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by puzzlemad
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2022

Please note there is an amended version of the instruction booklet available. The answer keys for #8 Shikaku and #12 Voxas have been amended to make them more user friendly.
by puzzlemad
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2022

detuned wrote: Sat 25 Jun, 2022 8:56 pm Hi Liane - the contest page current states that the contest is 3 hours long - is that correct?
I've amended that. It's 2 1/2 hours as usual.
by puzzlemad
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2022

pinkagape wrote: Sat 25 Jun, 2022 5:22 pm Hi Liane

Can you clarify whether for Pentopia it will be similar to the example that not all pentominoes must necessarily be placed, but there can be no repeats?
Yes, it's standard Pentopia rules that not all pentominoes need to be placed.
by puzzlemad
Fri 24 Jun, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 121

UK Puzzle Championship 2022

This is the discussion thread for the 2022 UK Puzzle Championship. Duration: 2 1/2 hours Dates: Friday 1st - Monday 4th July, 2022 Contest Page: https://ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=66 Instruction Booklet: Now available at the above link. Please post any questions about the competition here....
by puzzlemad
Thu 16 Jun, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 2413

Re: Division A 2021-22

The 2 point Country Road is straightforward - you can see the order of areas for the path round the right side of the puzzle. Bottom left, you can see where it needs to go from the "1" into the areas above and to the side. I mark the blank cells and those which need to have a path in them ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2022 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 445

2022 UK Puzzle Championship

The 2022 UK Puzzle Championship will take place on the 1st - 4th July, 2022. Further details will be available shortly.
by puzzlemad
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 4521

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Thanks Adam for organising this again. I thought I'd done really badly on that last round - nothing seemed to go right at all. Been ploughing through the puzzles afterwards, but they're on the back burner now as more important things to do - preparation for the UKPC.
by puzzlemad
Tue 17 May, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 4521

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Thanks Jeffery, I had a good think on that one what I was going to do for my notation after I'd looked at the example.
by puzzlemad
Mon 02 May, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 21
Views: 2285

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Just jumped on to have a go at the GP before time ran out, then realised it was the UK round of which I'd test solved some of them. Doh!
by puzzlemad
Wed 06 Apr, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 21
Views: 2285

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

I enjoyed that set of puzzles. Stupid answer key error on #1 - half way along the line I suddenly swapped my letters over :roll: . Solved all but one now - shape division (I'm really bad at these sort of puzzles), so if anyone can give me any pointers I'd appreciate it. Well done everyone.
by puzzlemad
Fri 12 Nov, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: UKPA club nights - questionnaire
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: UKPA club nights - questionnaire

Sorry Tom, not been on the forum for ages for various reasons - need to get it back into my daily routine. I'm up for this sort of thing and through the winter months am much more available at weekends than in the summer due to the horse commitments. I'd be up for evening events too - do we have det...
by puzzlemad
Sun 26 Sep, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Yajilin Contest (10 Sep - 13 Sep)
Replies: 15
Views: 5159

Re: UKPA Yajilin Contest (10 Sep - 13 Sep)

I'm still slowly working my way through them, but the logic on my part seems to have ended and am trying to guess methodically. Well done to everyone that did take part in particular Freddie.
by puzzlemad
Tue 06 Jul, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPA Monday evening Zoom drop-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 16396

Re: UKPA Monday evening Zoom drop-ins

Just seen your message Tom, so sorry I didn't join you last night. I'd got it in my head we were going to try later in the week.
by puzzlemad
Tue 29 Jun, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

Oh no, I missed it. I didn't read the finish time properly - I saw Tuesday listed as the date and naively assumed that meant that I had Tuesday on order to complete the test, and just logged in now to find the competition over. :( Sorry I didn't get to add one more to the participation total! Might...
by puzzlemad
Tue 29 Jun, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

Puzzle creators this year were: Helen Arnold: #3 Tapa, #11 Nurikabe, #12 Star Battle, #13 Four Winds, #14 Yajilin, #15 Pentopia, #16 Doppelblock, #19 Coral, #20 Gaps Bram de Laat: #8 Sashigane, #24 Hungarian Pentomino, #25 Kuromasu, #26 BACA, #31 Turning Fences Ashish Kumar: #1 Masyu, #4 Mochikoro, ...
by puzzlemad
Tue 29 Jun, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2021 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 3611

Results: 2021 UK Puzzle Championship

The results of the 2021 UK Puzzle Championship have now been published. In what was a tougher competition this year, first place is awarded to James McGowan who amassed a total of 715 points pipping Freddie Hand with 692 points into 2nd place and Neil Zussman took 3rd place with 606 points. Congratu...
by puzzlemad
Mon 28 Jun, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

For what it's worth, I've plugged the contest in a couple of puzzly places, not least the 5,000-strong UK Escape Room Enthusiasts Facebook group, where two of the three moderators have played in previous UKPCs. There's not going to be perfect crossover, but hopefully it should attract a few people ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 25 Jun, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

The UKPC is now live. You have until the end of Monday to take part. Good luck and enjoy.
by puzzlemad
Wed 23 Jun, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

I've realised that there was an error in my scoring spreadsheet and as a result a few of the puzzles haven't been awarded enough points. The puzzles affected are: #8 Sashigane (20), #24 Hungarian Pentomino (45), #25 Kuromasu (79), #25 BACA (59), #31 Turning Fences (69). I've also spotted an error in...
by puzzlemad
Wed 23 Jun, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

In the answer form, a couple point values differ from the ones in the instruction booklet: Gaps (35 instead of 20) and Hashi/Hotaru Beam (24 instead of 30). The total 835 in the booklet is wrong, but it matches the values in the answer form. Thanks for spotting this - on both I've accidentally used...
by puzzlemad
Tue 22 Jun, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

The amended instruction booklet (including points) is now uploaded.
by puzzlemad
Tue 22 Jun, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

The example for 29 Jumping Crossword has an extra word: "HAZIR" which can't be seen in the solution. Will the contest puzzle have extra words, or is this an error? This is an error - the example had been taken from one that did have extra words in the list, I'd removed another but missed ...
by puzzlemad
Sun 20 Jun, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPA Monday evening Zoom drop-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 16396

Re: UKPA Monday evening Zoom drop-ins

I've put my name down though may be a little late getting on.
by puzzlemad
Sat 19 Jun, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

Is there any chance of having the two sets of clues in Hashi/Hotaru Beam being a different shade? I think it would then be easier to tell them apart at first glance, rather than relying on the presence or otherwise of black dots. The puzzle author will make this change. I will provide updated infor...
by puzzlemad
Sat 19 Jun, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 9221

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

10,11. Castle walls: the example answer keys contain O instead of X. 19. Coral: the example answer key has an extra X at the beginning. My bad on both. I will amend when I update with the points (although I'm sure I'd accept either O or X for the unvisited cells in the Castle Walls and Castle Wall ...