The Times Sudoku Championship was held in July, 2012 to select the top sudoku solvers of India for the World Sudoku Championship. It began with four regional rounds in four different cities (Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai). Each regional round had more than 1000 participants from which the top 4 were selected for the national finals.
The national finals were held on 22nd July in Mumbai, in which the selected 16, played four rounds of different variations of sudokus. Rohan Rao (Mumbai) top scored with 1548 points and were closely followed by Sumit Bothra (Kolkata), Gaurav Korde (Mumbai) and Rakesh Rai (Chennai). Congratulations to the top 4 who will represent India at the World Sudoku Championship 2012, in Croatia, during the 1st week of October.