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by Ours brun
Sun 25 Sep, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 367517

Re: croco-puzzle

According to Hideaki, this may well be a Japanese solver of his knowledge; very skilled, but who doesn't participate in LMI tests and such competitions... Good for us.
by Ours brun
Sun 25 Sep, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 367517

Re: croco-puzzle

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1. jano87    5 min, 43 sek
Hey, look, a player with nickname "jano..." and very fast at sudokus. I wonder who this can be...
by Ours brun
Sat 24 Sep, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 367517

Re: croco-puzzle

I could have said the same. In fact, on Gebietssummen and Sudoku puzzles I never put more than 2 pencil marks per cell (always using the command "-") since using the # thing takes me just too much time.
by Ours brun
Wed 21 Sep, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

If I know anything for sure, David, it is that you do not have to apologize for this ! The only one to blame here is me, who drawed the puzzles too fast (the original puzzle by Geoffroy was alright). So, sorry about this and I hope you had fun on the test anyway. By the way, the results are availabl...
by Ours brun
Sun 18 Sep, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

A mistake has been spotted on puzzle 8 - Kropki sudoku. A black dot is missing between R5C3 and R5C4. An actualised version of the file has been uploaded; please download the puzzle booklet again if you had already downloaded it.
by Ours brun
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

The tournament has started. From now, you have exactly 72 hours to start. Good luck to all contestants !
by Ours brun
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

Perfect. So, 00:00 Friday, French summertime (UTC +2). Just to be sure : it means little more than 2 hours to wait. ;)
by Ours brun
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

I never know how to express clearly midnight in english, and it led to some misunderstanding last time. Considering what I have learned, I am tempted to say "Thursday 12:00 AM" but I wouldn't bet on it. I guess "midnight between thursday and friday" is ok...
by Ours brun
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

Change : the contest will start on 16 and not 17, to accomodate more players. The puzzle booklet will be uploaded soon.
by Ours brun
Tue 13 Sep, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach
Replies: 9
Views: 4215

4 Seasons Cup Summer Test - The beach

Hello UKpuzzlers, I am here to announce the coming of the third round of the 4 Seasons Cup, hosted by ffsudoku.com. The test will be organized by Geoffroy Hermelin , aka wikmouic , and will be made of 12 sudoku variants to solve within 120 minutes. The theme of the test is "relations between neighbo...
by Ours brun
Tue 13 Sep, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sprint Test — LMI September Puzzle Test — 3rd and 4th Sept
Replies: 21
Views: 8280

Re: Sprint Test — LMI September Puzzle Test — 3rd and 4th Se

First, sorry for the very late answer; Sprint Test wasn't even finished that I had to travel to the other side of France to organize a paper sudoku tournament - now done - and I now have an online one to finalize before this week-end. So, very few time left for the after-Sprint Test. It was an excel...
by Ours brun
Sun 28 Aug, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: US Puzzle Championship (27 Aug 2011 1pm ET)
Replies: 48
Views: 21495

Re: US Puzzle Championship (27 Aug 2011 1pm ET)

From 190 to 175 since the masyu is lost for me...

First USPC for me. Overall, several excellent puzzles but also some that I am really not a fan of (of their types, at least). Still a good competition, all in all.
by Ours brun
Sat 27 Aug, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: US Puzzle Championship (27 Aug 2011 1pm ET)
Replies: 48
Views: 21495

Re: US Puzzle Championship (27 Aug 2011 1pm ET)

190 max, since I just realized that I had screwed up the... classic sudoku. :roll: Provided that I did not make any other mistake or typo, which is anything but sure. Some very nice puzzles : Kaku rogue was very good; so good, in fact, that I did it 4 times. The Tapa was a typical Serkan tapa - fant...
by Ours brun
Sat 23 Jul, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: SUDOKUCUP
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Re: SUDOKUCUP

I could participate using the czech version of the answering form, and everything went fine this way. Nice puzzles, I encourage you to give them a try.
by Ours brun
Sat 23 Jul, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: SUDOKUCUP
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Re: SUDOKUCUP

The site is available again. No announcement about the problem yet, so I advise you to be careful - maybe wait a bit before you start.
by Ours brun
Mon 06 Jun, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2011 UK Sudoku Championship (11-12 June 2011)
Replies: 55
Views: 32202

Re: 2011 UK Sudoku Championship (11-12 June 2011)

Fun to see my "baby" No Donkey Step Sudoku appearing here. It has encountered some success since its creation last year and I didn't expect it. Unfortunately I will not be able to participate, but I would have liked to. But I cannot help to find a bit strange the presence of a Skyscraper, a Calcudok...
by Ours brun
Fri 03 Jun, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BIST 2011 Photos
Replies: 1
Views: 2878

Re: BIST 2011 Photos

It worked for me. Thanks Tom, nice pictures ; but thank you especially for the video ! I made one too, but the sound is deplorable and anyway I could not get the first seconds. Definitely, this song is promised to become the hymn of all sudokas. I also took a few photos, not as many as you, but I wi...
by Ours brun
Sat 21 May, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament (19-22 May 2011)
Replies: 45
Views: 41508

Re: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament May 19-22

First news from the Eastern front. Jan M. and Thomas S. leading after the first two rounds - the third one has being played but we do not know the results yet. Beautiful puzzles, impressive organisation, and strong competition for getting access to the semi-final. Czech and japanese players are doin...
by Ours brun
Tue 17 May, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament (19-22 May 2011)
Replies: 45
Views: 41508

Re: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament May 19-22

So do I... I will have to "wake up" at 4:00AM (more probably, I will not sleep at all tonight) so that I can take my first flight in Marseille, which will arrive at London Gatwick; then, change to Heathrow... And finally, direct to Beijing. I guess I will be one of the first players to arrive (9:30A...
by Ours brun
Tue 17 May, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament (19-22 May 2011)
Replies: 45
Views: 41508

Re: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament May 19-22

Look forward to seeing you all. ;) By the way, Tom, I wanted to ask you but completely forgot : when are you departing ? I depart from London Heathrow tomorrow at 16:45 (flight 39). It would be fun if we were on the same flight !

Bastien
by Ours brun
Thu 12 May, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Nikoli Puzzles
Replies: 9
Views: 18079

Re: Nikoli Puzzles

Masyu I would replace At a white circle, the loop should travel straight through and make a 90° turn in the cell immediately before or after. by At a white circle, the loop should travel straight through and make a 90° turn in the cell immediately before or after, or both. Otherwise, if I am right,...
by Ours brun
Sat 16 Apr, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: French prequalifications for WSC 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 2089

French prequalifications for WSC 2011

http://ffsudoku.com/banniere_prequalifications_france_2011.png Yannick Meyapin is organizing a prequalification tournament within sight of french qualifications for WSC 2011. It will last on 23 and 24 avril on ffsudoku.com and is open to everybody. 13 puzzles (authors Yannick Meyapin and Bastien Vi...
by Ours brun
Wed 16 Mar, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Spring Sudoku Test (26-27 march)
Replies: 17
Views: 9245

LMI Spring Sudoku Test (26-27 march)

Hi, Logic Masters India announces March Sudoku Test — LMI Spring Sudoku Test By Francophone Sudoku Authors Date : 26th and 27th March IB and Submission Link : Here Discussion on dedicated topic Sudoku Theme is based on Spring - 12 puzzles of different types (from common variants to new ones) are to ...
by Ours brun
Wed 09 Mar, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament (19-22 May 2011)
Replies: 45
Views: 41508

Re: Beijing International Sudoku Tournament May 19-22

I have a question which may seem stupid, but I am not familiar with this kind of event. It is said "All the fees will cover accommodation, airport transport and any organised tours." Does "accomodation" include meals ? More generally, does the participation fee cover everything we could need, or sho...
by Ours brun
Mon 28 Feb, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 4 Seasons Cup Winter Test - L'alphabet du NO (4-6 March)
Replies: 1
Views: 2205

Re: 4 Seasons Cup Winter Test - L'alphabet du NO

The puzzle booklet (password protected) is now downloadable.