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by Nilz
Sun 11 Nov, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!

And a short one to finish:
https://youtu.be/wOQWvCtXIXs
Great to see everyone, looking forward to next year already 😃
by Nilz
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!

First video update this year:
https://youtu.be/u1MD2iZm2rI
by Nilz
Sat 25 Aug, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 16873

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

The sudoku had classic (some pretty difficult), diagonal (pretty easy), irregular (not too hard) and killer (2 very difficult ones that I didn't make much progress on at all- the only 2 puzzles I didn't finish in time). Puzzles had Kenken (a bit of a challenge, included sizes up to 9*9 which was pre...
by Nilz
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 16873

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

I took the day off work to go; David Collison was the only other person I recognised from this parish. Results (for all events) are published here: https://msoworld.com/2018-medal-table/ Relevant bits are: Puzzle Solving- Kenken & Other Puzzles Gold:Neil Zussman-England Silver:Paul Smith-England Bro...
by Nilz
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 16873

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

This thread has reminded me of a very important point! Tom, did you ever receive your prize money last year? I can't remember whether I received my runner's up prize, though if you did I'll assume I did.
by Nilz
Fri 25 May, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

The competition is this weekend; so some videos might gradually appear at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 0Pc5c6WnBS
by Nilz
Sun 06 May, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 3273

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Round 4 is this weekend- Czech Republic. Might be good practise for the WPC in November!
by Nilz
Fri 04 May, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

Tom and I are going on Thursday and are definitely up for a room or two. I think Gyorgy said Taro is going early as well, and that we might have a 4-man team already (including you). :-) Trouble is, I can't remember which rooms we've done before, hopefully Gyorgy can!
by Nilz
Sat 21 Apr, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 4 is on now
by Nilz
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 3273

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Round 2 is currently running.
by Nilz
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 5617

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

My interpretation was that a(t)=c(t)+d(t) (not t-1 on the RHS). However my maths still doesn't give me the quoted answer (I get 237).
by Nilz
Thu 19 Oct, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

Didn't have time yesterday, but here's the first WPC update: https://youtu.be/42vS00rBAgU
by Nilz
Tue 17 Oct, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

WSC closing ceremony just finished; here's a brief summary: Click here
by Nilz
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

As promised, the next update is now available here.
by Nilz
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

World Championships 2017- Updates

Not for the first time, I'm creating a series of vlogs from the tournament. The first one can be found here, which is from yesterday, and today's update is just uploading so I'll post the link shortly.
by Nilz
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 13
Views: 7772

Re: Hello all

PuzzleScot wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 3:42 pm
david mcneill wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 2:48 pm
I love question 12a.
Same here! :)
Yeah that was about the only one I could solve on a brief scan through, very nice.
by Nilz
Wed 09 Aug, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP round 7
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Re: Puzzle GP round 7

Hmm, could've done with a bit more notice about this.

As a heads up, round 8 is next weekend already!
by Nilz
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Play-offs
Replies: 4
Views: 4079

Play-offs

Interesting article (in my opinion) about the use of end-of-season play-offs in Rugby League: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/40698382 Basically, Castleford have won the regular league season for the first time ever, but because there are end-of-season play-offs culminating in a Grand Final,...
by Nilz
Wed 19 Apr, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 9418

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

I've asked Gyorgy if he can book a couple of Escape rooms for us for Friday, as he has done in the past. So far I believe there are 3 people interested, Tom, Tawan and me, but anyone else is welcome to join.
by Nilz
Tue 21 Mar, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 9418

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

There's a chance of me being able to go this year. Is anyone interested in those Hungarian escape rooms on Friday? If there's a group going I hope to tag along and book my flights accordingly. Hopefully, they have different rooms set up by now. :lol: I'm certainly planning to do one or more escape ...
by Nilz
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 9418

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

Just booked my flights, you can currently get a return journey from London, Thursday to Sunday, for under £130, so there's no excuse for anyone even remotely tempted, at least not for those near London- it's a lot more fun than it may sound! :)
In other words- Tom, get yourself organised. ;)
by Nilz
Tue 30 Aug, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 16873

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

Well done on your second place, David. You'll now be aiming for Gold, Bronze and unplaced in some order in the next 3 years, I assume, to complete the double set? ;) Puzzles were considerably easier than last year, in my experience at least. I hope they keep running this on Sunday rather than Friday...