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by PuzzleScot
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 13
Views: 16914

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification

Noticed that the "Time until contest starts" is different in http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=39 than in http://www.ukpuzzles.org/answers.php?contestid=39 I believe the latter is the correct one, or? The times are local times UK. The "GMT" reference on answers.php should in fact say ...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 21 May, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2016 UK Sudoku & Puzzle Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 10373

2016 UK Sudoku & Puzzle Championships

The 2016 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of Friday 10th to Mon 13th June 2016. The 2016 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, Fri 24th to Mon 27 June 2016. Both championships will take place online, on this website, via the contests page (http://www.ukpuzzles.org...
by PuzzleScot
Sun 01 May, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Briton wins 24Hr Puzzle Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 9923

Briton wins 24Hr Puzzle Championship

Neil Zussman won the annual 24Hr puzzle championship in Hungary this year.

Not an event for the weak-hearted - It is a highly competitive 24hr puzzle solving marathon.
Well done Neil!
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by PuzzleScot
Sun 01 May, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 8775

Re: Riad's April Contest

puzzlemad wrote:Is that because you've not solved it yet?
hehe - I got it ok ;)
That's how I know there is another x ~ y correlation that wasn't used in the puzzle, that could have been.
by PuzzleScot
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 8775

Re: Riad's April Contest

That was fun. When I went to enter my answers, the deadline had passed - perhaps for the best! Thanks Riad (if you read this) - wonderful puzzles!! Congrats to James on top equal. Also to David, who assuredly would have been top equal had he read the instructions of an optimiser correctly! I particu...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 8775

Riad's April Contest

http://logicmastersindia.com/2016/04Contest/

Seriously hard. No password on the PDF - c.7 days to complete.
by PuzzleScot
Tue 12 Apr, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI Puzzle Marathon 2016 - 1st to 12th April
Replies: 7
Views: 12236

Re: LMI Puzzle Marathon 2016 - 1st to 12th April

Hmm. Now I finally have time to play... oh well...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 24 Mar, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 39190

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

Note that the IB for the final online round (duration 90 mins) of this contest is available. http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201603/

You may start "Object Placement (PR 2015/16)" any time during the weekend of 26th to 28th Mar.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Open results
Replies: 0
Views: 8782

UK Open results

Puzzle: Gold - Neil Zussman Silver - Tom Collyer Bronze - Steve Barge Best newcomer - Jason Stroud; Best overseas - Zoltan Nemeth (HUN) Sudoku: Gold - Tom Collyer Silver - Mark Goodliffe Bronze - Heather Golding Best newcomer - Bob Kiddle; Best overseas - Valeria Losasso (ITA) Congratulations to all...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 39190

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

I see that this contest's deadline has been extended to 23:59:59 Tue 1 March 2016.

That gives everyone at the UK Open a decent chance to compete, and of course delays the time to start discussions until 01:30 Wed 2 March (since you can start and get the full 90 minutes right up to the deadline)
by PuzzleScot
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 39190

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

NEVER DISCUSS ACTIVE COMPS IN ANY WAY!

Thank-you.
by PuzzleScot
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Open - Instruction Booklets now available
Replies: 0
Views: 7956

UK Open - Instruction Booklets now available

Sudoku IBs: http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1446&start=0#p12957 Puzzle IBs: http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1446&start=0#p12961 There are still a few places remaining for any last minute waverers... contact liane@ukpuzzles.org to register your place! http://www.ukpuzzle...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 42761

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Good work Liane!!
by PuzzleScot
Fri 05 Feb, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 14759

Re: GCHQ Christmas puzzle

We have all 3 names : "David McBryan, 41, from Dublin, Wim Hulpia, 40, from Belgium and American-born Kelley Kirklin, 54, who lives in London, will each receive a GCHQ paperweight, pen and signed copy of the book Alan Turing Decoded, written by his nephew Dermot Turing." The BBC said Byran was from...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 01 Feb, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 25856

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2016

I see James must have diverted to the casual section and come back to the main comp. Seems he attempted 8 (6 correct) of the casual puzzles - he couldn't have done that in 5m34s, surely? I find it 'wrong' that someone with 21/22 (Ken) can beat someone with 22/22 (James) with a relatively small time ...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 26 Jan, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 25856

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2016

Thanks Mark.
Looking at my workings for #1, I see errors in my <10 arithmetic. Wow.
#3 I just didn't see...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 26 Jan, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 25856

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2016

OK, now that's over, can someone explain sequences 1&3 of the casual section please?
Ta.
by PuzzleScot
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 20051

Re: WPF Sudoku GP 2016

Sudoku GP 1st round - 8.1. - 11.1.- Netherlands 2nd round - 5.2. - 8.2. - Serbia 3rd round - 4.3. - 7.3. - Czech republic 4th round - 1.4. - 4.4. - Russia 5th round - 29.4. - 2.5. - China 6th round - 27.5. - 30.5. - Japan 7th round - 24.6. - 27.6. - Italy 8th round - 22.7. - 25.7. - India Puzzle GP...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 22 Dec, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI december puzzle test: WCPN
Replies: 2
Views: 7017

Re: LMI december puzzle test: WCPN

That was a bit harder than I was expecting. Lovely puzzles though...
Well done Tom (top Brit) and the 5 usual suspects that solved everything with time to spare!

RIP Florian!
by PuzzleScot
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 10006

Re: Greeting

PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER_SHOW PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER:
me^(rry) = x-mas ?
by PuzzleScot
Thu 17 Dec, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 42761

UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

The UK Puzzle Association are pleased to announce the 2016 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments . The Sudoku Tournament will be held on Saturday 27th February, 2016 and the Puzzle Tournament will be held from the evening of Saturday 27th and on Sunday 28th February, 2016. Both will take pla...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 10 Dec, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 14759

Re: GCHQ Christmas puzzle

ITV has asked if we can get a small group of puzzlers together to film a piece for News at 10 tonight.
Would anyone be up for that? I've asked for details on time/location. Guessing early evening somewhere London or thereabouts...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 10 Dec, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: GCHQ Christmas puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 14759

Re: GCHQ Christmas puzzle

Yeah. Gareth and I have both been asked to appear on Sky News to discuss this.
I solved the hanji quick enough, but the 'next stage' on gchq's site isn't opening very quickly (ie, at all!)
by PuzzleScot
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Account Deletion?
Replies: 4
Views: 14459

Re: Account Deletion?

The bots simply are not getting through any more. The 'not a bot' button (plus a couple of other background checks) is surprisingly effective. The ones that do get through (1 or 2 per day at most) are done by real people, I believe. IP location checks usually flag these easily enough. In the past we...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 05 Dec, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Account Deletion?
Replies: 4
Views: 14459

Re: Account Deletion?

This, like many other self-registration forums, is subject to a constant barrage of spam registrations. (c.100/day on here). I cannot investigate every registration attempt, so have to be fairly ruthless I'm afraid. Believe it or not, I lean on the side of leniency. However, in your specific case, y...