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UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Sat 18 Jun, 2016 1:13 pm
by puzzlemad
This is the discussion thread for the 2016 UK Puzzle Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Puzzle Championships in Slovakia on the 18th -23rd October.

Apologies for the delay. As of 14:00 GMT, the contest is now open! Good luck.
Please enter answer keys carefully, with a comma (no spaces) between each answer part


Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Dates: Friday 24th - Monday 27th June
Contest Page: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=41

Please post any questions about the competition here.

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Sat 18 Jun, 2016 7:50 pm
by detuned
For those looking for a direct link to the instruction booklet, you can be find it here:

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/file_download. ... 76b01f3bb4

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Tue 21 Jun, 2016 6:35 am
by harmeet
UKPC, 2016: Not able to download instruction booklet. Tried with multiple browsers. Please check.

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Tue 21 Jun, 2016 6:07 pm
by emma
Works for me.

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Tue 21 Jun, 2016 10:16 pm
by puzzlemad
I've successfully downloaded with both IE11 and Firefox.

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Wed 22 Jun, 2016 6:18 am
by inesrroza
Hi. Am new to this. Am I able to register for this still? Ta

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Wed 22 Jun, 2016 9:28 am
by PuzzleScot
Having a forum user account, and being logged in, is all you need.

Any time during the competition window when you have 2.5 hours free:
- visit the contest page (In the top-right corner, it will show if you are logged in)
- download the Puzzle Booklet (this will be available before the contest starts, and is password protected)
- open the competition PDF, so you have the password box visible
- double-check you have sufficient ink and paper in your printer!
- open the 'Answer Submission Page'
- click 'Start Now' when you are ready. (this will reveal the password for the competition PDF)
- copy/paste the password (or carefully retype!) into the pdf password box, and PRINT!
- solve whatever puzzles you can
- enter the answer keys CAREFULLY into the submission form (too many people make errors at this point!), and click 'submit answers'.
- you can submit answers as often as you like, so we highly recommend entering answers frequently. No answers will be accepted after the closing time (as in the actual WSC&WPC)

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Wed 22 Jun, 2016 5:57 pm
by puzzlemad
Minor clarification on the answer key for puzzle 16.
The wording of the answer key should be "Enter the unit digit of the length of the longest continuous block of shaded cells in each row. If no shaded cells in a row enter 0 for that row."
This wording will be in the competition puzzle booklet.

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Fri 24 Jun, 2016 9:38 am
by PuzzleScot
During final checking, there appears to be a problem with one puzzle. The start time has therefore been temporarily put back until 8pm, although the contest will be available as soon as we are sure all is good to go.

Alan

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2016/WPC Qualification

Posted: Fri 24 Jun, 2016 1:08 pm
by PuzzleScot
Apologies for the delay. As of 14:00 GMT, the contest is now open! Good luck.
Please enter answer keys carefully, with a comma (no spaces) between each answer part