2009 Sudoku Nationals Results

We can announce that the winner of the U.S Sudoku Championship was Tammy McLeod of Los Angeles, California. Mc Leod solved the advanced puzzle in a time of 7 mintues and 41 seconds and took home the cash prize of $10,000. As the winner of the tournament she also earned a spot in the U.S World Sudoku Team.

Winner in the beginner divsion was Natan Tsyrulnik of Shelton, Connecticut, and took home $1,000. Davis Borucki of Columbia, South Carolina, took the first spot in the intermediate division was also a happy winner to the $3,000 awarded.

See the video from the event:

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  1. Gordon Moffitt says

    Are there ratings for Sudoku player skills? I know you can rate the puzzles themselves. But even the ratings of the puzzles is not universally agreed upon.

    It would seem that there were two parts to a players ratings, 1) the difficulty of the puzzles they can solve and 2) the speed with which they can solve the puzzles.

    In chess part of the fun of playing is when you try and improve your rating. Having a system to rate players might increase the popularity among serious Sudoku players.

  2. Doggo says

    I don´t think there are any ratings. You have to rate a player on the difficulty level and the speed.
    In chess you rate players, but don´t you have a blitz rating an a regular rating?

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