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Sudoku & Puzzle GP 2018 Dates Announced

Eight online rounds, playoffs Czech Republic.
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World Puzzle Federation officials announced the dates and hosting countries for its Sudoku and Puzzle Grand Prix online tournaments for 2018.

As in past Grand Prix tournaments, there will be eight online rounds with players receiving a 90-minute time period to complete puzzles and submit solutions. Players will receive points for each correct answer sent and ranked among fellow puzzlers on a leaderboard, with the two lowest scoring rounds being tossed out. The top-ten top-ten finalists from the online rounds will be invite by the World Puzzle Federation to compete in the playoffs.

The Grand Prix tournaments playoffs will be during the World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships, that are scheduled to be held from Nov. 4 – 11, 2018 at Hotel International Prague in Prague, Czech Republic.

Participation in either of the contests is free and only requires registering for an account through the Grand Prix website.

Seungjae Kwak from South Korea took first place in last year’s Sudoku GP playoff, while Japan’s Ken Endo won the Puzzle GP.

Sudoku GP 2018

Puzzle GP 2018

About Bran McMillin

Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.

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