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by detuned
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: The Hunt for Justice
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Re: The Hunt for Justice

Specifically the hunt seems to be 1pm to 9pm EST. Which I make as 6pm to 2am here in the UK

It is worth noting that the 21st October is during the WSC/WPC in India, so that might affect participation a bit from this parish.
by detuned
Sat 29 Jul, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Play-offs
Replies: 4
Views: 3260

Re: Play-offs

Rugby League sounds ridiculous! I think one aspect of the play-offs is it gives some motivation to some solvers who aren't going to be quite challenging at the top. From this point of view I'd certainly like to see a few more innovations like the Tour de Senec to vary the competition up a bit. I don...
by detuned
Tue 04 Jul, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10815

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Results are up - I thought it was a very hard round, measured by how close I thought I was to finishing (not close at all). I also thought it was perhaps a little too "puzzle-y", although not by much. The UK ranks are a little below the norm for this year, which is a bit disappointing. Top 3 UK: 56....
by detuned
Sun 02 Jul, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10815

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

It's GP weekend again - perhaps a bit late but you still have til tomorrow evening to compete.

Re last month, the time slipped away from me somewhat that weekend. What with the attacks near London Bridge (10 minutes away from where I live) the whole thing completely slipped my mind.
by detuned
Wed 28 Jun, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 6051

Re: Results: 2017 UK Puzzle Championship

That's a truly remarkable set of testers who've managed to leave Hideaki and Ken completely in the shade!

Thanks Liane for organising, and congratulations to James and Adam.
by detuned
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 363086

Re: croco-puzzle

Yes, I think I understand. Instead of fixed logistic curves defined by a fixed parameter of 2, this exponent was variable. Do you know to what extent this value varied away from 2 before your change? I'm also curious about the updating factor f - is that also a fixed parameter? As an aside, I have l...
by detuned
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: croco-puzzle
Replies: 696
Views: 363086

Re: croco-puzzle

Well I seem to have done very well out of this - I've been pushed up by 100 points or so. With a little less carelessness I think 3rd dan could be in sight!

Is it possible for you to explain a little more about the formula Berni? This kind of thing does interest me a lot.
by detuned
Mon 19 Jun, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hall of Fame
Replies: 11
Views: 4708

Re: UKPA Hall of Fame

That is an amazing document!

Alan - maybe this could be an extension of the database you are putting together? I'm not sure what the technical skills are like at the WPF - but definitely also one for our Esteemed Mr Director, if Prasanna is reading?
by detuned
Thu 15 Jun, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hall of Fame
Replies: 11
Views: 4708

Re: UKPA Hall of Fame

Chris - do you have any details about the 1996 WPC team? Tim Peeter's site which you link to is down, and whilst there's an older geocities version there doesn't seem to be any info on 1996. Are you (or anyone else?) aware of UK participation at the championships preceding this? My usual source of t...
by detuned
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hall of Fame
Replies: 11
Views: 4708

Re: UKPA Hall of Fame

Yeah, I remember that post, that was some good digging! By qualifying, do you mean the USPC? I can certainly add it, although as you say it's significance to the UK has dwindled in recent years. Tracking team members is a much harder task. It's also a potentially very long list to maintain in future...
by detuned
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hall of Fame
Replies: 11
Views: 4708

UKPA Hall of Fame

This post is to record notable achievements of UK solvers, and solvers of UKPA competitions. World Sudoku Championship Highest Individual Placement: 4th, David McNeill, 2007 (Prague) Highest Team Placement: 6th, Tom Collyer, Heather Golding, Mark Goodliffe, David McNeill, 2017 (Bangalore) 6th, Tom C...
by detuned
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

I've just published the results - but if you send us the photo we can amend the table and you can take your rightful place in the table!
by detuned
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2017 UK Sudoku Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 3640

Results: 2017 UK Sudoku Championship

Congratulations to Mark Goodliffe, who has claimed a maiden UK Sudoku Championship. Mark finished the set of 16 mind-bending sudoku puzzles with almost 15 minutes to spare in a very strong performance, and now qualifies for the UK team at the World Sudoku Championships later this year in Bangalore. ...
by detuned
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

The contest is now finished, but unfortunately the bonuses have not yet been applied, so the final results table needs to be updated. Please bear with us!
by detuned
Wed 14 Jun, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Hi - sorry to hear about this mix up. I'll investigate this further, I might have made a mistake when setting the parameters in the competition engine.
by detuned
Sat 10 Jun, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Thanks David, I'll look out for both "A,B" and "B,A" codes in the submitted entries. However, as you say, I'd expect common sense to prevail on this one.
by detuned
Fri 09 Jun, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Competition has started!
by detuned
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10815

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

So with everything else going on this weekend, I forgot to take part in round 6. I'll take part out of time and do a write-up when I get a chance.
by detuned
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 6052

Re: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

Thanks, will update along with the points distribution in the next version
by detuned
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Instructions are now available here:

UPDATE: now with points distribution

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/file_download. ... e7161b9110
by detuned
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 6052

Re: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

Instructions are now live:

UPDATE: now with added points distribution and correct WSC location

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/file_download. ... e7161b9110
by detuned
Fri 26 May, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 6052

Re: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships

For questions about the UKSC, please see this thread:

http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1680

The contest page is here:

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=42
by detuned
Fri 26 May, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 7961

UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

This is the discussion thread for the 2017 UK Sudoku Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Sudoku Championships in India to be held on the 15-19th October 2017. Duration: 2 hours Dates: Friday 9th - Monday 12th June Contest Page: http://www.u...
by detuned
Fri 26 May, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Jack Hurst's puzzle blog
Replies: 2
Views: 3307

Re: Jack Hurst's puzzle blog

The name rings a bell from somewhere, although I can't place it right now. Looks interesting!