Gibsons Puzzles stars in BBC Two's Coast

'I Love Boats' 1,000-piece puzzle challenges teams in eccentric competition.
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Gibsons Puzzles played a starring role on BBC Two's Coast last night.

One of Britain's more eccentric past-times featured on last night's episode of Coast, as teams took part in the Hell and High Water Jig it competition based in Bognor Regis.

Teams of two competed to finish the 1,000-piece Gibsons puzzles on tables set on the beach's water edge.

With one and a half hour time limit, competitors raced to finish the puzzle before the tide came in, with the winner being the team with the most pieces in place before the tide is too high to play.

Jig It champions Lyn Halcombe and Claire Fitzwilliam were up to their waists when they triumphed on the day, slotting 747 pieces of the Gibsons I Love Boats jigsaw puzzle.

Fitzwiliam said: "It is a case of blotting everything else out and getting on with the puzzle."

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