With the dates for the 2014 championships bumped up to August in London http://www.worldpuzzle.org/championships/championships/2014-united-kingdom/ and the WPF Sudoku and Puzzle Grand Prixs starting soon http://www.worldpuzzle.org/gp-tournament/ we need to determine a method for qualifying interested players for the Canadian A and B teams. As was the case in 2013 I will be the official representative to the WPF but funding will be shared by all members competing in London – that is to say that the 400 Euro fee will be split among all qualifying members (hopefully as many as 16). I would propose that we use both the old way (USPC) and new (Grand Prix) as a method for Canadian Team qualification. By that I would suggest that the top three finishers on the USPC and a single, to be determined, leg of the Sudoku Grand Prix qualify for Team Canada’s A-team and the 4th spot on the A-teams and B-team qualifiers come from overall scores on the full Grand Prix circuit (check the rules there – only the best 5 or 6 results count towards your score). My only concern with this format is for those looking to be part of the B-teams that don’t necessarily want to compete in all the Grand Prix events – this is just one proposal and I would encourage you to comment in this post with any thoughts/ideas you may have. I’d like to have this planned out prior to the first Sudoku Grand Prix event Jan 31st, but am not setting that date in stone. Feel free to also add any other comments or start additional posts regarding the team in general and the possibility of organizing a round of the Grand Prix in future years. Thanks.