Monthly Archives: December 2017

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.

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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, 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