In several media you could already read the announcement about the Sudoku Championship 2007 in the US.
The Philadelphia Inquirer announced it will hold the first national Sudoku championship in the fall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The championship, October 19-21, will be hosted by puzzle master Will Shortz and will be open to a national and international field of contestants for beginner, intermediate and advanced categories.
In addition to a spot on the U.S. World Sudoku Team, the advanced level winner will receive $10,000 plus expenses paid for travel and accommodations to the World Sudoku Championship in India. The intermediate winner will be awarded $5,000 and the beginner level winner will receive $3,000. There will also be trophies and $100 prizes awarded to players in a variety of categories such as age, area of residence and years of Sudoku experience.