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by detuned
Tue 06 Jun, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 UK Sudoku and Puzzle Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 7220

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: 9597

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: 7220

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: 7220

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: 9597

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: 4118

Re: Jack Hurst's puzzle blog

The name rings a bell from somewhere, although I can't place it right now. Looks interesting!
by detuned
Mon 08 May, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2017 Sudoku GP
Replies: 21
Views: 12314

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: 9425

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: 3723

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: 8061

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: 9425

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: 12314

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: 12314

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: 12314

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: 9425

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: 9425

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: 17847

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: 12314

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: 17847

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: 17847

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: 17847

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: 3614

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: 2918

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...