Saturday, May 25, 2024

SM Supermalls, MTG launch 10th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

The search is on for the next Filipino sudoku champion.

SM Supermalls and the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG) recently launched the 10th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) and 2015 DepEd-MTG-SM-SHARP Math Trail and Problem Solving Competitions Northern Luzon Inter-Regional Finals.

SM Supermalls? Millie Dizon, vice president for marketing and communications, and MTG president Dr. Simon Chua signed a memorandum of agreement on April 15 as partners in conducting the two contests.



SM Supermalls? vice president Millie Dizon for marketing and communications (2nd from left) and Dr. Simon Chua (2nd from right),MTG president, shake hands after signing the agreement for the 10th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge and math trail contests as Lucero Ong (extreme left) and Myrna Agtarap (extreme right) look on. (Photo: MTG)


Witnessing the signing were vice president Lucero Ong of Collins International Trading and Myrna Agtarap of MTG.

Chua thanked SM Supermalls for its supporting to the contests. “We are very grateful to SM Supermalls for supporting us since the sudoku contest started in 2006,? he said.

For her part, Dizon said, “We’ve been supporting Sudoku contests for almost ten years. We started out by offering certain venues. Now it?s bigger as we have so many venues. We are very honored.”

Dizon explained that under the agreement, the 10th PSSC regional eliminations will be held simultaneously on October 17 in SM Supermalls in Cagayan de Oro, Dasmarinas (Cavite), Sta. Rosa (Laguna), Baguio, Cebu, Pampanga, Iloilo, Lucena, Baliwag, Bacolod, Lipa (Batangas), Rosales (Pangasinan), Tarlac, Davao, Naga, Gen. Santos, Olongapo and Marikina, while the national finals will be on January 30, 2016 at SM City North EDSA.

The 2015 DepEd-MTG-SM-SHARP Math Trail and Problem Solving Competitions Northern Luzon Inter-Regional Finals for Regions 1, 2 and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will be on November 14 at SM Baguio.

The Philippines has produced international sudoku contest winners in the past few years through the Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge.

Sarah Jane Cua, a student at Ateneo de Manila University, won as champion in the 2008 and 2010 BRAND’s Sudoku Challenge Asia Pacific Open in Singapore.

John Robert Valcos and Cua emerged as champion and first runner-up, respectively, in the 3rd BRAND’s Sudoku Thailand International Open 2009 Princess Somsawali Cup in Bangkok.

Cua also won third place in the age 18 and under category in the 2012 Beijing International Sudoku Tournament.


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