Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich St. Mary, Newmarket

Newmarket Jigsaw Festival

The Newmarket Jigsaw Festival is held annually at St Mary's Church, drawing crowds from near and far to view the ever-changing range of over 1000 jigsaws on display, all available for purchase, over six days in the summer. The British Jigsaw Championship sees individuals and pairs compete for the title, with entrants travelling from across the world to vie for the prize.

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Details for 2020:

- The tenth annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival will run from Sat 20 to Thu 25 Jun 2020;
- The eighth annual British Jigsaw Championship, sponsored by Gibsons Games, will be held on Sun 21 Jun 2020;
- The third Newmarket Jigsaw Festival Schools Competition will be held leading up to the festival amongst local primary schools.

Registration for the British Jigsaw Championships is via EventBrite.

Results from 2019:

The seventh annual British Jigsaw Championship, sponsored by Gibson Games, was held on Sun 23 Jun 2019:
- Sarah Mills won the elite category, completing Gibson's Keep On Dancing in 2h 4m;
- SJ Bodell and Dan Martin won the pairs category, completing the jigsaw in 2h 28m;
- Geoffrey Scott won the fun category, completing the jigsaw in 3h 33m.

The second annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival Schools Cup was won by Paddocks Primary School, who completed a 500 piece jigsaw in 2h 15m.

Results from 2018:

The sixth annual British Jigsaw Championship, sponsored by Gibson Games, was held on Sun 24 Jun 2018:
- Sarah Mills won the elite category, completing Gibson's Ye Olde Mill in 1h 55m;
- Catherine and Patrick Valentin won the pairs category, completing the jigsaw in 1h 46m;
- Hazel Chester won the fun category, completing the jigsaw in 3h 15m.

The first annual Newmarket Jigsaw Festival Schools Cup was won by Exning Primary School, who completed a 300 piece jigsaw in 1h 21m.

Have a look at our feature in the Telegraph!

Results from 2017:

The fifth annual British Jigsaw Championship, sponsored by Gibson Games, was held on Sun 18 Jun 2018:
- Sarah Mills won the elite category, completing Gibson's The Secret Garden in 2h 21m;
- Angel del Pozo and Rocio Alonso won the pairs category, completing the jigsaw in 3h 3m;
- Rory Goldsmith won the fun category, completing the jigsaw in 3h 39m.