2011 Beijing International Sudoku Tournament
I always consider participants with the shortest travel to be the favorites, so Chen Cen (cpickerel) seems a good pick at the moment (ETA: although from an LMI posting, it seems she is on the organizing team). All indications are a WSC-like tournament but with more Classic Sudoku. What is unclear is if the starting point is our Philly WSC (at 40% the highest ever in Classic Sudoku) or something else.
In other news, I got my 5th Nikoli.com t-shirt this morning on a juno Nurikabe, so I can sleep in for the rest of the year. Sudoku specialists can breathe a little easier.