Echo Ridge Elementary School students' Jude Richards (from left), Ethan Echternacht, Jayden Echternacht, and Jaron Richards, work as swiftly as they can on a double-sided Sudoku grid during Thursday's Sudoku tournament held at Nevada Union High School. The Echo Ridge students' efforts would be accurate and quick enough to earn them third place among 27 different teams from nine different schools and nearly 100 other children between second and sixth grades.
A sudoku tournament participant places the final number into the grid before raising their hands to have the judges check their accuracy.
8-year old Scotten Elementary School second grader Kylie Wilson, concentrates on their sudoku game alongside her teammates Thursday afternoon at Nevada Union High School.
Deer Creek 3rd graders McKinlee Smith (from left), Sarah McBride, Whitney Parnow, and Elle Piland work diligently on their sudoku card while spectators look on. The group was recognized for having the best outfits with their shirts that read 'Girl Power Deer Creek Sudoku' on them.
A sudoku team holds up their hands to signify their game card has been completed during Thursday's tournament at Nevada Union High School. Nearly 100 students from nine different schools competed for first through third place prizes.
Sudoku tournament organizer Jerry Martin announces the first place winners from Deer Creek Elementary School which included, Ben Marcrum, Brandon McCallum, Kenna Powell, Clay Rodgers and Connor Pack. The students ranged from second- to fourth-graders and received movie tickets, custom artwork and a trophy.
Nearly 100 elementary school students from nine area schools converged on Nevada Union High School Thursday to take part in a 27-team sudoku tournament.
The object of the logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle is to fill a nine by nine grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine three by three subgrids that compose the grid, contain all of the digits from one to nine. The puzzles provided to the young competitors were all the same and had only one possible solution and the team that completed both sides of the sudoku sheet first, with no mistakes, would take the prize.
Students from Lyman Gilmore, Scotten, Nevada City School of the Arts, Echo Ridge, Seven Hills, Mt. St. Mary’s, Forest Charter, Chicago Park and Deer Creek all took part.
When all was said and done Deer Creek’s Ben Marcrum, Brandon McCallum, Kenna Powell, Clay Rodgers, and Connor Pack took home first-place honors, with Forest Charter students taking second place, and Echo Ridge taking third.
Prizes included movie tickets, gift cards, custom art, ribbons and trophies.