Puzzle Ramayan & Sudoku Mahabharat 2019 - Finals

Discussion Thread

Venue

Logic Masters India (LMI) is conducting the Indian Puzzle Championship (IPC) 2019 on July 20th, 2019, and the Indian Sudoku Championship (ISC) 2019 on July 21st, 2019. The venue for the double event is Hotel Niharika, Kolkata - Map Link.

Format

The format is switched this year with Day 1 having PR and Day 2 having SM. The structure is otherwise unchanged. There will be 4 preliminary rounds, where the top solvers will be selected for the India A-team for the World Championships in Kirchheim, Germany in October. After this, there will be a playoff to decide the SM & PR winners, which will be contested among the top 5 eligible participants.

All players who have achieved any one of the following are NOT eligible to participate in the playoff to determine the Puzzle Ramayan winner.

  • Represented India in A-Team at the World Puzzle Championship at least once in the last 10 years..
  • Represented India in B-Team / UN-Team at the World Puzzle Championship at least twice in the last 10 years..
  • Won the Puzzle Ramayan title twice.

    All players who have achieved any one of the following are NOT eligible to participate in the playoff to determine the Sudoku Mahabharat winner.

  • Represented India in A-Team at the World Sudoku Championship at least once in the last 10 years..
  • Represented India in B-Team / UN-Team at the World Sudoku Championship at least twice in the last 10 years..
  • Won the Sudoku Mahabharat title twice.

    Prizes

    All players who appear for the offline finals will receive a certificate.
    Additionally,
    • Top-4 players at the offline finals will be awarded medals / trophies.
    • All players at the offline finals Under-21yrs and over-50yrs will receive special prizes.
    • All players travelling from other countries (non-Indians), will receive special prizes.
    • The best author of SM and of PR, will receive a special prize each.
  • Participation fee

    There will be participation fees, mainly to recover the charges of the venue. The payment structure is as follows:
    OnlineOn-Spot
    SMRs. 700Rs. 900
    PRRs. 600Rs. 800
    JointRs. 1300Rs. 1500

    Definitions

    Notes

    • If a participant is qualified for PR but not for SM, since SM is on day 2, the participant can pay the fee in installments across the two days in order to participate in SM.
    • If a participant is qualified for SM but not for PR, since PR is on day 1, the participant must pay the joint fee in order to participate in PR.
    • If a participant is attending along with guests who avail of the meal, then the payment must be made according to the on-spot structure, even if made as an online transfer. If the guests do not avail of the meal, there is no fee. Guests may not be allowed inside the hall during rounds.
    • The Participation fee includes
      • Afternoon lunch and evening snacks.
      • Participation in the day’s competitive rounds and recreational rounds.
    • The Participation fee does not include
      • Travel Plans
      • Stay arrangements.

    Travel and Stay

    We expect participants to make their own travel and stay arrangements. If a participant wishes to participate on both days then a night stay is required on the 20th. Please look at hotels near the venue to select your preferred stay option. Please contact us for any assistance like pairing up for stay in double rooms.

    Reason for Participation fee

    Generally, we make some significant expenses to host the SM-PR finals. We are a non-profit group, and have kept a participation fee in order to recover costs so that we can continue keeping the Championships offline as a proper preparation for the WSC & WPC which are offline.

    Why you should attend

    We are providing a once-a-year experience of meeting fellow Sudoku & Puzzle enthusiasts and experts in the field. Most of India’s top solvers are happy to share their input on solving strategies and so this is a great opportunity even if you are a beginner who can’t target a top spot yet in your solving career. For talented/accomplished solvers, there is a chance to represent India at the World Championships held in Germany in October of this year. The playoff experience is a rare opportunity for top inexperienced solvers. Lastly, it’s just two days of enjoying one of your favorite hobbies ;)

    Last edited by prasanna16391 @ 5/19/2019 4:19:45 PM.