WPF Sudoku Grand Prix




WPF is happy to announce the 1st WPF online sudoku event - WPF Sudoku Grand Prix

The WPF Sudoku GP consists of eight tournaments organised by WPF members from eight countries. The hosts will be Czech Republic, Germany, India, Italy, Serbia, Turkey, UK, USA.

All the sudoku players can take part and compare their results with the top players without leaving their home.

Only registered players will be included in the final WPF ranking.




January - Czech Republic - Jan 25 - 27

February - India - Feb 9 - 10

February - Germany - Feb 23 - 24 

April - Serbia - Apr 20 - 22

May - UK - May 11 - 12

May - USA - May 25 - 27

June - Turkey - Jun 22 - 24

June - Italy - Jun 29 - 30

Basic facts

- There will be 8 online tournaments starting in January 2013 and ending in July 2013

- The WPF will maintain official rankings of the registered players

- Registration and player rankings will be done on the WPF web page

- For each player, the best 6 out of 8 tournament scores will be included into their final rankings. 

- At the end of the series, the 10 players with the highest cumulative scores will be invited to the next WSC to play off in person

- For the first year there will be no registration fee, players may participate for free

- Each of the top 10 players will receive a 100 EUR discount off the cost of attending the next WSC


- Each tournament will be available for an entire weekend


WPF Sudoku Grand Prix Rules


Results and Rankings

• Every organizer is obliged to send the final results to the WPF (hana.koudelkova@worldpuzzle.org) within seven days after the end of the tournament.
• Only registered WPF solvers will be included in the WPF rankings.
• The 199 solvers with the fastest times will receive, respectively, 200 points (for 1st place), 199 points (2nd place), 198 points (3rd place), etc., down to 2 points (199th place). All other registered solvers who submit answers will receive 1 point.
• Only the top six results for each solver will be included in his or her final Grand Prix ranking.
• At the end of the Grand Prix, the 10 solvers with the highest cumulative scores will be invited to the next WSC to play off in person. Each will receive a 100 EUR discount off the cost of attending the WSC. This amount will be paid by the WPF.
• If there is a tie in the results of the top 10 solvers, the solver with the highest ranking in any individual tournament will win the tiebreaker; if there is still a tie, then the solver with the next-highest ranking in any individual tournament will win; etc.
• If any of the finalists decides not to attend the WSC, the next best solver (or solvers) will be invited to take part.

Instruction Booklet

• The instructions for each tournament must be available to the participants in English two weeks before the tournament. Solvers should have a ample opportunity to ask questions about the instructions, with the hosts' answers available to everyone. 



All judging with following the rules of the individual tournament, and any protests must first be made to the tournament organizers.

If a player disagrees with an organizer's decision, only then can they appeal to the WPF, via email to the WPF director, and within 2 days of the organizer's decision. Such protests are binding only for the Grand Prix ranking.


The list of registered participants is available at the bottom of this page. 



To register please fill in the online form below:

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