USA Jigsaw Nationals

U.S. Nationals & Puzzle Convention – October 21-23, 2022 in San Diego, California

Register here! Registration is open to anyone (16 years old and up) and we’re filling up fast! Due to capacity constraints competition spaces and convention passes are both limited.

Individual competition is FULL. Fill out Waitlist form if you are interested in the Individual competition.

The USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association is hosting its first-ever, in-person national championship, sponsored by Ravensburger. Space is limited. Below is our tentative schedule for the weekend, but keep in mind that times may change if we need to add qualifying divisions or accommodate other activities.

Interested in competing in the Pair or Team competition, but don’t have a pair or a team?  Fill out this form with  your contact information and we will try to pair you up!

Friday, October 21

4:00 p.m. Check-in and puzzle swap begins. Casual and practice puzzling space will be available.

6:00 p.m. Puzzle Party for convention pass holders – Will include food, cash bar, cooperative puzzling on a large format Ravensburger, custom speed run puzzle debut, sprint contests, access to vendor booths and more! See below for details on convention pass.

Saturday, October 22

8:00 Complimentary Breakfast with Champions for convention passholders. Will include a virtual Q&A with World Champion puzzler Alejandro Clemente Leon!

9:30 a.m. Check-in opens- for team contest

10:00 a.m. Teams of 4 marathon (2 x 1000 piece puzzles, 1 x 1500 piece puzzle) – $115 for the team

4:30 p.m. – Ravensburger panel discussion with artist Q&A

8:00 p.m. – Wicker Kittens documentary screening

Sunday, October 23

8:00 a.m. Stretch and strengthen session

8:30 a.m. Check-in for Pairs contest

9:00 a.m. Pairs competition (500 piece puzzle) – $55 for the pair

12:30 p.m. Check-in for the Individual contest (500 piece puzzle) – $30 FULL

1:00 p.m. Individual contest begins

3:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and goodbye

Here are our FAQ’s and Rules for the event.

Location/Hotel Details

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Hotel details – $139 per night – and how to take advantage of this discounted rate are in the confirmation email once you sign up. If you have trouble adding nights beyond Friday and Saturday, call the number provided to get the block rate for more nights.

Convention Details

The contest and convention will take place in the same hotel. Convention passes will be $50 (in addition to the competition registration). Convention passes are not required if you are competing but it is required to participate in the added activities below.

Convention activities will be offered throughout the weekend. Anyone can purchase a convention pass (subject to capacity limits) so you don’t have to be a competitor to participate. We will have two large rooms for the weekend at the Hilton, one for competitions and the other for casual puzzling, workshops and convention pass holders to use as a meeting/hangout space.

Convention pass is $50 and will include:

  • Friday, October 21 – Evening dinner and party
  • Swag bag
  • Work with fellow puzzlers on a large 10,000+ piece Ravensburger puzzle
  • Sprint puzzle contests with prizes
  • Access to a puzzle practice and socializing space all weekend
  • Puzzle swap
  • Eligible for prize drawings all weekend
  • Wicker Kittens screening
  • And more!


We are also looking for volunteers and you can sign up here at

Perks for volunteers are:

  • 1 shift = Free event t-shirt
  • 3 shifts = One free PuzzleTwist Speed Run puzzle and Ravensburger gift

Each shift earns a special Volunteers-Only raffle ticket for some amazing prizes!