I got this email today:
The 2012 U.S. Sudoku Team Qualifying Test is this Saturday, September 1, at 1 PM, EDT (UTC-4). The top three U.S. contestants will be selected as members of the U.S. Team; unofficial participation is open to all puzzlers world-wide.
The procedures for this 2-part test are the same as last year. Complete details are available at the U.S. Sudoku Team home page (see URL below).
If there are any last-minute announcements or instructions, they will appear on the USSQ home and on the password page.
The organizers wish to thank Thomas Snyder and Wei-Hwa Huang for designing the puzzles again this year. As always, have fun and enjoy the puzzles!