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by dickoon
Sat 07 May, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Congratulations to Tom (on fire today; the 1800 rating area is looking extremely interesting for British puzzlers, and I think it's only going to become more so over time!) and commiserations to Steve; it doesn't get much closer than that. Fingers firmly crossed for further extremely tight and excit...
by dickoon
Sat 07 May, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Out of curiosity, if the Saturday tie-break is drawn, is the next tie-break the sum of the Saturday times or the sum of the whole week's times? Hmm, I can see that it wasn't explicitly written in the rules in the first place. Implicitly, in the same way as the result of a match that ends 6-6 is der...
by dickoon
Fri 06 May, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 47
Views: 33727

Re: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?

I'm definitely warming to drsteve's notion - and thank you very much for making it, Steve! - as it would make the relatively rare championship and #1 contender (i.e. 2v3) matches very dramatic and interesting, and I suspect that it may work better than the current system for divisions of fewer than ...
by dickoon
Fri 06 May, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Here are the results of the sixth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder: | detuned drsteve | rodders afcwarren | ronaldx dickoon | puzzlemad PuzzleScot | Monday | | | | | Magnetplattenrätsel | 14:01 40:56 | 22:42 9999:59 | 06:36 14:59 | 14:13 35:55 | Pyramidenrätsel | 00:19 00:17 | 00:24 00:56 | 00:17 ...
by dickoon
Fri 06 May, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 582349

Re: croco-puzzle

Based on that clue, would it be
PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER_SHOW PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER:
sadowl, from the club's logo
?
by dickoon
Thu 05 May, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 47
Views: 33727

Re: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?

Thanks, Colin! I welcome your comments and have pencilled you in for a US league if there is the interest. Your comments are certainly true, and I've thought about this parity (in the sense of "odd or even", not in the sense of "equal to") aspect myself. As you say, results in the top and bottom mat...
by dickoon
Wed 04 May, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 582349

Re: croco-puzzle

Congratulations to afcwarren on achieving 20th kyu! I look forward to Warren and Liane overtaking me before long, but I'm going to try not to make it too easy for them... ;) Now I wonder whether there are other not-yet-belted names who actually represent British players without me being able to reco...
by dickoon
Sun 01 May, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: PuzzleFountain PDF monthly competition - january 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 12610

Re: PuzzleFountain PDF monthly competition - january 2011

Note: meanwhile, LMI is doing OCTO(tm) this week. NOT the May(tm) Puzzle Contest(tm). Thankfully(tm). *cough*(tm) :roll: I'm curious to know if anyone here tried it and - if so - what they thought of it. I didn't try the LMI contest (printer's still bust) but I did try a few on the OCTI web site. I...
by dickoon
Sun 01 May, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

The sixth week's matches are as follows: CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH detuned (C) vs. drsteve Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week. #1 CONTENDER MATCH rodders vs. afcwarren Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a champio...
by dickoon
Thu 28 Apr, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 47
Views: 33727

Re: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?

I'm not sure there are enough players for a proper US ladder, but I'd be interested to see some kind of an international one somehow. Perhaps the top solvers from 8 countries (or maybe 5 countries plus the top 3 Germans since they have such a large percentage of players) joining in. Being on top of...
by dickoon
Wed 27 Apr, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 47
Views: 33727

Reflections on the croco-puzzle ladder?

Seeing as we've had most of a week off from the croco-puzzle ladder, I would welcome some reflections on its design from players, non-players and potential players alike. The rules came fairly naturally, but that tends to mean that their relative success or failure is based more on intuition than de...
by dickoon
Wed 27 Apr, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 582349

Re: croco-puzzle

Today's Ue-puzzle 1: I tend to look at the highscore page before I decide whether or not I would enjoy spending my time on either or both of that day's puzzles, and I saw from the high score table that there were a heckuva lot of Fehlversuches on an otherwise swift puzzle. That's a pretty clear sort...
by dickoon
Sat 23 Apr, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Easter Countdown Puzzle Contest (1-24 April 2011)
Replies: 23
Views: 15028

Re: Easter Countdown Puzzle Contest (1-24 April)

No spoilers, but it's worth making it through, and we may have to start discussing what happens afterwards within the spoiler tags. I've made it through only on the light difficulty level, being stuck at the snake on the middle difficulty level (and wayyyyyy behind on the hard difficulty level). Wha...
by dickoon
Sat 23 Apr, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Here are the results of the fifth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder: | detuned rodders | drsteve ronaldx | afcwarren puzzlemad | PuzzleScot dickoon | Monday | | | | | Heyawake | 01:14 01:16 | 00:42 00:44 | 00:49 08:03 | 9999:59 01:21 | U-Bahn | 04:16 10:04 | 02:05 04:29 | 9999:59 14:19 | 9999:59 16...
by dickoon
Tue 19 Apr, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

OK, good enough for me. Week off next week.
by dickoon
Mon 18 Apr, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Can I please request a bye day on Friday this week? Granted! Thanks for giving lots of notice. Looking further ahead, I doubt very much that I'll be able to do many puzzles in the 25-29 April week so I would back any motion to suspend the league for a week :D Anybody else? I'll definitely suspend t...
by dickoon
Sun 17 Apr, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

The results of extra time: puzzlemad 2 dickoon 0. Well done, Liane! The fourth week's matches are as follows: CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH detuned (C) vs. rodders Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week. #1 CONTENDER MATCH...
by dickoon
Fri 15 Apr, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

EXTRA TIME! I believe that the match between puzzlemad and myself has ended 5-5 and must go into extra time. The remaining results from the fourth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder are as follows: | drsteve detuned | rodders afcwarren | PuzzleScot ronaldx | puzzlemad dickoon | Monday | | | | | Dop...
by dickoon
Sun 10 Apr, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

The fourth week's matches are as follows: CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH drsteve (C) vs. detuned Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week. #1 CONTENDER MATCH rodders vs. afcwarren Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a champi...
by dickoon
Fri 08 Apr, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Crikey, you lot are quick. I think I was the last to finish! Here are the results from the third week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder: | drsteve rodders | detuned PuzzleScot | puzzlemad afcwarren | dickoon ronaldx | Monday | | | | | Fillomino | 00:38 01:05 | 00:27 00:43 | 01:05 00:42 | 07:57 00:36 | K...
by dickoon
Wed 06 Apr, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 582349

Re: croco-puzzle

Congratulations to puzzlemad for joining the land of the ranked; yay, Liane!
by dickoon
Mon 04 Apr, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Easter Countdown Puzzle Contest (1-24 April 2011)
Replies: 23
Views: 15028

Re: Easter Countdown Puzzle Contest (1-24 April)

I also don't understand the statistics. The numbers for days 1 and 2 seemed to increase, drop down and then start increasing again. I interpret the numbers as being "the number of people who have solved exactly that many puzzles of that difficulty". Accordingly, if you've solved all four puzzles of...
by dickoon
Sun 03 Apr, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

The third week's matches are as follows: CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH drsteve vs. rodders Winner becomes champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week. #1 CONTENDER MATCH detuned vs. PuzzleScot Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a championship match next...
by dickoon
Sun 03 Apr, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

I might struggle to complete the puzzles on Thursday this coming week, unless I can do them on Wednesday night or the wifi on Virgin trains holds on for long enough (unlikely ....). I'll endeavour to do them of course, but just a warning. Not sure how this might affect my match. Do feel free to req...
by dickoon
Fri 01 Apr, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Daily Puzzles
Topic: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?
Replies: 592
Views: 501619

Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

ronald wrote:I'd be happy to join in, if there's a space.
There is indeed!

Now we are at eight, any further entrants will go on a waiting list - but we should be able to introduce one new player from that waiting list every week.