WPC 2004: My Pictures
These are a selection of the better or more interesting photos I took
over the week.
Tuesday, after Roger arrived, the team poses with some of our
entourage. From left: Wei-Hwa, Stan Newman, Jonathan, Nancy Schuster,
Roger, and me.
This hillside view was taken from the shoreline outside our hotel.
The tower at Motovun is silhouetted in the evening sun.
Thursday morning, we are all dressed in team jackets for the photo
I chatted with Bryan Calver of the Canadian team after one of the
And also with Ulrich Voigt.
Our cards at the end of round 12. Like most teams, we did not have time
to fully solve the puzzle and had to guess which three cards were not
used at the end.
In the evening Jonathan deals Tichu while Ulrich and Gary Sherman of
the Canadian team (who was just watching) laugh. In the game but not
pictured are Deyan of Bulgaria, and me.
The competition room was terrible for pictures, but in this close shot
you can see Roger pondering a Cross Sums puzzle in which zeroes are
Roger and Ulrich congratulate Niels Roest, who has just won the
The room where the awards were given out was even worse for photos than
the competition hall, but somewhere up there you can find our team
lurking in the darkness, along with the fairly large trophy we got.
Here are my prizes. All of these items I got for free as a result of
making it to the WPC. Japanese Number Place and Paint by Numbers
magazines, two issues of Croatian magazine Feniks, Estonian magazine
Super Kuma, the booklet from the Japanese puzzle championship
semifinal, Hungarian puzzle magazine Füles, Hungarian puzzle
magazine Logi, the first issue of the revived British Tough Puzzles,
the latest World Puzzle Federation newsletter, a tote bag with the WPC
13 logo, a pen with Feniks logo, a Croatian-English dictionary, a black
fleece jacket with Google US Puzzle Championship logo, a T-shirt with
WPC 13 logo, and the set of edge-matching puzzles solved in round 6.