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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: 15183

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: 15183

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: 15183

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: 2384

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: 2572

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: 2384

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: 2060

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: 2572

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: 4641

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: 3217

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: 3217

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: 3217

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: 3217

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: 6818

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: 3342

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: 3581

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: 8731

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: 8731

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: 8731

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: 15183

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...
by Nilz
Sat 13 Aug, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 15183

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

This event is taking part again in a couple of weeks, on the 28th (Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend). I'll be there!
http://www.msoworld.com/events/kenken-and-sudoku/
by Nilz
Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team
Replies: 7
Views: 10892

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

That's a ridiculously huge winning margin Hideaki had, congrats to him, and thanks to everyone involved in the organising. Definitely a tough one, not many easy points (if any!), but there was some nice logic on quite a few of them.
by Nilz
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 10110

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

I think the top 4 have now all confirmed they intend to compete? In which case, congrats to all 4, and good luck in October! :)

Edit: Just noticed it says November in your first post Alan, but I'm pretty sure we're all going to turn up at the right time nonetheless. ;)