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Over the years, Indian team has participated in various WPCs and WSCs with varying degree of success. Here is a brief history.
Team records equaled, Prasanna improves on WPC ranking again
The WSC-WPC 2016 was held in October, 2016 in Senec, Slovakia. In the World Sudoku Championship, there was no standout performance as Rohan Rao finished 18th, Prasanna Seshadri finished 21st, Rakesh Rai finished 32nd and Kishore Kumar finished 38th. The most noteworthy fact here was that this was the first time all four individuals finished in the top 40. This fact, along with a steady team round performance, helped Team India equal its best ranking of 6th. The World Sudoku Grand Prix top-10 Playoffs had Prasanna starting at 4th place, the best qualifying position for an Indian so far in the GP series. Unfortunately, Prasanna couldn't convert it into a top 3 position. Prasanna finished at 18th place in the World Puzzle Championship, once again bettering his own performance from 2015, and making it the first time the best Indian at the WPC had equaled the ranking of the best Indian at the WSC. Rohan Rao finished at 28th, his personal best, with Amit Sowani finishing at 39th and Swaroop Guggilam with a rather disappointing showing finishing at 72nd. With the help of Prasanna's and Rohan's strong ranks and and a good performance across the team rounds, Team India equaled its best ranking of 10th. The World Puzzle Grand Prix top-10 playoffs had Prasanna starting at 6th place, and this was the first time an Indian made the playoffs of the Puzzle GP.
Indian team - (Left to Right) Akash Doulani, Jaipal Reddy, Rakesh Rai, Ashish Kumar, Rohan Rao, Amit Sowani, Rajesh Kumar, Prasanna Seshadri, Pranav Kamesh, Kishore Kumar, Sivakumar, Swaroop Guggilam
Rohan Rao makes it two in a row
The Times Sudoku Championship 2016 was held in July & August 2016 in association with Times Of India. The top experienced player and top 2 inexperienced players from four cities were selected and joined the previous year's 4 winners, who were given wildcards, for the national final which was held on 7th August, 2016. Rohan Rao dominated proceedings, scoring 230 points more than 2nd placed Prasanna Seshadri to reach a total of 1673 points. The top two inexperienced players were 5th place Pranav Kamesh (900) and 6th place Akash Doulani (866). It was a great showing by Pranav who is one of India's promising U-18 talents.
Rohan Rao triumphs again in ISC, Amit Sowani captures second IPC title
The 2016 Indian Championships had a new format, which was an evolved form of the Sudoku Mahabharat format debuted in 2014-15. ISC and IPC had a set of 8 online qualifying rounds each, in the form of Sudoku Mahabharat and Puzzle Ramayan. The top 50 participants from each set of online rounds were invited to an offline final in Chennai held on the 16th and 17th of July, 2016.
Rohan Rao clinched his 4th Indian Sudoku Championship title, continuing his streak of success in National Championships held offline. Rakesh Rai finished at 2nd and Kishore Kumar finished at 3rd. The top 3 joined Prasanna Seshadri, who had a wildcard for being the best Indian performer at WSC 2015, on the Indian Sudoku Team A for the 11th World Sudoku Championship in Senec, Slovakia. There was also an award of Sudoku Mahabharat winner among Inexperienced participants and this was won by Akash Doulani.
The Indian Puzzle Championship was won by Amit Sowani, with Rohan Rao finishing at 2nd place. The top 2 joined Prasanna Seshadri, who had a wildcard for being the best Indian performer at WPC 2015, and Swaroop Guggilam, who had a wildcard via special case team selection from the Online rounds, on the Indian Puzzle Team A for the 25th World Puzzle Championship in Senec, Slovakia. There was also an award of Sudoku Mahabharat winner among Inexperienced participants and this was won by Ashish Kumar.
Three records broken in a great year for India
The WSC-WPC 2015 was held in October, 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the World Sudoku Championship, Prasanna Seshadri reached the top 10 playoff at 8th place and bettered that in the playoffs by finishing 7th, and setting a new individual record for India. Rohan Rao had an excellent day 1, but an equally bad day 2 to fall to 14th place. Rishi Puri finished at 38th place and Kishore Kumar had a solid debut performance, finishing in 47th place. Team India finished 9th, which was the only disappointing result at the 2015 edition of the Championships. The World Sudoku Grand Prix top-10 Playoffs had two Indians participating this time, since both Rishi Puri (7th) and Prasanna Seshadri (9th) qualified through the online rounds. Prasanna Seshadri finished at 19th place in the World Puzzle Championship, once again bettering his own performance from 2014, and becoming the first Indian to make the top 20 at a WPC. Rohan Rao finished at 42nd, Amit Sowani at 47th and Swaroop Guggilam at 57th. With Prasanna's strong rank and the remaining team's consistent showing in the middle of the field, Team India finished at 10th place, which is a first for the team, beating a previous best of 12th.
Indian team - (Top row) Puneet Goenka, Amit Sowani, Rohan Rao, (Middle row) Prasanna Seshadri, Swaroop Guggilam, Rishi Puri, Jaipal Reddy, Rakesh Rai, (Bottom row) Kishore Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Gaurav K Jain
Rohan Rao is the first two-time Times Champion
The Times Sudoku Championship 2015 was held in July & August 2015 in association with Times Of India. The top experienced player and top 2 inexperienced players from four cities were selected and joined the previous year's 4 winners, who were given wildcards, for the national final which was held on 2nd August, 2015. It was a two-horse race between Rohan Rao and Prasanna Seshadri for the title, but Rohan edged it on the day with a total of 2018, beating Prasanna by 84 points. Rishi Puri continued his strong showing at the Times Championships with a 3rd place finish and a score of 1790, which wasn't enough since just the top two experienced players would be selected for the sponsored team. The top two inexperienced players were 4th place Kishore Kumar (1638) and 9th place Gaurav Jain (1358).
Defending Champion Rishi Puri retains the title
In the Indian Sudoku Championship 2015, Rishi Puri (1369.6) won by a significant margin over 2nd place Prasanna Seshadri (1266.93). A lackluster performance by Rohan Rao was still enough to get him 3rd place with 1216.18. Kishore Kumar, who has steadily begun challenging for the top spots, finished at 4th place with a total of 930. These 4 players were selected for the Indian A-team for WSC 2015.
Rohan Rao wins 4th IPC title
The Indian Puzzle Championship 2015 was structured similarly to the 2014 edition. However, this time the contest had only two authors, Prasanna Seshadri and Deb Mohanty, unlike previous years where International authors contributed. The 150 minute contest produced some strong performances from India's top solvers. Rohan Rao had a very strong showing on the day with a total of 930.4, which gave him a significant lead over the rest of the participants. Defending Champion Amit Sowani had an average day by his standards, finishing with a total of 773.7. Swaroop Guggilam finished with a solid total of 725.2 to round up the top 3 who would join Prasanna on the Indian A-team for WPC 2015.
Shristi Kejriwal wins the title
Sudoku Champs 2015 was held by LMI in association with various schools in India to select and train a team for the inaugural World Juniors Sudoku Championship, China, 2015. The National final was contested across 5 cities, with Kolkata's Shristi Kejriwal from the U-15 category winning the overall 1st place with a total of 1135. Chennai's Pranav Kamesh S, also of the U-15 category, finished at 2nd place with a total of 1075. Bengaluru's Aditi Seshadri rounded up the top 3 and was the best performer from the U-18 category, with a total of 1050.
Rohan has another strong showing in Sudoku, Team India set a new record, Prasanna sets a new record in Puzzles again
The WSC-WPC 2014 was held in August, 2014 in London, UK. In the World Sudoku Championship, Rohan Rao continued his constant run of good rankings with a 14th place finish. Prasanna Seshadri had a comparatively average performance, finishing at 21st place. Rishi Puri (36th) and Sumit Bothra (55th) contributed to an 6th place for India in the team rankings, which sets a new record for India's best ever team ranking. In addition to this, Rishi Puri made it to the world top 10 in the Sudoku Grand Prix and became the first Indian in the playoffs of the event. Prasanna Seshadri finished at 23rd place in the World Puzzle Championship, bettering his own performance from 2013 by one rank, and thus bettering the record for India's best rank at a WPC. Rohan Rao finished at 36th, which is two ranks down from his best performance at a WPC. Swaroop Guggilam finished at a decent 48th place continuing his progress towards being a future top solver. Jayant Ameta had a decent showing for a debutant, finishing at 90th place. Team India finished at 15th.
Indian team - (Top row) Jayant Ameta, Rohan Rao, Rishi Puri, Swaroop Guggilam, Sumit Bothra, (Bottom row) Prasanna Seshadri, Deb Mohanty, Kunal Verma, Jaipal Reddy
Prasanna Seshadri is new Times Champion
The Times Sudoku Championship 2014 was held in July 2014 in association with Times Of India. The top 3 players from four cities were selected for the national finals which were held on 13th July, 2014. Prasanna Seshadri, dominant on the day, took the title with 2020 points. Defending champion Rishi Puri finished at 2nd place with a solid total of 1686 points. The 2012 champion, Rohan Rao seemed out of form on the day and accumulated 1555 points due to some errors. Sumit Bothra completed the top 4 who will represent India at the World Sudoku Championships 2014, with a decent total of 1400 points.
Rishi Puri wins his first Indian Sudoku Championship title
In the Indian Sudoku Championship 2014, Rishi Puri had an excellent showing, racing to a perfect score with 43 minutes to spare, and accumulating an impressive total of 1301.65. Former three-time champion Rohan Rao was close behind him with a total of 1208.6. Gaurav Korde emerged from a close battle for third place with a total of 747, just 23 points more than 6th place and around 80 points more than 12th place.
Amit Sowani triumphs!
The Indian Puzzle Championship 2014 was structured as a tough challenge to the participants while also placing easy puzzles for beginners to get involved. The 150 minute contest produced some strong performances from India's top solvers. Amit Sowani topped the rankings with a solid score of 645/1000 and is the 2014 Indian Puzzle Champion. Former three-time champion Rohan Rao finished at 2nd place with a score of 520. Swaroop Guggilam finally overcame his run of finishes just outside the A-team rankings with a strong total of 490 points, ensuring a third place finish and a spot on the A-team.
Prasanna and Rohan have strong showings in Sudoku, Prasanna sets a new record in Puzzles
The WSC-WPC 2013 was held in October, 2013 in Beijing, China. In the World Sudoku Championship, Prasanna Seshadri and Rohan Rao were 15th and 16th respectively, making it the second time that two Indians made it to the top 20 (The first being Philadelphia, USA, 2010). Rishi Puri (28th) and Jaipal Reddy (58th) contributed to an 8th place for India in the team rankings. Prasanna also stood 24th in the World Puzzle Championship, setting a new record for the best Indian performance at a WPC, the previous best being Amit Sowani's 28th in Rio, Brazil, 2007. Amit himself finished at 42nd place, Rohan Rao at 45th and Rajesh Kumar at 68th, all contributing to a 12th place finish in the team standings, equaling India's best team performance at a WPC (which incidentally was the previous year in Croatia).
Indian team - Prasanna Seshadri, Rajesh Kumar, Swaroop Guggilam (B team), Rohan Rao, Rishi Puri, Amit Sowani, Jaipal Reddy
Prasanna Seshadri completes the double
The Indian Sudoku Championship saw Prasanna Seshadri completing the double after his win in the Indian Puzzle Championship earlier this year.
After their close battle in the Times Sudoku Championship, the trio of Prasanna Seshadri, Rohan Rao and Rishi Puri put up a strong showing at the top again. Prasanna's score of 1232.7 points was good enough to defeat the defending champion Rohan who scored 1181.2 points. Times Champion, Rishi, had a close 3rd place finish with 1158.1 points. Some good performances from the experienced contenders, Gaurav Korde and Amit Sowani, and Kishore Kumar showing a lot of potential with a solid 6th place, building on his good performances in recent LMI tests as well as the Times Championship.
Rishi Puri is new Times Champion
The Times Sudoku Championship 2013 was held in July-August, 2013 in association with Times Of India. The top 4 players from four cities were selected for the national finals which were held on 2nd August, 2013. Rishi Puri, back in India after spending a few years abroad, took the title with 1790 points. Prasanna Seshadri and defending champion Rohan Rao were close behind at 1750 points each, Prasanna clinching the 2nd place above Rohan with an impressive performance in the prioritized 3rd round. The experienced Jaipal Reddy completed the top 4 who will represent India at the World Sudoku Championships 2013, with a solid total of 1205 points.
India has a new Puzzle Champion
The Indian Puzzle Championship 2013 has a new winner, Prasanna Seshadri, with an impressive total of 977.5 points. This gave Prasanna a 250 point lead over second placed Amit Sowani who secured 720 points. Rajesh Kumar, the veteran solver, returned to the team after a one year absence with an impressive 610. Rohan Rao, the three-year champion, gave a lackluster performance by his high standards, but did enough to be the 4th entrant into Team India with 584 points.
Swaroop Guggilam again missed out by one rank at 5th place, which is very unfortunate. He leads the rest of the participants, a top 10 made up mostly of India's regular puzzling stalwarts. There were a few newcomers as well, most notably Areesh Mittal at 15th.
Rohan Rao reaches the Sudoku play-offs, impressive Team performances in both events.
The WSC-WPC 2012 was held in October, 2012 in Kraljevica, Croatia. In the World Sudoku Championship, Rohan Rao finished at 8th place, besting his own 12th place in 2011 to set a new record for India's best individual performance at a WSC. Gaurav Korde (32nd), Rakesh Rai (37th), Sumit Bothra (51st) made up the rest of Team India, and finished at 7th place, equaling the best team performance so far, which happened in Goa, India, 2008. In the World Puzzle Championship, Amit Sowani (34th), Rohan Rao (38th), Prasanna Seshadri (46th) and Rakesh Rai (61st) contributed to Team India's 12th place, which is India's best team rank so far at a WPC, besting the 13th place achieved in Rio, Brazil, 2007.
Indian team - Sumit Bothra, Amit Sowani, Prasanna Seshadri, Rakesh Rai, Rohan Rao, Gaurav Korde
Rohan Rao completes ISC hat-trick
The Indian Sudoku Championship was held in July, 2012 in association with Times Of India. The top 4 players from four cities were selected for the national finals which were held on 22nd July, 2012. Rohan Rao, the defending champion, top-scored with 1548 points winning his 3rd ISC title in a row, emulating Ritesh Gupta's feat of 2007-2008-2009. Sumit Bothra (1475 points) and Gaurav Korde (1420 points) were close behind and the ever-consistent Rakesh Rai (1354 points) stood 4th, thus forming the Indian team for the World Sudoku Championship 2012.
Rohan Rao defends title and completes IPC hat-trick
The Indian Puzzle Championship 2012 was held on 3rd June, 2012. Defending champion Rohan Rao topped IPC for the 3rd year in a row scoring 955 points with a comfortable lead over Prasanna Seshadri (790 points), who has improved consistently over the past few months and Amit Sowani (750 points), who participated after a 4-year break. 4th position goes to Rakesh Rai (625 points), who joins the top 3 to form the Indian team for the WPC. Swaroop Guggilam (615 points) in 5th place missed the top 4 by just 10 points.
Rohan Rao improves WPC performance in 2011
The 20th World Puzzle Championship was held in Eger, Hungary from 8th-13th November, 2011. Team India was represented by Rohan Rao, Rajesh Kumar, Rajib Ranjan Borah and Tejal Phatak. Rohan Rao was the best Indian performer and stood 34th improving on his last year's rank of 41st. Rajesh Kumar, participating in his 6th WPC, stood 85th with a rusty performance. Rajib Ranjan Borah and Tejal Phatak stood 91st and 97th respectively.
Indian team at WPC 2011 - Tejal Phatak, Rohan Rao, Rajib Ranjan Borah and Rajesh Kumar
Team India finishes 8th overall
The 6th World Sudoku Championship was held in Eger, Hungary from 6th-10th November, 2011. Team India was represented by Rohan Rao, Sumit Bothra, Tejal Phatak and Prasanna Seshadri. Rohan Rao stood 12th and missed the playoffs by a few points. Sumit Bothra, back after a 2-year break, stood 44th. Debutants Tejal Phatak and Prasanna Seshadri stood 54th and 71st respectively. In the team standings, India stood 8th which is the second best performance in a WSC.
Indian team at WPC 2011 - Tejal Phatak, Prasanna Seshadri, Sumit Bothra and Rohan Rao
Rohan Rao wins ISC-IPC double for 2nd year in a row
Defending champion Rohan Rao won the Indian Puzzle Championship 2011 after shoving off a stiff competition from last year's runner up Rajesh Kumar. Rajesh took an early lead in the first round, but Rohan came back strongly to win with 1020 points. Rajesh finished 2nd with 775 points and a fantastic performance by Harmeet Singh who finished 3rd with 555 points. The famous duo of Sumit and Ritesh tied at 480 completes the top 5.
Participants at Indian Puzzle Championship 2011 at DRDO Complex, Bengaluru.
Defending champion Rohan Rao wins ISC 2011
Defending champion Rohan Rao won the Indian Sudoku Championship 2011 with a clinical performance making it two in two years. Rohan scored 1895 with a comfortable lead over second place Ritesh Gupta scoring 1155 and third place Sumit Bothra with 1140 points. Tejal Phatak stood fourth completing the Indian team with 1105. Last year's finalist Gaurav Korde was a shade lower than his best and stood 5th.
Winners of Indian Sudoku Championship 2011
Rohan Rao is best Indian performer at WPC 2010.
The 19th World Puzzle Championship was held in Warsaw, Poland in October. Team India was represented by Rohan Rao, Rajesh Kumar, Tejal Phatak and Aman Pruthi. Rohan Rao improved on his 2008 performance and stood 41st. Rajesh Kumar broke his 60's jinx by standing 54th. Debutants Aman Pruthi and Tejal Phatak enjoyed their experience and stood 81st and 95th respectively.
Rohan Rao pips Rajesh Kumar to win IPC 2010
The Indian Puzzle Championship 2010 was held online on 12th September. It was a close fight with Rohan Rao (1795) winning by a small margin from four-time and defending champion Rajesh Kumar (1755). Rohan, thus became the 2nd person, after Ritesh Gupta, to win ISC and IPC in the same year. These two were way ahead of the rest with Gaurav Korde (1120), Tejal Phatak (1115) and Aman Pruthi (1090) completing the top 5.
Rohan Rao wins special prize and finishes 15th
The 5th World Sudoku Championship was held in Philadelphia, USA in April-May. India Team A comprised of Rohan Rao, Gaurav Korde and Ritesh Gupta. With the highest score in Round 10 earning him a special prize, Rohan improved his last year's rank of 25th with 15th. Gaurav Korde was close behind in 20th. Ritesh stood 42nd. Jaipal Reddy stood 59th and Asha Siddaiah, in her first WSC, stood 96th.
Indian team at WSC 2010 - Rohan Rao, Gaurav Korde, Asha S., Jaipal Reddy, Ritesh Gupta
Rohan Rao is the new National Sudoku Champion ending three year reign of Ritesh Gupta
The Indian Sudoku Championship was organised in association with TechFest at IIT Bombay on 24th January 2010. Preliminary online rounds were held on 3rd and 9th of January. Rohan Rao top scored thorugh all the preliminary rounds to be the top contender, and after a hiccup in the semifinals, finished the finals first to become the new National Sudoku Champion. Rishi Puri who was in first position after the semifinals made a small error in the finals to come in second position. Gaurav Korde and Ritesh Gupta made a late surge in the playoffs to come in third and fourth respectively. Rakesh Rai, Jaipal Reddy, Asha S, Himani Shah and Nidhi Sarawagi gave consistent performances to make it to the top 9 for the semifinals. The top 6 will represent India at the World Sudoku Championship to be held in Philadelphia, USA.
Top 4 at ISC 2010 Finals at TechFest, IIT Bombay : Rohan Rao, Rishi Puri, Gaurav Korde and Ritesh Gupta.
Rajesh Kumar retains title as national puzzle champion
Rajesh Kumar top scored in the Indian Puzzle Championship held online on 04th October 2009 to retain the national puzzle champion for a fifth time. The Indian team for the World Puzzle Championship held in Antalya, Turkey consisted of Puneet Goenka, Lovely Krishna, Harmeet Singh and Jaipal Reddy.
Indian Team at WPC 09
Ritesh Gupta completes hat-trick of National Sudoku Champion titles. Gaurav Korde is best Indian performer at Zilina.
Ritesh Gupta top scored in the Indian Sudoku Championship held online on 14-15th March 2009 to retain his title as National Sudoku Champion. The two Indian teams for the World Sudoku Championship 2009 held in Zilina, Slovakia consisted. The Indian A team performed extremely well with all three, Gaurav, Ritesh and Rohan bagging top 20 positions and making it to the playoffs. Albeit the fact that the playoffs consisted of 36 participants this was a landmark achievement, since it was the first time that participants from any Indian team had made it to the playoffs of a world championship.
Indian Team at WSC 09: Gaurav Korde, Puneet Goenka, Rohan Rao, Ritesh Gupta, Lovely Krishna and Himanshu Mittal
Rajesh Kumar crowned National Puzzle Champion for a fourth time.
The National puzzle championship was held in October 2008. The winner was Rajesh Kumar, who won the title for the fourth time. Click here to check the npc2008 website. The Indian team to Minsk, Belarus consisted of Rohan Rao, Jaipal Reddy and Lenson Andrade. Rohan in his first appearance at a world championship showed great promise in cracking the puzzles created by Vladimir Potugalov.
Indian Team at WPC 08: Rohan Rao, Jaipal Reddy and Lenson Andrade
World Sudoku Championship organised in Goa, India. Thomas Snyder wins individual title, with Czech Republic taking the team honours. India bags 7th position with Sumit Bothra in 13th.
The 3rd World Sudoku Championship was organised in Goa, India from 14-17th April 2008 by Hendrik Hardeman from Novax Media along with Deb Mohanty, Amit Sowani and Rishi Puri. The Indian team put in their best performance till date by winning the 7th position in the team rankings. Sumit Bothra was the best performer from the Indian team once again finishing in 13th position. Ritesh Gupta who had earlier won the National Sudoku Championship for a second time came in close behind in 25th position. Thomas Snyder won both, the Classics as well as the Individual trophy. Czech Republic put in a sterling performance to win the team event. The competition also saw some outstanding performances by Jakub Ondrousek in the classics rounds.
Indian Team at WSC 08, Goa: Omkar Hendre, Jaipal Reddy, Ritesh Gupta, Himani Shah, Amit Sowani, Rajesh Kumar, Sumit Bothra and Gaurav Korde.
Ritesh Gupta wins Sudoku Masters 2008 to be crowned National Sudoku Champion again.
Ritesh Gupta top scored in Sudoku Masters 2008 held in Bangalore on 23rd March 2008 to retain his title as the National Sudoku Champion. Sumit Bothra the wild card entrant courtesy his performance in WSC 2007, proved his selection by coming 2nd. Himani Shah was third while Rajesh Kumar scraped into fourth positio to make it to the Indian team once again. Jaipal Reddy, Gaurav Korde and Omkar Hendre who were in positions 5 to 7 were invited to the WSC as guests of the host team.
Participants at SM08 in Bangalore.
Ritesh Gupta wins Logic Masters 2007 to be crowned National Puzzle Champion. Amit Sowani is best Indian performer at Rio de Janeiro.
Ritesh Gupta top scored in Logic Masters Masters 2007 to win the title of National Puzzle Champion. Amit Sowani justified his wild card entry courtesy his performance in WPC 2006, by coming in 2nd. Rajesh Kumar and Sumit Bothra complete the team of four. The Indian team gave its best performance in a WPC till date with a 13th position improving upon previous best of 18th. Amit Sowani was the best perfomer from the Indian team to finish in 28th position.
Indian Team at WPC 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sumit Bothra, Amit Sowani, Rajesh Kumar, Ritesh Gupta and captain Hendrik Hardeman.
Indian team stands 13th at the 2nd World Sudoku Championship. Sumit Bothra is the best Indian performer at Prague, Czech Republic.
Sumit Bothra put in a strong performance to come in 30th position and the best Indian performer at the WSC in Prague. He was followed closely by Amit Sowani and Ritesh Gupta in 50th and 54th positions. Rajesh Kumar was fourth to be a part of the team round. The team put in consistent performances to finish in 13th position.
Indian Team at WSC 2007 in Prague, Czech Republic: Sumit Bothra, Ritesh Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, captain Hendril Hardeman, Himani Shah, Amit Sowani and Rishi Puri.
Ritesh Gupta wins first National Sudoku Championship organised by Novax Media in association with Times of India.
The National Sudoku Championship was organised by Hendrik Hardeman from Novax Media in association with Times Of India. Ritesh Gupta raced ahead of 60 participants selected from 5 cities across India to win the title of National Sudoku Champion. Rishi Puri and Sumit Bothra who were the toppers from the regional rounds finished in 2nd and 3rd positions. Amit Sowani who topped the preliminary rounds fell back in the playoffs to finish in 4th position. Himani Shah and Rajesh Kumar were the last two members to be selected as a part of the Indian team for the 2nd World Sudoku Championship in Prague.
Indian team 18th at WPC 2006 in Borovets, Bulgaria. Amit Sowani is the best Indian performer.
Amit Sowani put in a good debut performance at the world championships to finish in 56th. Rajesh Kumar, who had won the National Puzzle Championship earlier, finished close behind in 69th position. The Indian team improved upon its previous performances at the WPC to finish in 18th position.
Indian Team at WPC 2006 in Borovets, Bulgaria: Amit Sowani, Rajesh Kumar, captain Hendrik Hardeman, Raghavendra Ganesh and Amit Agarwal.
Sudhir Shankar Raman is the best Indian performer at first World Sudoku Championship in Lucca, Italy.
A three member Indian team organised by Hendrik Hardeman, participated at the first World Sudoku Championship in Lucca. Sudhir Shankar Raman was the best Indian performer finishing in 46th position.
Indian Team at WSC 2006 in Lucca, Italy: Amit Agarwal, Sudhir Shankar Raman, Rajiv Aggarwal.
India was represented by two teams at the 14th WPC in Eger, Hungary. Rajesh Kumar, Amit Agarwal, Srihari Mullapudi and Vinay Deshineni were part of the A team, while Aditya Utturwar, Deb Mohanty, Prem Swaroop and Sudhir Shankar Raman were part of team B. Rajiv Kumar Agarwal was part of a UN team.
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