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by puzzlemad
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: 2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

Hi Inés, I'm not sure where the misunderstanding was last year. The event is open to all nationalities but only the British nationals can be selected for the British team for the World Championships. Indeed we do generally have a few international competitors taking part from a number of countries. ...
by puzzlemad
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 327

2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

The UK Puzzle Association are pleased to announce the 2018 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments. The Sudoku Tournament will be held on Saturday 3rd March, 2018 and the Puzzle Tournament will be held from the evening of Saturday 3rd and on Sunday 4th March, 2018. The UKPA have selected a new...
by puzzlemad
Sat 18 Nov, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

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. I wasn't. My mistake was interperating the English. Thanks to the non-native, not first language English speaker for putting me righ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 17 Nov, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

detuned wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 9:11 pm
In case anyone doesn't want this spoiled, select the following text with your mouse...
That's odd Tom - I couldn't see anything to select - but when I hit the quote tab I could see your text. I'd got the same as you.
by puzzlemad
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: BBC Radio 4 - Puzzles for Today

I'm with you Tom, I can't get a number anywhere near.
by puzzlemad
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Clouds
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

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 puzzlemad
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Play-offs
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Play-offs

Ey Up - There's naart rong wi Rugby League. Its a reet gradely sport tha noes. Betner than tha soe cauld Union sport. ;)
by puzzlemad
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship

Hi Ken, I'm really glad that you enjoyed it. You'll have to come along and take part at the UKPA Open event - I'm sure that you'd really enjoy it - we have a range of people taking part from those close to the top of the leader board throughout the ranks and I'm sure that you'd pick up some top tips...
by puzzlemad
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship

I'm delighted to see quite so many different UK solvers taking part; off the top of my head I think 29 is a considerable leap forward from a previous best of 25. Curious to know why the time limit was only two hours rather than two and a half; I suspect solvers could well have been kept busy for an...
by puzzlemad
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship

Congratulations to James McGowan, who has claimed victory in the UK Puzzle Championship completing 20 of the 27 puzzles successfully achieving a score of 588 points. James has earned his qualification for the UK Puzzle team at the World Puzzle Championships to be held later in the year in Bangalore ...
by puzzlemad
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Nice instructions book, it always looks so long at first glance... :) One minor comment: can we accept C3,C5,E3 for the Battleships answer key? It is Battleships after all! For you James! Yes, this will be acceptable, however, as it won't be the primary solution in the answer key it would need to b...
by puzzlemad
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: No 13 Coins - Instruction Puzzle Query

stanley wrote:Hi, I think I found another solution to that given,
50120520,5015520
transposing the 3 x 20 in col 4 with adjacent 50,5.5 in col 5
Yes, that would be an alternative solution for the example. All competition puzzles do have unique solutions.
by puzzlemad
Mon 19 Jun, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Minor clarification of answer keys for #6 and #18. #6: Enter the content of the marked rows using the pentomino "letter" for pentomino pieces or # for empty cells. (The pentomino letters will be given with the pentominoes in the competition booklet.) #18: Enter the content of the marked rows - ident...
by puzzlemad
Sat 17 Jun, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

For questions about the UKPC, please see this thread:

http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1698

The contest page is here:

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=43
by puzzlemad
Sat 17 Jun, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

This is the discussion thread for the 2017 UK Puzzle Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Puzzle Championships in India to be held on the 17th - 22nd October, 2017. Duration: 2 hours Dates: Friday 23rd - Monday 26th June Contest Page: http:/...
by puzzlemad
Mon 22 May, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

The 2017 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of Friday 9th to Mon 12th June 2017. The 2017 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, Fri 23rd to Mon 26th June 2017. Both championships will take place online, on this website, via the contests page (http://www.ukpuzzles.or...
by puzzlemad
Mon 01 May, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

Thanks to everyone involved with the 24hr Championship - organisers, marking team, puzzle authors, testers etc. As usual I had a great time. My flight wasn't due to leave until 20:35 but I managed to stay awake in the airport - was asleep on the plane before they shut the doors. Thought I was going ...
by puzzlemad
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 6956

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Sorry I've missed them - will have to try them later.
by puzzlemad
Mon 06 Mar, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 2081

Re: Hello (again)

Yes great to see both at the Open and active here and on other competitions.
by puzzlemad
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 11048

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I was a careless numpty with 2B - for once managed to solve all in the time - stupid entry error on one of them and forgot to claim any bonus - mainly because that's something I never get chance to do.

2C - numpty again - two careless entry errors cost me over 40 places.
by puzzlemad
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6895

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

The results for the UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017 are officially announced. Sudoku: 1st Place: Yannick Meyapin (France), 2nd Place: Fred Stalder (Switzerland), 3rd Place: David McNeill (UK) Best newcomer: Matthew White (UK) Puzzle: 1st Place: Neil Zussman, 2nd Place: David McNeill, 3rd...
by puzzlemad
Sat 25 Feb, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6895

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

The Sudoku Tournament is now over and round one of the Puzzle Tournament currently underway. Congratulations go to our prize winners with Yannick Meyapin from France taking the overall title with Fred Stalder from Switzerland following closely on his heels in 2nd and David McNeill in 3rd also taking...
by puzzlemad
Wed 22 Feb, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6895

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

Just one more question: In Power of Tapa, am I right in understanding that a three number clue is either a power (a^(b^c)) or a 3 digit clue - it can't be one digit and a power. So, for example 2 1 3 is either just 2 or 2 1 3, it can't be 2 1 or 2 3 (from 2 & 1^3 or 2^1 & 3). Pretty sure that's wha...
by puzzlemad
Sun 19 Feb, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6895

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

Please remember that the competition booklets will not have copies of examples in them - as a result, it will be beneficial for you to have your instruction booklets to hand. A couple of amended instruction booklets for the puzzle tournament attached here. Round 1 - Includes the corrections to the i...
by puzzlemad
Fri 17 Feb, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6895

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

Unfortunately the extra round for the puzzle tournament will not be included so we will be sticking with the original schedule.