2013 WSC & WPC Results

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2013 WSC & WPC Results

Post by detuned » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 12:30 pm

The British team has come home from the 8th World Sudoku Championships and 22nd World Puzzle Championships in Beijing, China with a set of encouraging performances.

In the Sudoku championship, Jin Ce of China claimed a maiden title, ahead of Kota Morinishi of Japan and Jakub Ondrousek of the Czech Republic. Rounding off a hugely successful home performance, China also claimed the team championship. Tom Collyer was the highest British finisher back in 52nd, and the British team finished a disappointing 16th in the team competition.

Full British results:
Tom Collyer (52), Neil Zussman (53), Mark Goodliffe (61), Heather Golding (72). Mike Colloby and Thomas Powell also competed unofficially.

In the Puzzle championship, Ulrich Voigt of Germany claimed a remarkable 9th championship, seeing off the challenge of Palmer Mebane and Thomas Snyder, both of the United States. The United States had some consolation by convincingly claiming the team championship. Neil Zussman was the highest British finisher, within sight of the play-offs in 15th place, and the British team registered a massively impressive 6th place in the team competition. The previous record finish had been 11th!

Full British results: Neil Zussman (15), James McGowan (16), Tom Collyer (34), Thomas Powell (59). Liane Robinson, Heather Golding and Anthea McMillan also competed unofficially, and our thanks go to Helen Arnold of Australia who joined them to form a UN team.

Many thanks to the Chinese organisers for putting together a flawless week of puzzling fun!

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