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UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Fri 26 May, 2017 11:49 am
by detuned
This is the discussion thread for the 2017 UK Sudoku Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Sudoku Championships in India to be held on the 15-19th October 2017.

Duration: 2 hours
Dates: Friday 9th - Monday 12th June
Contest Page: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=42 (will go live soon, instructions to follow shortly)

Please post any questions about the competition here.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sat 03 Jun, 2017 11:51 am
by detuned
Instructions are now available here:

UPDATE: now with points distribution

http://www.ukpuzzles.org/file_download. ... e7161b9110

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Fri 09 Jun, 2017 8:30 pm
by detuned
Competition has started!

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sat 10 Jun, 2017 9:15 am
by DavidC
Hi Tom. This is a comment on the PDF answer format, not the sudoku itself. Sudoku 5 (Classic Sudoku) has r4 and r6 both marked as A. I naturally assumed r4=A and r6=B (top to bottom) and my answer has been accepted.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sat 10 Jun, 2017 9:29 am
by detuned
Thanks David, I'll look out for both "A,B" and "B,A" codes in the submitted entries. However, as you say, I'd expect common sense to prevail on this one.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sun 11 Jun, 2017 9:28 am
by Smat
Thanks for the nice puzzles!

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sun 11 Jun, 2017 6:47 pm
by stracti
I can't see puzzle booklet if I download it.... Only if I see it from the browser...

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Mon 12 Jun, 2017 11:47 pm
by imdanrydell
It's currently 00:45 AM BST (I believe), on Tuesday 13th June, and I'm not able to submit any more answers.
I started playing a few minutes before 23:55 BST.

Your guidebook says:
The championship will start at 12:00 BST (GMT+1), Friday 9th June 2017, when the password for the
PDF will be made available. Upon retrieving the password, you will have 2 hours to solve the puzzles
and submit your answers via the entry page. You will not be able to submit any answers after your
two hours are up. The championship will end at 01:55 BST (GMT+1), Tuesday 13th June; as such it
is highly recommended that you retrieve the password and start solving before 23:55 BST (GMT+1),
Monday 12th June.


Your Answer Submission Page says:
Contest End Time Mon 12 Jun 2017 23:55 GMT Last Submission received n/a
Time until contest starts CONTEST FINISHED


What did I misinterpret here?

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 14 Jun, 2017 8:34 am
by detuned
Hi - sorry to hear about this mix up. I'll investigate this further, I might have made a mistake when setting the parameters in the competition engine.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 14 Jun, 2017 12:17 pm
by detuned
The contest is now finished, but unfortunately the bonuses have not yet been applied, so the final results table needs to be updated. Please bear with us!

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 14 Jun, 2017 3:19 pm
by imdanrydell
detuned wrote:Hi - sorry to hear about this mix up. I'll investigate this further, I might have made a mistake when setting the parameters in the competition engine.
No worries.

I'm a "foreigner", so my score won't count for anything in this competition besides vanity.
Although, I am pretty vain, and I'd like to know how I would've finished.
I got through 1,4,5,6,7,10,12,13,14,15. Time-stamped photographic evidence available :)

Thanks

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 14 Jun, 2017 6:11 pm
by detuned
I've just published the results - but if you send us the photo we can amend the table and you can take your rightful place in the table!

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sat 17 Jun, 2017 11:44 am
by Magoo
Thanks for organising, Tom. A good set of puzzles, I felt, though it probably helped me that there was a bias towards what I think of as the older variants.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 16 Aug, 2017 9:55 pm
by brady
Why are there still no solutions posted for the UKSC?

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sun 20 Aug, 2017 10:59 am
by detuned
Mainly because I haven't had time to do them - please bear in mind that I have to do all of this on my spare time. If there's interest I'll see if I can get something out this week

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2017 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sat 26 Aug, 2017 6:40 pm
by brady
When you get to it works for me - I'll keep checking back!