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by detuned
Mon 08 May, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

I've done a write-up of round 5:

https://tcollyer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05 ... tonia.html

Top 3 Brits:

35. Mark Goodliffe (561)
51. Heather Golding (483)
68. Tom Collyer (439)

An excellent performance from Mark!
by detuned
Mon 08 May, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 8358

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

A great weekend as always, even if one of the two escape rooms we did on Friday was a bit of a dud. The other "white room" one was pretty awesome. Neil did very well to claim the title of top NZ and top non-Ken - taking two rounds off of Ken in the process. Puzzles will likely be shared when the aut...
by detuned
Sun 07 May, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: How'd we get puzzles at the Olympics, or something like it?
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

Re: How'd we get puzzles at the Olympics, or something like

I've thought about this a bit, and it's a tricky one. Whilst the olympics may well have a wonderful ideal to it, I think it's also fair to say that Faster, Higher, Stronger has proven to have the ability of capturing the imagination of the wider public who choose to be entertained by the games. The ...
by detuned
Mon 01 May, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot registrations
Replies: 11
Views: 6739

Re: Bot registrations

It's impressive in a way if the bots can beat the registration checks, but I've also heard stories of so-called click farms where people who are paid (pennies) to set up accounts, amongst other things
by detuned
Fri 21 Apr, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 8358

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

So apparently György has booked a couple of rooms for up to 4 people, 2-3.30 and 4.30-6. So we could do with one more team member!

Probably worth posting on the Facebook group too. I'll do that later if no one else does in the meantime
by detuned
Tue 18 Apr, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Are you keeping score via the official methodology? If so, you've got the safety net of a couple of duff rounds to throw out :)
by detuned
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Top 3 UK solvers:

45. Heather Golding (478)
68. Mark Goodliffe (380)
99. Michael Collins (334)
by detuned
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Round 4 this weekend, puzzles by me and David!
by detuned
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 8358

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

by detuned
Sun 02 Apr, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 8358

Re: 24 Hour Puzzle Championship

Rob can't make it this year as there's a clash with a German competition I think. But yes I'm arriving Thursday evening so Friday should be good for some escape rooms again :)
by detuned
Mon 20 Mar, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 15624

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

In other news, it looks like Wei-Hwa is off on a jolly :roll:

http://exexitgames.co.uk/blog/2017/03/2 ... ock-enoch/
by detuned
Tue 14 Mar, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Another write-up: http://tcollyer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ ... ublic.html - I definitely wasn't impressed with the classics for this round.

Top 3 UK:

37. Tom Collyer (465)
45. Mark Goodliffe (431)
65. Heather Golding (366)
by detuned
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 15624

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I should also add: take nothing away from the quality of the puzzles themselves. Oasis was my favourite puzzle of the 2016 wpc, and even though it's now taken on the plural, I thought this puzzle in particular was devilish. Not a huge fan of magnets under time pressure (it often feels far more effic...
by detuned
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 15624

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

This round had identical types for A and B. The easier versions of the puzzles ended up in B, with the hardest example of each ending up in the A section. 5 difficult puzzles to solve in one hour I think makes for a poor competition: 1) There's going to be lots of people on the same scores 2) The ch...
by detuned
Mon 27 Feb, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Puzzle GP
Replies: 41
Views: 15624

Re: 2017 Puzzle GP

I think the format is already beginning to creak - that A division was fairly contrived, and not exactly well balanced...
by detuned
Sat 18 Feb, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Red Bull Escape Room World Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 2926

Re: Red Bull Escape Room World Championship

Cool - thanks for sharing Chris! I'm not sure how good an idea of having a public discussion forum dedicated to something as sensitive to spoilers as escapes room actually is, but I'm sure if we could somehow get a few of the escape room crowd over here we'd probably also uncover a few good puzzle s...
by detuned
Sat 18 Feb, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Czech Puzzle Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 2537

Czech Puzzle Championship

I received the following email from Jan Zverina earlier this week: I would like to let you know that the Czech Puzzle Championship 2017 will take place in Prague on 10-11 June 2017. Individual and team competition (three members) + individual competition in sudoku. Instruction and competition bookle...
by detuned
Tue 14 Feb, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

Re: 2017 Sudoku GP

Preliminary results are out, and I've written my thoughts up again:

http://tcollyer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/ ... rance.html

Top 3 UK:

27. Tom Collyer (476)
53. Heather Golding (372)
71. Mark Goodliffe (325)
by detuned
Sun 12 Feb, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 10810

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: 10292

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: 2926

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: 10292

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: 6407

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: 3532

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/