The 11th World Sudoku Championship 2016 will take place in Senec, Slovak Republic from 16h to 18th Oct 2016. I will be participating in this championship as part of Team India. The instruction Booklet of the World Sudoku Championship is released and can be downloaded from the official website of WSC/WPC. This championship contains 14 rounds including the Team round but excluding the playoff.

I am giving the details of these rounds with a link to the practice puzzles below. Please do note that if there is more than one Sudoku puzzle available for a particular Sudoku type then a link to the latest Sudoku puzzle is given. Do follow the Sudoku tag to get more puzzles of that type.

**Round 1 – DEBUTS**

1. Mirror Sudoku 6x6 ....... 5 points

2. Mirror Sudoku 9x9 ....... 57 points

3. Exclusion Sudoku 6x6. 18 points

4. Exclusion Sudoku 9x9. 58 points

5. Digital Clock Sudoku 6x6 .................... 7 points

6. Digital Clock Sudoku 9x9 .................... 35 points

7. Capsules Sudoku 6x6 .. 8 points

8. Capsules Sudoku 9x9 .. 55 points

9. Battenburg Sudoku 6x6 ...................... 15 points

10. Battenburg Sudoku 9x9 ...................... 67 points

11. Zones Sudoku 6x6 ....... 9 points

12. Zones Sudoku 9x9 ....... 50 points

13. Pointing Differents 6x6. 20 points

14. Pointing Differents 9x9. 96 points

**Round 2 – CLASSICS**

11 Classic Sudoku Puzzles...400 Points

**Round 3 – ASSORTED**

1. Classic Sudoku ............ 15 points

2. Classic Sudoku ............ 46 points

3. Untouchable Sudoku ... 38 points

4. Nonconsecutive Sudoku .. 42 points

5. Antiknight Sudoku ........ 58 points

6. Irregular Sudoku .......... 63 points

7. Diagonal Sudoku ......... 45 points

8. Square Numbers Sudoku ..... 87 points

9. Extra Region Sudoku ... 38 points

11. Clones Sudoku ............ 23 points

12. Renban Sudoku ........... 42 points

13. Diamond Sudoku ......... 46 points

14. External Sudoku .......... 71 points

15. Quadruple Sudoku ....... 29 points

16. Digital Sudoku ........... 120 points

**Round 4 – TREDOKU**

1. Tredoku ..................... 240 points

**Round 5 – ALIENS**

1. Pinocchio Sudoku ........ 21 points

2. Liar Palindrome Sudoku ... 35 points

3. Liar Extra Region ......... 36 points

4. Liar Even Sudoku ........ 92 points

5. Liar XV Sudoku ............ 32 points

6. Liar Thermometers ...... 48 points

7. Liar Quad Sum Sudoku .... 69 points

8. Liar Killer Sudoku ......... 67 points

**Round 6 – BASICS**

1. Diagonal Sudoku ......... 28 points

2. Point To Next Sudoku .. 32 points

3. Killer Sudoku ............... 91 points

4. Renban Sudoku ........... 26 points

5. X-Sums Sudoku ........... 37 points

6. Pointing Differents ....... 25 points

7. Multidiagonal Sudoku .. 34 points

8. Pencilmark Sudoku ...... 77 points

**Round 7 – SPOILERS**

This round will consist of 6 pairs of puzzles. In each pair, there is one classic sudoku and one variant puzzle with 3 different rules, of which only one belongs to that puzzle. By solving the classic sudoku and summing up numbers in the marked cells, you will get a spoiler, which will tell you which are the correct rules for the Variant puzzle.

1., 3., 5., 7., 9., 11. CLASSIC SUDOKU PUZZLES

2., 4., 6., 8., 10., 12. SUDOKU VARIATIONS

Sudoku Variants used in this round are as below

2.

NO 10 SUDOKU

4.

CONSECUTIVE ONLINE SUDOKU

6.

DIFFERENCE SUDOKU

GREATER SUDOKU

SUM SUDOKU

8.

10.

12.

**Round 8 – UROBOROS**

**Team**

This round will contain 9 grids. These will be arranged into a circle and each pair of adjacent puzzles will be linked. There is one significant number for each pair of adjacent grids along the circle. All numbers equal to the significant number must be placed at the same positions in both grids. The significant numbers form an arithmetical sequence along the circle – 1, 2, 3, …, 9. It is a part of a solution to discover the beginning and the direction of the sequence.

Below is the list of all the puzzles which will appear in this round.

1. Consecutive Sudoku .. 200 points

2. Greater Than Sudoku 200 points

3. Kropki Sudoku ........... 200 points

4. Neighbours Sudoku ... 200 points

5. Next To 9 Sudoku ...... 200 points

6. Skyscrapers Sudoku .. 200 points

7. Twin Detector Sudoku ...................... 200 points

8. X-Sums Sudoku ......... 200 points

9. XV Sudoku ................. 200 points

**Round 9 – SUDOKU PIECES**

**Team**

There are 5 jigsaw puzzles in this round. Some parts have been removed from every sudoku and your task is to place them back in the grid and solve them according to the rules afterward.

**The pieces will be printed on a transparent film**.
Below is the list of puzzles used in this round

1. Classic Jigsaw Sudoku ... 112 points

2. Odd Jigsaw Sudoku ... 148 points

3. Killer Jigsaw Sudoku .. 400 points

4. Consecutive Online Jigsaw Sudoku. 65 points

5. Kropki Jigsaw Sudoku. 75 points

**Round 10 – GUESS NO MORE**

There are 9 classic sudoku puzzles in this round. Exactly 7 of them have a unique solution, while 1 of them has multiple solutions and 1 of them has no solution at all. It is a part of the solution to reveal which of the puzzles have unique solutions and mark the remaining ones.

**Round 11 – SORTED**

1. Disjoint Groups Sudoku ...... 50 points

2. Antiknight Sudoku ........ 86 points

3. Antidiagonal Sudoku .... 39 points

4. Multidiagonal Sudoku .. 93 points

5. Parity Sudoku .............. 56 points

6. Symmetrical Sudoku .... 36 points

7. Greater Than Sudoku .. 55 points

8. Consecutive Sudoku .... 64 points

9. Outside Sums Sudoku .... 111 points

10. Minmax Product Sudoku ... 53 points

11. Rossini Sudoku ............ 47 points

12. Multiples Sudoku ......... 77 points

13. Killer Sudoku ............. 126 points

14. Star Product Sudoku .... 98 points

15. Combined Sudoku 1 ... 110 points

16. Combined Sudoku 2 ..... 99 points

**Round 12 – GAPPY CLASSICS**

There are 5 classic sudoku puzzles in this round. Some of the cells have been cut out. The task is to rearrange the five grids and place them on top of each other in such an order that numbers seen through the holes from the grids placed lower fit into the solution. The position of the lowest grid is fixed and marked. There are no holes in the lowest grid.

**Round 13 – OLD MAID**

**Team**

This round contains 25 puzzles. There are exactly 12 pairs of puzzles that have the same solutions. The remaining puzzle does not have a matching puzzle. There is only one way to organize the puzzles into 12 pairs and one puzzle which satisfies this condition. Therefore, the points for a puzzle will be awarded only if its solution is a part of this solution. Even if it is possible to pair two puzzles and find a solution for this partial puzzle, it would prevent the rest of the puzzles to be paired up properly, therefore no points will be awarded in such cases.

Sudoku types appearing in this round are as below

A Classic Sudoku ........... 65 points

B Classic Sudoku ........... 25 points

C Classic Sudoku ......... 111 points

D Classic Sudoku ........... 50 points

E Classic Sudoku ........... 35 points

F Diagonal Sudoku ......... 57 points

G Consecutive Sudoku. 145 points

H Even Sudoku ............... 16 points

I Skyscrapers Sudoku. 264 points

J Quadruple Sudoku ...... 65 points

K Outside Sudoku ........... 89 points

L Nonconsecutive Sudoku .... 14 points

M Nonconsecutive Sudoku ... 56 points

N XV Sudoku .................. 32 points

O Arrow Sudoku ............ 202 points

P Untouchable Sudoku ... 97 points

Q Thermometer Sudoku .. 29 points

R Greater Than Sudoku 129 points

S Windoku ...................... 78 points

T Killer Sudoku ............. 326 points

U Kropki Sudoku ............. 63 points

V Irregular Sudoku ........ 132 points

W Consecutive On-Line Sudoku ........... 212 points

X Little Killer Sudoku ..... 127 points

Y Outside Sums Sudoku. 81 points

**Round 14 – DOUBLE CROSS**

**Team**

This round contains 12 linked puzzles 9x9 which are arranged into a shape of a Slovak Double Cross.

Each pair of adjacent grids shares a row or a column which has to be filled accordingly in both grids.

Following are the Sudoku puzzle types used in this round

1. Antiknight Sudoku ........ 85 points

2. Classic Sudoku ............ 85 points

3. Consecutive Sudoku .... 85 points

4. Fortress Sudoku .......... 85 points

5. Killer Sudoku ............... 85 points

6. Multidiagonal Sudoku .. 85 points

7. No 10 Sudoku .............. 85 points

8. Tens Position Product .. 85 points

9. Product Killer Sudoku .. 85 points

10. Target Sum Sudoku ..... 85 points

11. Untouchable Sudoku ... 85 points

12. XV Sudoku ................... 85 points

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