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by GarethMoore
Sat 28 Jul, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Olympic puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 11682

Re: Olympic puzzle

My post was originally a reply to the one now posted below it. Never mind. :)
by GarethMoore
Sat 28 Jul, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Olympic puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 11682

Olympic puzzle

While I watched the opening ceremony I made a special puzzle to celebrate the Olympics coming to the UK: http://www.puzzlemix.com/share.php?id=16340 The bit where the teams came in was quite dull and took ages, so during that period I made the instruction booklet for the forthcoming UKPA 2012 Sudoku...
by GarethMoore
Sun 22 Jul, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: LMI July Puzzle Contest (21-23 July 2012)
Replies: 2
Views: 5180

Re: LMI July Puzzle Contest (21-23 July 2012)

This is the first puzzle contest I've taken part in for ages and I really enjoyed it - a great set of puzzle types, I think. Also the live verification of submission keys is fantastic.
by GarethMoore
Thu 24 May, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: Sudoku Xtra magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 10978

Re: Sudoku Xtra magazine

Issue 19 of Sudoku Xtra is now available from http://www.sudokuxtra.com This issue features 144 logic puzzles of over 50 different types, including Yajilin, Nurikabe, Hanjie, Skyscraper, Masyu and more, including many different Sudoku variants. All of the puzzles are typical WPC / WSC types. For a f...
by GarethMoore
Wed 16 May, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results
Replies: 6
Views: 11132

Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

A few photos of the winners from the on-site tournament. Neil Zussman receives his trophy for winning the Sudoku championship from Mike Colloby: IMG_5327.png Steve Barge accepts his medal for finishing second in the Puzzle championship (and thus gaining a UK WPC team place): IMG_5328.png Tom Collyer...
by GarethMoore
Mon 07 May, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results
Replies: 0
Views: 4917

Online UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Thank you very much to all who took part in the Online UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championships over the past week and two weekends. The full results of each championship are now available at the following links: Online UK Open Puzzle Championship: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/ukopen_2012_p.php Online UK...
by GarethMoore
Mon 07 May, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results
Replies: 6
Views: 11132

On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

The UK Open Puzzle Championships were held in Manchester from the 28th to 29th April 2012. The results of the Sudoku championship were as follows: sudoku.png Despite winning two of the three rounds, Tom Collyer was edged into second place by Neil Zussman , who will now compete in the UK's World Sudo...
by GarethMoore
Mon 07 May, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

This tournament has now closed for entries, but of course all of the rounds will remain available for download so you can try out the puzzles in your own time.

The full results will be published in the next 24 hours.
by GarethMoore
Sat 05 May, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 7171

Re: Hi

Welcome! There are plenty of sudoku and similar puzzles to PuzzleMix linked to from the contests forum: viewforum.php?f=5, as well as the current UK Open tournament puzzles: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php
by GarethMoore
Wed 02 May, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book
Replies: 10
Views: 17374

Re: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book

Hi, it's possible that's in "Paint by 3" a 3 is not shaded?? I stay on this puzzle a lot and i don't find other solutions The puzzle is valid and there is a unique solution which agrees with all of the rules. I'll publish the full solutions once the tournament closes, after the weekend. I'm afraid ...
by GarethMoore
Tue 01 May, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

Just to say that I thought the puzzles in the Sudoku competition were very enjoyable. Can't say much more here, but came to my office late last night to compete. During round 2, I was interrupted several times by Queen's University security, and was kicked out altogether at some stage of round 3. S...
by GarethMoore
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

I apologise for the slow handling of key submission issues due to the fact that I was away in Manchester over the weekend. All missing points should now have been awarded. If you are still missing points you believe you deserve, please use the comment option at the bottom of the results page for the...
by GarethMoore
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

The third round of the Puzzle Championship will be available online from 5:30pm today (18 minutes from now as I write). Please be sure you have downloaded the updated puzzle PDF before you start. (Puzzle 3:9 is now crossed out - I have left the page in in order to avoid confusion for those who have ...
by GarethMoore
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

There will now be no puzzle 3:9 - the first Country Road in round 3 of the puzzle championship, since the puzzle prepared for the competition has turned out to be broken. I have delayed the start of the third puzzle round online until Monday when I am back from the on-site tournament in Manchester a...
by GarethMoore
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book
Replies: 10
Views: 17374

Re: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book

There will now be no puzzle 3:9 - the first Country Road in round 3 of the puzzle championship, since the puzzle prepared for the competition has turned out to be broken. I have delayed the start of the third puzzle round online until Monday when I am back from the on-site tournament in Manchester a...
by GarethMoore
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book
Replies: 10
Views: 17374

Re: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book

PuzzleScot wrote:In the "King's Tour", is it forbidden for the path to cross itself?
That rule is implied by the example, but not stated.
The path CAN cross itself.
by GarethMoore
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Team competition and Deadly Killers competition
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

Re: UK Open Team competition and Deadly Killers competition

The first example in the Team round says "3 puzzles" next to it. Is this a typo, or do all 3 have to be solved? There are 3 different puzzles, all to be solved. However if all teams are having trouble I might relax this during the competition. (but all 3 have been test solved in reasonable times) A...
by GarethMoore
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

Not sure if you're intending to compare the on-site results with the online results in any way? The time needed for onliners to print out the questions and then calculate, enter and submit the answer keys will add up to a few extra minutes, which might be more noticeable in the speed 30 minute roun...
by GarethMoore
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book
Replies: 10
Views: 17374

Re: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book

Often instruction books are full of small and trivial cases, but in this case there are good quality puzzles being used as examples. Which bodes well for the tournament! I particularly enjoyed Star Battle, Hashi, and Paint By 3. Perhaps they were real puzzles that didn't make the final cut? Anyway,...
by GarethMoore
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Online UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Tournaments 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 6883

Online UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Tournaments 2012

The UK Open Sudoku and UK Open Puzzle Tournaments will simultaneously be run online, alongside the on-site competitions. Contest instructions and details are at http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php These competitions contain puzzles very kindly contributed by a wide range of puzzle authors, includi...
by GarethMoore
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book
Replies: 10
Views: 17374

Re: UK Open Puzzle Championship Instruction Book

The online version with key descriptions and scoring rules is available at http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php
by GarethMoore
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

The online instruction booklets are now published on the contest pages at http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php and I have updated the announcement above to reflect this.
by GarethMoore
Sun 22 Apr, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May
Replies: 18
Views: 71534

Re: Online UK Open Championships 28th April to 6th May

The on-site instruction booklets were published yesterday in the following two threads:
Sudoku: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=576
Puzzle: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=574

Online instruction books are at http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php
by GarethMoore
Sat 21 Apr, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Open Team competition and Deadly Killers competition
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

Re: UK Open Team competition and Deadly Killers competition

Team competition instruction booklet updated 22/4 at 12:58am so that all examples and solutions match correctly.