By: E&P Staff
The Philadelphia Inquirer announced that its 2008 Sudoku National Championship will be held Oct. 25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Again hosting the event — which offers more than $20,000 in cash prizes — is puzzle editor Will Shortz of The New York Times and the New York Times Syndicate.
And the Inquirer said “the man who gave Sudoku its name, Maki Kaji, will travel from Japan to be our special guest” in Philadelphia.
He, Shortz, and others will also attend an Oct. 24 opening reception at the Independence Seaport Museum.
A number of syndicates distribute Sudoku features to newspapers.