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by puzzlemad
Fri 12 Nov, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: UKPA club nights - questionnaire
Replies: 6
Views: 872

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: 2309

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: 9405

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: 5472

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: 5472

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: 2143

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: 5472

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: 5472

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: 5472

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: 5472

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: 5472

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: 5472

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: 9405

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: 5472

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: 5472

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 ...
by puzzlemad
Fri 18 Jun, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 5472

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2021

The instruction booklet (no points) is now available from the contest page - link above. An updated version with the points will be uploaded as soon as possible.
by puzzlemad
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Hello!

Welcome to you. You've joined at a perfect point as we've got our annual UK Puzzle Championship coming up on the weekend of the 25th June.
by puzzlemad
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2021 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 1865

2021 UK Puzzle Championship

The 2021 edition of the UK Puzzle Championship will take place between Friday 25th and Monday 28th June.

The contest page is here: https://ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=63

Questions and discussion about the contest will take place here: http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2497
by puzzlemad
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 5472

UK Puzzle Championship 2021

This is the discussion thread for the 2021 UK Puzzle Championship.

Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Dates: Friday 25th - Monday 28th June 2021
Contest Page: https://ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=63
Instruction Booklet: Available soon

Please post any questions about the competition here.
by puzzlemad
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2021 UK Sudoku Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Re: Results: 2021 UK Sudoku Championship

Well done to David again for an impressive performance. Thanks too to Sam for organising a great competition and I'm glad that Tom was able to take part for a change :D
by puzzlemad
Fri 21 May, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C 2020-2021
Replies: 29
Views: 17273

Re: Division C 2020-2021

Well done all, especially Eva. Some really good solving by everyone. I'm really looking forward to meeting more of you in person when we're able to hold our next open competition. In the meantime, I'm working on our annual UKPC competition which will be held in June - more details to be 'officially'...
by puzzlemad
Thu 20 May, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Monday Evening UKPA puzzle drop-ins
Replies: 10
Views: 4257

Re: Monday Evening UKPA puzzle drop-ins

Just seen this post and it sounds like a great idea and hopefully will pick up momentum. I'm extremely busy over these next few weeks, including getting the UKPC organised using different computer this year that I'm still getting used to.
by puzzlemad
Thu 20 May, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 19 May 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 5875

Re: UKPA Masyu Contest 14 May - 19 May 2021

Thanks David for a great competition It was good to be able to solve all successfully in the time (pity I was careless with a couple of the answer keys - one being the 75 pointer!) I'd corrected one error in that but missed the other.
by puzzlemad
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 105
Views: 45964

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Mega stupidity on my part - battleships solved correctly - entering solution code and I managed to pick the big outside clue numbers instead of column numbers and domino search managed to enter the number of horizontal dominoes not the contents of them. 52 points wasted - not a huge amount but enoug...
by puzzlemad
Thu 18 Mar, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs
Replies: 105
Views: 45964

Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Well done all. Think this one passed me by.