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by puzzlemad
Sun 01 May, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Riad's April Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 6066

Re: Riad's April Contest

PuzzleScot wrote: Rather than spoil the puzzle, bonus point to the first person who posts another valid x ~ y correlation below.
Is that because you've not solved it yet?
by puzzlemad
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 16th 24hr Puzzle Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 4992

16th 24hr Puzzle Championship

Congratulations to Neil who won this years 24 hour puzzle championship in Budapest last weekend. Neil pipped Robert Vollmert from Germany into 2nd place who was closely followed by Michael Moshammer from Austria. For those that have Neil as a friend on FB - if you haven't done so yet then you can ca...
by puzzlemad
Fri 04 Mar, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Results are here. Apologies for the late posting - have been busy catching up with work.
by puzzlemad
Tue 01 Mar, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Clearly in the end I forgot my booklets somewhere around the refreshment room, so I would be grateful if someone could send me pdfs. I would like to send a big hug and a huge thank you to everybody for the help during the day. Wonderful organisers and competitors! Everything is ok now :) Valeria Gl...
by puzzlemad
Thu 25 Feb, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

For those staying over on Friday night - evening meal is included. I suggest that we meet up at 7.30pm in the bar for 8pm meal. If you arrive later it won't be a problem you can join us or eat later.
by puzzlemad
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

a) - It will be enough to mark the loop. b) - It is a single edge of a single cell so you can't have a piece wrapping round another in any way. Any other questions welcome here beforehand. So just to confirm, you can't have, say, the I and the L touching along a long side, e.g. I I I I I LLLL L if ...
by puzzlemad
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Two questions on Round 2 of the puzzle comp. In Filled Loop : a) do the pentominos need to be marked or is the loop enough? b) does a single edge mean a single square? Or are we leaving qns until we're on site? a) - It will be enough to mark the loop. b) - It is a single edge of a single cell so yo...
by puzzlemad
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Hi. Thanks for these. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Sudoku R2 Q5. Is the additional "non-consecutive" condition a copy-and-paste typo ? The example puzzle doesn't seem to conform. Should it say something else (about the pencil marks) instead ? Sudoku R4 Q9, will the numbers between the slalo...
by puzzlemad
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

and here's the final round.
by puzzlemad
Wed 17 Feb, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Apologies for not posting these as promised yesterday. Time got the better of me.
There's just one round to come. Hopefully I'll be able to get that up later today.

Also attached is the schedule for the weekend.

Please note: The instruction booklet for round four is in a lower post.
by puzzlemad
Tue 16 Feb, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

Instruction booklets for the Sudoku Tournament are now available. The Puzzle Tournament booklets will be posted later today. Please note that you may find issues with the printed version with grey scale on a couple of puzzles. Some testers found that the grey didn't print at all, whilst others found...
by puzzlemad
Wed 27 Jan, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

We still have spaces available if anyone is interested in joining us. You can take part in either the Sudoku or Puzzle Tournaments or both
by puzzlemad
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Sudoku GP 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 14571

Re: WPF Sudoku GP 2016

I intended to give it and the LMI a go, but time got the better of me this weekend.
by puzzlemad
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 27977

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

kiwijam wrote:You may have noticed I'm labelled as New Zealand on LMI currently, I'm trying to encourage some others in my office to take up the hobby but with small success.
I did wonder. Good luck with encouraging them to take part.
by puzzlemad
Wed 30 Dec, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments
Replies: 26
Views: 30318

Re: UK Open Puzzle & Sudoku Tournaments

We are looking to welcome any new solvers to these tournaments to take part alongside our regular contenders. Can anyone who is interested in attending let me know as soon as they are able please - liane@ukpuzzles.org .
Thanks,
Liane
by puzzlemad
Mon 21 Dec, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 7711

Re: Greeting

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by puzzlemad
Sun 20 Dec, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 7711

Greeting

Probably ancient and many will have seen before (I haven't)
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by puzzlemad
Thu 17 Dec, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3
Replies: 9
Views: 9231

Re: [SOTR] Nikoli Hurdles 3

detuned wrote:
emma wrote:Do share these methods... I just used a brute-force table - it got there, but it was very tedious.
I'll post my thoughts once the competition is over!
Reminder Tom
by puzzlemad
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2016 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 7190

2016 UKPA Open Sudoku and Open Puzzle Tournaments

The UK Puzzle Association are pleased to announce the 2016 UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments . The Sudoku Tournament will be held on Saturday 27th February, 2016 and the Puzzle Tournament will be held from the evening of Saturday 27th and on Sunday 28th February, 2016. Both will take pla...
by puzzlemad
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 27977

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

PuzzleScot wrote:Apparently the deadline has been extended by 24 hours.
http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/foru ... ?pid=20172

That'll give Neil and Tom (and Liane) a chance to beat me ;)
I'd forgotten all about this one. Been up to my eyes with work. Will give it a go later.
by puzzlemad
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Skyscrapers Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 6340

Re: Skyscrapers Contest

I only managed about 90 minutes as Alex's return from Paris was delayed and the hour time difference. Good set of puzzles though.
by puzzlemad
Sun 08 Nov, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March
Replies: 28
Views: 27977

Re: LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - Marc

I've got one puzzle left unsolved at the moment - the third arrows - no idea how to start that one!
by puzzlemad
Wed 15 Jul, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 18885

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

Yes, congratulations Heather! And of course to all the nearlys... I am of course cursing the neighbour who rang the door bell Fool you, silly boy... I once left my other half screaming and dealing with a swarm of flying ants in the kitchen for nearly an hour while I finished the USPC one year. I di...
by puzzlemad
Tue 14 Jul, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 18885

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2015

I might have enjoyed puzzling, but I was stymied by the fact that I started "in time", while the competition was officially "over" during my two hours for solving. Is it possible to actually state the competition time next time as being "over" two hours earlier than the final submission is allowed?...
by puzzlemad
Mon 13 Jul, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2015 Puzzle GP
Replies: 59
Views: 46154

Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Round 7 results are up. http://gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/offic ... p-puzzle-7
Well done all round. I wonder how many used the "clue" for the galaxies? I certainly didn't - I had a quick glance at the puzzle types, then got stuck in as time was against me.