The Sudokucup 2009 rules:
Sudokucup can be entered by all the players who are registered at www.sudokucup.com and who verify the agreement with the competition rules in their account.
2. The date and time of the competition
The competition will be open from 0:00:00 on January 17, 2009 (GMT + 1 hour) to 23:59:59 on January 17, 2009 (GMT + 1 hour). During the time period all registered players can lift the password necessary for opening PDF assignment file. The time of solution is 2 hours (120 minutes) from lifting the password. In the time limit you also have to enter the solution into the ready-made blank form (you can find it in the Sudokucup section – only for registered players).
3. Participants’ duties
The participants must solve the puzzles themselves. The help of other people, use of computers, use of calculators, use of solvers and other similar instruments are not allowed. Keep the Fair Play codes.
4. Results evaluation
Each puzzle has its own point classification. To get the points for particular puzzles it is necessary to enter the right answer – it means to enter the marked part of the solution into the ready-made blank form. In case the solution is incorrect, the participant will not obtain any points. Nevertheless no points are taken away. The answers can be sent repeatedly. In that case the last sent solution will be taken into account. The solution sent after the two-hour time limit from lifting the password will not be taken into account.
The answers can be sent by ready-made blank form. In this form there are always several input areas marked with Answer X (X is a number 1, 2. 3, etc). in the puzzles there are marked lines/columns or sectors (for the Ring puzzle) that are needed to send. These lines, columns or sectors are marked with the number and arrow. The number at the arrow is the same as the number of the answer in the form. See the example of needed answers:
Answer 1: 351897642
Answer 2: 583674219
Answer 3: 196842357
The answer must be always written from the left to the right if you mark the line, from the top to the bottom if you mark the column and from the centre to the edge if you mark the sector! All the answers sent via the form during the two-hour limit for sending the results will be accepted.
Acquired points given for the correctly solved puzzles are crucial for the rank. In case of the same point classification there will be another criterion – the time in which the particular player sent the last correct solution.
The point classification of the puzzles is as follows: