The instruction booklets and schedule for the UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2017 have now been published.
If anyone else would like to take part then we still have some availability, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Further information can be found at: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/ukopen_2017.php
If anyone has any queries regarding any of the puzzles, please post your queries on this thread and we’ll endeavour to answer them as quickly as possible. Please identify the round/puzzle in your query.
We are indebted to the fantastic puzzle authors from around the world who once again have created some wonderful puzzles for this competition – without them this would not be possible.
Sudoku authors are: Zuzana Hromcová, Sakai Minako, Vladimir Portugalov, Martina Prinerova, Richard Stolk and Puzzler Media.
Puzzle authors are (by round): Serkan Yürekli and his students: Ahmet Kaan Aydin, Alp Erem, Batu Göyer, Bersu Berker, Cumhur Aygar, Ece Sonar, Efe Alan, Ekin Akoğuz, İlay Zehra Senay, Kaan Giray Buzluk, Kubilay Berkant Simsek, Mustafa Koyuncu, Mücahit Erdoğan Ünlü, Ozan Kaya, Serdar Sungun, Utku Eren Akbaba and Yunus Emre Büyükkale; Matej Uher; Bram de Laat, Faith Kamer Anda and Nikola Živanović.
Similarly, thanks goes to the test solvers. They are: Esra Aydemir, Fatih Kamer Anda, Zuzan Hromcová, Yuhei Kusui,Bram de Laat, James McGowan, Martina Prinerova, Matej Uher and Nikola Živanović.
If anyone completes a round early then five bonus points per full minute saved will be awarded if all puzzles are solved correctly. If there is one small mistake then half bonus will be awarded.
There is one small clarification on the Star Battle Puzzles in Puzzle Round 1 – all puzzles will have 2 stars per row, column and region.
In addition to the main prizes we have special awards for the best International competitor, best Newcomer and best O45.
If anyone has any special dietary requirements that I’m not aware of please can you let me know.
If anyone is only registered to take part in the Sudoku Tournament they will be more than welcome to stay and take part in the first round of the Puzzle Tournament – please let me know so that I can ensure I will have enough puzzle booklets available.