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by drsteve
Tue 31 Oct, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Record results for UK teams at the World Championships

Congratulations to everyone!
by drsteve
Thu 12 Oct, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

I got a reply and it was as I suggested - my two scores divided by two, not four, put me in Div A. Meanwhile, Tiago, who finished 66 overall in Div A wins Div B, mainly due to missing the higher scoring round 1. Very miffed about this as I put a decent effort into Div B - I’m counting it as an honou...
by drsteve
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

Thanks, James. I've posted a query in the forum. The only way I can be in Division A, I think, is if my average score after four rounds was actually averaged over the two rounds that I competed in, rather than all 4. This might make some weird sense in their book, as otherwise they'd say "total scor...
by drsteve
Tue 03 Oct, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

OK, anyone got an idea as to why I'm in the official Division A results rather than the official Division B. Seriously can't see why - and why Taigo Ando is in the official Division B when he's 66th in Division A!

Just asking as I thought I'd won Division B...
by drsteve
Tue 29 Aug, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

Anyone have any idea is there is going to ever be an "Official" section B or C result - i.e. discounting the A and the A or B contestants?
by drsteve
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

Well I finished at 102, but Heather made it into the top 100. By the way, in round 8b, it looks like eight people completed but got the second snake wrong. At least in my case I know that my spare 25 seconds wouldn't have been enough to check my answers... Yup, I was one of those eight. Had two cor...
by drsteve
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

Ah, but there's a chance of actually winning for once for those of us in B or C. That is, if they choose to filter the A contestants from the B list...
by drsteve
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Puzzle GP question

Oh good, that should put me out of the top 100. Probably.

Just checking, I actually did two section A comps - it was probably Round 2 that convinced me to stick to section B!

Thanks, James. Hopefully, that's the right interpretation of average.
by drsteve
Sat 12 Aug, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle GP question
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Puzzle GP question

Silly question but have I been getting this wrong all year? I only had time to do more than one division puzzle comp in the first round and did A and B. I qualified as a B contestant and as such for the whole tournament have been doing the B competitions. Just had a quick look at the rules, mostly d...
by drsteve
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Re: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship

Many thanks for organising this, Liane. One of the toughest - and most enjoyable - that I've done for a good while. Thanks again
by drsteve
Thu 02 Mar, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

Really enjoyed the B puzzles, a nice set with Oases being fun - my first encounter with these. Similarly not convinced by the five hard puzzles format - well, four, as the inequalities was just big, not hard. Seen harder five by five Futoshiki puzzles... Looking forward to taking a run at the three ...
by drsteve
Wed 22 Feb, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6770

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 what...
by drsteve
Mon 13 Feb, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: @ukpuzzles Twitter Account
Replies: 2
Views: 4267

Re: @ukpuzzles Twitter Account

Thought I'd plugged the first one, along with the LMI on the same weekend.

Ah, just realised as I type, I probably missed the Sudoku one, as I don't get alerts for that one, not being a Sudoku competitor. I'll try and correct that in future.
by drsteve
Mon 13 Feb, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 6770

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

A question on Puzzles Round 3

Are the Arrows puzzles both ones with only one square around the grid? Or could there be a two square boundary (sometimes called Double Arrows, iirc)? Or is it a surprise?
by drsteve
Sat 04 Feb, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

Nope, the appeal was unsuccessful. Rather harsh, I thought - spend the time solving the puzzle correctly (as is clear from entering one correct row and then choosing the wrong row to enter) only to be told that entering the correct answer key is part of solving the puzzle. When it is clear that the...
by drsteve
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I have had a go at solving the A puzzles and B puzzles. The A puzzles seemed spot on apart from the third Doppelblock which was over the top. The B puzzles were great, although I didn't beat Heather. I haven't had a go at the C puzzles yet. Thinking of this from the puzzle setters' point of view, t...
by drsteve
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

... that's still 100 in front of me I make 608 - 425 = 183, not 100. Maybe this is why I beat you? :lol: No, I meant if you count entering the wrong row in B2 (which I'm appealing) and not counting battleships correctly which would add 32+59 = 91 points to my score. Sounds like I won't be in luck w...
by drsteve
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

... that's still 100 in front of me I make 608 - 425 = 183, not 100. Maybe this is why I beat you? :lol: No, I meant if you count entering the wrong row in B2 (which I'm appealing) and not counting battleships correctly which would add 32+59 = 91 points to my score. Sounds like I won't be in luck w...
by drsteve
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

GoldingH wrote:teehee
Yes, I'm fairly sure my result was a blip. This will be particularly clear when the results for part C are out...
That isn't remotely what I meant 8-) That was a great performance, Heather. Well done. Even with my typos, that's still 100 in front of me. Congratulations
by drsteve
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

The results are out now. Top UK Scores: Category B: 11. Heather Golding 608 36. Tom Collyer 514 65. Alan O'Donnell 431 68. Steve Barge 425 72. Emma McCaughan 415 74. Eva Myers 410 75. Michael Collins 410 88. Anthea McMillan 384 Plus 11 more outside the top 100. A good healthy entry from the UK Categ...
by drsteve
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 5136

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

I'd love to go, but there's the basic issue of not being able to get there in time - certainly can't get to Budapest until midnight-ish on the Friday, which probably won't have me best prepared for the twenty four hours to follow... A real shame as I've heard such great things about this competition...
by drsteve
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 10823

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

The 2015 results are here - http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/wpf-gp-puzzle-results-2015 and the 2016 competitive results are here - http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/wpf-gp-puzzle-results-2016-competitive-section The full text of who should be in what division is: "Class A participants are those wh...
by drsteve
Wed 25 Jan, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Logicmasters 2017 Qualifcation
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Logicmasters 2017 Qualifcation

Yes, the rule for the line drawing caught me out - solved one puzzle but then couldn't decipher the rules until much later. Luckily twigged it before the time was up...

And I don't think the additional Pentomino rule is necessary, as I solved it without being aware of that.
by drsteve
Sat 21 Jan, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Logicmasters 2017 Qualifcation
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Logicmasters 2017 Qualifcation

Just to point out that this has started and runs until Monday 23rd. The instructions are in German but most of the puzzles are obvious (although I can't seem to copy the text into Google Translate). For any non-standard ones, I THINK: 2. Blackout Domino - the blacked out squares have to be isolated ...
by drsteve
Sat 04 Jun, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 13
Views: 7826

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification

Anyone can enter - the two qualification events are separate. People can qualify by either route - otherwise it's a bit harsh on those who can't make the on-site competition.