Jigsaws & Jazz

Teams of 2 or 3-4 puzzlers battle against the clock and each other to be the first to complete the same 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Champions from each category, in-person and virtual, will get bragging rights plus a grand prize! All are welcome: students, teachers, family, friends and our community at large.

It’s a wonderful way to spend a chilly Colorado Saturday morning in  February with friends!


We will provide:

  • A complimentary 500-piece puzzle per team
  • Bagels, coffee, tea, and refreshments (please bring your own cup; this is a zero-waste event)
  • Curated jazz standards playing in the background
  • Amazing door prizes

$50 per team; register here by January 20th, 2022; view our flier here.

For Virtual Participants:

Drive-through puzzle pick-up in front of Centaurus on February 5th at 9 am-10:30 am.

Live competition from home alongside in-person event at 11:00 am.

Zoom link will be sent out two days prior to competition.


For In-Person Participants:

Check-in at Centaurus begins at 10:30 am (masks are required).

You will be given a wrapped puzzle and you pick your table.

Puzzle unwrapping and competition begins at 11:00 am.

At 11:00am sharp, teams will unwrap, dump, and begin puzzling. All puzzling must be done at the table (no moving around). Stretching is allowed! Peeking is allowed and unavoidable, but not interfering at any other team’s table!

Please, no food or drinks will be allowed at the tables. Headlamps are allowed if you need extra light. Team names are encouraged (and have fun with it – an example from another competition is “The Justices of the Pieces”).

If you are not able to participate but want to help boost school spirit, please consider making a donation of any amount towards making this community event a big success. For more information, please contact J&J coordinator and band parent Liane Cutforth at lianecutforth@gmail.com.

  • Our goal is to send nothing to the landfill or incinerator and to conserve our natural resources. Please bring your reusable water bottles & travel mugs (with lids!) for your coffee and tea. Thanks for your support!