UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

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UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Post by puzzlemad » Sat 17 Jun, 2017 8:57 pm

This is the discussion thread for the 2017 UK Puzzle Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Puzzle Championships in India to be held on the 17th - 22nd October, 2017.

Duration: 2 hours
Dates: Friday 23rd - Monday 26th June
Contest Page: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=43

Please post any questions about the competition here.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 19 Jun, 2017 7:35 am

Minor clarification of answer keys for #6 and #18.

#6: Enter the content of the marked rows using the pentomino "letter" for pentomino pieces or # for empty cells. (The pentomino letters will be given with the pentominoes in the competition booklet.)

#18: Enter the content of the marked rows - identifying what region a cell belongs to using # for domino cells.

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No 13 Coins - Instruction Puzzle Query

Post by stanley » Mon 19 Jun, 2017 10:53 pm

Hi, I think I found another solution to that given,
50120520,5015520
transposing the 3 x 20 in col 4 with adjacent 50,5.5 in col 5

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Post by kiwijam » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 1:30 am

Nice instructions book, it always looks so long at first glance... :)

One minor comment: can we accept C3,C5,E3 for the Battleships answer key? It is Battleships after all!

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Re: No 13 Coins - Instruction Puzzle Query

Post by puzzlemad » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 5:16 pm

stanley wrote:Hi, I think I found another solution to that given,
50120520,5015520
transposing the 3 x 20 in col 4 with adjacent 50,5.5 in col 5
Yes, that would be an alternative solution for the example. All competition puzzles do have unique solutions.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Post by puzzlemad » Tue 20 Jun, 2017 5:19 pm

kiwijam wrote:Nice instructions book, it always looks so long at first glance... :)

One minor comment: can we accept C3,C5,E3 for the Battleships answer key? It is Battleships after all!
For you James! Yes, this will be acceptable, however, as it won't be the primary solution in the answer key it would need to be reviewed and approved. The co-ordinates on the competition puzzle will be slightly darker than those in the example as I've been made aware that they don't print clearly on all printers.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Post by kiwijam » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 4:36 am

If people are wanting some practise puzzles, I've collected 32 puzzles from last year's WPC that match types in this weekend's UKPC.

(Hopefully the zipped .ppt format is ok to open and print. I had to compress it to 0.97Mb to get it below the 1Mb forum limit.)

[EDIT: Sorry, it is forbidden to publicly publish WPC puzzles, so I've removed it from here.
UKPA members can access the file here. Alan (admin)]

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2017 / WPC Qualification

Post by dickoon » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 8:15 am

kiwijam wrote:If people are wanting some practise puzzles, I've collected 32 puzzles from last year's WPC that match types in this weekend's UKPC.
Thank you for your hard work!

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