UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

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UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Post by PuzzleScot » Wed 16 May, 2018 4:58 pm

The 2018 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of 9-10th June 2018 (12:00 8th June to 23:59 11th June)

The 2018 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, over the weekend of 23-24 June 2018 (12:00 22nd June to 23:59 25th June)
  • The championships will take place online, on this website, via the contests page, where you can also access all past championships.
  • Exact durations (usually 2 - 2.5 hrs) will be posted nearer the time
  • You may commence at a time convenient to yourself within the allotted time.
  • The puzzles will be available as a PDF, which you will need to print out and solve.
  • You will then need to enter the requested answer keys from your solution into the contest page.
  • You will need to be logged in to this website (forum) to participate. (Simple registration is free)
  • Past championships are available at the above contests page.
  • All puzzlers worldwide are welcome to participate.
  • The top 2 British competitors (qualifying information here) in each championship will earn the right to represent the UK at the 2018 World Championships, in Prague, 4-11 November.

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Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Post by Feadoor » Wed 23 May, 2018 9:43 pm

Thanks to all involved in running these competitions! I'll be a first-time Sudoku entrant this year, the previous two contests having unfortunately fallen during weekends when I was on holiday or disconnected from the internet. I've immensely enjoyed the puzzles from previous years and look forward to another stunning set.

I have a couple of questions about competing that I haven't found the answers to from my reading of the website:

1) Is there a timer displayed on the answer submission page, or should I use my own stopwatch?

2) Is it against the rules to use a calculator for a Killer Sudoku? My solution path to the Killer in 2016 involved a good amount of hefty addition at the start!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Post by GarethMoore » Thu 24 May, 2018 1:08 pm

1) There is a timer on the page, but don't rely on it because (unless it has been fixed) it is only approximate - use your own stopwatch.

2) It is against the rules to use a calculator for any puzzle, including Killer Sudoku.

Good luck! :)

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Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Post by detuned » Fri 01 Jun, 2018 11:54 am

For questions about the UKSC, please see this thread:

http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1812

The contest page is here:

(will be updated shortly)

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Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Post by Angus » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:08 am

Hi

Please could the solutions booklet to the 2017 puzzle competition be published?

Thanks

Angus

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Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Post by detuned » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 7:24 am

Traditionally I always say I'm going to do answer booklets and end up being too tired after the event to go back and do them. As I don't have the answers to hand, is there a particular puzzle you are interested in Angus?

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