Odd Even Big Small Sudoku 2013 - 1

Next weekend we will see the second leg of the WPF initiated Sudoku Grand Prix to be hosted at the logicmastersindia website.

It is an innovative mix of puzzles and I would recommend everyone to try it. In order to prepare for the Grand Prix and also provide Practice material for all, I have decided to create sudokus which are going to be there in the actual competition. Karel at Sudokucup is also preparing some variants so I will not try and duplicate them, and will attempt to create examples of other variants.

To begin I have produced an Easy Level Odd Even Big Small Sudoku. Have deliberately kept it easy so that more and more people get accustomed to the rules of the sudoku and adapt themselves. Instead of the Japanese symbol notification, I have used the English Alphabet.

Every row, column and 4x2 box contains the digits 1 to 8 without any repetition. Additionally, The letters outside the grid denote the first two digits in the first two cells for that particular row or column.
E denotes even numbers. (2,4,6,8)
O denotes Odd numbers. (1,3,5,7)
B denotes Big Numbers (5,6,7,8)
S denotes small numbers (1,2,3,4)

Hope you enjoy this simple creation.