USA National Championships & Puzzle Convention – October 21-23, 2022 in San Diego, California
The USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association is hosting its first-ever, in-person national championship, with Title Sponsor Ravensburger!
Event Livestream: Head to https://bit.ly/USAJPAlive during the competitions and awards ceremony to watch your favorite competitors and also get entered for a chance to win some great prizes! Livestream Raffle rules here. Live results updated here.
Competition Registration: Online registration is now closed. Limited registrations for pairs, teams are still available and will be available onsite.
Convention Passholder Registration: The convention will take place in the same hotel as the competition. Convention passes cost $50 and ARE NOT INCLUDED with competition registration. Anyone can purchase a convention pass so you don’t have to be a competitor to participate. Convention passes are not required to compete, but ARE REQUIRED to participate in the activities below. Passes are almost sold out, but will be sold on site. These are the following benefits:
- Swag bag valued >$100
- Puzzle Party – Friday evening dinner and cash bar
- Breakfast with a World Champion – Saturday morning
- Q&A Panel with Ravensburger – Saturday evening
- Stretch & Strengthen Session – Sunday morning
- Passholder-only space for
- 18,000-piece collaborative puzzle
- Puzzle swap
- Sprint puzzle contests with prizes
- Casual and practice puzzling
- Eligible for over 100 prize drawings all weekend
- Entry into exclusive CreArt & Cocktails event
- Wicker Kittens screening
- And more!
Friday, October 21
4:00 p.m. Check-in, vendors open, and convention passholder activities begin, including: 18,000 piece Ravensburger puzzle assembly, swap, puzzle sprint competition, and casual/practice puzzling space open.
6:00 p.m. Puzzle Party cash bar opens
7:00 p.m. Dinner for convention passholders begins including: Taco bar & appetizers
8:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies & custom Speed Run puzzle debut
Saturday, October 22
7:30 a.m. Breakfast for convention passholders
8:00 a.m. Breakfast with a World Champion for convention passholders – Virtual Q&A with World Champion puzzler Alejandro Clemente Leon!
9:30 a.m. Check-in opens for team contest
10:00 a.m. Teams of 4 marathon (2 x 1000 piece puzzles, 1 x 1500 piece puzzle)
2:00 p.m. – Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program donor drive begins
4:30 p.m. – Q&A Panel with Ravensburger – President, Product Manager, Karen Puzzles, and Puzzle Artists, followed by an artist puzzle signing
8:00 p.m. – CreArt & Cocktails with Ravensburger
9:30 p.m. – Wicker Kittens documentary screening
Sunday, October 23
8:00 a.m. Stretch and Strengthen session
8:30 a.m. Check-in for Pairs contest
9:00 a.m. Pairs competition (500 piece puzzle)
12:30 p.m. Check-in for the Individual contest (500 piece puzzle)
1:00 p.m. Individual contest begins
3:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and goodbye
Hotel & Location Details
Hotel discount – $139 per night – and how to take advantage of this rate are in the confirmation email you receive once you sign up. If you have trouble adding nights beyond Friday and Saturday, call the number provided to get the block rate for more nights.
Local activities and discounts: List here
We are looking for volunteers to help throughout the weekend and you can sign up here at https://bit.ly/usanationalsvolunteer
Perks for volunteers are:
- 1 shift = Free event t-shirt
- 3 shifts = One free PuzzleTwist Speed Run puzzle and Ravensburger gift
Each shift earns a special Volunteers-Only raffle ticket for some amazing prizes including a 40,000-piece Ravensburger puzzle, Zakco Puzzleboard, Hydrobike 2-Pack, and Cobble Hill puzzles!
So many companies have come forward to support this event and connect with USAJPA members and attendees. We’re grateful for their enthusiasm and are excited to partner with them!