10-17 August 2014

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UK Puzzle Association

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23rd World Puzzle Championship

9th World Sudoku Championship

10-17 August 2014

Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club

Croydon, London

Welcome to the official website of the 23rd World Puzzle Championship (WPC) and the 9th World Sudoku Championship (WSC). The UK Puzzle Association is proud to be the host of these championships.

The championships are now over for another year. Thank-you to everyone who competed or came as a guest. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the UK, and have pleasant memories of the occasion, and new friendships that will stay with you for ever.

Our forums are always open for any questions or comments about the championships, or any other puzzling matter at

Alan O'Donnell
Chairman, UK Puzzle Association

24 August 2014 Team Photos now available
A group photo, and individual team photos are available from the UKPA's Facebook album. Higher resolution photos are available on request.

In the meantime, the full size group photo (2.5MB) can be found here
21 August 2014 Detailed results now available!
The full detailed results of both championships are now available to download in .xls format
These will be available on the results tab in html format later tonight

Click to download 2014 WSC Full Results.xls

Click to download 2014 WPC Full Results.xls
18 August 2014 Summary Results (WSC+WPC)
All award winners for both championships are listed Here
We will post the full detailed results, and photos, as soon as we can.
08 August 2014 Minor schedule updates
  • Friday's evening entertainment is finalised - David Bodycombe will run a special team contest.
  • Saturday's awards will be presented by the Mayor of Croydon
08 August 2014 UN Team update
Provisional team allocations are available for checking and comment on this forum page.
08 August 2014 Hotel check-in form
To save time at check-in, you may wish to complete the hotel registration form before you arrive. Click here to download.
02 August 2014 Arrival day transfer arrangements
Please see the Location page for full transfer arrangements.
Any questions on transfers should be posted to the forum
01 August 2014 Final IBs now available
These are the final versions.
See and
31 July 2014 WPC Instruction Booklet
The WPC Instruction Booklet is now available from the WPC page -
The WPC rules and examples in the can be discussed here
30 July 2014 WSC Instruction Booklet
Version 1 is now available from the WSC page -
The WSC rules and examples can be discussed here
29 July 2014 UN Team structure
If you are participating as part of a UN team, you can now request who you would like to be on a team with. See here.
28 July 2014 Discussion forums now available
Discussion forums regarding the championships are now open at
27 July 2014 Please ensure your flight details are correct
To assist you with your transfer to the hotel, you must ensure your registration form is up to date with your full flight details. Guidance on transfers will be available very soon.
27 July 2014 Guests participating unofficially
If you are registered as a guest, and wish to participate unofficially, please ensure you update your status to "UN Team", so we can accommodate you in the competition hall.