Congratulations to Jakub , Tantan & Kota for finishing in top 3 and also Prasanna , Rohan & RIshi for taking the top 3 spots among the Indians.
Coming back to the sudokus , I had created 6 variants and Kishore created 2. Out of this 4 of mine were selected and 1 of Kishore's was selected. My little killer lost out to Kishore's little killer ( for obvious reason - although very difficult , it was a beautiful puzzle ). Kishore had also made a Mathrax but that was too difficult to be included . Two of my sudokus that did not make it were Little killer and Group sum ( you can find them on my blog ).
You must have noticed that all the grids were numberless. I wanted the theme of the test to be Numberless and asked Kishore to create keeping this in mind. I hope we succeeded in creating a good set. As an author , my personal favourite was 9x9 Killer. Kindly share your feedback on the forum.