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__Purpose of LMI Beginners' Sudoku Competition__

Logic Masters India (LMI) Beginners' Sudoku Contest is for kids or for new Sudoku players who are new to Sudoku solving. This Sudoku competition introduces new

**to beginners. Logic Masters India (LMI) has been running monthly contests for a long time now, but we have had little success in attracting many Indian players. During the**__Sudoku variations__**, we had a chance to interact with many Sudoku lovers, and we realize that there are 2 main problems for which many Indian players do not seriously participate in these monthly tests.**__Time Sudoku Championships__
1) Most of the variants are new to them.

Keeping these in mind, we decided to start "LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contests" - where our target participants are players who have mostly solved

**in the past. These contests will be held once a month and will contain mostly easy/medium-level Sudoku Puzzles.**__Classic Sudoku Puzzles__##
__LMI Beginners' Sudoku Contest Round Structure__

We will start with 2 rounds per contest, exactly the same way the Qualifying rounds were held in different cities.

Each round will be of 30 minutes and 30 points.

First-round will have 4 Classics.

The second round will have 4 variations.

As mentioned above, Sudoku Puzzles will be much easier and we expect many players to get bonus points (which will be 1 point per minute saved if all 4 Sudoku

**are correct). This will be computed for up to seconds.**__Puzzles__
Every month 2 variations will be repeated from the last month, and 2 new variations will be introduced.

The contest will open for one week so that players can participate in their own comfort.

__The difficulty of Sudoku Puzzles__

We will target 75%

**and 25%**__Easy Sudoku Puzzles__**. The timing of 30 minutes is set such that most solvers will be able to solve at least 75% of the Sudoku Puzzles, and good solvers can certainly aim for a time bonus. In this Sudoku Competition, there will not be**__Medium Level Sudoku Puzzles__**.**__Hard Level Sudoku Puzzles__##
__Frequency of LMI Beginners' Sudoku Competitions__

We'll run one contest once every month, till the end of this year. Beginning in 2013, we will review if we need to increase/decrease the frequency.

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__What about top Solvers?__

Any solver with an LMI rating of 500+ will have their own target to match. For example, a solver with an LMI rating of 800 will be expected to solve all Sudoku puzzles with 15 minutes bonus in each round. Details will be available in the Instruction booklet when we release it.

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