We should probably also mention that the Germans won the Sudoku team competition, that Palmer Mebane won his first WPC and that he helped the Americans towards the Puzzle team title.
I've also had a go at a draft:
The British team has come home from the 6th World Sudoku Championships and 20th World Puzzle Championships in Eger, Hungary with record breaking performances. In the sudoku championship, Thomas Snyder (USA) took home his third world title, ahead of Kota Morinishi (JAP) and Tiit Vunk (EST); Germany eventually claiming a second successive team title. David McNeill was the highest British finisher in 20th, and the British team finished a somewhat disappointing 14th in the team competition.
Full British results: David McNeill (20), Tom Collyer (23), Michael Collins (74), Mike Colloby (112), David Collison (119), Gareth Moore (123), Nick Gardner (130). Our thanks go out to William Blatt (USA), who joined Mike, Gareth and Nick to form an unofficial UN team.
In the puzzle championship, Palmer Mebane (USA) claimed his maiden title after an impressive performance that saw off seven-time champion Ulrich Voigt (GER) and Thomas Snyder (USA). USA capped off a fine overall performance by taking the team title, also for a second year running. Neil Zussman, in his debut appearance at a world championship, remarkably qualified for the grand final play-off and eventually finished 10th. This marks the most successful individual British performance ever! Neil also helped the British team to a record high finish of 11th in the team competition.
Full British results: Neil Zussman (10), David McNeill (40), Tom Collyer (59), Gareth Moore (68). Alan O'Donnell, Emma McCaughan, Nick Gardner and Liane Robinson also participated as part of an unofficial UK B team.
Our thanks go out to the Hungarians for organising and hosting a beautifully ran and highly memorable championships!