Women leave men trailing at the inaugural British championship

For the archetypal puzzle-solving, pen-sucking, mildly obsessive but essentially minding-his-own business British male (pipe optional, nerdish streak compulsory), it was an arresting moment. Women not only triumphed at the weekend’s first Times National Su Doku Championship, they ruled the roost.

It has long been one of the quiet little (guilty?) secrets of the Su Doku phenomenon that there are as many women addicts and dabblers as men. What was not clear, until the weekend, though, was the clear superiority of women over men.

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Note – Subscribers to The Sudoku Daily Challenge (scroll to the top right hand corner to sign up) are fairly well represented between males and females, with just a few more being female than male.

Enjoy – Tim


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