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This section contains information about WPF Sudoku GP Playoffs.

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Sudoku Playoffs (pdf - 739kB)
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General Playoff Format:

The Sudoku Grand Prix playoffs will consist of eight puzzles, to be solved in a fixed order. The puzzles contain a selection of puzzles representative of the Sudoku GP series. Each host nation has contributed puzzles to the playoffs; one from each host nation is selected by the tournament director.

The competitors will begin with a staggered start based on the total number of points earned in the qualifying rounds. The 10th-place finisher in the GP will start two minutes after the 1st-place finisher. Other finishers will start at different times proportional to the number of points they are behind the 1st-place finisher.

Competitor Position Points Start Time (mm:ss)
Tiit Vunk (Estonia) 1st 4963.1 00:00
Seungjae Kwak (South Korea) 3rd 4866.4 00:16
Kota Morinishi (Japan) 4th 4717.0 00:40
Tantan Dai (China) 6th 4604.3 00:58
Hideaki Jo (Japan) 7th 4439.1 01:25
Michael Ley (Germany) 10th 4219.7 02:00
Thomas Snyder (USA) 11th 4203.3 02:03
Sinchai Rungsangrattanakul (Thailand) 12th 4200.4 02:03
Takuya Sugimoto (Japan) 15th 4149.5 02:11
David Jones (Canada) 17th 3965.7 02:41
Competitor Position Points Start Time (mm:ss)

When a competitor completes a puzzle, he can raise his hand to indicate to a proctor that he is done. The entire grid will then be judged over the next minute. After one minute, if the puzzle is correct, the proctor will indicate the competitor can begin the next puzzle. If the puzzle is incorrect, the proctor will return the incorrect puzzle to the competitor but will make no indication of where any mistake is in that grid. The competitor can resubmit a returned puzzle at any time, but another full one minute grading process will follow.

The playoffs will continue until 3 solvers have completed all puzzles correctly. These solvers, in order of finish, will be the top 3 winners for this year’s Sudoku Prix.