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This section contains information about WPF Sudoku GP Playoffs.

Here you can download the Sudoku Instruction Booklet for WPF Sudoku Playoffs:
Sudoku Playoffs (pdf - 737kB)
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General Playoff Format:

The Sudoku Grand Prix playoffs will consist of seven puzzles, to be solved in a fixed order. The puzzles contain a mix of classic sudoku, standard variations, and less common variations representative of the entire Sudoku GP series. Each host nation has contributed one sudoku to the playoffs.

The competitors will begin with a staggered start based on the total number of points earned in the qualifying rounds. Each point will convert to one second, with the start times as shown:

Competitor Points Start Time (mm:ss)
Tiit Vunk (Estonia) 572.9 0:00
Kota Morinishi (Japan) 556.4 0:17
Bastien Vial-Jaime (France) 510.2 1:03
Seungjae Kwak (South Korea) 503.9 1:09
Hideaki Jo (Japan) 482.8 1:30
Michael Ley (Germany) 471.1 1:42
Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia) 469.0 1:44
Ulrich Voigt (Germany) 460.4 1:53
Rishi Puri (India) 459.6 1:54
Timothy Doyle (France) 458.0 1:55
Competitor Points Start Time (mm:ss)

When a competitor completes a sudoku, 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 sudoku at any time, but another full one minute grading process will follow.
The playoffs will continue until 3 solvers have completed all seven puzzles. These solvers, in order of finish, will be the top 3 prize winners for this year‘s Sudoku Grand Prix.