11th World Puzzle Championship 2002

Individual Winners:
1. Niels Roest (Netherlands)
2. Roland Voigt (Germany)
3. Ulrich Voigt (Germany)

Team Winners:
1. Japan
2. Germany
3. USA

Reports:
Liisa Sarakontu
Ken Wilshire 1 - 2
US Photo Album
Tetsuya Nishio
Zack Butler
Japan Mini Gallery
Oulutronic
Alexey Oleshov
Helene Hovanec
WPC 2002 was held in Oulu, Finland on September 24-29, for the 11th time. Niels Roest from The Netherlands became the individual champion and Japan was the best team, both for the first time in the championship history.
There were a total of 8 rounds: 6 for individuals and 2 for the teams. Top three individuals of the six individual rounds participated in a final round of 10 puzzles. Winners are on the left and the full results are below (Taken from the World Puzzle Federation web site and modified a bit).
You can download the excel file of the results here.


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Cihan Altay


Individual Results
#NameCtrPart 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Total
PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn
1Niels RoestNL100176518528187217015473
2Ulrich VoigtDE1551201961119225024881466
3Roland VoigtDE1118406774857629833458
4Derek KismanCA132215267937996847610449
5Taro ArimatsuJP123460326349136010787438
6Roger BarkanUS108111526697864721824432
7Shinichi Aoki JP1313104152139515517852428
8Satoshi ShibataJP86300679118646657512404
9Sébastien LeroyBE1176309521371135024787398
10Denis AurouxFR1205309302972126010795391
11Robert BabilonCZ843335868861244735779372
12Pál MadarassyHU1099603154473116574546367
13Zack ButlerUS101151526601262237035629364
14Bart LeemansBE104134063227711350246222359
15Michael LeyDE108115534915671658136617353
16Ron OsherUS9918553706602540547610350
17Annick Weyzig NL9423505105665205024795348
18Brad BartCA81363096210572950246518345
19Rick UppelschotenNL99182514471786455173158343
20Wei-Hwa HuangUS97206512932661743443852338
21Jana Tylová109915261056642145407313316
22Claude DessetBE892625141544681558135828313
23Pekka IkäheimonenFI71392514649463852235038308
24György IstvánHU912515263128404559126123297
25Zoltán CsorbaHU872710412634781040545432295
25Mamiko TakenagaJP96221041204048356575629295
27Milan Chudy SK783820194318563045404645288
27Miklós MócsyHU1137067154441446655333288
29Petr NepovimCZ932415261841582738576320285
30David SavittCA803715263029493339566123274
31Tomasz KrajewskiPL1011510411251374942507114273
32Gerd Prull-AdenDE87273091152444250244941271
32Andrei TrembaRU54563093723394846376518271
34Johan HaasakkerNL972010411447661734604941270
35Nick Gardner UN269421526765463829643456269
35John Wetmiller CA594810414220592649335038269
37Michal BornyPL84335531349661749335038267
38Jean-Christophe NovelliFR872710414816206157154447266
39Philippe NiederkornBE83352019862582755173555259
40Zdenek VodickaCZ86305533723255843446025256
41Ivan GrishchenkoRU585125141152483555175234249
42Yosuke Imai664515263625255853224843243
42Alexey OleshovRU585110414318513229645234243
44Necmiye ÖzayTR713920192833365046374151242
45Liisa SarakontuFI66450671152523155175629240
46Hüsnü SincarTR59481526665454050246320238
47Markus Gegenheimer68435533426454043444250237
47Guy Van HooveldUN2406315263029632241534843237
49Kamer AlyanakyanTR102140672536206150243753234
50Grzegorz IgnaciukPL38645533822473757154447229
51Pavol Tibensky SK525715261056404547356025224
52Daniel MarekCZ853215261349345443443059220
53Martial HueFR505820191056493338575234219
54Andreas BolotăUN2664520194121275726683654216
55Julien CassaigneFR594810411643444242504349214
55Metin ÖrselTR704115262337365050242065214
57Konstantin KnopRU68435532139404532623257198
58Bartlomiej GoldmanPL35662514270285646375927195
59Ivan Pastucha SK55555531447365045403059185
60Luka PavicicHR45611041764106942507015184
60Eeva TeräsvuoriFI565410412238365043441768184
62Ken WilshireUN2585110411841206137592664169
63Saku HuttunenFI4660067961166544435137166
64Ibrahim Zafer Say4859553862325532623059155
65Alfredo IvankovHR36655531056156643442762136
66Robert SimanovicHR4561553369156629642762124
67Michael RiemannUN1237015261152156629641768110
68Jaanus LaidnaUN13467201956625580721866102
69Lydia KosecováSK187155356619643361186698
70Davor PerkovHR316855317210691969157081
71Eylem Sönmez27695530731069137007155
72Zijadin HasaniUN1117206727007287107121
73Xhelal SelmaniUN10730675660720720715


Team Results
#TeamPart 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Total
PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn PtRn
1Japan43628061894160132012461294118061905
2Germany46119541983160128832204286219051898
3U.S.A.405310032281160127442253252323011874
4Netherlands390615011566160129822116229718061774
5Canada35277072132160124462067252321031707
6Belgium3935115210791601268521352335150101639
7Hungary40048558713808232723022131022021547
8France3161070710411100718581978218918061370
9Czech Republic348870713672018178917113230618061333
10Russia2381470711288081789162152011120041241
11Poland25812451365168081789194102248120111164
12Turkey30211501282148081371619691611480131088
13Team of 53189451388128081761218612193120171086
14United Nations 2233156011165580815613133161441680131051
15Finland23913351610610808150151941017413018978
16Slovakia203164513721528161511417014154158013903
17Croatia157172518211844155017133161391710012669
18United Nations 168183516231724174018371835182016282