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greenhorn
Subject: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-10-19 3:53 AM (#29646) (#29646)Quote Reply Top


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Dear sudoku and puzzle friends, we would like to invite you to the World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention 2021 – an online event organized to fill in the gap after the postponed WSC & WPC.

The event starts on the 12th of November and ends on the 21st of November and will consist of a competitive part similar to the WSC & WPC and various side events like panel discussions, lectures, trivia quizzes, and fun puzzle contests.

The competitive part will be held at the Logic Masters India website. The registration is free and the process consists of two steps. 1) Make sure you are registered at the LMI website. 2) Fill in the online registration form that will be released in a few weeks.

For more details, see below or visit the WPF website: https://www.worldpuzzle.org/championships/world-sudokupuzzle-convent...
greenhorn
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-10-19 3:55 AM (#29647 - in reply to #29646) (#29647)Quote Reply Top


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Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention 2021?

WS+PC is an online event organized to fill in the gap after the postponed World Sudoku and Puzzle Championship.

When will the WS+PC take place?

The event starts on the 12th of November and ends on the 21st of November 2021.

Where will be the WS+PC held?

The competitive part will be held here at the LMI website. Some of the side events will be held at different platforms as Zoom or Kahoot.

How to register for the WS+PC?

The registration is free and the process consists of two steps. 1) Make sure you are registered at the LMI website. 2) Fill in the online registration form that will be released in a few days.

What is the structure of the WS+PC?

The event will consist of competitive part and various side events like panel discussions, lectures, trivia quizzes and fun puzzle contests.

Competitive part is similar to the World Sudoku Championship format with of 8-10 independent rounds for sudoku and puzzles. This part will be open for the whole ten days and you may start the rounds whenever you want and in any order. The solver with the highest score from these individual rounds will be determined the winner.

The tentative schedule will be released soon. The Instruction booklet will be published one week prior to the competition.

Will the winners be declared the world champions?

No. The competitive part of the WS+PC is an unofficial contest with no ambition to replace the annual World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships.

Are there any prizes for the winners?

Yes. The most successful competitors, game winners and some others will be awarded small prizes and gift items.

Will online solving tools be available during the competition?

Not in the competitive part of the WS+PC. The puzzles will be released in PDF format, and it is expected that participants will print out the documents, solve the sudokus/puzzles on paper, and then submit their answers at the competition website. However, online solving will be enabled for most of the side events. We will indicate in advance which contests are available online.

Are there any participation fees?

The WS+PC is free of charge, but the organizers and authors will be glad for your donations.

Who are the organizers of the WS+PC?

The event is organized by the WPF in association with the LMI and a few volunteers, namely Tantan Dai, Anthea McMillan, Prasanna Seshadri, Tawan Sunathvanichkul, Yanzhe Qiu, and many others.

How to contact the organizers?

If you have any more questions feel free to ask us here in the forum or via email demiger@worldpuzzle.org.

im_dan_rydell
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-03 9:05 PM (#29666 - in reply to #29646) (#29666)Quote Reply Top




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I plan be travelling for part of November 12 to 21. I might not have access to a computer and printer all the time. Should competitors plan to be available to compete every day from November 12 to 21, or will there be a multi-day window, as Sudoku GP has? Looking forward to this!!
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-04 2:14 PM (#29667 - in reply to #29666) (#29667)Quote Reply Top


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im_dan_rydell - 2021-11-03 9:05 PM

I plan be travelling for part of November 12 to 21. I might not have access to a computer and printer all the time. Should competitors plan to be available to compete every day from November 12 to 21, or will there be a multi-day window, as Sudoku GP has? Looking forward to this!!


The competitive portion will be open for the entire duration (This is clarified in the FAQ in the answer to "What is the Structure?"), the side events and interview panels have more specific windows.
shopaholic
Subject: RE: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-06 9:55 PM (#29677 - in reply to #29646) (#29677)Quote Reply Top




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Will an instruction booklet be available?
Realshaggy
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-07 9:36 PM (#29681 - in reply to #29677) (#29681)Quote Reply Top




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It's a big disappointment to not know anything 5 days before the start. If you have some fixed time windows, which are probably during night or working time for a lot of people, you should give some time to plan accordingly, if you expect any level of participation. It's also disastrous for promotion. "We know there will be this awesome event next weekend, but we don't know what it is." Guess who will take that bait who is not already well connected within the puzzle scene. That's a shame for all the hard work that probably went in.
Wendy
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-08 2:36 AM (#29682 - in reply to #29681) (#29682)Quote Reply Top




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Hi Christoph, I understand your frustration, and we have been working really hard to finalize event details. Everyone in the organization team did it voluntarily, and we all have commitments outside of this event. I appreciate your understanding in advance!

No puzzle-related rounds would require you to participate at a specific time. All the main competitions will be available for the whole period. Each monothematic contest will be available for 24 hours of each workday. There will be time trials every 6 hours, and people are not expected to participate in all of them unless they really want to. We made it every 6 hours so that it would be relatively fair for everyone.

Here are the tentative schedules for all the non-competitive events. All the time will be listed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and you can use https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ to convert to your timezone. The panel time varies due to the availability of the panelists. We will record all the events except the (Stuffed) Animal Chatroom for people who want to watch later at their convenience.

Saturday, November 13th:
1. Opening Ceremony 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2. WS+PC Q&A 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Monday, November 15th:
1. Top Sudoku Solvers Panel 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 16th:
1. Japanese Solvers Panel 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, November 17th:
1. Top Puzzle Solvers Panel 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Thursday, November 18th:
1. Setters/Puzzle Constructors Panel TBD

Friday, November 19th:
1. Experienced WSPC Participants Panel 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 20th:
1. WSPC Trivia 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 21st:
1. Closing Ceremony 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2. (Stuffed) Animal Chatroom 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is what I can provide on my end for now. I am hoping that the schedule for the main events and the registration form could be available tomorrow. Please let me know if you have any further questions! Once again, I appreciate your understanding and patience!

Tantan

Edited by Wendy 2021-11-08 2:36 AM
Kithyane
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-08 12:04 PM (#29683 - in reply to #29646) (#29683)Quote Reply Top




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Thanks for this schedule ! I'll try to adapt my work schedule to attend as much as possible :)
professorX
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-08 1:36 PM (#29684 - in reply to #29646) (#29684)Quote Reply Top




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Thank you for the information
auroux
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-08 8:04 PM (#29688 - in reply to #29646) (#29688)Quote Reply Top


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The national delegates have been informed by the WPF that the registration form is athttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHgNb079CR-GIU8zsHS1itfmjaE_LfGDVFcjBo8Do77jW-iQ/viewform and that the IB will be published tomorrow (at LMI).

Edited by auroux 2021-11-08 8:07 PM
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-08 11:37 PM (#29689 - in reply to #29646) (#29689)Quote Reply Top


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Registration form


You can access the Registration form here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHgNb079CR-GIU8zsHS1itfmja...

Non-Google Registration Form


Dear friends, we have an alternate registration form that we prepared for Chinese solvers to access, but that can be used by anyone who doesn't have access to or doesn't prefer google too. Here's the link to the same - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJRNV7R

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-09 11:31 PM (#29702 - in reply to #29646) (#29702)Quote Reply Top


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WS+PC landing page


Dear Friends, The landing page for the event is now live at https://logicmastersindia.com/WSPC2021/. This page has the schedule and the preliminary versions of the Instruction booklets available for the Sudoku competitive part, the puzzle competitive part and the bonus rounds. Please go through it all carefully. We will update the page with more details as they come, as well as this forum topic.

Nikola
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-11 5:45 PM (#29723 - in reply to #29646) (#29723)Quote Reply Top


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This will be a lot of hours of fun. Thanks to everyone involved in this project.

Will November 21st be definitely the last day for solving? If there are requests for an extension of the deadline, is it intended to meet that? I think it's fair that we know that right now so that we can make the best possible schedule for ourselves.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-11 10:13 PM (#29727 - in reply to #29723) (#29727)Quote Reply Top


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Nikola - 2021-11-11 5:45 PM

This will be a lot of hours of fun. Thanks to everyone involved in this project.

Will November 21st be definitely the last day for solving? If there are requests for an extension of the deadline, is it intended to meet that? I think it's fair that we know that right now so that we can make the best possible schedule for ourselves.


We will offer a clear response to this soon, we are discussing it.
DanAvi
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-11 10:14 PM (#29728 - in reply to #29723) (#29728)Quote Reply Top




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I agree that this will definitely be hours and hours of fun.

Initially I thought that the 10 days time frame would be enough to leisurely enjoy everything. But it looks like, to enjoy this fully and attempt every round, more time would be needed to most competitors, like me, who are beginners to this level of puzzling and also have busy schedule otherwise too. So it might be good if the organizers, extend the time limit by another week, upto 28th, to include 3 week-ends, so that more number of competitors would attempt the competition in full. Knowing about the extension now before the competition begins rather than on the last day of the competition works best for scheduling purposes.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-11 10:32 PM (#29729 - in reply to #29646) (#29729)Quote Reply Top


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Our motives here are to simultaneously provide a good challenge for the world's best competitors and also allow other solvers to have a fun 10 days of solving and interacting. To that end, we may look at a slight extension (e.g. a day) so that 2 weekends are completely used, and that is what we are discussing. A week isn't on the cards unfortunately - please consider that the convention is going to take a huge load on the website and also on the people supervising things. Also remember that the puzzles will be available for you to try out after the event too.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-12 11:51 PM (#29751 - in reply to #29646) (#29751)Quote Reply Top


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Intro and Schedule updated


An updated version of the introduction and schedule is available on the landing page. Here is the quick link for convenience: https://www.worldpuzzle.org/files/106/header%20v3.pdf

prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-13 2:20 AM (#29776 - in reply to #29646) (#29776)Quote Reply Top


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We have shared an alternate registration form (a few posts above) so that participants who don't use google for whatever reason can access it. Please fill this OR the google form before participating.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-13 4:54 AM (#29783 - in reply to #29646) (#29783)Quote Reply Top


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We have a small new feature at the top right of the home page to keep track of the rounds beginning/ending, etc.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-13 8:30 PM (#29806 - in reply to #29646) (#29806)Quote Reply Top


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The main competition part is now available!

Please use this or one of the main threads for general queries but use the round specific threads for post contest discussion. All "Discussion Thread" links from the submission pages go to their specific rounds.

All the best to everyone!
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-13 10:34 PM (#29821 - in reply to #29646) (#29821)Quote Reply Top


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Note: Minor error in the key of a Puzzle in Round 10 is fixed. Since only 2 people attempted it so far, we will amend those results and let it stay. Apologies to those two participants.
tony60
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-13 11:22 PM (#29822 - in reply to #29806) (#29822)Quote Reply Top


just wondering how can i participate for the world sudoku for the first time.
Conniearthur
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-14 10:03 AM (#29845 - in reply to #29646) (#29845)Quote Reply Top




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I am seeing something confusing to me. In Temple of Sudoku (Part 4) Instruction booklet, puzzle 6, it shows numbers on the outside of the large cube and says that number is the number of digits of that parity within that line as the first number going inward, as I understand it. But in row 6 of that example puzzle, each side has an odd number as a starting number, and the "parity" number is 1, but there is a 1:3 string in that row. Also in column 3, same question -shouldn't that be a 2 for each of those rows or columns? Thanks for taking the time to answer! I'm new to this, and trying to understand the rules.
Wendy
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-14 11:53 AM (#29851 - in reply to #29845) (#29851)Quote Reply Top




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Hi! I'm not 100% sure I fully understood what you said. The outside digit being X means that the first X number of that direction has the same parity, and the (X+1)th number has a different parity. So, for example, in row 6, when you look from the left, the first digit is 7 (odd), and the second digit is 6 (even), which is of different parity from the first digit. So the outside number should be 1 from that direction, and similarly if you look from the right.

Let me know if this clears it up for you!
greenhorn
Subject: Re: 2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention @ 2021-11-14 1:04 PM (#29856 - in reply to #29822) (#29856)Quote Reply Top


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Hi tony60, it‘s pretty easy :)

Just check the instructions before taking part, especially the chapter "How to participate". https://www.worldpuzzle.org/files/106/header%20v3.pdf
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