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More than 200 Sudoku puzzlers join PSSC nat’l finals 

About two hundred five regional Sudoku winners made a swift and sure declaration to participate in the 9th Philippine Sudoku super Challenge (PSSC) which will be held at The Skydome, SM North EDSA in Quezon City on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Making it against time to beat the confirmation deadline, one hundred ninety nine 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 8th 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 9th 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 4 x 4 Mini Sudoku, Mini Diagonal Sudoku, Mini Irregular Sudoku, Mini Killer Sudoku, Mini Inequality Sudoku, 6 x 6 Star Product Sudoku, Standard Sudoku,  Addoku, Property Sudoku, Position Sudoku, Prime Sudoku, Wordoku, Extra Region Sudoku, Missing 8 and  9 Sudoku, Pyramid Sudoku, Non-Consecutive Sudoku, Windowku, Blackout Sudoku, Sudoku 3-Mixed, Standard Sudoku, Halved-Square Sudoku, 12 x 12 Sudoku, Samurai Sudoku and Mega 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 at the Colegio De Sta. Isabel Dormitory, Taft Avenue, Manila courtesy of Phoenix Publishing House. For accommodation procedures, please contact the person- in-charge, Mr. Vhon Gesulga, at this email address, with this Subject Header, “YES, FREE DORM” not later than Monday, January 19, 2015. Coaches and accompanying persons are not included in this accommodation sponsorship.

Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 5.13.35 PMTo 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 9, an ideal booklet for practice and preparation for the contest. You may grab a copy now from the aforementioned contact person not later than January 15 as well.

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/ ProfessionCategory
1ANDRADA, Dallin IvanVineyard Christian AcademyWhiz Kid
2Artiaga, Mylene JaneAssumption College of DavaoWhiz Kid
3Bagsic, Albriz MooreLilyrose SchoolWhiz Kid
4CALUBAYAN, Phylinne CristelBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Whiz Kid
5Carlos Miguel ConcepcionImmaculate Conception School of BaliwagWhiz Kid
6Carpio, Matthew CharlesAKSSWhiz Kid
7Cedric BolaCenter of ExcellenceWhiz Kid
8Cervantes, Ronald JohnPNU-VWhiz Kid
9Chan, Enzo Rafael BayanihanWhiz Kid
10Chan, Kirsten Domique BayanihanWhiz Kid
11Co, Kathleen ClaireCECWhiz Kid
12Co, Maxinne Louise Dominique L.Ateneo De Iloilo - SmcsWhiz Kid
13Concepcion, Bernadette C. BayanihanWhiz Kid
14Daduya, Justin FelipSt. James SchoolWhiz Kid
15Damaino, Princess SandrahAssumption College of DavaoWhiz Kid
16Del Fierro, Kristian Clyne St. Augustine's SchoolWhiz Kid
17Dimaano, Kyle AndreiLuta Norte Elementary SchoolWhiz Kid
18Elizabette Rose VillaflorCenter of ExcellenceWhiz Kid
19Engallado, Frelean FaithSolomon Integrated School De IloiloWhiz Kid
20Enojo, ShawnCECWhiz Kid
21Fernandez, Charlyn JoyAssumption College of DavaoWhiz Kid
22Holaysan, AlessandraBCSWhiz Kid
23Joaquin Simon DuayImmaculate Conception School of BaliwagWhiz Kid
24Jocson, Raldz LorenPNU-VWhiz Kid
25Kyla Andrea AdlaonInternational School for Better BegginingsWhiz Kid
26Laruan, Hamerah JoyHope Christian Academy, Inc.Whiz Kid
27Lenar Dean EdquibanBalic-Balic ESWhiz Kid
28Lumiqued, Russel Jay P.St. Joseph de Mary Learning CenterWhiz Kid
29Ma. Carmela PerezInternational School for Better BegginingsWhiz Kid
30Maligsay, Kyn AchillesImmaculate Conception AcademyWhiz Kid
31Manzano, Trisha Denise B.St. Augustine's SchoolWhiz Kid
32Mary Liv Faylinn LicardoInternational School for Better BegginingsWhiz Kid
33MENDOZA, Anthony GabrielBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Whiz Kid
34Olinares, Cyhres PrincessAKSSWhiz Kid
35ORDONO, Brylle Jaden LouiseBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Whiz Kid
36Pascasio, Caitlin A.St. Mary's College QCWhiz Kid
37Perez, Angelo VinceDe La Salle LipaWhiz Kid
38Rico Daniel MercadoCenter of Excellence- Kalalake Elem. SchoolWhiz Kid
39Sado, Nikki JeaneImmaculate Conception AcademyWhiz Kid
40Simbol, Ron RickBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Whiz Kid
41Tubo, Josh PhilipAteneo De Zamboanga UniversityWhiz Kid
42Ty, StephenZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWhiz Kid
43Uy, Robert FrederickSJIWhiz Kid
44Villanueva, Liezyl Joy D.Solomon Integrated School De IloiloWhiz Kid
45Vince Dominic CuevasCenter of ExcellenceWhiz Kid
46ABANSI, KaslerBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Wizard
47Abraham, MikeeSt. Augustine's SchoolWizard
48Ainza, Zhyra Camille Royce D.Philippine Science High School - CARWizard
49Alcala, Samantha GailSt. Paul College, PasigWizard
50Aleja Katryn CabigtingRegional Sci. High. Sch. 3Wizard
51Alyssa Raine AnguloQuezon Science High SchoolWizard
52Andal, Kristen Mari RCanossa AcademyWizard
53Angela YugaDr. Yanga's Colleges IncWizard
54ARGANA, Ralph ErnestBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Wizard
55Arzadon, King Joshua D.Baguio City National High SchoolWizard
56Atilano, JamesZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
57Aviso, Kate LouiseAquinas UniversityWizard
58Balidoy, Ed Mathhew G.Philippine Science High School - CARWizard
59Benjo BalagtasSto. Nino High SchoolWizard
60Boado, Krizzel Joy R.Philippine Science High School - CARWizard
61Calimlim, Jen NicoleSt. Augustine's SchoolWizard
62CALUZA, Coleen AngelaBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Wizard
63Cambongga, John FelIligan City East High SchoolWizard
64Camo, Nina GraziellaFAITHWizard
65Capalos, ChristianLyceum of AparriWizard
66Capili, Coleen AnnImmaculate Conception AcademyWizard
67Carag, Xhyza WaineSt. Paul University PhilippinesWizard
68Caringal, Mary JoyBauan Technical SchoolWizard
69CARPIO, Moses ChristopherAgoo Kiddie Special SchoolWizard
70Carreon, Francisco Emilio T. Don BoscoWizard
71Charlene De GuzmanMaryhill CollegeWizard
72Chinayog, Maricon P.Philippine Science High School - CARWizard
73Chua, Erika DenisePUIWizard
74Cientos, JustineSt. Joseph School-LSWizard
75Claridad, Mica Aira B.Baguio City National High SchoolWizard
76Co, Ma. Samantha Ysabel L.Ateneo De IloiloWizard
77Cua, Jerickson RodneyGrace Christian CollegeWizard
78Cua, Mark DavidsonPUIWizard
79Cuaresma, MaharaneePSHS - IRCWizard
80Dana Faye AsperillaSen. Renato Cayetano MSTHSWizard
81Daniella Nadine AparteInternational School for Better BegginingsWizard
82Delmo, Joshua LoiBatangas Prov.Sci. HSWizard
83Diedican, Mae ChelouAgusan NHSWizard
84Diola, Bertrand MichaelPhil Science High SchoolWizard
85Dulay Jr., Virhilio ICalamba City Science High SchoolWizard
86Ericka Grace RoxasPhilippine Science High SchoolWizard
87Esperanza, Bryan Russel S.Saint Louis University High SchoolWizard
88Esperanza, Ronant Kent S. Saint Louis University High SchoolWizard
89Gerald DalanSt. Joseph CollegeWizard
90Gerrick Spencer C. LimsiyGrace Christian CollegeWizard
91Go, GeneZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
92Go, Xavier JeffersonZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
93Ho, ShannonZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
94Imperial, Andrea AlexisAquinas UniversityWizard
95Inate, Andrea DhagneHuasiong College Of IloiloWizard
96Jake YuKong Hua SchoolWizard
97Jechelle BernaldoRegional Sci. High. Sch. 3Wizard
98Jefrey Kayle P. EspirituPateros National High SchoolWizard
99Jerelyn Mae F. GimenaSt. Joseph Academy of El SalvadorWizard
100Jerviron GonzalesSto. Nino High SchoolWizard
101Jessa Mae G. SargentoTaguig Science High SchoolWizard
102Jessica G. TanKong Hua SchoolWizard
103Jiselle Ann SantosDr. Yanga's Colleges IncWizard
104John Joseph GabataDr. Yanga's Colleges IncWizard
105Jonathan WingDr. Yanga's Colleges IncWizard
106Kian Gabrielle MaximoSt. Mary's College of BaliuagWizard
107King, Grant AaronGrace Christian CollegeWizard
108Lee, Jessica NadineSJIWizard
109Liclican, Sephi MarzPSHS - IRCWizard
110Lim, Fredrick LanceZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
111Lim, TonitaZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
112Maikee Tamara LagascaPhilippine Science High SchoolWizard
113Mamaril, RizaldySt. Augustine's SchoolWizard
114Marvin AlarconSt. Francies High School of SariayaWizard
115Maryjane EugenioDr. Yanga's Colleges IncWizard
116Medenilla, Gabriel RMorning Star Montessori School Inc - LBWizard
117MENDOZA, ChelseaBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Wizard
118Mercado, Michael James M. Don BoscoWizard
119Mikhaela Angelique MarcaidaManila Science High SchoolWizard
120Misa, Rica JaneCECWizard
121Misa, Rodolfo Jr.CECWizard
122Mollasgo, Jon MichaelAquinas UniversityWizard
123Nicco AngKong Hua SchoolWizard
124Nicholas L. LasquitePhilippine Science High SchoolWizard
125Noel, Aldrin MCanossa AcademyWizard
126Oga, Francis NicoliCECWizard
127Olesco, Kirsten LeniAquinas UniversityWizard
128Ong, Lorrence PhillimaeCECWizard
129PAJARILLO, Joenah RheaAgoo Kiddie Special SchoolWizard
130Parra, Ma. Leibniz Charisse D.St. Paul College, PasigWizard
131Piscadero, James LloydCECWizard
132Pitero, Gerome JosephAquinas UniversityWizard
133Polly Anne Grace RoscoCLSU-SHSWizard
134Rabano, Carla Elise ICanossa AcademyWizard
135Raiza Klarissa AlcalaQuezon Science High SchoolWizard
136Rapanut, Shane A.Irisan National High SchoolWizard
137Raymund Carlo A. MasbanoSt. John's Institute, Bacolod CityWizard
138Reyes, JonathanPasig Catholic CollegeWizard
139Ricah Allen A. DongaolSen. Renato Cayetano MSTHSWizard
140RICO, YVONNEIligan City East High SchoolWizard
141Rigel AlvaranRegional Sci. High. Sch. 3Wizard
142Rochelle SalvadorSt. Mary's College of BaliuagWizard
143Rocky ArichetaSt. Francis of Assisi College BayananWizard
144Romeo M. Enguerra IIColegio San Agustin-BiÐanWizard
145Romeo MelendrezRegional Sci. High. Sch. 3Wizard
146Sagolili, Lyka TrishaDigos City National HSWizard
147Salazar, Francesca Louis M.Philippine Science High School - CARWizard
148Sia, Anne NicoleCECWizard
149SIMBOL, Jan VincentBHC Educational Inst., Inc.Wizard
150SMITH, Allison BHC Educational Inst., Inc.Wizard
151Solon Roi N. LoroSen. Renato Cayetano MSTHSWizard
152Soria, GuineverePhil. Sci HS DavaoWizard
153Suarez, Errol JohnAquinas UniversityWizard
154Sy, CamilleZamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolWizard
155Sy, UrielCECWizard
156Tamodong, Alexandra JaneDominican SchoolsWizard
157Tan, Bryan JosephGrace Christian CollegeWizard
158Toyaoan, Valerie W.Irisan National High SchoolWizard
159Vince Jan F. TorresSanta Rosa Science and Technology HSWizard
160Yoshiki FujimoriInternational School for Better BegginingsWizard
161Yu, Jonathan ConradPCGSWizard
162Abinoja, Robin BUP Los BanosGrandmaster
163Ala, Paul JohnUniversity of Santo TomasGrandmaster
164Alvin segundoSen. Renato Cayetano MSTHSGrandmaster
165Angaga, Phoebe B.St. Joseph de Mary Learning CenterGrandmaster
166Arcillas, Ana CarmelaRCBCGrandmaster
167Ayroso, Mikel Paul T.Ateneo de Manila UniversityGrandmaster
168Bayron, Christopher JohnDLSU - ManilaGrandmaster
169Candice Renee Beatrice T. SolidariosUP Rural High SchoolGrandmaster
170Casipit, Raphael Paolo A.University of Santo TomasGrandmaster
171Chan, Alvin Ian B Ateneo de Manila UniversityGrandmaster
172Darnell RamosBulacan State UniversityGrandmaster
173David, Mica Anne BoleynUP DilimanGrandmaster
174Denmark PenusJollibeeGrandmaster
175Diana Joy F. LacernaU.P. Los BanosGrandmaster
176Diola, Nathaniel B.UP DilimanGrandmaster
177Dy, Natalia BeatriceSt. John's InstituteGrandmaster
178Esteban, Prudencio W.Baguio City National High SchoolGrandmaster
179Estolatan, Ryan S.UP DilimanGrandmaster
180Gonzales, Cristin MaeHoly Cross of Davao CollegeGrandmaster
181Jamili, Kristine MaeUniversity of Southeastern PhilGrandmaster
182Jamisola, Joseph Jermaine B.Baguio City National High SchoolGrandmaster
183Joel Edward CardinalTeam PacificGrandmaster
184Kate Anne AdlaonDe La Salle UniversityGrandmaster
185Kaye Janelle F. YaoGrace Christian CollegeGrandmaster
186Kristine Danielle MaximoUniversity of the Philippines - DilimanGrandmaster
187Laderas, Vic Jomar M.Baguio City National High SchoolGrandmaster
188Machacon, Alec PiusSGV & Co.Grandmaster
189March De BelenBanco De OroGrandmaster
190Marquez, MeyerUP Los BanosGrandmaster
191Meynardo P. AlbertoDr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary schoolGrandmaster
192Naniong, Jason Martin A.SGV & Co.Grandmaster
193Pullan, Hazel Anne H.University of Santo TomasGrandmaster
194Ramos, Rosario AngeloImmaculate Conception AcademyGrandmaster
195Reyes, AngelPasig Catholic CollegeGrandmaster
196Rivera, John MichaelSchool of Saint AnthonyGrandmaster
197RIVERA, RoejenGrandmaster
198Sarrosa, Ralph Joshua P.University of the Philippines, VisayasGrandmaster
199Shi, Hazel JoyAteneo de Manila UniversityGrandmaster
200Solano, John Patrick F.First Life Financial Co., Inc.Grandmaster
201Thea BalagtasSan Beda College - AlabangGrandmaster
202Tio, DielleAteneo de Manila UniversityGrandmaster
203Yan, Alexandra MikaelaUniversity of Santo TomasGrandmaster
204Yao, Kent DaneilUP DilimanGrandmaster
205Yu, Caila RominaUniversity of Santo TomasGrandmaster