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USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Thu 02 Aug, 2012 11:37 pm
by kiwijam
2012 Competition Dates Announced
U.S. Puzzle Championship August 25-26
US Sudoku Team Qualifying on Saturday, September 1


[edit: Discussion regarding this contest can now be made in the dedicated competition discussion thread. ]

The U.S. Puzzle Championship will start Saturday August 25, 2011 at 1pm ET. Everyone who has pre-registered a username (since 2010) will receive email confirmation (with the competition URL) on August 17. Registration is currently open to puzzle solvers world-wide to participate in this online event.

The 2 1/2 hour test will be available all weekend after the starting time. However if you are looking to qualify for the U.S. team or win the title of U.S. Puzzle Champion, you must start the test on Saturday at 1pm ET.

The results of the USPC will be used to select one new U.S. team member to compete in the World Puzzle Championship in Croatia in early October. The results will also be used by organizers of the Italian team.

The qualifying test for the U.S. Sudoku Team will be Saturday September 1, 2012 at 1pm ET. The results will be used to select three new team members to compete in the World Sudoku Championship in Croatia in early October. The format will be the same as in 2011.

Both the WPC and WSC will welcome an official team and an unofficial B-team from each participating country. The selection processes for the U.S. B-teams have not yet been determined.


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Note: I have copied this announcement from http://wpc.puzzles.com/.
This event will also decide a member of the UK WPC team. Full details of UK team selection rules can be found here.

Re: USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Sun 05 Aug, 2012 1:21 pm
by detuned
Well, we aren't the last with our qualifiers!

Re: USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Mon 20 Aug, 2012 5:11 pm
by emma
Has anyone had the promised e-mail? I notice they're now saying August 19th, but that was yesterday...

Re: USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Mon 20 Aug, 2012 5:56 pm
by sknight
Nope, not yet. However good the actual test has always been, getting information out in a timely manner in the lead-up to the test has always been a bit dodgy.

Re: USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Tue 21 Aug, 2012 9:08 am
by sknight
Just got my email, so check for yours.
Some notes:
As usual, the actual puzzle instruction preview information doesn't go up until the day before the test.
There's a practice test (old puzzles) and puzzle tips (from Thomas Snyder) that are the same practice set as last year.
Given that unofficial participants can do the test later in the weekend from the official time this year, discussion of the test should probably wait longer than usual this year.

Re: USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Tue 21 Aug, 2012 10:06 am
by detuned
I also have received Nick B's e-mail.

Re: USPC 2012 Announced

Posted: Tue 21 Aug, 2012 11:41 am
by PuzzleScot
This thread is now locked. Any discussion regarding the contest can be made in the dedicated competition discussion thread.