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by detuned
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 11332

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Round 2 has been open all this weekend, but you still have until tomorrow evening to participate if you haven't already!
by detuned
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 10956

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

I can solve them fine usually, just not in a competition. it's bizarre! And 80/290 points is quite a lot for one of them :(
by detuned
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Red Bull Escape Room World Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Red Bull Escape Room World Championship

So we're probably a bit late in the game for this, but I think there's definitely a promising link between logic puzzles and escape rooms that could be explored a bit more. Anyhow, it's definitely interesting that a big player like Red Bull are getting involved in the whole mind sports thing, especi...
by detuned
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 10956

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2017

2 Fortress Sudoku :(
by detuned
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: @ukpuzzles Twitter Account
Replies: 2
Views: 6732

Re: @ukpuzzles Twitter Account

Had a quick look a the feed recently. There didn't seem to be any reference to the GPs?
by detuned
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifiers : Jan-Apr 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3717

Re: LMI - Sudoku Mahabharat & ISC Qualifiers : Jan-Apr 2017

A bit late now, perhaps, but round 2 is just about still open:

http://logicmastersindia.com/SM/201702/
by detuned
Sun 05 Feb, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 16480

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

Even the correct answer to another row is no guarantee the whole puzzle was solved correctly - some rows can be filled in much earlier than others which is why the chosen answer keys are the ones that they are and basically why I agree with Wei hwa that you don't have any grounds to appeal unless yo...
by detuned
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 16480

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 detuned
Wed 01 Feb, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 16480

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

Personally felt a bit rusty (particularly after apparently failing to submit an 83 point battleships, and, er a 10 point recto :roll: ), but overall a good UK showing. Very well done Heather on B, it's a shame you couldn't get the last puzzle out in those 12 minutes you had in the end. I'd argue the...
by detuned
Fri 27 Jan, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 16480

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I haven't had time to make any comment to anyone about this, but this whole division structure is a bit confusing - I'm going to mention the puzzle GP at work tomorrow but I don't think I'm particularly optimistic of getting any takers. I think I'd rather have seen the WPF have completely separate c...
by detuned
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 11332

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

For anyone reading this thread and wondering what the Sudoku GP is, it's a series of 90 minute competitions spread over the year. The format is fairly standardised but the quality of contributors is unparalleled - these puzzles are basically the best Sudoku puzzles in the world and you can solve the...
by detuned
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 11332

2017 Sudoku GP

Well round 1 has been and gone, but it's probably worth having a forum thread for this. In an attempt to reinvigorate my blog, I've written up some thoughts here: http://tcollyer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/2017-sudoku-gp-round-1-netherlands.html Interesting to see Dr Snyder participating again! Top 3 UK...
by detuned
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Trinity College Cambridge online puzzle hunt next week
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Re: Trinity College Cambridge online puzzle hunt next week

Looks interesting.

If it's anything like SUMS/MUMS/CISRA then I won't have time to fully commit, but I'd happy to pitch in during the evenings. If we do have a UKPA presence then it would be good to do a write up on the forums or a blog or something to draw people in.
by detuned
Thu 24 Nov, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 7103

Re: Hi Everyone

Hi Emily, the season for online puzzle competitions is nearly upon us - hope you get the chance to have a go at one or two.

Maths is a great choice :)
by detuned
Thu 24 Nov, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Alex Bellos (The Guardian) is hosting a puzzle night
Replies: 2
Views: 6551

Re: Alex Bellos (The Guardian) is hosting a puzzle night

That'll teach me to read the forums more regularly :(
by detuned
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 10141

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

Wrong thread, but it's because I never made one. I can do by the end of the week
by detuned
Mon 03 Oct, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Slovak pre-WSC tournement
Replies: 2
Views: 3336

Re: Slovak pre-WSC tournement

Nice - thanks for the heads up!
by detuned
Thu 15 Sep, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Times sudoku championship 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 5338

Re: Times sudoku championship 2016

Yeah, will be good to see the usual crowd there. I know mark and Heather will both be there too
by detuned
Mon 29 Aug, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 31
Views: 15245

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

Well done Neil. Sadly even if I'd remembered this I wasn't able to come down on the Sunday. How many people turned up?
by detuned
Sun 07 Aug, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Comparing the difficulty of the UKPC from year to year
Replies: 4
Views: 5373

Re: Comparing the difficulty of the UKPC from year to year

Interesting analysis. Putting the UKPC itself aside for a moment, I think the overall difficulty of puzzle competitions has tended to go up with time due to the narrow set of people who keep playing requiring ever tougher puzzles. I think the puzzles tend to be more variants of variants, or crossov...
by detuned
Tue 19 Jul, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 12870

Re: WPF Sudoku GP 2016

Round 8 IB is ready and available here:

http://ukpuzzles.org/file_download.php? ... c3afe280fc
by detuned
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Times sudoku championship 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 5338

Times sudoku championship 2016

i received an email from the times puzzle editor this morning: in summary David Levy is out of the picture these days, and the qualifying puzzles will be in the paper next week.
by detuned
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification
Replies: 9
Views: 8370

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

For those looking for a direct link to the instruction booklet, you can be find it here:

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/file_download. ... 76b01f3bb4
by detuned
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 10141

Re: UKSC Results and 2016 UK WSC Team

There was only one contributor this year :lol: But I'd definitely like to reiterate thanks to the testers who came together at very short notice to help ensure everything ran smoothly! Really impressive to see Heather finish all the puzzles within 2 hours. A really well deserved victory, with a clos...