- The WSC is scheduled between Sunday October 16th and Wednesday October 19th.
- The WPC is scheduled between Wednesday October 19th and Sunday October 23rd.
At the time of writing of this qualification puzzle, the UK Puzzle Association does not have means or sponsorship to fund individuals to participate at the championships. As such, any individual taking up a place on the team is required to self-fund their participation. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the UK teams, please get in touch!
QUALIFICATION POLICY - FOR 2022 ONLY
Please note this policy is extraordinary for 2022 only. This is as a result of covid restrictions preventing the usual planning of onsite UK Open Championships.
Qualification for the UK A teams are based upon two separate routes. For both the WSC and the WPC, the A team consists of four team members. This policy only applies to those who hold or are eligible for a UK passport. Anyone who does not fit this criterion is not eligible for UK A team qualification - the results of any such individuals have no bearing on the details outlined below.
For example, "top three" specifically refers to the three highest scoring results from UK eligible individuals exclusively.
The top three finishers from the online UK Sudoku Championship (UKSC) and UK Puzzle Championship (UKPC) will qualify respectively for the WSC and WPC A teams.
Where the top three from UKSC/UKPC do not take a team place the qualification extends down, in order, through the top 10 until three people are found who are willing to take a position on the team.
The single top finisher who has not already qualified for the team by means of ROUTE A described above from selected rounds of the WPF Sudoku GP and the Puzzle GP:
- Sudoku GP round 7 - 8th to 11th July (Netherlands authors)
- Puzzle GP round 7 - 22nd to 25th July (Czech & Slovak authors)
In the event that a full team of four individuals cannot be formed by means of either Route A or Route B, places on the A team will be awarded discretionally by the UK Puzzle Association from a shortlist formed of any individual who has expressed an interest in travelling to Poland to represent the UK.
Individuals who qualify for only the WSC or only the WPC are given first preference to take up a position on an unofficial UK B team, where the WSC/WPC organisers allow for further participation. (In some cases it has been known for countries to bring a C team, D team and even an E team where there is sufficient demands).
Further B team places will be awarded discretionally by the UK Puzzle Association to any individual who has expressed an interest in travelling to Poland. Where the WSC/WPC organisers have indicated sufficient capacity, this policy also extends to guests of A team members.