2015 Puzzle GP

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Nilz
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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by Nilz » Tue 04 Aug, 2015 5:32 pm

drsteve wrote:While we wait for the results to round 8, did anyone else find the points allocation a bit... strange. The two Kakuro's weren't that bad, imho, and I'm no Kakuro expert. Maybe with more experience of the puzzle I'd have knocked off the Japanese Arrows with less difficulty but as it was, I didn't really see a way into these, even the easy one (which I've since done). Not that I'm complaining that the big puzzles that I could do had the highest points, of course... (waits to discover I didn't actually get them right...)
You can check your own answers already, by going to Puzzle GP---> My Solutions from the menu on the right of the GP page.
I didn't time myself on each individual puzzle, but my feeling is that the points were only drastically off on the last Japanese Arrows (which I couldn't, and still haven't, done), and possibly the 2nd of those as well (which I brute forced through).

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by emma » Thu 06 Aug, 2015 9:13 pm

I thought the kakuros were fairly straightforward, and certainly easier than the couple of examples I'd dug out to practise on (although I ended up not having time to do those until after the GP, in the end).

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by kiwijam » Thu 17 Sep, 2015 9:23 pm

The ten GP finalists with starting times have been announced, and the Instruction Book can also be found at http://www.gp.worldpuzzle.org/content/finals-1.

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by detuned » Sun 20 Sep, 2015 7:59 pm

Well done on qualifying James!

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by kiwijam » Mon 21 Sep, 2015 2:45 am

Thanks Tom.
A shame that Yuta Nagata and the mighty Hideaki Jo have not qualified for Sofia this year. Japan has too many excellent puzzlers!

An interesting point about the GP Finals (that I've not seen before) is that although instructions for 15 puzzle types are given, we are told only that there will be between 8 and 15 of those puzzles to be solved.

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by detuned » Tue 22 Sep, 2015 9:16 pm

I hope Hideaki's absence is explained by his being busy or something this year - any team that can afford to leave him on the bench is utterly terrifying!

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by kiwijam » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 3:00 am

(...or needs to rethink whether a single test should decide the team?)

Hideaki was 5th (or perhaps you could consider it "3rd=") in the JPC and 2nd (1st=) in the JNPC.
But he is not in either Japan A-team, so maybe it is his choice.

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by deu » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 2:44 pm

This was my choice. Our national qualification and its organization were really terrible this year. JNPC contained two incorrect puzzles, which were pointed out by participants during the test. Ken asked organizers to invalidate the result, but that was completely ignored. JPC was too easy for top solvers. Five participants solved all logical puzzles correctly, and one "What's Next" type puzzle split them into A-team and B-team. Worst qualifications I've ever experienced!

I'm going to WPC/WSC next time only after quality of our national championships are significantly improved, or better tests (like GP and other countries' qualifications) are used for qualification.

See Ken’s blog (http://ekbm.blogspot.jp/2015/08/gp-2015 ... f-jpc.html) for his comment.

Hideaki

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by david mcneill » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 2:59 pm

Hideaki,

Your frustration is understandable. Thank you for letting us know. We will sorely miss you in Sofia.

All the best.

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Re: 2015 Puzzle GP

Post by kiwijam » Fri 09 Oct, 2015 2:51 am

Yes, we hope the qualification process improves and we will see you again soon.

On a different topic, Ko, Ken and Yuki will be selling Toketa volume 3 in Sofia for 10 euros each.
http://puzzle-toketa.blogspot.jp/2015/1 ... -vol3.html
Over 300 puzzles, highly recommended.

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