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by detuned
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

Traditionally I always say I'm going to do answer booklets and end up being too tired after the event to go back and do them. As I don't have the answers to hand, is there a particular puzzle you are interested in Angus?
by detuned
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Thanks - I thought the link was fixed but turns out it’s only in the admin version. Alan, could you fix please?

Also, an updated version of the instructions is now available, with points distribution.
by detuned
Wed 06 Jun, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

One thing that has come up from the testing is a clarification to the rules of Puzzle 11 Consecutive Pairs. Not all possible pairs of cells have been marked! This means that it is possible for consecutive numbers to be placed in adjacent cells where there is no marking between them. This is the main...
by detuned
Sun 03 Jun, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Competition page and instructions are now live.

Note that the instructions do not yet have the points distribution. This will go live later this week, probably on Wednesday or Thursday. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
by detuned
Fri 01 Jun, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: The Times Sudoku Championship 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

The Times Sudoku Championship 2018

So as last year's winner (and therefore part of the top 12) I just received an e-mail inviting me to this year's championship. The date is set at Saturday 22nd September 2018. I imagine the qualifying puzzles will be appearing in the paper shortly - I haven't bought the Times this week though so it'...
by detuned
Fri 01 Jun, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

Re: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

For questions about the UKSC, please see this thread:

http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1812

The contest page is here:

(will be updated shortly)
by detuned
Fri 01 Jun, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

This is the discussion thread for the 2018 UK Sudoku Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Sudoku Championships in Prague, Czech Republic to be held on the 4th-11th November 2018 (note that these dates also include time for the World Puzzle C...
by detuned
Tue 29 May, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)

I didn't get a chance to participate last weekend, but Neil did, and won the round. Nice going 8-)
by detuned
Sun 13 May, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)

Haven't been so great posting updates, but there's another round this weekend
by detuned
Sat 28 Apr, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)
Replies: 5
Views: 3646

Re: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)

Missed out a few rounds here, but Round 5 - Math (SIC) is live this weekend
by detuned
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Round 3 this weekend - India
by detuned
Wed 07 Mar, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: German qualifiers this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Re: German qualifiers this weekend

Hi rob - I missed this over the weekend, I can't imemdiately see the passwords for the files. Will these be published for anyone who wants to have an unofficial go at the contest after time?
by detuned
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 11976

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Liane - re Friday night and the weather, I'm tempted, but do you happen to know the rates the hotel are quoting? Are they as good as t'internet?
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by detuned
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 11976

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Brevity vs. Accuracy is of course a balancing act - but I maintain that the idea represented by "XXX cannot touch, not even diagonally" can be stated far more accurately without sacrificing much in the way of brevity. It's horrible, horrible wording :-) And of course it's nothing really to do with t...
by detuned
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 11976

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament 2018

Round 6 - filename suggests puzzles are by Nikola, the file itself says Tawan Round 5 - I'm being anal here, but I don't think the rules to Rassi Silai are stated properly. If ropes are entirely self contained within their respective regions, how on earth is it possible for the ends to touch? Even i...
by detuned
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Cracking The Cryptic
Replies: 1
Views: 2992

Re: Cracking The Cryptic

A bit of shameless self-plugging, but I've done a guest video. This hopefully gives a good insight into how I go about solving...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEK7k6jTmg
by detuned
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 5
Views: 3463

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 2 is this weekend if you havent already seen
by detuned
Sun 04 Feb, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

Dates in the original post were wrong (I copy and pasted from the Sudoku gp thread) - you haven’t missed anything yet Alan. 1st round is 9th to 12th of Feb
by detuned
Sun 04 Feb, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

Re: 2018 Puzzle GP

That was definitely easy to miss! How does the mechanism for that work? Via an email? Or a webform?

Once again the GP website proves to be as clear as mud....
by detuned
Sat 03 Feb, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle GP
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

2018 Puzzle GP

A thread for the 2018 Series of the WPF's flagship online competition, under the continued directorship of Wei-Hwa Huang. The rather confusion A/B/C divisions business has been lost, which is perhaps a pity but is probably also understandable given the extra strain it put on contributing authors. Th...
by detuned
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: 2018 Puzzle Ramayan (India)

According to the results, 11 UK solvers: http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201801/score.asp 9 Neil Zussman 31 Saul Glasman 68 Emma With an honourable mention to James McGowan in 16th place :roll: Looks like a very easy set for the 90 minutes, with Ken Endo blasting through them in just over 20 minutes...
by detuned
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 5
Views: 3463

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 1 results up. I thought that was a tough set. I'm a bit annoyed to have wasted a bit of time convincing myself that the "Sum Next to 9" was impossible, and still haven't worked out what is going on with the magic square. But otherwise a good run for me, even accounting for a silly mistake ente...
by detuned
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)
Replies: 5
Views: 3646

Re: 2018 Sudoku Mahabharat (India)

According to the public LMI profiles: David McNeill - looks like a promising solver ;) Let's hope he can kick on from a reasonably good first round and clock some bonus time in the next rounds Matthew White - I recognise the name. I'm not quite sure whether that's from a previous UK Open or from a T...
by detuned
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Cracking The Cryptic
Replies: 1
Views: 2992

Cracking The Cryptic

Mark Goodliffe & Simon Anthony have a youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-UOdK8-mIjxBQm_ot1T-Q This is mostly off-topic, focusing on Cryptic Crosswords, however there is the occasional run through of The Times "super-fiendish" classic sudoku, and "deadly" killer sudoku. The Sudoku v...