IPP21 Competition Entries   

The following are the 54 entries in the 2001 competition.

All designs are copyrighted and are the intellectual property of the designer. All rights are reserved.

83-Move Box

Designer: Kagen Schaefer
Materials: Walnut, Birch, Wenge, Maple

Purchase: Only the two boxes submitted have been made; one is for sale for $1500. When they are produced at a larger number the price will drop to $800. This box is part of a series of boxes I plan to release, including both simpler and even harder variations. Contact Cleverwood Fine Woodworking for more information about Kagen and his work. 

Akropolis

Designer: Jean-Claude Constantin
Materials: Wood

Purchase: Price $25; available via Email starting in August 2001.

Apple
Honorable Mention

Designer: Donald Goddard/John Berkeley
Materials: African blackwood, sterling silver

Purchase: The Donay Apple Puzzle is being produced in a limited edition of 100 at a list price of £325 each, boxed and with a numbered certificate signed by our master turner John Berkeley. The puzzle may be ordered by Email, paid for by credit card and shipped anywhere in the world. It is also available, of course, to personal shoppers at our London store or from our office in the country.

Arrow Case
First Prize

Designer: Dai Nagata
Materials: MDF board

Purchase: Cost: ¥2300-
1.They are sold at the designer's web site.
2.Contact via Email
3.The puzzle shop Torito sells them.
4.Hirano's puzzle shop Cosmo sells them.

Broken Color Wheel

Designer: Derrick Schneider/Hans Hansen
Materials: Acrylic

Purchase: 75 produced for IPP21 Exchange. 55 additional available at IPP and via Email for $30.

Burr in Cube #1

Designer: Jürg von Känel
Materials: Walnut, Ash

Purchase: 150 produced, with 40 remaining. Sold only at IPPs for $50.

Cassiopeia
Grand Prize

Designer: Akio Kamei
Materials: Wenge, cherry tree

Concubation

Designer: Viktor Genel
Materials: White Ash or Rosewood

Purchase: The Concubation puzzle will be available soon after IPP21. It will be available for collectors at puzzlecraft.com and puzzleman.com.

Cryptic Crosses

Designer: Jim Kerley
Materials: Beech Plywood

Purchase: 75 for IPP21 exchange; 45 available via Email for $30.

Cubic Sound

Designer: Takashi Omori
Materials: Wood

Purchase: Four puzzles produced so far. Price and availability upon request via Email.

Diamond Burr

Designer: Karin von Känel
Materials: Maple, Cherry

Purchase: 160 produced, with 20 remaining. Sold only at IPPs for $30.

Domino Puzzle Ring

Designer: Yael Friedman
Materials: Silver plated brass, 1.35 mm garnets

Purchase: Rings can be made to order; silver and garnet version for $500 plus shipping. Contact via Email.

Donkey's Tail

Designer: Kathleen Malcolmson
Materials: Hardwood, brass, springs, magnets, stainless steel, woolen fabric.

Purchase: The box is $227, and can be ordered online at cleverwood.com. The current production run includes 48 boxes. A second run in 2002 will probably have a somewhat higher price.

Dream of Zebra
Honorable Mention

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Materials: Walnut, etc.

Evil Raft 5x

Designer: Bill Darrah/Pavel Curtis
Materials: Wood

Purchase: Not available at this time, but is available for future use as an Exchange puzzle; contact the designer via Email.

Extreme Boxed Burr

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Materials: Mahogany

Purchase: 20 puzzles produced; available at IPP21 or via Email.

Freeze the Coins

Designer: Tadao Kitazawa/Mine Uyematsu/Hiroshi Yamamoto
Materials: Plastic

Gift from Sun

Designer: Hiroshi Endou
Materials: Verch, walnut, etc.

Purchase: $200; available at Karakuri web site.

Hinomaru/Japanese Flag Puzzle

Designer: Pavel Curtis
Materials: Plastic and paper

Purchase: Approximately 20 copies remaining exactly like the entry, and another 285 or so just out of two-sided paper card stock without any tray, plastic sandwiching on the pieces, etc. The plastic copies are available via Email ($25 + shipping/handling); the paper copies are also available free (plus shipping/handling).

Interlocking Puzzle 2

Designer: Motoki Sato
Materials: Glass bottle and Agathis wood

IPP Sliding Piece Puzzle

Designer: Roland Koch
Materials: Sycamore

Purchase: The two puzzles entered are available for purchase via Email; price: £26.40 each. A similar puzzle, the "JOHN MUIR" sliding piece puzzle (change JOHN MUIR to BORN 1838), is available at the Knox Puzzles web site; price: £23.60. Personalized puzzles can be made (almost anything is possible). Prices includes postage. 

Kites and Bricks

Designer: Ed Pegg Jr
Materials: Walnut

Purchase: Kites and Bricks will be an IPP21 Exchange puzzle; more will be available via Email for $15 after IPP21. 102 copies of this puzzle have been made so far; more will be made if there is demand for it.

Lucy and Bob's Barbeque Bash

Designer: Andy Turner
Materials: 4 Small wooden cubes, 1 square sheet of plastic, and 240 screws.

Molecule Puzzle

Designer: Joe Miller
Materials: Colored PVC type plastic

Purchase: There are approximately 150 puzzles in stock currently and more can be made. The puzzles are $15.00US plus shipping and are available to anyone. Send to Molecule, Box 787, Lafayette CO 80026. More information can be found at http://home.att.net/~joe.miller/.

The designer would also be interested in speaking with anyone interested in marketing, distributing, or possibly purchasing the puzzle. He can be reached at 1594 Palmer Lane, Erie CO 80516 or via Email.

Octo 1

Designer: Bill Darrah
Materials: Wood

Purchase: Not available at this time, but is available for future use as an Exchange puzzle; contact designer via Email.

One Piece Packing Puzzle
Puzzlers' Award

Designer: Simon Nightingale
Materials: Mahogany box; walnut veneer cube with Neodynium magnets

Purchase: Originally made as an IPP19 Exchange puzzle; none available at this time. Copies are available at Bits & Pieces.

Openable Box

Designer: Hideto Satou
Materials: Walnut, etc.

Purchase: $190; available at Karakuri web site.

Oriental Toothpick Safe

Designer: Frank Chambers
Materials: Velstone, a plastic (polyester resin)

Purchase: 100 produced; 75 as IPP21 Exchange puzzles; available from Dave Rossetti or from Frank Chambers via Email.

Outline Burr

Designer: Karin von Känel
Materials: Maple, Cherry, Honduras Mahagony, Redheart keys

Purchase: Four copies of the larger version used for competition are available for $80; only at IPPs. 120 exchange puzzles produced, with 30 remaining; also sold only at IPPs for $40.

Paper Bag

Designer: Akio Kamei
Materials: Cherry tree, walnut

Pencil Case

Designer: Dai Nagata
Materials: MDF board

Purchase: Cost: ¥2000-
1.They are sold at the designer's web site.
2.Contact via Email
3.The puzzle shop Torito sells them.
4. Hirano's puzzle shop Cosmo sells them.

PentaMagiCube

Designer: Wei-Hwa Huang
Materials: Plastic

Purchase: 102 produced; 80 for IPP21; available via Email for $30.

Pythagorean Pentominoes

Designer: Wei-Hwa Huang
Materials: Acrylic

Purchase: Only 4 have been produced; this is planned as the designer's IPP22 Exchange puzzle.

Q-Cube Project

Designer: Don Charnley
Materials: The chest is made of Brazillian Canarywood. Each puzzle is made in a different wood: Beefwood, Maple, Satinwood, Mahogany, Rosewood, Zebrawood, Pecan and Walnut.

Purchase: The puzzles will be available for purchase during IPP and from the Q-Cube web page.

Quartet
First Prize

Designer: Shirou Tajima
Materials: Cherry tree, walnut, etc.

Regular Dodecahedron

Designer: Yashirou Kuwayama
Materials: Hiba

Purchase: There are 10 puzzles in stock at the end of August. If you would like to get one, you may buy it for ¥20,000 plus shipping fee. Contact Junk Kato via Email.

Regular Tetrahedron

Designer: Yashirou Kuwayama
Materials: Hinoki

Purchase: There are 10 puzzles in stock at the end of August. If you would like to get one, you may buy it for ¥5,000 plus shipping fee. Contact Junk Kato via Email.

Repeating Box

Designer: Eric Kelsic
Materials: Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Bloodwood

Purchase: 12 boxes have been produced and sold. It is available to collectors for $330 at cleverwood.com; but there is a waiting list, and future production is uncertain.

Restricted Zone

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Materials: Cherry box and pieces, Acryllic cover, Brass screws

Purchase: Available from Walt Hoppe via Email after IPP21. This will likely be Walt's IPP22 Exchange puzzle.

Ring Bottle

Designer: W.G.H.Strijbos
Materials: Mixed media

Purchase: Available via Email for $15.

Secret Heart

Designer: Tatuo Miyamoto
Materials: Walnut, dogwood

Side-by-Side

Designer: Andy Turner
Materials: 8 Small wooden cubes, Several inches (centimeters) of 4 colors of electrical tape, and 4 short cloth bands for the hinges.

Sunflower
Honorable Mention

Designer: M. Oskar van Deventer
Materials: Colored plastic

Super-CUBI

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Materials: Cherry tree, walnut, etc.

Thimble Bottle

Designer: W.G.H.Strijbos
Materials: Mixed media

Purchase: Available via Email for $15.

Three Piece NOT

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Materials: Bocote, Curu, and Bubinga

Too Much Drink

Designer: Roland Koch
Materials:

Purchase: The two puzzles entered are available for purchase via Email; price: £45.00 each. A similar puzzle, The Seal, is £9.50 at the Knox Puzzles web site. Custom-made puzzles can be produced either as one-off's or for retail. Prices includes postage. 

Trinity

Designer: Lynn D. Yarbrough
Materials: Rosewood and "Tiger" Maple

Purchase: This puzzle is available, in anodized aluminum, from Bits & Pieces for US$18.95, as "Triple Decker", item 07-W7020.

Tri-Square Enigma

Designer: William Waite
Materials: Maple, Rimu, Zebrano, Walnut, Rosewood, Masur (Baltic) Birch

Purchase: 19 have been produced in miniature by Alan Boardman; they are available via Email for $250. For more information about this puzzle see William's web page

Turbine Cube

Designer: Bill Darrah
Materials: Wood

Purchase: 100 puzzles made for IPP Exchange and for sale. Available at IPP21 and via Email.

Valentine Puzzle

Designer: Roland Koch
Materials: Birch plywood

Purchase: The two puzzles entered are available for purchase via Email; price: £32.00. Further puzzles should be available at the end of September 2001 at the Knox Puzzles web site; price: about £32.00, postage included. 

Walk of Ladybug
Honorable Mention

Designer: Tatuo Miyamoto
Materials: Japanese oak, rosewood, etc.

Purchase: $230; available at Karakuri web site.

Wun-Wa-Sure

Designer: Rocky Chiaro
Materials: 3/4 inch 360 hex bar stock

Purchase: The puzzle will be sold for $50 during IPP21 and via Email.

Yosegi Puzzle

Designer: Yoshiyuki Ninomiya
Materials: Japanese sen, makoure


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