Day 1: Lü World Championship

A flying start for the Phÿs international competition!

Today was the first of the 3 days Lü World Championship. So far, 43 teams across 8 countries have competed to become World #LuChampions.

What it’s all about

Phÿs is a game where multidisciplinary teams have to work together to solve open ended and complex puzzles. The world champion team will be the one who has found the perfect balance between witt, strategy, physical abilities and collaboration.

Note that anyone with a Lü can enter at any time until Friday and compete for the title. When was the last time your school had the chance to become world champion? (Click here to register)

First day in action

After a quick warm up in many schools around the world (as per image below), the championship went underway.

It all started in Korea with some pretty impressive attempts to solve the first 3 problems (yesterday’s challenge), Europe and North America rose to the challenge. To be honest, many of us at the office were constantly keeping an eye on the scores coming in and the suspense was omnipresent.

In fact, having tested the problems ourselves, we are completely astonished at the scores. For those of you unfamiliar with the rules, the teams have to solve the problems with the least amount of ball throws in the least amount of time. In short, many teams beat our product development team. (I think they cried a little)

At the end of day one, 43 teams from 8 countries had registered a score and were one step closer to become world #LuChampions.

Who’s in the lead?

First and foremost there are 2 ways of getting the world title:

  1. Being the most engaged school. The one the entire school rallies behind their teams, and support them and cheers them on.
  2. The team with the lowest amount of throws in the least amount of time.

1. The most motivated school (in no specific order)*:

* a jury will decide who wins at the end of the 3 days

  • Reagan Elementary
  • Saint Mary’s Academy
  • Mgr Belzile
  • John Sevier Elementary
  • École de l’amitié

2. The best scores:

6-8 years old
  • 1st position: John Sevier Elementary School
  • 2nd position: Reagan Elementary
  • 3rd position: École des Ursulines de Québec
9-11 years old
  • 1st position: John Sevier Elementary School
  • 2nd position: MgrBelzile Saint-Ulric
  • 3rd position: Harmon Middle School
12+ years old
  • 1st position: MgrBelzile Saint-Ulric
  • 2nd position: Diley Middle School
  • 3rd position: École La Sablonnière

An additional ranking

Oh! while we are at it, why not throw in some results by country to spice things up a bit, this is a world championship afterall.

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Germany
  4. Belgium
  5. South Korea
  6. Thailand
  7. Turkey
  8. Netherlands

Don’t hesitate to get more schools in your country to help you out on this one.

Stay tuned tomorrow for day 2 recap!