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by puzzlemad
Mon 04 Mar, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

The 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments were successfully held over the weekend. Congratulations go to everyone who took part, whether they were in the awards or not. Thanks again go to all the wonderful puzzle creators and test solvers from around the world without whom we wouldn’t be able...
by puzzlemad
Thu 28 Feb, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi Niraj, All the puzzles in the competition booklets will have the instructions with them, they won't have a copy of the examples though. If you're happy with just the instruction then you won't need a copy of the instruction file, but if you do want a copy of the example you'll need to bring a pri...
by puzzlemad
Tue 26 Feb, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

The attached file includes instructions and examples for puzzles that will appear in the team rounds. Full instructions regarding the team rounds will be provided at the time, but as there are puzzle types that are not included elsewhere these are provided for familiarisation.
by puzzlemad
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Just tried doing one each for the Sudoku and Puzzle Tom and it came out that the file was too large. Will try something tomorrow.
by puzzlemad
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

drsteve wrote:
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 2:45 pm
Real pedantry here, but Round 4 Cave - can we shade the cave rather than the walls? The rules say "a single white area". That's not the way I tend to do these...
As long as your marking is clear and consistent it'll be fine.
by puzzlemad
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Am I being daft (quite possible) or are there two solutions to Double Skyscrapers, Puzzle Round 5? If you interchange the 1s and 2s in the second and fifth rows, I think that's still a valid solution or am I missing something in the rules? Have you checked the last sentence of the instruction? If y...
by puzzlemad
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Puzzle round 2, Four Winds / Eight Winds - does every cell in the grid have to be used? Puzzle round 5, Pento Coral - must the pentominoes completely cover the coral i.e. must it consist of exactly 55 shaded squares? Thanks, Eva. Yes to both - all cells will be used in the four winds and eight wind...
by puzzlemad
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

hi there, thanks for the reply. I'm surely trying to go through them all. Trying. So just to make sure I understand it correctly... if the instructions state that all such occurencies are given, there cannot be a pair of numbers adding up to 5 or 10 anywhere else in the puzzle other than marked one...
by puzzlemad
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi Tom, I hope you are enjoying working through the examples. I believe that the problem you are encountering with these is that the instructions stated that 'all' such marks are given in the grid, so for the XV puzzle for example, if you were to put 4,1 in row six instead of 1,4 then you would have...
by puzzlemad
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

New version of Puzzle round 3 uploaded (solution of Coded First Seen Snake redrawn to be visible when printed).
Puzzle Round 1 re-uploaded - no change, deleted in error.
by puzzlemad
Sat 23 Feb, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi Adam, Yes you are correct on the killers. The grids will be different but have an identical solutions. You 'll need to work on both grids to get the solution. As long as one grid is fully completed correctly then you will get the points awarded. Coded First Seen Snake looks like the solution hasn...
by puzzlemad
Fri 22 Feb, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi Hassana, Each round has the puzzles that are described in the instruction booklet. The best solvers may well solve all the puzzles in the time allowed for that particular round and if they do, they can earn bonus points for each minute that they save (as long as their answers are all correct, or ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 22 Feb, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

Hi, overall the rounds look very exciting and I am glad I decided to participate this year. Two small points: 1) In round two of the puzzle competition, the minesweeper example puzzle does not seem to be a minesweeper puzzle. 2) Is there any additional information about the team rounds? They are me...
by puzzlemad
Fri 22 Feb, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019

The instruction booklets and schedule for the UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2019 have now been published. If anyone else would like to take part then we still have some availability, please do not hesitate to contact me at liane@ukpuzzles.org . Further information can be found at: http://f...
by puzzlemad
Tue 19 Feb, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 HPC 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: 24 HPC 2019

My flight's booked for the Friday - arriving at the airport round lunch time, so probably too late for a meet up. Hopefully some of the others will be able to make it.
by puzzlemad
Thu 07 Feb, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Re: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

If anyone who has expressed an interest in taking part has not yet forwarded their payment, then can they do so immediately please.
We need to confirm exact numbers with the hotel.
by puzzlemad
Thu 07 Feb, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Re: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

If anyone who has expressed an interest in taking part has not yet forwarded their payment, then can they do so immediately please.
We need to confirm exact numbers with the hotel.
by puzzlemad
Tue 15 Jan, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: WPF Sudoku Technical Discussion forum
Topic: Disjoint regions sudoku [new example]
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Disjoint regions sudoku [new example]

Without getting into discussions about what is/isn't appropriate, my concern with this is the use of the colours - which could be a problem for those with colour blindness, unless of course the disjointed regions were marked some other way.
by puzzlemad
Thu 06 Dec, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Re: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

Whilst preparations are well underway for the UKPA Open Tournament for what promises to be a great event once again, I am looking for further contributions of puzzles for the Sudoku tournament. If you would like to showcase your skills of creating Sudoku Variations puzzles either for a full round, a...
by puzzlemad
Wed 05 Dec, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Re: introduction

Welcome Hassana, I hope that you enjoy taking part. There are many variations of Sudoku for you to try in addition to Killers. Please see the thread about the UKPA Open Tournament that you will be welcome to attend.
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Nov, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

2019 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

The UK Puzzle Association are pleased to announce the 2019 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments. The Sudoku Tournament will be held on Saturday 2nd March, 2019 and the Puzzle Tournament will be held from the evening of Saturday 2nd and on Sunday 3rd March, 2019. The event will be returning ...
by puzzlemad
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 6741

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

The Fillomino different shapes has me completely baffled. I broke it in a few places. What should I have been doing? Fillomino - you can see that all options for 2,3 and 4 pieces must be used and you can work out how many 5's and 6's there must be so there must be a single cell somewhere. Look at t...
by puzzlemad
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 3144

Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship

Congratulations to James McGowan who has claimed the UK Puzzle Championship this year, correctly solving 20 of the 36 puzzles and in doing so qualifies for the UK team at the World Puzzle Championships that will be held in Prague in November this year. Emma McCaughan took the runner up spot to join ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 22 Jun, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 6741

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Anyone would think you are trying to help your opposition James :)
Good luck to everyone competing in the championship this weekend and I hope that you all enjoy it. I certainly have whilst testing all the puzzles and putting it all together.
by puzzlemad
Wed 20 Jun, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 6741

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

Hi Lovely looking IB. I reckon I’ll have a wide range of puzzles to get into. I’m intrigued by Laser, but I don’t understand either the mirrors or the answer key. What are “one cell sections”? When it talks about mirrors, are they very small, just at the intersection of vertical and horizontal squa...