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by PuzzleScot
Fri 25 May, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from a long-time enthusiast!
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Hello from a long-time enthusiast!

Sam, A very warm welcome to you :) Nice to see a lurker step out of the shadows. I'm sure there are more there, that will hopefully follow your 'brave' step. There are a huge number of sudoku (and logic puzzle) competitions running all the time, for you to enjoy and, if you wish, hone your competiti...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 16 May, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 207

UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

The 2018 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of 9-10th June 2018 (12:00 8th June to 23:59 11th June) The 2018 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, over the weekend of 23-24 June 2018 (12:00 22nd June to 23:59 25th June) The championships will take place online, on ...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 3 (Denmark) this weekend...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: uk2014.org website
Replies: 1
Views: 566

uk2014.org website

I've decided not to renew the domain, so it has now expired.

However, the site is still available at http://ukpuzzles.org/uk2014.org/ ... and will remain there "for ever" :)
by PuzzleScot
Sun 11 Feb, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: How to reach a lot of university maths society people at once
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: How to reach a lot of university maths society people at once

Yeah, that sounds like a good target market for garnering interest, thanks Chris.

!remindme 9 months
by PuzzleScot
Fri 09 Feb, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

Dang. I was fully intending coming this year.

However, it's right in the middle of exam season.

Hopefully next year...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 09 Feb, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Yay. I see it's a single paper this year. cool.

So I have the IB now, but just remembered my printer is knackered. (the drum needs replacing). groan...
by PuzzleScot
Sun 04 Feb, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

I was disappointed to miss it. An email a day or two before the event would have been a nice reminder.
by PuzzleScot
Thu 11 Jan, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: nikoli.com to close?
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: nikoli.com to close?

From here : "... due to technical and administrative issues it is becoming increasingly impossible to be able to continue operating nikoli.com" "For the future, and already in the works, Nikoli is developing a new puzzle site to replace nikoli.com. We will release information about the new site here...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 24 Nov, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Armchair Treasure Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Armchair Treasure Hunt

Count me in!
by PuzzleScot
Sat 18 Nov, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

detuned wrote:
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 1:52 pm
Thanks for the explanation Fred, that makes sense
Yeah, that makes more sense! At the end of the 4th day, the bee is already dead, but we were all counting it anyway.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

If anyone reads this far, spoilers really needn't be necessary. OK, I can see where the 200 comes from. If: 1) No bees die! 2) and his counting is out. At the end of the 19th day, there are 179 bees <=4 days, and 21 > 4 days. I suppose technically he says "how many bees" rather than "how many live b...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 07 Nov, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Clouds
Replies: 5
Views: 3771

Re: Clouds

I have an app called 'logic games' on my phone (logo is 2 grey cogs). "Free on iOS, Android and WP" by Andrea Sabbatini. There are dozens of familiar puzzle types you can practice, including Clouds... Ooh, what a good recommendation! Dozens and dozens of puzzle formats to practice there. Thank you ...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 30 Oct, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

You want videos? Here is a time-lapse combination of the whole double championship: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_rLIKiJVM2blNj4fOgG_PuKgG721pslL and some other videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb87WVuOyiSZ8XqweywWFQzUIdBrpL3er (All but the first one are of the cultural show)
by PuzzleScot
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

Thanks for doing these vlogs Neil - much appreciated.
by PuzzleScot
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships

berni wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 8:47 pm
You mean Chech, don't you?!? Or has there been a change?
Yes of course. Fixed.
by PuzzleScot
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Record results for UK teams at the World Championships

In the World Sudoku Championship (WSC), the UK team finished in 6th place, tying for their best ever performance. Team: David McNeill, Tom Collyer, Mark Goodliffe and Heather Golding. Further congratulations to David and Mark who were the top two competitors respectively in the 'over 50' category. I...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Best wishes for the World Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: Best wishes for the World Championships

Very creditable performance from UK A and B teams. Well done all! The A team finished 6th, and the B team finished with a higher score than many other A teams, not to mention ending up ahead of USA-B. We don't leave empty handed though. David and Mark claimed 1st and 2nd place respectively in the ov...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 17 Oct, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

Thanks for the update(s)!

Enjoy your day trip, and best of luck to you all with the main event!
by PuzzleScot
Tue 17 Oct, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

Thanks Berni.

So, the UK is in 6th place (of 23) after WSC day 1. David and Tom are in the top 30, with Mark and Heather (and Neil, from the B team) not too far behind...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: World Championships 2017- Updates
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: World Championships 2017- Updates

Thank-you Neil.

I'd forgotten how little information flows out during the tournaments.
There's no partial results posted on the official site yet... http://wspc2017.logicmastersindia.com/?g=WSC2017
by PuzzleScot
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Daily Jigsaw Puzzles
Replies: 2
Views: 4938

Re: Daily Jigsaw Puzzles

Some truly awful jigsaw puzzle implementations here.

Not perfect, but by far the best I've ever come across is https://www.jigidi.com/
by PuzzleScot
Sun 15 Oct, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Best wishes for the World Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: Best wishes for the World Championships

Many thanks to Anneka Rice for giving us a mention on her BBC Radio 2 show this morning! :D
by PuzzleScot
Sat 14 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Best wishes for the World Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Best wishes for the World Championships

To all the competitors, organisers and guests of the 2017 WSC and WPC in Bangalore: I'd like to wish you all a safe journey, and hope you all have a very enjoyable time in India this week. Special wishes of good fortune to the British teams of course, and to all those making their debut performances...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 10 Oct, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 13
Views: 5352

Re: Hello all

:lol: