUniversity of the PhilippinesFGrandmasterSM City Iloilo
20Liclican, Sephi MarzLa Salle ManilaMGrandmasterSM City Marikina
21Machacon, Alec PiusUSCMGrandmasterSM City Cebu
22Maximo, Kristine DanielleUP - DilimanFGrandmasterSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
23Mendoza, Chelsea Faye V. Saint Louis UniversityFGrandmasterSM City Rosales
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25Michael Moises CustodioGrandmasterSM City Clark
26Naraval, Paul JeremiahUP- BaguioMGrandmasterBaguio City
27Poral, Neil PhilippLa Salle ManilaGrandmasterSM City Marikina
28Rapanut, Juvenal St. Paul College of Ilocos MGrandmasterVigan, Ilocos Sur
29Repaje, DanielLyceum of AparriMGrandmasterTuguegarao City
30Reyes, JonathanUP - DilimanGrandmasterSM City Marikina
31Rivera, Roegen C. La Union National High SchoolMGrandmasterSM City Rosales
32Sarrosa, Ralph Joshua MGrandmasterSM City Marikina
33Solidarios, Candice Renee BeatriceUP Rural High SchoolGrandmasterSM City Lucena
34Soria, GenevievePhilippine Sci HS-Southern MindanaoGrandmasterDavao City
35Suson, Farrah AngelicaMSU-IITFGrandmasterCAGAYAN DE ORO
36Yap, Kathlyn MaeLa Salle ManilaGrandmasterSM City Marikina
37Albarece, Jaina AyuLiceo De CagayanWhizkidCDO
38Baroman, Jether Noel U. Tambo Central SchoolMWhizkidXavier University HS - CDO
39Bernardo, Sheena DianneSHS-AteneoWhizkidSM City Cebu
40Bonpin, Tiffany ClaireWhizkidOlongapo City
41Cabugao, Louisa JeanAkle Elementary SchoolWhizkidSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
42Calubayan, Phylline Cristel BHC Educational Institutition IncWhizkidSM City Rosales
43Chan, Enzo Rafael S.Bayanihan InstituteWhizkidTarlac City
44Custodio, Niel MatthewSped Center for the GiftedWhizkidSM City Olongapo
45Darum , Lyka Jean P. Botolan South Central Elemntary School FWhizkidZambales
46De Leon, Ghrayan CarlaBaliwag South Central SchoolWhizkidSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
47Dela Cruz, HarveySCESWhizkidSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
48Denise Ysabelle PalconitAssumption College of DavaoFWhizkidDavao City
49Doromal, Reyshiel AnneHua Siong College of IloiloWhizkidSM City Iloilo
50Ebbay, Ria Bettina Little Angel Study CenterFWhizkidSM City Clark
51Erin Christen NocedaSPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER FOR THE GIFTED (SPED-G)WhizkidSM City Clark
52Errol John E. SuarezAquinas University of Legazpi Senior High SchoolMWhizkid
53Escalante, Diodel AlexisCENTER OF EXCELLENCE – KALALAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLWhizkidOlongapo City
54Gabriel, Ang, Ralph Cebu Eastern CollegeMWhizkidSM City Cebu
55Go, Desiree ReginePCGSWhizkidSM City Cebu
56Katipunan, Andrea NicoleSabang Elementary SchoolWhizkidSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
57Kyn Achilles S. MaligsayImmaculate Concepcion AcademyMWhizkidVigan
58Lee, Charisse NicoleSt. John's InstituteFWhizkidBacolod
59Lim, ReniseCebu Eastern CollegeWhizkidSM City Cebu
60Mabalot, Gino Paolo AGOO Kiddie Special School MWhizkidSM City Rosales
61Magno, Luzzia Dorothy Saint Augustine's School FWhizkidZambales
62Margaret Ellyse Dela CruzZamboanga Chong Hua HSWhizkidKCC Mall Zamboanga
63Martinez, JamesAssumption College of DavaoWhizkidDavao City
64Matthew Charles CarpioAGOO Kiddie Special School WhizkidSM City Rosales
65Mendoza, Anthony Gabriel BHC Educational Institutition IncMWhizkidSM City Rosales
66Navarro, NinalizaCOLLEGE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPCIONWhizkidCabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
67Niebres, Gamliel Jeth T. Our Children's Montessori Foundation Inc.MWhizkidBicol
68Paneda, Chrisel Lei Saint Augustine's School FWhizkidZambales
69Pangan, Serg Ansel Special Education Center for the GiftedWhizkidSM City Clark
70Salamatin, Errol Arvy T.Don Bosco technical InstituteMWhizkidTarlac City
71SALUTA, JAMES RYAN C. Butuan City SPED CenterMWhizkidRobinson's Place Butuan
72Samonte, Jean KathleenSabang Elementary SchoolWhizkidSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
73Santiago, Mary FranchescaCollege of the Immaculate ConceptionFWhizkidCabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
74Sigue, CzevieCollege of the Immaculate ConceptionFWhizkidCabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
75Tamayo, John PaulDr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary SchoolMWhizkidSM City Dasmarinas
76Teodoro, CharlotteSantol Elementary schoolWhizkidSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
77Yu, Kylie AllisonPCGSWhizkidSM City Cebu
78Adlaon, Kyla Andrea M. International School for Better BeginningsWizardSM City Lucena
79Alimpia, Kyle Patrick B. BHC Educational Institutition IncWizardSM City Rosales
80Antioquia, Jose Gregorio U. FAITH Catholic SchoolMWizardSM Lipa
81Argana, Ralph Ernest G. BHC Educational Institutition IncMWizardSM City Rosales
82Bagsic, Albriz Moore Philippine Science High SchoolMWizardSM City LIPA
83Baluso, Eileen KimAssumption College of DavaoWizardDavao City
84Baroman, Noelle Faith U. Phil. Science HS- CMCFWizard Xavier University HS - CDO
85Bayas, ChristianAKLEWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
86Benitez, Macky Emerson St. Augustine's School, Iba, ZambalesMWizardIba, Zambales
87Berin, Julia James Aquinas University of LegazpiWizardBicol
88Boado, Krizzel JoyPSHS - CARWizardBaguio City
89Buo, DaphneeDYCIWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
90Cabigting, Aleja KathrynRegional Science HS R3WizardOlongapo City
91Camille SyZamboanga Chong Hua HSWizardKCC Mall Zamboanga
92Capili, Coleen Ann C. Immaculate Conception AcademyFWizardVigan City
93Carpio, DeniseDr. Yanga's College FoundationWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
94Carpio, Gaiana Gabrielle Universidad de Santa IsabelWizardBicol
95Carpio, Moses Christopher C. AGOO Kiddie Special School MWizardSM City Rosales
96Cerezo, Jayson Regional Science High SchoolMWizardSM City Rosales
97Chan, Kirsten Dominique S.Bayanihan InstituteFWizardTarlac City
98Chan, Vicente Raphael C. Z. Chong Hua High SchoolMWizardZamboanga City
99Chua, Aivan JarellGrace Christian CollegeMWizardSM City Marikina
100Chua, Nicole Abigail LimBayanihan InstituteFWizardTarlac City
101Concepcion, Bernadette C.Bayanihan InstituteFWizardTarlac City
102Cortes, ChristianBayanihan InstituteMWizardTarlac City
103Creus, Elena RuthUSC-SouthFWizardSM City Cebu
104Cua, Jerickson RodneyGrace Christian CollegeMWizardSM City Marikina
105Dado, Lorize Lorielle D.Zambales National High School FWizardZambales
106Dalan, GeraldSt. Joseph CollegeMWizardOlongapo City
107De Asis, Kaizer AlbertGrace Christian CollegeMWizardSM City Marikina
108De Guzman, AaronLolomboy National HSWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
109De Guzman, Frederick St. Joseph College-Olongapo, IncWizardSM City Clark
110De Jesus, AgustinTHSWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
111De Jesus, CrisiaSMNHSFWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
112Del Rama, RoevinDYCIWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
113Espinosa, Allissa Nicole Saint Augustine's School WizardZambales
114Eugenio, MaryjaneDYCIWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
115Fundanera, Kimberly Claire A.St. Paul College of Ilocos SurFWizardVigan, Ilocos Sur
116Gabata, John JosephDr. Yanga's College FoundationWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
117Galaxy RiveraBHC Educational Institutition IncWizardSM City Rosales
118Gayados, Cleo JeanBaguio City National HSWizardBaguio City
119Hangad, William IIAgusan National High SchoolMWizardButuan City
120Hayag, Edjay Ely C. Philippine Science High School - Central Mindanao CampusMWizardXavier University, CDO
121Ho, Shannon Gail La Salle ManilaFWizardSM City Marikina
122Inate, Andrea DhagneHua Siong College of IloiloFWizardSM City Iloilo
123Jampit, Hansel MaePhilippine Science High School-Central MindanaoFWizardCagayan De Oro City
124Jocson, Raldz LorenPhilippine Normal University Visayas CTLMWizardBacolod
125Jonathan Conrad G. YuPhilippine Christian Gospel SchoolMWizardPhil Christian Gospel School
126King, Grant AaronGrace Christian CollegeWizardSM City Marikina
127Layos, MikhaelaSanta Rosa Science and Technology High SchoolWizardSM City Dasmarinas
128Lee, Jessica NadineSt. John's InstituteFWizardBacolod
129Malungcut, Kahlil Christian Aaron T.Don Bosco Technical InstituteMWizardTarlac City
130Marcaida, Mikhaela Angeliquemanila science highschoolWizardSM City Dasmarinas
131Masbaño, Raymund Carlo A. St. John's Institute, Bacolod CityWizardBacolod
132Maximo, Kian Gabriel St. Mary's College of BaliuagWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
133Melendrez, Romeo DaneRegional Science HS R3WizardOlongapo City
134Molina, Marge P. Immaculate Conception Academy - Batac CityFWizardVigan, Ilocos Sur
135Mollasgo, Jon Michael Aquinas University of LegazpiWizardBicol
136Olino, Shaena J. Philippine Science High School - Central Mindanao CampusFWizardXavier University, CDO
137Olino, Shanea J.Central Mindanao CampusFWizardCagayan De Oro City
138Pablo, Michael AngeloLyceum of AparriMWizardTuguegarao City
139Parra, Leibniz CharisseSt. Paul College PasigFWizardSM City Marikina
140Picart, David Kyle R. Aquinas University of LegazpiMWizardBicol
141Politico, WynnSPCISMWizardVigan, Ilocos Sur
142Rabano, Carla Elise I. Malayan Colleges of LagunaFWizardSM Lipa
143Rey, Therese Janelle D. Laguna Science High SchoolFWizardSM Lipa
144Robles, RedDYCIMWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
145Rosco, Polly AnneCavite State University- Science High SchoolFWizardSM City Dasmarinas
146Simbol, Jan VincentBHC Educational Institutition IncMWizardBaguio City
147Simbol, Ronn DerickBHC Educational Institutition IncMWizardBaguio City
148Siu, Kate Anne TheaPhil Tong Ho InstituteFWizardSM City Lucena
149Smith, Allison Danielle M. BHC Educational Institutition IncWizardSM City Rosales
150Su, JohnnaBayanihan InstituteFWizardTarlac City
151Tabanao, GeilahPhilippine Science High School-Central MindanaoFWizardCagayan De Oro City
152Tadiosa, Kriz DianneMaryhill CollegeFWizardSM City Lucena
153Tan, Alison ChloeTarlac Living Faith AcademyFWizardTarlac City
154Teodoro, Rennie RoseSMCBFWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
155Wing, JonathanDYCIMWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
156Yaon, JamesVDFHSMWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
157Yuga, AngelaDr. Yanga's College FoundationWizardSM City Baliuag, Bulacan
158Yulo, JeninaUniversity of Negros OccidentalFWizardBacolod