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WSPC 2023 in Toronto (Canada)
The World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships 2023 took place in Toronto (Canada) from Sunday, 15th October until Sunday, 22nd October and has been organized by the U.S. Puzzle Championship and the Canadian puzzle team.
All results can be found at the championship‘s website.
World Sudoku Championship
The top 3 are the same as in 2022, except that Tantan Dai and Tiit Vunk switched the rank, Kota Morinishi finished third. It is the first world champion title for Tantan Dai.
The top 2 of the teams changed their position as well compared to 2022. Japan won over Czechia. The podium is completed by the USA.
Top 3: 1. Tantan Dai (China), 2. Tiit Vunk (Estonia), 3. Kota Morinishi (Japan)
Teams Top 3: 1. Japan, 2. Czechia, 3. USA
Total participants: 179 individuals and 44 teams
World Puzzle Championship
Ken Endo could defend his title. The ranks 2-4 go to puzzlers from the USA, which also won the team ranking.
Top 3: 1. Ken Endo (Japan), 2. Walker Anderson (USA), 3. Thomas Luo (USA)
Teams Top 3: 1. USA, 2. Japan, 3. Germany
Total participants: 175 individuals and 43 teams
WPF Rating
In various sports exist some kind of ranking. One example is in tennis with the ATP world ranking, another one in chess with the FIDE world ranking using the Elo rating system. We drafted a first version of a rating system for puzzle solvers. How the rating is computed, can be found at: WPF_Ratings_Synthesis.pdf
Furthermore we used the results of the GP 2021/2022 and the WSPC 2022 to get the current ratings of almost 900 solvers.
Current WPF ratings: Sudoku Puzzle
All rounds of the WPF Sudoku/Puzzle GP 2023 will be taken into account, as well as potentially other events. Updated ratings and rankings will be released on a regular basis.
Soon we will upload a similar rating for puzzles as well.
Any feedback, questions or ideas are warmly welcome either by mail or directly on our Discord server.
World Sudoku & Puzzle Championship 2022 in Krakow
After two years break because of coronavirus pandemic, it was finally possible to have the World Sudoku & Puzzle Championship in 2022.
Here are the results:
World Sudoku Championship
Top 3: 1. Tiit Vunk (Estonia), 2. Tantan Dai (China), 3. Kota Morinishi (Japan)
Teams Top 3: 1. Czechia, 2. Japan, 3. Estonia
Total participants: 191 individuals and 50 teams
World Puzzle Championship
Top 3: 1. Ken Endo (Japan), 2. Prasanna Seshadri (India), 3. Thomas Luo (USA)
Teams Top 3: 1. Japan, 2. USA, 3. Germany
Total participants: 196 individuals and 49 teams
All results can be found at the event's website and WPF Facebook.
Furthermore the finals of the WPF Sudoku/Puzzle Grand-Prix 2022 took place in Krakow as well:
WPF Sudoku Grand Prix finals Top 3: 1. Kota Morinishi (Japan), 2. Tantan Dai (China), 3. Timothy Doyle (France)
WPF Puzzle Grand Prix finals Top 3: 1. Thomas Snyder (USA), 2. Kota Morinishi (Japan), 3. Ken Endo (Japan)




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