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by sf2l
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 16084

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

The reason for the new structure is to make it much easier for new puzzlers to get involved. At the moment most online competitions are set to challenge the very best solvers, with relatively few easy puzzles. Hopefully this will help make the WPF GP more accessible to new solvers. It's not just lo...
by sf2l
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Slovak pre-WSC tournement
Replies: 2
Views: 3253

Re: Slovak pre-WSC tournement

It looks to be a warm up for round 10 of the WSC. But with much less time.
by sf2l
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Slovak pre-WSC tournement
Replies: 2
Views: 3253

Slovak pre-WSC tournement

Next week our Slovak guests have prepared a sort of warm up tournement.
It will be hosted by the Indian site
Here's the link
http://logicmastersindia.com/2016/10S/
by sf2l
Wed 04 Nov, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC
Replies: 12
Views: 13612

Re: UK wins the senior category for WSC and WPC

I'd like to know how to become a paid-up UKPA member too. Last time I asked I was told I had a free year for helping out at the 2014 WSC/WPC but that will have expired now. Thanks, Eva. Time flies (and wasps). I did not notice that the grace year is over. But I have paid now. Congrats to David who ...
by sf2l
Wed 09 Sep, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 USPC and Sudoku Team Qualifying Test
Replies: 10
Views: 7718

Re: 2015 USPC and Sudoku Team Qualifying Test

reasonably happy about my 178 but kicking myself for a tiny mistake on the masyu crossword which costed me 30 further points. When will I learn.
by sf2l
Fri 13 Mar, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI
Replies: 14
Views: 8228

Re: Puzzle Marathon 2015 - LMI

In spite of the fact that Tom was not among the authors, the quality of the puzzles was excellent. Much harder than last year but why not. it's a marathon, you expect to have to struggle for some time.
Beautiful contest.
by sf2l
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Ties between puzzle and football
Replies: 1
Views: 7194

Ties between puzzle and football

Perhaps I am the only one who noticed it, as the UK team did not take part to the WPC in 2007, but the hotel in which the England squad is staying in Rio is the same in which the World Championship 2007 was played. It has now a new name (it's no longer called the Intercontinental, but the Royal Tuli...
by sf2l
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 37514

Re: 2014 WPF Puzzle Grand Prix

and so has Prasanna's puzzle contest on LMI "Parallel universe 2 - the revenge"
interesting set of classic vs. innovative variants

http://logicmastersindia.com/2014/04P2/
by sf2l
Mon 14 Apr, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad Khanmagomedov's April Contest — 4th - 12th April 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Riad Khanmagomedov's April Contest — 4th - 12th April 20

james
your solution of the polyominoes was fantastic. and your solution of the arrows too. these two puzzles show you are a step ahead of everybody else.
so i believe you absolutely deserve the 1st spot, and I am quite proud of being only one point behind.

s.
by sf2l
Sun 13 Apr, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad Khanmagomedov's April Contest — 4th - 12th April 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Riad Khanmagomedov's April Contest — 4th - 12th April 20

What did I say? The one on top of the leaderboard at the end is the same as last year.
but I am not too disappointed.
James, Congratulations again
stefano
by sf2l
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad Khanmagomedov's April Contest — 4th - 12th April 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4749

Re: Riad Khanmagomedov's April Contest — 4th - 12th April 20

i believe the lead is only alphabetical....as it happened last year...but at the end.....
by sf2l
Thu 27 Jun, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Hausigel Contest Series
Replies: 111
Views: 150335

Re: Hausigel Contest Series

Roland
is there a mistake in the example?
the letters B and C on the top right corner should be part of the same tile, otherwise the solution given is not obtained according tot he rule which specifies that every tile must contain either two letters or two black cells

stefano
by sf2l
Sun 23 Jun, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF SudokuGP 8th and final stage - Italian round
Replies: 3
Views: 2915

WPF SudokuGP 8th and final stage - Italian round

The contest will be hosted on Logic Masters India during the next weekend.
authors of the diagrams are Nonzero, Giulia Franceschini and Gabriele Simionato
instructions booklet available at the following link http://logicmastersindia.com/2013/06S2/

Stefano
by sf2l
Sat 22 Jun, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Japanese championships
Replies: 16
Views: 13241

Japanese championships

Japan organizes the National championships of Number Placement and Puzzle. Both championships will be held on August 3rd. Busy day. As known, the word "sudoku" in Japan is a trademark. this is the link to the webpage. http://jppuzzles.com/en/ there is a chance that instructions will be available in ...
by sf2l
Sat 22 Jun, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2013 USPC
Replies: 18
Views: 7652

Re: 2013 USPC

qualification is not an issue, there are more places available than competitors willing to fill them. the important bit is that this was announced to be valid as Italian championship. :D btw, i had the same problem as you With 15 minutes to go I started the tricky Tomtom, not a good move, I wish I'd...
by sf2l
Sat 22 Jun, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2013 USPC
Replies: 18
Views: 7652

Re: 2013 USPC

the results have been published. http://wpc.puzzles.com/uspc2013/results.asp?mode=intl congratulations to Kiwijam and Murray Hughes for their majestic performance. i was very lucky. I did a stupid mistake that costed me 10 points in the battleship. On the other hand, i broke the siamese fence but it...
by sf2l
Mon 20 May, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Swiss qualification Sudoku tournement
Replies: 2
Views: 2942

Swiss qualification Sudoku tournement

Hosted by Logic Masters Germany, the Swiss qualification tournement for the WSC is announced for June 1st-2nd. Here's the link http://www.logic-masters.de/Wettbewerbe/wettbewerb.php?id=57 I also remind that next weekend will take place the Hausigel contest (same site). http://www.logic-masters.de/We...
by sf2l
Sun 28 Apr, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: masyu for beginners
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

masyu for beginners

following the success of the beginners sudoku series, LMI starts a new series of PUZZLE competitions for beginners. the first competition is based on MASYU 17 puzzle of increasing difficulty, 70 minutes the time limit to gain full score and bonus. late submissions are accepted but will be awarded lo...
by sf2l
Mon 22 Apr, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German Puzzle championship
Replies: 26
Views: 11354

German Puzzle championship

With very short notice, the online qualification of the German Puzzle championship will take place next weekend. The duration of the test will be of 150 minutes (apparently with no extension), and will be running from April 26th at 12 until the 29th at 12 noon (German time). At the moment the contes...
by sf2l
Mon 15 Apr, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad Khanmagomedov contest
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

Re: Riad Khanmagomedov contest

And if you look at the leaderboard you can see Stefano sitting in 2nd place. :) In these contests it is not so important who is sitting in second place on day one, but who is in the lead at the end of the contest Well done James. I am particularly impressed by your solution of the sudoku optimizer....
by sf2l
Sat 06 Apr, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad Khanmagomedov contest
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

Riad Khanmagomedov contest

The 6-monthly contest, formerly hosted on the forsmarts site, is now hosted on Logicmastersindia.
As usual, 9 difficult puzzles plus 3 optimizers.
alredy started, open until 13 April

stefano
by sf2l
Mon 28 Jan, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP - Round 1 : 25-27 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 10658

Re: WPF Sudoku GP - Round 1 : 25-27 Jan 2012

I am still surprised to note how people living on the same planet as me can storm through such a set of puzzle so quickly. I left the easy ones for the end and I managed to solve 4 out of 6 in about 3 minutes. It could have been a better day if, after having digited in the solution of the mathdoku, ...
by sf2l
Sun 20 Jan, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Polish puzzle championship
Replies: 7
Views: 4870

Re: Polish puzzle championship

I am under the impression that the championship has taken place while the site was down (at least for me). The contest was open only at 12.00 Polish time Yesterday
the championship file can still be downloaded ant the site announces the Sudoku qualification for next weekend.
by sf2l
Thu 17 Jan, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Polish puzzle championship
Replies: 7
Views: 4870

Polish puzzle championship

Next weekend the online phase of the Polish Puzzle championship will be played The problem is that the site is only available in Polish so a bit awkward to explore. The following is the link to the contest page . http://sfinks.org.pl/contest,17,page_90.html . The puzzle are not too dramatic to under...