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by detuned
Mon 20 May, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification

It’s usually a couple of weeks afterwards (as a rule of thumb we aim for 2nd and 4th weekends in June), but I’ll leave Liane to confirm
by detuned
Wed 15 May, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Preliminary UK results (not that these tend to change all that much)

37 James McGowan 444
45 Sam Cappleman-Lynes 424
52 Neil Zussman 398

Quite a strange looking set of results - I haven't yet solved the test but I imagine a fair amount of it came down to puzzle selection
by detuned
Wed 15 May, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019

Round 5 Results:

9 James McGowan 106.5
13 Neil Zussman 102.1
50 Saul Glasman 70.7
by detuned
Mon 13 May, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification

Simon's been doing some cracking the cryptic video's that might be helpful - this one covers last year's Thermo Sudoku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRSFXCpBBek
by detuned
Sat 04 May, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: General Updates

Hi everyone, It's not much of an announcement to say that this process has been on hold for the last couple of months. I've been having a hard time of it with my job and I'm generally feeling depressed and drained of energy when I do get some time to myself. Whilst in theory this is supposed to be a...
by detuned
Wed 01 May, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Tough round I thought, and I didn't think I'd done particularly well:

42. Tom Collyer 457
51. Jeremy Kong 429
73. Mark Goodliffe 390
by detuned
Sun 28 Apr, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Round 5 happening this weekend!
by detuned
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 3
Views: 298

UK Sudoku Championship 2019 / WSC Qualification

This is the discussion thread for the 2019 UK Sudoku Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Sudoku Championships in Kirchheim, Germany to be held on the 29th September - 6th October 2019 (note that these dates also include time for the World P...
by detuned
Thu 25 Apr, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Top 3 from round 5:

63. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 80.4
78. Tom Collyer 72
121. Matthew White 51
by detuned
Tue 16 Apr, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Did you do many of the number puzzles then Neil? I only noticed the massive 150 point whale at the end, kind of glad I didn't do that during the test as I had plenty to keep me occupied, and what I did do I enjoyed a lot. The unequal length Slitherlinks solved very nicely, the Doppelblock with the F...
by detuned
Mon 15 Apr, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Some really lovely puzzles in this round, I think it might be my favourite so far!
by detuned
Sat 13 Apr, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Round 4 is happening this weekend, if you haven’t already seen
by detuned
Tue 02 Apr, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Looks like the issue has been fixed for the preliminary results. Top 3 UK:

28. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 508
44. Tom Collyer 454
45. Mark Goodliffe 451
by detuned
Sun 31 Mar, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Round 4 is happening this weekend
by detuned
Thu 28 Mar, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019

Round 4 results:

8 James McGowan 108.2
22 Tom Collyer 87
35 Adam Bissett 78
by detuned
Tue 19 Mar, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Preliminary results from round 3. Great to see a top 10 result from James! 8. James McGowan 645 21. Neil Zussman 535 50. Tom Collyer 412 I personally felt like I left a lot of points on the table - after hours the compass didn't really feel that hard, although perhaps the tweaking at the end under t...
by detuned
Sun 17 Mar, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 32
Views: 22233

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

Saw an email in my spam folder - the schedule for 2019 is out: https://msoworld.com

Of most interest to these parts are the following competitions, both happening on Tuesday 20th August 2019:

10.00am: Sudoku and Killer Sudoku
2.15pm: Puzzles (Various)
by detuned
Sat 16 Mar, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Round 3, by Serbia, is happening this weekend
by detuned
Thu 14 Mar, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Sudoku Mahabharat - 2019

Top 3 UK - very good result from David here, finishing ahead of the world champion no less!

12. David McNeill 100.5
19. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 84
63. Tom Collyer 59
by detuned
Thu 07 Mar, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: WPF Sudoku GP

Top 3 UK round 3: 35 Sam Cappleman-Lynes 516 45 Mark Goodliffe 483 49 Jeremy Kong 482 Jeremy Kong I think is a new name name for me, but a top 50 result is very creditable! On a personal note, after I clicked go on this I had a good 15 minute battle with my printer and the wifi here before I even ha...
by detuned
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Puzzle Ramayan - 2019

Round 3 results:

16 James McGowan 133.6
38 Tom Collyer 115.1
56 Saul Glasman 100.3
by detuned
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 3248

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi Liane - any chance we could get a combined PDF for each competition?
by detuned
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 HPC 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: 24 HPC 2019

Yes, would be great to come along, but as with Neil I might just see which way the Brexit wind is blowing over the next couple of weeks before booking.

If I am going, I will definitely do the usual Thursday through to Sunday/Monday schedule
by detuned
Tue 19 Feb, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: WPF Puzzle GP

Preliminary results for round 2:

17. Neil Zussman 545
23. James McGowan 527
49. Tom Collyer 403
by detuned
Sun 17 Feb, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Missing Digit Sudoku
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Missing Digit Sudoku

Yes I would agree this is very similar to Blackout