The Philadelphia Inquirer announced today that it will sponsor the 1st Sudoku National Championship. This will be a live event in Philadelpha, October 19-21, 2007.
The event will be hosted by Will Shortz and sanctioned by the U.S. Puzzle Championship organization. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize and an expense-paid trip to the 2008 World Sudoku Championship in India as a member of the U.S. Sudoku Team. This is the real deal!
See the US Team or the Philadelphia Inquirer Sudoku web site for the latest information and schedule of championship events.