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by PuzzleScot
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team
Replies: 7
Views: 10928

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

Let's not ignore Hideaki. This was a 'harder than usual' championship, but Hideaki Jo finished all 29 puzzles with time to spare. Outstanding achievement.
by PuzzleScot
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team
Replies: 7
Views: 10928

UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

The 2016 UK Puzzle Championship is over, and the results have been published: Official results . Congratulations to Neil Zussman on becoming UK Puzzle Champion. Also to James McGowan and Tom Collyer for taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Combining with the UK Open Puzzle Tournament results, the...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 28 Jun, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack it?
Replies: 12
Views: 11470

Re: World's hardest Sudoku and it’s a 2 x 2: Can you crack i

edderiofer wrote: "[another crappy app]".
An enjoyable summary of sudoku based apps! very good.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 8370

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Apologies for the delay. As of 14:00 GMT, the contest is now open! Good luck.
Please enter answer keys carefully, with a comma (no spaces) between each answer part
by PuzzleScot
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 8370

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

During final checking, there appears to be a problem with one puzzle. The start time has therefore been temporarily put back until 8pm, although the contest will be available as soon as we are sure all is good to go.

Alan
by PuzzleScot
Wed 22 Jun, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 8370

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Having a forum user account, and being logged in, is all you need. Any time during the competition window when you have 2.5 hours free: - visit the contest page (In the top-right corner, it will show if you are logged in) - download the Puzzle Booklet (this will be available before the contest start...
by PuzzleScot
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Narrow cave or tight cave?
Replies: 8
Views: 7051

Re: Narrow cave or tight cave?

Mephisto wrote: Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long years
Stole many a man's soul and faith
Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game
by PuzzleScot
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Narrow cave or tight cave?
Replies: 8
Views: 7051

Re: Narrow cave or tight cave?

I'd suggest 'narrow cave' from those choices. 'Tunnels' might be a better choice, if that's not used by some other type?
by PuzzleScot
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 10141

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

Yes, 16-20 October for WSC, 18-23 for WPC. http://slovakia2016.org/
by PuzzleScot
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 10141

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

detuned wrote:There was only one contributor this year
Oops! All the more impressive...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 10141

UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

The UKSC is over, and the results are now available . Congratulations to Heather Golding on her first win! Mark Goodliffe was runner-up, with Emma McCaughan taking 3rd place. Combining the results with the UK Open qualifier in February, the final UK team for the World Championships in Slovakia in No...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2016 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 13
Views: 9688

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: 6481

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: 5867

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: 5203

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: 5203

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: 5203

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: 7095

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: 24526

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: 5501

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: 24526

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: 24526

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: 5053

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: 26285

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: 9537

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...