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World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by nickdeller » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 9:26 am

1st round results up already, and those of a nervous disposition should look away now... what looks like a fantastic performance by Andrey Bogdanov, but a horrible 19 minutes for some... :o

http://wpc2010.com/results

Put it to one side, move on, do some more puzzles, think about it later!!!

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Post by detuned » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 9:48 am

Woah - looks like Palmer (MellowMelon) has hit the ground running on his WPC debut! He might even be a dark horse for the title if he carries that sort of form up...

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by dickoon » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 9:59 am

I'm very impressed that the results are being published to the Web while the contest is in progress. Is this a first? (Also, the average UK team member is doing better than Niels Roest. That's bloody good.)

I also (entirely nosily) wonder why there are four Canadian solvers but no exclusively Canadian team, which seems an extremely strange omission.

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by ronaldx » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 10:10 am

Until yesterday there were only 3 Canadians - it may be that somebody has been mislabelled or somebody has joined the United Nations of Canada?

The first three rounds were a pretty horrible experience for me, I almost bombed out on the third round as well.

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by PuzzleScot » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 11:09 am

Yikes :o Looks like everyone found that harder than expected!
Looking on the bright side, at least no-one ended up negative!
I'm sure we'll hear more about that later. Put it behind you and move on...

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by PuzzleScot » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 4:58 pm

More positives - Half the team are in the top half at the moment, which really isn't bad at all !!
Niels getting a 'Roest'-ing is very indicative of the level of the difficulty of this particular contest, so well done guys - keep the spirits up!

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by nickdeller » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 5:05 pm

REALLY bad news, however, when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and the team results. Rock bottom on the Sym-a-Pix. :-(

I'm really looking forward to seeing these puzzles sometime in the next couple of weeks, I'm expecting hours of painful enjoyment out of them. And that's just the first round...

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Post by GarethMoore » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 6:05 pm

We did fine on the sym-a-pix but we couldn't separate the stickers fast enough to put on it at the end - we had solved the majority of it. They were post-its cropped to the sticky bit. So a timing problem, not a solving one! :)

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Post by detuned » Wed 27 Oct, 2010 12:53 pm

I'm having a lot of fun following the results as they come out. Seems like it's a 3 way battle between Thomas, Ulrich and Hideaki (hardly a surprise really). I suspect the team title will be a battle between their respective countries so far.

has anyone had a chance to speak with any of them, or at least assess who seems to be in the most inhuman shape? I suppose Ulrich has the advantage of previous form, but I can imagine both Thomas and Hideaki will both be very hungry to register a first win!

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by PuzzleScot » Wed 27 Oct, 2010 7:25 pm

I see we had a top 10 finish on the treasure hunt! Pity it wasn't worth more points...

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by drsteve » Wed 27 Oct, 2010 7:43 pm

PuzzleScot wrote:I see we had a top 10 finish on the treasure hunt! Pity it wasn't worth more points...
They scaled the points down and removed the bonuses - probably didn't want the health and safety issues !

Another small victory for the team - in the Weakest Link, Simon got the team table before the first German got to theirs. Very nicely done.

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by ronaldx » Thu 28 Oct, 2010 4:34 am

Certain teams didn't take the Treasure Hunt round very seriously, and the scores reflected that nicely. You will notice that the Poland Junior team did particularly well ;) Nonetheless I thought this was a good round for us, and certainly the most cohesive of the team rounds this year.

Have we got back the solution sheet for the Sym-a-Pix? I'm keen to know how much we actually solved correctly - Simon and I worked on an interesting large region that we didn't have time to sticker up.

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by drsteve » Thu 28 Oct, 2010 5:27 am

ronaldx wrote:Certain teams didn't take the Treasure Hunt round very seriously, and the scores reflected that nicely. You will notice that the Poland Junior team did particularly well ;) Nonetheless I thought this was a good round for us, and certainly the most cohesive of the team rounds this year.

Have we got back the solution sheet for the Sym-a-Pix? I'm keen to know how much we actually solved correctly - Simon and I worked on an interesting large region that we didn't have time to sticker up.
Sorry - found that this morning with the Anaconda - all but five squares in the whole thing were right.

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by drsteve » Thu 28 Oct, 2010 7:29 am

Just to let you all know, they've cancelled the spherical operations round - not for my objewction, but someone was given a non- symmetric ball. Good news for the UK team as I think we lose less points than other teams.

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Re: World Puzzle Championship 2010 - the results thread.

Post by drsteve » Thu 28 Oct, 2010 1:45 pm

We have a new world champion - Taro Arimitsu. Ulrich second, Hideaki third.

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