Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Thu 26 May, 2011 9:14 pm

Well, if whoever your opponent turns out to be doesn't solve any puzzles either, the match will end up 0-0 and I'll have to draw lots... :)

I've rather said what I had to say on this last time; I think people want to play in a league that sticks by its printed rules, and I still am keen on the general principle that active participation in a match deserves to be rewarded over non-participation, without prejudice against frequently impeccable reasons for non-participation. Nevertheless, I accept that the printed rules are far from perfect, and the issue of people taking time out from the league in general (and the case of champions being unable to defend their title is one particularly high-value specific example of that) that I left hanging pretty visibly. What does everyone else think? I don't think any of us gain from an exercise that targets one match next week in particular, which would seem democratic to the point of mob tyranny, but it is an issue to be ironed down for general practice going forwards. There must be lots of good practice in other relevant competitions that other people might know about.

I'd like to keep things simple, and as this is defined as a croco-puzzle ladder, I'd like to use croco-puzzle performance to determine results. Near enough everything else is potentially up for redefinition in specific instances, though, subject to trying to keep integrity to the original (and not completely well-specified!) vision and keeping things simple. The "bye day" system is an example of this; it does provide some flexibility and seems to work OK some of the time, though it hasn't been set up to cope with a situation like this.

Here's a suggestion for discussion. Perhaps we should enable people to declare themselves to be "on holiday" for a specific period, probably requiring them to nominate this a specific period of time in advance so people can't declare holidays just because they don't like whichever opponent they've wound up with. If you're on holiday for Monday to Friday of a week, then your match can be conducted over the preceding Saturday and Sunday instead. Not much croco-puzzle in a croco-puzzle match, but possibly better than nothing. Perhaps we could even be prepared to consider the results based on one week's performances for more than one match - so, if you know you're going to be away next week, both this week and next week's match results are determined by comparing this week's performances against your opponent in this week's match, and whoever your opponent in next week's match turns out to be. Not much of a match, not least because you can discern its result at once, but possibly better than nothing.

If another match generation algorithm (i.e. perhaps alternating 1v2, 3v4, 5v6 and 2v3, 4v5, 6v7 weeks, or perhaps implementing some ranking point system where ladder positions are based on ranking points rather than just the most recent match results, or...) were to prove rather better than the current one at dealing with holiday requests, this would be a strong argument in its favour - possibly even a sufficient one on its own if people consider this a sufficiently important factor.

What do people think, please? Both participants and non-participants' views alike would be welcome.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by drsteve » Thu 26 May, 2011 10:09 pm

I don't think the weekend alternative would work, as, for example, in this case I'm actually away Sunday to Saturday.

I think we just have to grant walkovers, but be careful that if this relegates someone, then they get a chance to get back in asap.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Fri 27 May, 2011 8:37 pm

This was the comment with the results of the ninth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder. Then, in a fit of idiocy, I overwrote it with the comment with the results of the tenth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder. Accordingly, I have overwritten it again with the results of the ninth week.

Here are the results of the ninth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder:

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                  | drsteve   rodders | detuned   ronaldx | puzzlemad   oenomel | PuzzleScot   dickoon |
Monday            |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Japanische Summen | 07:39     04:14   | ----------------- | 07:32       03:05   | 02:54        02:40   |
Hashi             | 00:38     01:25   | ----------------- | 00:56       01:01   | 00:33        01:17   |
Tuesday           |                   |                   |                     |                      |
U-Bahn            | 02:24     02:33   | 15:46     9999:59 | 05:13       03:48   | 12:57        03:25   |
Sudoku            | 00:28     00:41   | 00:24     9999:59 | 01:15       00:37   | 00:34        00:46   |
Wednesday         |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Buchstabensalat   | 04:36     13:10   | 06:15     9999:59 | 14:11       07:01   | 07:19        03:04   |
Pyramidenrätsel   | 01:37     00:43   | 12:59     9999:59 | 00:43       00:50   | 00:23        05:28   |
Thursday          |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Masyu             | 01:32     04:44   | 00:47     01:31   | 01:47       01:26   | 02:23        04:21   |
Slalom            | 01:46     03:10   | 01:32     02:18   | 02:57       12:20   | 02:28        07:58   |
Friday            |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Japanische Summen | 10:47     08:35   | ----------------- | 13:49       13:28   | 12:50        136:01  |
Gebietssummen     | 05:45     02:17   | ----------------- | 03:45       03:50   | 10:00        09:38   |
FINAL SCORE       | 6         4       | 6         0       | 4           6       | 6            4       |
drsteve 6 rodders 4
detuned 6 ronaldx 0
puzzlemad 4 oenomel 6
PuzzleScot 6 dickoon 4

Congratulations to our winners, especially to Steve on retaining his title! I got relegated. There was some more banter as well first time round.
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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Fri 27 May, 2011 9:27 pm

The tenth week's matches are as follows:

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
drsteve (C) vs. detuned
Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week.

#1 CONTENDER MATCH
rodders vs. oenomel
Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a championship match next week, loser descends to the #2 contender match next week.

#2 CONTENDER MATCH
ronaldx vs. PuzzleScot
Winner becomes #2 contender and gets a #1 contender match next week, loser descends to the relegation match next week.

RELEGATION MATCH
puzzlemad vs. afcwarren
Winner survives and gets a #2 contender match next week, loser relegated from the ladder and replaced by whoever's at the front of the waiting list.

Waiting list: dickoon

The championship match... well, if detuned solves a single puzzle then he'll win, but if it ends up 0-0, or something else nutty happens, then it'll go down to lots. This is a classic rivalry and one malfunctioning week will not even be a footnote in the greater scheme of things. The #1 contender match is one to look out for and the other two matches look extremely interesting as well.

As ever, if you know in advance that you won't be able to take part on any particular weekday, please speak up as far in advance as you can and book yourself one or two bye days. If anybody else wants to join the waiting list, please let me know. New starters are only four wins away from the top of the ladder!

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by kiwijam » Fri 03 Jun, 2011 12:41 am

I'm on holiday next week, but would like to join in from June 13th onward...

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Fri 03 Jun, 2011 6:31 pm

Oh, this is embarrassing; I thought I was posting the results of the tenth week, but I've gone and overwritten the results of the ninth week with the results of the tenth week. Is it possible to undo the editing of a comment, I wonder?

Here are the results of the tenth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder:

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                    | drsteve   detuned | rodders   oenomel | ronaldx   PuzzleScot | puzzlemad   afcwarren |
Monday              |                   |                   |                      |                       |
Laser               | 9999:59   06:24   | 17:12     08:22   | 9999:59   25:16      | 21:44       9999:59   |
Hitori              | 9999:59   06:46   | 04:26     03:27   | 9999:59   09:47      | 05:21       04:14     |
Tuesday             |                   |                   |                      |                       |
Japanische Summen   | 9999:59   41:08   | 20:06     16:39   | 13:12     18:04      | 21:36       23:05     |
Schlange            | 9999:59   01:58   | 04:22     07:29   | 01:00     13:49      | 08:29       12:09     |
Wednesday           |                   |                   |                      |                       |
Buchstabensalat     | 9999:59   00:57   | 02:26     01:11   | 01:39     01:25      | 01:57       01:59     |
Arukone             | 9999:59   00:23   | 06:17     03:49   | 00:35     01:29      | 01:54       02:14     |
Thursday            |                   |                   |                      |                       |
Magisches Labyrinth | 9999:59   01:05   | 01:09     01:14   | 01:04     02:29      | 01:02       03:01     |
Arukone             | 9999:59   02:22   | 02:41     02:52   | 01:01     00:52      | 03:05       05:09     |
Friday              |                   |                   |                      |                       |
Magnetplattenrätsel | 9999:59   07:02   | 03:02     01:20   | 01:01     02:31      | 01:45       02:09     |
Kakuro              | 9999:59   13:50   | 10:25     15:36   | 16:15     60:31      | 14:35       19:22     |
FINAL SCORE         | 0         10      | 4         6       | 6         4          | 9           1         |
detuned w/o drsteve
rodders 4 oenomel 6
ronaldx 6 PuzzleScot 4
puzzlemad 9 afcwarren 1

Congratulations to our winners! Commiserations to afcwarren, who is relegated from the ladder. Thanks for playiing, Warren; you're most welcome to rejoin any time, and unless you say otherwise I'll put you on the waiting list to join again.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Fri 03 Jun, 2011 7:01 pm

The eleventh week's matches are as follows:

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
detuned (C) vs. oenomel
Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week.

#1 CONTENDER MATCH
drsteve vs. ronaldx
Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a championship match next week, loser descends to the #2 contender match next week.

#2 CONTENDER MATCH
rodders vs. puzzlemad
Winner becomes #2 contender and gets a #1 contender match next week, loser descends to the relegation match next week.

RELEGATION MATCH
PuzzleScot vs. dickoon
Winner survives and gets a #2 contender match next week, loser relegated from the ladder and replaced by whoever's at the front of the waiting list.

Waiting list: kiwijam, afcwarren

Matches are to be played over Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June, with possible extra time on Saturday 11th June if required.

One of the things I like about the current match resolution system is that it gives me the chance to use the phrase "new starters are only four wins away from the top of the ladder"; this week, oenomel has the chance to prove that true in practice as well as in theory. drsteve-ronaldx should be another classic; perhaps week 7 might be considered unfinished business? Week 8 saw rodders-puzzlemad as a #1 contender match, and a plenty close one at 6-4, so it promises a great deal, and the relegation match in week nine went to extra time. If I'm on form, perhaps I'll push Alan just as hard again. (The match was so exciting that I've overwritten the comment with the results in, for I am a clumsy goon.)

As ever, if you know in advance that you won't be able to take part on any particular weekday, please speak up as far in advance as you can and book yourself one or two bye days. If anybody else wants to join the waiting list, please let me know. I've worked out what I want the eligibity criterion to be: to be eligible for the UK croco-puzzle ladder, you have to be eligible for the UK puzzle team. I hope this does not seem unreasonable.

I'm not aware that we have ever had great puzzle team eligibility debates, and long may that continue to be conspicuous by its absence; I don't want to be biased against those with eligibility for more than one country - my wife has dual citizenship, and our paths might drive me to attempt to gain it myself some day - though if someone were to choose another country over the UK at a WPF event, I would expect them to choose another country for their croco-puzzle ladder. (Which I would run myself, if need be.)

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by afcwarren » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 12:32 pm

I'm going to miss most of next week (not a problem as I'll then be top of the waiting list) and also most of the following week - can I remain in the waiting list for the w/c 20 June and then re-enter w/c 27 June? TIA.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Mon 06 Jun, 2011 5:05 pm

afcwarren wrote:I'm going to miss most of next week (not a problem as I'll then be top of the waiting list) and also most of the following week - can I remain in the waiting list for the w/c 20 June and then re-enter w/c 27 June? TIA.
Sure! Thanks for letting me know in advance.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by nickdeller » Fri 10 Jun, 2011 1:24 pm

Well, my apologies to Tom and Chris that this week's Championship Match turned out to be a bit uncompetitive!

Basically, my ADSL went PHHHT at about 0:30 on Monday morning - that was the precise noise it made - and it's still in PHHHT mode now, more than 4 days later. I've had to borrow my brother's house for the afternoon to get a bit of connectivity and avoid a 10-0 whitewash! I've exhausted three telephone support desks and a home visit with no success so far, and engineers at a really fairly senior level are now scratching their heads to try and work out what's gone wrong. They seem optimistic that I'll be back online by the end of the weekend, but I'm not holding my breath. :roll:

I can almost guarantee that NEXT week, someone will actually try to unseat Tom at the top of the ladder... and hopefully I should be able to play another #1 match! :P

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Fri 10 Jun, 2011 7:58 pm

Here are the results of the eleventh week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder:

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                    | detuned   oenomel | drsteve   ronaldx | rodders   puzzlemad | PuzzleScot   dickoon |
Monday              |                   |                   |                     |                      |
ABC-Box             | 04:10     05:49   | 12:55     02:12   | 04:21     13:49     | 05:57        04:24   |
Schlange            | 07:50     09:09   | 08:32     06:20   | 08:14     05:05     | 09:38        20:04   |
Tuesday             |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Doppelstern         | 09:28     9999:59 | 01:48     04:58   | 12:14     03:01     | 05:08        12:25   |
Kropki              | 20:21     9999:59 | 13:09     09:11   | 14:30     52:43     | 34:39        17:00   |
Wednesday           |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Magnetplattenrätsel | 03:30     9999:59 | 02:00     02:20   | 04:17     11:47     | 20:24        03:51   |
Heyawake            | 00:51     9999:59 | 01:08     01:20   | 01:53     07:01     | 01:43        02:47   |
Thursday            |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Masyu               | 03:47     9999:59 | 09:49     07:37   | 11:13     16:25     | 05:58        12:56   |
Pyramidenrätsel     | 01:16     9999:59 | 00:53     09:38   | 02:21     03:06     | 14:05        07:50   |
Friday              |                   |                   |                     |                      |
ABC-Box             | 05:50     03:30   | 03:18     04:45   | 05:51     07:56     | 09:41        04:38   |
Domino              | 01:48     02:55   | 01:40     01:31   | 02:59     04:15     | 01:35        04:24   |
FINAL SCORE         | 9         1       | 5         5       | 8         2         | 5            5       |
Here's something new: double extra time! The drsteve - ronaldx and PuzzleScot - dickoon matches are both going into extra time. First tie-break includes tomorrow's results; second tie-break is the sum of times - and, as previously explicitly stated, over the whole of the week.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by ronald » Fri 10 Jun, 2011 10:36 pm

OMG drsteve and I are (so far) 1st and 2nd in the final ABC-box of the week. Can't get more competitive than that... nice game Steve :)

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by PuzzleScot » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 3:44 am

Seems my FVS will come into play here. Without them, Chris and my times are 84m49 and 84m34 respectively, but WITH them...

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by drsteve » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 6:51 am

Congrats Ronald. I think you've got it with overall time. Good game.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 12:33 pm

Here are the final results of the eleventh week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder:

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                    | detuned   oenomel | drsteve   ronaldx | rodders   puzzlemad | PuzzleScot   dickoon |
Monday              |                   |                   |                     |                      |
ABC-Box             | 04:10     05:49   | 12:55     02:12   | 04:21     13:49     | 05:57        04:24   |
Schlange            | 07:50     09:09   | 08:32     06:20   | 08:14     05:05     | 09:38        20:04   |
Tuesday             |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Doppelstern         | 09:28     9999:59 | 01:48     04:58   | 12:14     03:01     | 05:08        12:25   |
Kropki              | 20:21     9999:59 | 13:09     09:11   | 14:30     52:43     | 34:39        17:00   |
Wednesday           |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Magnetplattenrätsel | 03:30     9999:59 | 02:00     02:20   | 04:17     11:47     | 20:24        03:51   |
Heyawake            | 00:51     9999:59 | 01:08     01:20   | 01:53     07:01     | 01:43        02:47   |
Thursday            |                   |                   |                     |                      |
Masyu               | 03:47     9999:59 | 09:49     07:37   | 11:13     16:25     | 05:58        12:56   |
Pyramidenrätsel     | 01:16     9999:59 | 00:53     09:38   | 02:21     03:06     | 14:05        07:50   |
Friday              |                   |                   |                     |                      |
ABC-Box             | 05:50     03:30   | 03:18     04:45   | 05:51     07:56     | 09:41        04:38   |
Domino              | 01:48     02:55   | 01:40     01:31   | 02:59     04:15     | 01:35        04:24   |
Saturday            |                   |                   |                     |                      |
ABC-Box             |                   | 02:57     03:07   |                     | 12:30        07:00   |
Sudoku              |                   | 00:45     00:25   |                     | 00:51        03:11   |
FINAL SCORE         | 9         1       | 6         6       | 8         2         | 6            6       |
TOTAL TIMES         |                   | 58:54     53:24   |                     | 122:09       100:30  |
detuned 9 oenomel 1
drsteve 6 ronaldx 6 a.e.t., ronaldx wins 53:24 - 58:54 on total time
rodders 8 puzzlemad 2
PuzzleScot 6 dickoon 6 a.e.t., dickoon wins 100:30 - 122:09 on total time

Congratulations to our winners, especially to Tom on another successful title defence! Commiserations to PuzzleScot, who is relegated from the ladder. Thanks for playing, Alan; you're most welcome to rejoin any time, and unless you say otherwise I'll put you on the waiting list to join again - and as Warren has indicated that he'll be away in the week commencing 20 June, you'll be first on the list to rejoin at that point. Heck of a time for me to get my first legitimate - i.e., non-walkover - win, at something like the eighth attempt...

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by PuzzleScot » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 12:33 pm

Chris kept me hanging on there, having done one of his tie-breaker puzzles a looooong time before doing the other.
Maybe the pressure got to him? All he had to do was beat my mediocre other time (without FVS!) to ensure the week's win, and relegate me :(
That he did. Well done Chris!

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 12:54 pm

The twelfth week's matches are as follows:

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
detuned (C) vs. ronaldx
Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week.

#1 CONTENDER MATCH
oenomel vs. rodders
Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a championship match next week, loser descends to the #2 contender match next week.

#2 CONTENDER MATCH
drsteve vs. dickoon
Winner becomes #2 contender and gets a #1 contender match next week, loser descends to the relegation match next week.

RELEGATION MATCH
puzzlemad vs. kiwijam
Winner survives and gets a #2 contender match next week, loser relegated from the ladder and replaced by whoever's at the front of the waiting list.

Waiting list: PuzzleScot, afcwarren (...this order because Warren has already said that he will be away this week)

Matches are to be played over Monday 13th June to Friday 17th June, with possible extra time on Saturday 18th June if required.

I've been looking forward to ronaldx challenging for the championship for a while; Ronald is currently the ladder participant with the highest overall croco-puzzle ranking; there's lots of UK talent up there, but it'll be interesting to see if he can step up to take the crown. oenomel-rodders was a 6-4 match last time and may be just as exciting this time. As for the #2 contender match? Well, perhaps Steve's fightback starts here, and it'll be interesting to see how James starts out on his first week on the ladder.

As ever, if you know in advance that you won't be able to take part on any particular weekday, please speak up as far in advance as you can and book yourself one or two bye days. If anybody else wants to join the waiting list, please let me know.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by detuned » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 4:16 pm

These missed matches have been very kind to me - I don't think I've had a best of UK score for a while (until today's sudoku :D ), which isn't very good for a supposed champion. I suspect ronald will give this a very good shot, and I will need a few best of UK scores again to win this...

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by nickdeller » Sun 12 Jun, 2011 7:29 pm

Still no signs of life out of my net yet, so I'd like to request Monday as a definite bye day and Wednesday as a provisional one, please - confirmation of the latter to follow no later than Tuesday. This is turning into a real pain in the butt!

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Sun 12 Jun, 2011 7:53 pm

Granted! I've been fiddling with my croco-puzzle ladder spreadsheet over the last couple of days so that it can properly deal with bye days, so it's nice to be able to test it out. It can now also cope with Saturdays as well. Yay, spreadsheets!

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by nickdeller » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 11:15 am

....and STILL getting nowhere, and not even particularly quickly. Bye request for Wednesday confirmed, please!

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Sat 18 Jun, 2011 8:45 am

The Department of Earworms would like you to know that, thanks to the croc, every day I'm puz-z-lin'.

Here are the results of the twelfth week of the UK croco-puzzle ladder:

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                | detuned   ronaldx | oenomel    rodders | drsteve   dickoon | puzzlemad   kiwijam |
Monday          |                   |                    |                   |                     |
Doppelstern     | 03:14     03:07   |                    | 03:34     09:48   | 19:02       06:11   |
ABCD-Rätsel     | 02:29     03:52   |                    | 03:59     07:31   | 06:37       04:02   |
Tuesday         |                   |                    |                   |                     |
Fillomino       | 00:31     00:43   | 01:00      01:01   | 00:38     00:37   | 01:26       00:48   |
U-Bahn          | 03:29     12:50   | 02:39      03:02   | 02:53     03:33   | 10:20       07:25   |
Wednesday       |                   |                    |                   |                     |
Buchstabensalat | 04:02     03:53   |                    | 01:38     06:43   | 03:59       03:17   |
Kakuro          | 02:28     07:21   |                    | 02:59     07:55   | 05:45       05:36   |
Thursday        |                   |                    |                   |                     |
Fillomino       | 01:41     02:05   | 02:45      04:04   | 07:30     03:19   | 04:28       01:55   |
Hitori          | 06:25     03:54   | 05:40      06:11   | 05:45     10:53   | 08:04       06:21   |
Friday          |                   |                    |                   |                     |
Doppelstern     | 03:30     07:19   | 9999:59    05:24   | 15:38     32:11   | 05:38       08:25   |
Slalom          | 14:15     01:13   | 9999:59    03:04   | 00:59     02:21   | 02:12       01:18   |
FINAL SCORE     | 6         4       | 4          2       | 8         2       | 1           9       |
detuned 6 ronaldx 4
oenomel 4 rodders 2
drsteve 8 dickoon 2
puzzlemad 1 kiwijam 9

Congratulations to our winners, especially to Tom on another successful title defence! I have a gut feeling that both Tom and Ronald gained quite a few rating points this week, making it a particularly high calibre championship match. Nick has given a masterclass in how to use the bye option, being able to win his match despite only having a working - or, perhaps, work? - Internet connection on two days, and the other story is "what a difference a second makes", with two matches coming down to a single second in the Tuesday Fillomino. Commiserations to puzzlemad, who is relegated from the ladder. Thanks for playing, Liane; you're most welcome to rejoin any time, and unless you say otherwise I'll put you on the waiting list to join again.

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by dickoon » Sat 18 Jun, 2011 8:52 am

The thirteenth week's matches are as follows:

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
detuned (C) vs. oenomel
Winner becomes (or remains) champion and defends the championship next week, loser descends to the #1 contender match next week.

#1 CONTENDER MATCH
ronaldx vs. drsteve
Winner becomes #1 contender and gets a championship match next week, loser descends to the #2 contender match next week.

#2 CONTENDER MATCH
rodders vs. kiwijam
Winner becomes #2 contender and gets a #1 contender match next week, loser descends to the relegation match next week.

RELEGATION MATCH
dickoon vs. PuzzleScot
Winner survives and gets a #2 contender match next week, loser relegated from the ladder and replaced by whoever's at the front of the waiting list.

Waiting list: afcwarren, puzzlemad

Matches are to be played over Monday 20th June to Friday 24th June, with possible extra time on Saturday 25th June if required.

Week eleven was pretty tremendous, with two matches going to extra time - and perhaps the championship match, this time, will be less affected by Nick's Internet outages and maybe even as competitive as Nick's match last week. The fourth match, rodders vs. kiwijam, also promises much, with a previous (and possibly future?) championship contender taking on another possible future championship contender.

As ever, if you know in advance that you won't be able to take part on any particular weekday, please speak up as far in advance as you can and book yourself one or two bye days. If anybody else wants to join the waiting list, please let me know. (I think I'd be inclined to expand the league from eight to ten if we ever get four people on the waiting list.)

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by nickdeller » Sun 19 Jun, 2011 12:06 am

dickoon wrote:...and perhaps the championship match, this time, will be less affected by Nick's Internet outages and maybe even as competitive as Nick's match last week.
Touching wood, it should be game on for a full five-day match. I've got bored of waiting for engineers to do Whatever Clever Stuff They Do and invested in a mobile dongle, so I've now got myself some second class internet without having to borrow other people's houses! This will almost inevitably result in my home broadband being successfully fixed within seconds, but c'est la vie... :roll:

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Re: Any interest in a UK croco-puzzle ladder?

Post by nickdeller » Thu 23 Jun, 2011 10:52 pm

Congrats to Tom on another successful defence, I think! Might have taken it into a 6th day if not for severe treacly computer syndrome on yesterday's Hashi, but once I saw today's times to beat I knew the game was up for this week. :-)

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