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by puzzlemad
Tue 06 Mar, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

The UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments were held at the new venue – the Croydon Aerodrome hotel over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th March. Although Jan Zverina’s flight was delayed by over 5 hours meaning that he didn’t arrive until the early hours of Saturday morning, this didn’t hinder him to...
by puzzlemad
Sat 03 Mar, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Good luck to everyone taking part in the tournament this weekend. I know that some have had difficult journeys and but have arrived safely and am looking forwards to seeing everyone shortly.
by puzzlemad
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Ekaterin wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 8:43 pm
In the instructions for Trio Cut, should the word "tetrominos" be replaced by "triominos" or is it triominos in the example but tetrominos in the puzzle?
Thanks,
Eva.
They are triominos in the puzzle, so the word tetromino is wrong.
by puzzlemad
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Are those rates just for a room or do they include breakfast. If your day rate was converted to a 24 hr rate then that would include your evening meal and breakfast too.
by puzzlemad
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Hi all, A quick update. Fingers crossed that we'll all be able to travel safely. The hotel has confirmed that they have spare rooms for the Friday night if anyone else wants to travel on the Friday rather than first thing Saturday morning. Attached is the instruction booklet for the team round for t...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Round 6 - filename suggests puzzles are by Nikola, the file itself says Tawan Copy/Paste error in the file name - the puzzle set is by Tawan. Round 5 - I'm being anal here, but I don't think the rules to Rassi Silai are stated properly. If ropes are entirely self contained within their respective r...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Sorry for the questions, but I am relatively new here... 3: Rassi Silai - presumably you don't have to draw in the lines separating the rope cells within the same regions as in the given solution? 15: Place by Product - is the little dash in the starting grid extraneous or does it mean a cell that ...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Puzzle Round 5 - V2. Words added to instruction regarding last two puzzles as per previous post.
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

In round 5, Akari Blocks, what is the definition of a 'block'? Is it any contiguous set of black squares? Yes a block is a contiguous set of black cells. In round 5, Place by Product and Place by Product Repeat, I presume that "the lengths of" is intended to be inserted, to give "Numbers outside th...
by puzzlemad
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

pinkagape wrote:
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:50 am
In the anti-symmetry Rossi Sinai, when it discusses 180 degree symmetry, is it within the cage, or the whole grid, or both? The example implies the whole grid, but I thought there was a chance the example was wrong.
It is the whole grid that the symmetry applies to.
by puzzlemad
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Puzzle round 5 instructions now available. Apologies for the delay to these.

An amended version is posted further on in the thread - slight change to wording of last two puzzles.
by puzzlemad
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Latin pointers is also simpler in the example, by the way, and I've noticed that round one says '3th to 4th March'! There may well be others were I've missed that the example doesn't use as many numbers etc. - so apologies for any others that I've missed. Round one - Serkan and his students did all...
by puzzlemad
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Hi Liane Thank you. A couple of questions, although I think I know the answers! In the 'LITS' puzzle in Puzzle comp round 1, does 'regardless of' really mean 'including''? it is ambiguous whether different rotations/reflections of the same tetromino can or cannot touch (although I'm pretty sure the...
by puzzlemad
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Sudoku Round 3. The centre puzzle has no 'decoration' applicable to it. There are two types of decoration - one type for puzzles A and E and the other for B and D. If that decoration overlaps onto other puzzles then it only applies to the one. So, the blue decoration in the picture only applies to p...
by puzzlemad
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

pinkagape wrote:
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 2:17 pm
Hi Liane. Have I missed the instructions for Round 5?
No - I've not quite got them finished.
by puzzlemad
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Liane, Thanks for posting. On round 3 of the sudoku tournament (Linked puzzles) I found the small grid explaining which rules applied where slightly confusing - do the rules apply to each 9x9 grid (including the overlapping cells)? In particular do the rules for C apply to the 81 cells in the centr...
by puzzlemad
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Puzzle Round 1 now uploaded.
by puzzlemad
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2805

UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

The majority of the instruction booklets and schedule for the UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2018 have now been published. I will get the remaining booklets out shortly. If anyone else would like to take part then we still have some availability, please do not hesitate to contact me at lian...
by puzzlemad
Sun 11 Feb, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)

detuned wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:54 pm
Matthew White - I recognise the name. I'm not quite sure whether that's from a previous UK Open or from a Times championship, and my brain is too frazzled to tell which at the moment
UKPA Open - and Matt is joining us again this year.
by puzzlemad
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 1
Views: 705

2018 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

This year's 24 hour puzzle championship will be held in Budapest on the weekend of the 25th - 27th May. This is a great event testing not only your puzzle solving skills but also your stamina over the 24 hours.
by puzzlemad
Tue 06 Feb, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

Re: 2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

Places are filling up rapidly for the Open Tournament. If anyone else wishes to take part, please contact myself at liane@ukpuzzles.org
by puzzlemad
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2018 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

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: 4
Views: 2914

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: 2594

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: 2594

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.