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LMI - Puzzle Ramayan & IPC Qualifiers : September - March

Posted: Fri 04 Sep, 2015 3:17 pm
by Prasanna16391
Logic Masters India invites everyone to participate in Puzzle Ramayan, a series of Puzzle contests. Similar to Sudoku Mahabharat, each contest will have a certain theme to it that categorizes the puzzles appearing in the contest. There will be five puzzle types in each round, with multiple puzzles of each type, along with a variant for two of the types. The difficulty will be lower than the monthly contests and length of each contest is of 90 minutes.

Here are the dates, for each of the rounds.

Classics - 05-07 Sep
Numbers - 26-28 Sep
Evergreens - 30 Oct-1 Nov
Region - 28-30 Nov
Snake - 26-28 Dec
Shading - 23-25 Jan
Loops - 27-29 Feb
Placement - 26-28 Mar

Link for Puzzle Ramayan 2015-16 : http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/2015-16pr.asp
Note that these rounds will serve as qualifiers for Indian Puzzle Championship 2016.

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

Posted: Fri 04 Sep, 2015 3:19 pm
by Prasanna16391
Link for Classic round that starts tonight and is open through the weekend :
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201509/

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

Posted: Fri 25 Sep, 2015 4:29 pm
by Prasanna16391
Link for Numbers round that starts tonight and is open through the weekend :
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201509_2/

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

Posted: Tue 29 Sep, 2015 12:45 pm
by PuzzleScot
A good showing from the Brits! We were only outnumbered by India, USA and Japan. (Results)

Well done to James, Neil and David on finishing in the top 20, with Tom just behind... Couldn't have picked a better WPC team!

A very good showing from Steve, Emma, Saul (Glasman) and Mark.
Then a very tight pack of Eva, Paul, Adam and myself separated by 0.5 points, with Heather, Liane & Mark right behind us.
Then Anthea.

All good :)

[edit: How did Hideaki do the whole lot in 40 minutes?!]

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

Posted: Tue 29 Sep, 2015 4:36 pm
by david mcneill
First thing to say is what a phenomenal effort by Hideaki.

Yes. Great showing by the UK. The theme was likely to suit the Sudoku specialists. I spent ages on the ABC skyscrapers. Loved the Kakuro, especially the Kropkuro.

A good warm-up. Now, what's going to appear in that instruction booklet?

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

Posted: Sat 03 Oct, 2015 8:06 am
by kiwijam
david mcneill wrote: I spent ages on the ABC skyscrapers. Loved the Kakuro, especially the Kropkuro.
Yeah, I was the other way around. Found the ABC skyscrapers fairly quick.
Of course it turns out the fastest way to solve it is to just open up the last page of the instruction book, but that was too unexpected for me!

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

Posted: Fri 30 Oct, 2015 5:57 pm
by Prasanna16391
Link for Evergreens round that starts tonight and is open through the weekend :
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201510/

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

Posted: Sun 01 Nov, 2015 12:29 pm
by detuned
A bit of an odd mix, but a fun test nevertheless!

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

Posted: Sun 08 Nov, 2015 6:25 pm
by drsteve
Loved that round - nearly got the hard magnets but found the Hashi near inpenetrable for some reason.

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

Posted: Sun 08 Nov, 2015 7:21 pm
by puzzlemad
I've got one puzzle left unsolved at the moment - the third arrows - no idea how to start that one!

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

Posted: Mon 09 Nov, 2015 12:39 am
by detuned
Liane:
PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER_SHOW PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER:
The middle cell can only be pointed at by 4 possible arrows - middle row and middle column. The logic is then a little bit involved by considering which of the 2s are pointed at, but generally the puzzle flows quite nicely from that initial break in

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

Posted: Fri 27 Nov, 2015 5:38 pm
by Prasanna16391
Link for Regions round that starts tonight and is open through the weekend :
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201511/

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

Posted: Tue 01 Dec, 2015 12:04 am
by PuzzleScot
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 ;)

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

Posted: Wed 02 Dec, 2015 12:57 pm
by PuzzleScot
James is top Brit again...
Stellar performance from 'masonjason' (Saul Glasman(?)) too!

At the half-way mark, I was convinced I was going to finish this...
In the end, I couldn't get the larger of the 4 galaxies out. Aborted, and went on to do the 4/5 galaxies (nice!) and the lower point ones
Should have kept going with the last area division - finished it 2 minutes after the deadline. That would have put me a very satisfying 4th in the UK ranks.
Good fun...

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

Posted: Thu 03 Dec, 2015 6:12 pm
by puzzlemad
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.

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

Posted: Thu 03 Dec, 2015 9:13 pm
by emma
I completed my last one about half a minute after time was up. Wish I'd done it in the same room as the printer- it might have made all the difference.

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

Posted: Sat 26 Dec, 2015 5:05 pm
by debmohanty
Link for Snakes round that has started and is open through the weekend :
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201512/

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

Posted: Thu 31 Dec, 2015 1:49 am
by kiwijam
Ooh well done AJ, top UK entrant for the Snakes round.
I was happy with how I went, not naturally fond of Snakes but I'm getting better at mixing logic and guessing while doing them.
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.
So for the moment it will be easier to top the UK standings!
Now to do some Tapas...

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

Posted: Thu 31 Dec, 2015 5:46 pm
by puzzlemad
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.

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

Posted: Sat 23 Jan, 2016 12:58 am
by debmohanty
Link for Shading round that has started and is open through the weekend till Tuesday:
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201601/

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

Posted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 2:00 pm
by Prasanna16391
Link for Loops round that starts soon and is open through the weekend :
http://logicmastersindia.com/PR/201602/
The Instruction booklet also has some basic steps for approaching the types appearing on the contest.

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

Posted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 9:12 pm
by Plucky
Damn it, I thought I'd actually done half-decent on one for a change [remaining text removed! - Admin.]

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

Posted: Sat 27 Feb, 2016 2:18 am
by PuzzleScot
NEVER DISCUSS ACTIVE COMPS IN ANY WAY!

Thank-you.

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

Posted: Sun 28 Feb, 2016 8:32 am
by Prasanna16391
If you do want to discuss it, we have a contest-specific restricted forum - http://logicmastersindia.com/forum/foru ... p?tid=1236 :)

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

Posted: Mon 29 Feb, 2016 4:10 pm
by GarethMoore
Just to add to what Alan and Prasanna said above, if you post on the LMI contest-specific forum then your post will show up immediately for people who have already entered the competition, but won't show up for anyone else until the competition is over. But apart from on that special LMI forum, since people are competing for places then people avoid any public discussion until the competition is closed. The reason is that it might give an advantage (or disadvantage, if misleading!) to those who are yet to take part.