Day 2 – Phÿs World Championship

The Heat is On!

Day two of this international competition! The heat is on! 10 more teams have joined, for a total of 53 across 8 countries, and are now battling 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)

Second day in action

Our day started, deeply moved by this incredibly humbling image of what Lü strives for on a daily basis.

After wiping our emotions of our faces, we gazed at the entries coming in. The scores were very impressive and all throughout the day we saw a lot of movement in the rankings. Yesterday’s winners were rapidly losing their status and new teams started to show at the top of the leaderboard.

With 10 more new teams entering the battle to become world champion, the game rapidly changed. One of the biggest highlights is Harmon Middle school who not only took number spot with their 9-11 y/o team but also this team registered the best score of all categories combined so far: 70 total throws in just under 4 minutes! Either they are really good or they have a mice problem at their school and already have way too much practice. Who knows but congrats anyhow!

We look forward to the 3rd and final day of competition!

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 engaged 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
  • Francis Howell

2. The best scores:

6-8 years old

1st position: Doosan Elementary School 🇰🇷
Throws: 107 / Time: 2:21.40

2nd position: John Sevier Elementary 🇺🇸
Throws: 139 / Time: 4:35.19

3rd position: Reagan Elementary 🇺🇸
Throws: 151 / Time: 5:32.13

9-11 years old

1st position: Harmon Middle School 🇺🇸
Throws: 70 / Time: 3:59.29

2nd position: Doosan Elementary School 🇰🇷
Throws: 86 / Time: 1:57.18

3rd position: Mgr Belzile Saint-Ulric🇨🇦
Throws: 101 / Time: 3:06.32

12+ years old

1st position: Mgr Belzile Saint-Ulric 🇨🇦
Throws: 73 / Time: 2:50.70

2nd position: Diley Middle School 🇺🇸
Throws: 92 / Time: 5:08.15

3rd position: Paradis des Enfants 🇧🇪
Throws: 96 / Time: 2:19.79

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. While the U.S.A. are still on top, South Korea rose to the second place!

  1. United States 🇺🇸
  2. South Korea🇰🇷  
  3. Canada 🇨🇦 
  4. Belgium 🇧🇪
  5. Germany 🇩🇪
  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 Monday for the Championship recap! The winners will be announced this evening at 8:00 PM EST