The Russian team, winner of the Jigsaw Puzzle European Championship
November 2th, 2011

The Russian team won the Jigsaw Puzzle European Championship held in the Belgian city of Hannut. The tournament lasted 24 hours, during which participants had to assemble as many puzzle pieces as they could.

During the day the Russian team, consisting of 12 people, managed to assemble 11,630 pieces, beating other teams. For the Russians it was the first victory in the competition: the selection debuted at the European championships in 2010 and took only 20th place. This time the silver was left in the hands of those who fought for the tournament at home, the Belgian, who managed to put together 11,371 pieces, while the French were third with 10,175. In fourth place was the Spanish team.

This year the championship has been held for the 26th time. In the tournament there are teams from Czech Republic, Spain, France and the UK among other countries participating each year. It is noteworthy that last year the first national jigsaw puzzle championship in Russia was organized in the city of Taganrog (southwest), and this year the second tournament has taken place in the same city.

The winners of 2011.