Gold - Neil Zussman
Silver - Tom Collyer
Bronze - Steve Barge
Best newcomer - Jason Stroud; Best overseas - Zoltan Nemeth (HUN)
Gold - Tom Collyer
Silver - Mark Goodliffe
Bronze - Heather Golding
Best newcomer - Bob Kiddle; Best overseas - Valeria Losasso (ITA)
Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks to everyone who attended. I believe everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time, and is certainly an annual fixture I won't be missing any time soon!
Photos of the winners and puzzlers on the UKPA facebook page.
The contests would not happen without the incredible authors who wrote the magnificent puzzles for the Open:
Puzzles: Prasanna Seshadri (IND), Bram de Laat (NED), Nikola Zivanovic (SRB), Tawan Sunathvanichkul (THA), Anthea McMillan (GBR), Vladimir Portugalov (BLR)
Sudoku: Puzzler Media, Deb Mohanty (IND), Ko Okamoto (JPN), Minako Sakai (JPN), Richard Stolk (DEU), Yukio Sugimoto (JPN), David McNeill (GBR), Tetsuya Nishio (JPN), Kwak Seungjae (KOR), Bastien Vial-Jaime (FRA), Fred Stalder (CHE)
Also of course to the test solvers: The authors above, plus Yuhei Kusui (JPN), James McGowan (GBR) and David Cook (GBR), and to Chris for helping Liane with on-site marking.
Finally a huge thanks to Liane Robinson for organising the successful events yet again. See you all again next year!