In order to compete in the championships, individuals should contact their national member to the World Puzzle Federation (WPF), as listed on the WPF Member's Page. Each member country is obliged to conduct open, national qualifying tournaments. If a country is not listed, please get in touch with us.


One can participate in the championship as competitor (A/B team), captain, member of team delegation (WPF delegate or guest) or organiser. A team consists of 4 members. Only WPF members can compete at the championship. There are no restrictions on who can register as a non-competing guest. Guests will be able to observe the championships in progress, and take part in all meals and activities alongside the competitors.

Age Categories

Age CategoryEligibility
Under 10Have to be born after 1 January 2010
Under 12Have to be born after 1 January 2008
Under 15Have to be born after 1 January 2005
General CategoryHave to be born before 1 January 2005

Team Structure

In the championships, each country is permitted to register up to 4 official (A) and any number of unofficial (B/C/D) competitors in the team event. Unofficial teams will not be listed in the official results and will not be eligible for official awards and prizes, nor for taking part in the play-offs. In the individual category all members of the delegation are eligible.

Each team must consist of 4 competitors. The official competitors of each country will form an official A-team. If there are less than 4 official competitors representing one country, they will be listed as official participants but only full A-teams will be listed in the official team results. All the competitors who are not part of A or B team, will be merged into United Nations (UN) teams with competitors from other countries. Only A-teams will be eligible for official team awards.

Participation Costs

EventSingle OccupancyDouble OccupancyTriple OccupancyDeadline
ASCUSD 465USD 325USD 325October 10th 2019
ASCUSD 490USD 350USD 350November 15th 2019
ASCUSD 515USD 375USD 375After November 15th 2019

These costs cover the following:
  • Transfer between airport and hotel
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and coffee
  • WiFi
  • All competition material
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Prizes and awards