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by detuned
Wed 10 Aug, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP

Round 8 preliminary results now out - they look unlikely to change, so here we go with the UK top 3: 12. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 568 22. Freddie Hand 635.5 36. Tom Collyer 532 Jeremy Kong the only other UK listed name in the top 100 - although note for results going forward we should be more accurately ...
by detuned
Mon 01 Aug, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

Again a plea for the WSC qualifiers to identify themselves, confirm eligibility and willingness to travel At this point, could anyone on the list make themselves known wherever they are on the list? Unfortunately there has been a 10% uplift in fees that is applied. We've really tried to do our best ...
by detuned
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

Please also reply here if there is any interest in taking up a B team slot!
by detuned
Wed 27 Jul, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 51
Views: 92869

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

2022 Schedule is out - of most interest is the Sudoku and Killer Sudoku competition on Tuesday 23rd August. I can't see a puzzle event there however.

https://mindsportsolympiad.com/2022-schedule/

You can also buy tickets there.
by detuned
Wed 27 Jul, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

A similar appeal on individuals outstanding:

Could Jeremy Kong please confirm UK eligibility (being listed as Singapore on UKPA and UK on the WPF GP. If so, please could he also confirm whether he intends to take a place on the A team.

Similarly could we please hear from Calum Mailer.
by detuned
Wed 27 Jul, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Round 7 preliminary results:

3. Freddie Hand 821.5 (perhaps this will change due to partial bonus?)
7 Neil Zussman 648
26 James McGowan 460

Adam Bissett, Matthew White and Tom Collyer are all just outside the top 50 (separated by a mere 7 points!), and Jeremy Kong also made the top 100.
by detuned
Thu 21 Jul, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

These are also called knight’s tour - I think they used to be reasonably common.
by detuned
Sun 17 Jul, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Round 6 results for the UK:

1. Freddie Hand 926.2
14. James McGowan 593
63. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 395

Jeremy Kong and Adam Bissett also made the Top 100 with Matthew White just outside
by detuned
Sun 17 Jul, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP

Quick updates for round 6 and 7 UK results: Round 6 6. Freddie Hand 792.2 (a new UK record ranking!) 13. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 641.7 (unlucky for some, but not for Sam - the 3rd time he has achieved this previous UK record ranking) 42. Jeremy Kong 479 Tom Collyer, Matthew White and Adam Bissett also m...
by detuned
Sat 16 Jul, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

A quick post to say I'e updated for the Sudoku GP results above
by detuned
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

CURRENT STATUS OF WPC QUALIFICATION Route A The following list is taken from the UKPC results page : 1 Freddie Hand - not taking team place 2 James McGowan - CONFIRMED 3 Neil Zussman - CONFIRMED 4 Sam Cappleman-Lynes - not taking team place 5 Anthony Ford - no reply 6 Maurice B - CONFIRMED 7 Michae...
by detuned
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

CURRENT STATUS OF WSC QUALIFICATION Route A The following list is taken from the UKSC results page : 1 Freddie Hand - not taking team place 2 Mark Goodliffe - CONFIRMED 3 David McNeill - not taking team place 4 Tom Collyer - CONFIRMED 5 Heather Golding - not taking team place 6 Calum Mailer - no re...
by detuned
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 845

2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

The purpose of this post is to outline the qualification policy for the official A team selection representing the United Kingdom at the upcoming World Sudoku Championship (WSC) and World Puzzle Championship (WPC) to be held in Krakow, Poland later this year. The WSC is scheduled between Sunday Octo...
by detuned
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2022

Hi Liane - the contest page current states that the contest is 3 hours long - is that correct?
by detuned
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2022 UK Sudoku Championship
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Results: 2022 UK Sudoku Championship

Tough competition this year, but very impressive from both Freddie and Mark - it’s never easy to get the better of David! Thanks also to Sam for organising at short notice, some very nice puzzles in the set. On a personal note Im forced to lick my lockout line wounds. Don’t think I’m the only one th...
by detuned
Sun 12 Jun, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Spotted: Celebrity Puzzle Solvers
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Spotted: Celebrity Puzzle Solvers

I suspect we've discussed this before in various places and forms, but I thought it might be an idea to gather all the sightings and media mentions of people into their puzzles. This idea was triggered watching the test match. They've just showed Jonny Bairstow on screen engrossed in a Times book of...
by detuned
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPA Newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: UKPA Newsletter

Also worth noting that there seems to be an issue with the initial emails being sent ending up on the wrong side of spam filters. If you see this message, please can I get you to double check whether any messages sent out have ended up in spam folders.
by detuned
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPA Newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 489

UKPA Newsletter

Hi all, We're away that for many users of the forum, relying on regularly checking back to the forum to get news isn't always the most reliable way of keeping up with news. Therefore we have set up a google group which will act as a mailing list. If you sign up to this, we will provide email updates...
by detuned
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2022

Good stuff Sam, thanks for coordinating!
by detuned
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 3109

Re: Division A 2021-22

I thought I'd give the final leg a go as a bit of an exception. Was kind of fun, except for the bits involving yajisan-kuzisan (or whatever it is's called). A highly tedious puzzle type in my opinion, I reckon it might be even worse than hitori! :lol:
by detuned
Wed 01 Jun, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

I enjoyed this round a lot more than I’ve enjoyed the sudoku gp rounds this year. I entered cold (without even looking at the IB) and thought all the puzzles were fair and fun to solve - maybe the double spolicy is the exception. Even the kropki was pretty good!
by detuned
Tue 31 May, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 28
Views: 3219

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Round 4 (the UK round) results: 17. Freddie Hand 691 42. Neil Zussman 585 50. James McGowan 556 Adam Bissett and Matthew White were both just outside the top 100 Preliminary round 5 results out: 2. Freddie Hand 983 points 25. James McGowan 572 42. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 503 A few more UK solvers lurkin...
by detuned
Sat 21 May, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP

Is it just me, or is the Sudoku GP becoming a bit of a slog this year? Certainly not the best set of results we've seen as far as UK solvers go, although credit must go to Jack Lawrence's impressive top 50 performance. Top 3 UK for Round 5: 38. Jack Lawrence 465 73. Mark Goodliffe 400 105. Tom Colly...
by detuned
Sun 01 May, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 3109

Re: Division A 2021-22

Adam: Puzzle duel publishes a method to go from a list of solving times to a score here. http://www.puzzleduel.club/help All you need is to spend a bit of time getting the median time from the results for each puzzle and you could calculate in a spreadsheet. I tend to think that your method might be...
by detuned
Wed 27 Apr, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP

Round 4 results: 23. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 530 40. Freddie Hand 465 58. Mark Goodliffe 428 Tom Collyer and Jack Lawrence also made the top 100. I found these to be clever puzzles; nice puzzles to solve, but not necessarily against the clock. Then again, I'm feeling slow and way out of touch these days.