The Bolen Books Puzzle Competition will take place at Hillside Centre Court on Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Bolen Books photo)

Reigning champs return to defend title at free puzzle competition

Teams prep costumes and strategy as Bolen Books announces popular event

Some serious training and costume design is underway as Bolen Books announces its second puzzle competition.

The reigning champs return to defend their title on Feb. 23, in what is expected to be a sold out event.

Teams of four are all given the same 1,000 piece puzzle and have three hours to complete it. The first team finished wins, getting bragging rights and their names engraved on the championship trophy. There are prizes awarded to the top three teams.

With the fun and popular competition free to join, there are only 10 spots left of the 35 planned. Teams of four are encouraged to sign up soon to ensure a spot.

“People really have fun with it. Lots of teams wore costumes last year,” said Vaughn Naylor, promotions coordinator for Bolen Books.

RELATED: Oak Bay family builds board game to balance nature

The competition takes place at Hillside Centre Court from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To enter the competition, gather a team of four and send your name and team name to bolenspecialevents@gmail.com or stop in the store to sign up.

Each team will have their own dedicated table. The competition is hands only, with no aids allowed (cutting devices, flashlights, phones, tablets, etc.), though sorting trays are OK.

If no team completes their puzzle by 4 p.m., the team with the least amount of puzzle pieces left wins.


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Langford liquor store targeted by thieves twice in one night

West Shore RCMP seek to identify break and enter suspect

Victoria city councillors advocate for better measures to reduce sexual violence in downtown bars

A motion coming to council this week asks for more action from liquor establishments

Slow down for maintenance on the Malahat this week

Minor touch-ups and repairs scheduled Monday through Thursday

Tips from BC Ferries for travelling this Canada Day long weekend

Tips from BC Ferries for smooth sailing this Canada Day long weekend

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots… Continue reading

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Most Read