Everyone who has pre-registered (including all 2010 USPC registrants) will receive email confirmation on August 14.
Thank you for your interest in the 2011 U.S. Puzzle Championship. Since you have either registered for the 2010 championship or pre-registered for 2011, you are ready to go! The championship will start Saturday, August 27, at 1 PM, EDT (UTC-4) and last for 2 1/2 hours.
The procedures for taking the test are exactly the same as last year. You must log in with username and password in order to download test files or submit answers. The answer page will confirm your submitted progress so far by showing a score that assumes all of your answers are correct.
(username stuff goes here)
As before, there is a practice test that you can use to run through the entire process: download PDF, get the password, decrypt the file, print, solve, and submit answers. One day before the championship, you should download the encrypted test file, and separately download the puzzle instructions (so on Saturday you are ready to solve, not just read).
If there are any last-minute announcements or instructions, they will appear on the USPC11 home page (at the URL given above), and on the password page.
sknight wrote:Be sure you know what the start time is in your time zone -- there's no flexibility in scheduling.
willwc wrote:I'm still seeing "Under reconstruction" when I access the Rules page (even after clearing my browser's cache). Is this just me, and if so, could someone summarise whether there are any differences from last year's rules?
detuned wrote:...back on topic (sort of), I've been having a look at last year's USPC again. What a beast! But the Sudoku included was absolutely brilliant. You simply don't get computer generated fare to solve like that, and I can easily imagine enough guile and craft going into making that puzzle as someone might do with a particularly nice crossword.
detuned wrote:Anyone else not check their printer ink beforehand and end up having to do it in paint?
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