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by pinkagape
Wed 07 Apr, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

Round 4 is complete. Some excellent work by the UK in general resulted in a familiar looking top of both leaderboards, but Division B also had their fourth different second place finished. Division A: Freddie Hand - 132.07 points Neil Zussman - 117.63 points Adam Bissett - 55.4 points Matthew White ...
by pinkagape
Sun 04 Apr, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest

Well done Freddie. I doubt it will be one of your more memorable victories! I suspect this will be quite good second time around. A bit frustrating this time.
by pinkagape
Sun 04 Apr, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest

Some teething issues, but Round 5 seemed to work as planned. Fingers crossed...
by pinkagape
Sun 04 Apr, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Puzzle Duel Anniversary Contest

Hi

Is anyone trying this? Is the website crashed? I thought it was a lovely idea...
by pinkagape
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Turing Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Turing Challenge

Should we have had a thread on this while it was fashionable? I feel like I'm a bit surprised there was no chat on it here while I must have been shared the link about 5 times last weekend. I really enjoyed it.
by pinkagape
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 71
Views: 10134

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Has anyone ever met Jeremy Kong? I feel like he's regularly near the top of the UK ratings but I've never met him. Is he on the forum?
by pinkagape
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

Logic Masters India have released their Instruction Booklet for this weekend’s Puzzle Ramayan, which doubles up as Round 4 of Divisions A and B of the UK Puzzle League.

The puzzles are Fillomino, Double Choco, Sashigane, Spiral Galaxies, Compass, Combi-Block, Max Spiral Galaxies and Max Sashigane
by pinkagape
Mon 22 Mar, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

Round 4 will be the next Puzzle Ramayan in two weekends' time.
by pinkagape
Mon 22 Mar, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

Thanks everyone for trying this new format. I think I agree with Neil, especially when you see the combined table, that using second place as the benchmark probably isn't right for future years but it's given a decent result this year. http://fuchsia.parallelepiped.co.uk/PuzzleDuel2021Final.png And ...
by pinkagape
Sat 20 Mar, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

I’ve just realised that if David beats Freddie’s time by enough he would increase everyone else’s point sufficiently that he could catch up, so it’s still worth a go!
by pinkagape
Sat 20 Mar, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

I should have completed through to today (which I think was the last one), sorry for getting a little behind. I've enjoyed the way you've set this round up Adam - I do obviously enjoy the 'sit and puzzle for 90 minutes' format for GP/LMI but its nice to have a round that's a bit different Thanks Ma...
by pinkagape
Sat 20 Mar, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

There's worse in Division A, Emma. It's easy to have a bit of a nightmare here, I think. Friday's maxiloop really threw me through a loop! Division A is all over bar the shouting, as it doesn't matter what David scores on today's MaxiLoop, the positions are fixed. The missing puzzles in Division B w...
by pinkagape
Fri 19 Mar, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League 2020-2021
Replies: 12
Views: 5961

Re: UK Puzzle League 2020-2021

At this point you're looking at the 2021-22 season to join, but I'm happy to put your name down if you email adam@ukpuzzles.org with your name and which Division you're interested in. You can try the Division D and C puzzles that have been published so far if you want to see what the rounds and time...
by pinkagape
Fri 19 Mar, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

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A few people with a puzzle in hand leaves it a bit unsettled, but a good catch up from Michael here.
by pinkagape
Thu 18 Mar, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

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Division A is reasonably close for positions 3 to 6, though the couple of high scores early in the week for David and Neil show how precarious this round can be.

Division B is a bit more spread out, but it can all change very quickly.
by pinkagape
Wed 17 Mar, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

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I thought Tuesday's one was going well but then I broke something and had to restart, but it looks like a few of us have been brought down with the odd puzzle. Some incredibly close times in both divisions so far.
by pinkagape
Wed 17 Mar, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division D 2020-21
Replies: 48
Views: 11864

Re: Division D 2020-21

Hi Round 6, and the 2020-21 Division D is finished. An absolutely lightning time from Tom, and seven correct sets. Tom Collyer - 2m23 Sam Cappleman-Lynes - 4m58 Jeffrey Dick - 7m45 Laura Baxter - 11m27 Eva Myers - 13m09 Adam Bissett 13m42 Adam Sandhu 17m40 An impressive time from Laura results in he...
by pinkagape
Wed 17 Mar, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

No, I’m happy for people to solve a day or two late without penalty. Thanks Neil.
by pinkagape
Tue 16 Mar, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

Most of the way through Tuesday, here is the leaderboard after most people have finished Monday's puzzle (Tom and Neil, let me know if you have an unusual username and I can update the board tomorrow. Freddie is on fire, like he has been all year, but Division B is a lot closer at the moment. http:/...
by pinkagape
Sun 14 Mar, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C 2020-2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: Division C 2020-2021

Sorry guys. You’re absolutely right, those are also viable solutions to the ones you’ve looked at. I’ve had quite a few rewrites in the actual set because I’m not always great at getting them unique first time. David and Neil have been very patient with their testing - the actual set should be unique.
by pinkagape
Sat 13 Mar, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C 2020-2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: Division C 2020-2021

Hi everyone

Here is the instruction booklet for April's Round 5. Please ask if any puzzles are unclear.
by pinkagape
Thu 11 Mar, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan and Sudoku Mahabharat 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Puzzle Ramayan and Sudoku Mahabharat 2021

Well done Sam! Is that your first win - how did you go so fast?!
by pinkagape
Thu 11 Mar, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C 2020-2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: Division C 2020-2021

In a competition where the UK showed themselves to be leaders again, Eva took her second win in a row to jump to the top of the table. 1st - Eva Myers - 81.5 points 2nd - Jeffrey Dick - 65.8 points 3rd - Thomas Powell - 56 points 4th - Liane Robinson - 50.8 points 5th - Maurice Blount - 49.8 points ...
by pinkagape
Thu 11 Mar, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

I hadn’t intended to penalise errors. I’m happy to try this year not to have any penalties for errors and we’ll see how it goes?
by pinkagape
Wed 10 Mar, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Divisions A and B 2020-2021
Replies: 64
Views: 9715

Re: Divisions A and B 2020-2021

Hi Round 3 of Divisions A and B takes place next week on www.puzzleduel.club Each day between Monday 15th March and Saturday 20th March inclusive, the times of the Division A and B competitors will be ranked and added up to decide the positions of Round 3. In order to solve the possible problem of a...