Dagupan teener is Asia’s Sudoku champion


Sarah Jane Cua, a second year student at the Pangasinan Universal Institute bested math wizards from the Asia- Pacific region to win the top prize at the Sudoku Challenge 2008 Asia Pacific Open in Singapore.

A 14-year-old coed from Dagupan City also won a cash prize of S$10,000, that’s about Php 330,000.

She was the second youngest participant in the contest participated in by a total of 50 students and young professionals from Thailand, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Sudoku is a logic puzzle where the objective is to fill in a 9 X 9 grid so that every row, column and every 3 X 3 box (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits 1 to 9.

Cua’s victory was hailed by the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines as proof that Filipino students can excel in mathematics given the proper training.

Sudoku players

“Again, we have proven that Filipino students are bright and can compete in international competitions such as the Sudoku Challenge. We are very happy with the results,” said Dr. Simon Chua, MTG president and the first Filipino to receive the International Paul Erdos Award for mathematics.

Cua is one of several Filipino students trained and assisted by MTG to participate in the international Sudoku contest.

The MTG-Philippines is an organization of math experts and teachers in the country that trains and sends Filipino students to different mathematics competitions abroad including the United States.

source: http://goodnewspilipinas.com/wp/?p=2248


One response »

  1. Wow. I like it here. I am also a blogger and I take pleasure in championing the Filipino cause. Like your banner picture. I hope you could get a shoutmix so that we can easily leave a message everytime we pay you a visit.
    Anyways, I will add you in my blog list para madali kita mahanap.
    BTW, my name is Antonio. I am also from Pagsinan although I am working in Manila now pero honestly diko lam ang
    Pangasinan Universal Institute. San ba yun?

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