Jayhan Regner of Cagayan de Oro City bagged 3rd runner-up in the Grandmaster divison in the 4th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge grand finals held Saturday (January 30) at SM City North EDSA Annex in Quezon City.

Sarah Jane Cua, a third year high school student of Pangasinan Universal Institute, emerged as the champion to crown herself again as the country’s Sudoku Grandmaster. Cua is the reigning champion in the Grandmaster division. In 2008, she represented the Philippines and won the grand prize in the Brand’s Asia-Pacific Open Sudoku contest held in Singapore.

Dr. Simon Chua, president of the contest organizer, the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), said 118 students and professionals joined the contest in three categories: Sudoku Whiz Kid, Sudoku Wizard and Sudoku Grandmaster.

In the Grandmaster division, Cua garnered 1,601 points from five rounds to win the title and went home with P60,000 in cash prize and a trophy. Other winners are Matthew Chris Chan from Manila, who bagged first runner-up and P40,000; Mariel Alexis Dee from Metro Manila, second runner-up and P30,000; Jayhan Regner from Cagayan de Oro City, third runner-up; and Frederick Ong from Bacolod City, fourth runner-up.

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