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UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku tournaments 2014

The UK Puzzle Association are pleased to announce the 2014 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments.

The Sudoku Tournament will be held on Saturday 29th March, 2014 and the Puzzle Tournament will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March, 2014. Both will take place at the Selsdon Park Hotel in Croydon.

These events will be used as part of the selection process for the UK teams for the World Sudoku Championships (WSC) and World Puzzle Championship (WPC) that will be held in the UK in 2014.

Everyone is welcome to participate, including overseas competitors. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There will be a variety of prizes on offer, including best newcomer, for both events.

If a puzzle packed weekend, meeting up with like-minded people, in the company of the UK's top solvers, appeals to you, then these are the events for you. Spaces are limited, so make sure you register early to reserve your place.

We have arranged an excellent package at this four star hotel, including accommodation for the Saturday night, lunch on both days, refreshments, Sunday morning breakfast and entry to both competitions for a mere £85. Day rates (£25!) or entry to a single event available upon request.

For more details and to register please contact Liane Robinson.

Note: This is the venue that will be used for the 2014 WPC and WSC

The venue

Selsdon Park Hotel

Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club is one of Southern England's most unique and picturesque country resorts.
Surrounded by 205 acres of magnificent Surrey Countryside, this stunning property is sure to impress.

Located close to East Croydon train station, it takes just 15min to Central London & Gatwick Airport. A complimentary shuttle service runs to and from the station Monday - Friday making transportation hassle free. Selsdon Park Hotel is just 15 minutes from the M25 and is ideally located close to Chessington Word of Adventures, Hever Castle, Chartwell, Epsom Races, Thorpe Park and Heathrow & Gatwick Airport.

2014 Puzzle Instructions (New 16/3/14)

The instruction booklets are now available for the puzzle rounds of the tournaments.

2014 Sudoku Instructions (New 20/3/14)

Sudoku Instruction booklets are now available:

If anyone else would like to take part we can still take a few more entries. Please contact Liane on
Any questions regarding the instructions should be posted in this thread on the forum
Questions will not be answered over next weekend (22-23 March) as Liane (and several other Brits) will be in Hungary taking part in the 24 hour competition.

You will notice on the schedule that there is a screen test and a couple of "fun" team rounds. More information will be given about these at the event.

Sample Puzzles

The puzzles used in each of the 2012 Open tournaments are available below, and representative of what to expect in 2014.
For more puzzles, you can download and solve past tournaments hosted by the UKPA from the Online Contests page.
Around 100 other free international online puzzle and sudoku contests are listed in our active forum, in the Puzzle Competitions area.

2012 Puzzles
UK Open Puzzle Contest 2012 (1/5)
UK Open Puzzle Contest 2012 (2/5)
UK Open Puzzle Contest 2012 (3/5)
UK Open Puzzle Contest 2012 (4/5)
UK Open Puzzle Contest 2012 (5/5)
2012 Sudoku
UK Open Sudoku Contest (1/3 - Classics)
UK Open Sudoku Contest (2/3 - Variant)
UK Open Sudoku Contest (3/3 - Sprint)
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