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[SOTR] End of year events

Posted: Tue 05 Dec, 2017 4:00 am
by tamz29
Hello UKPA,

Currently I'm running the traditional Nikoli Hurdles 5 (its been 5 years already?!).
Same format. 8 puzzles to be solved in order, where the answer to one puzzle unlocks the next puzzle.
This year I have introduced a somewhat controversial game at the finish line. Normally I use a luck-based game to determine a prize winner, but not this time! The prize this year is the recently-published Nikoli no Penpa 2018 issue.

The contest will be opened until 20th December.

Then at Christmas I will hold the annual Holiday Quiz.
Same place, same format and probably the same prize.

More details at

Questions can be made at the website and I will also answer any questions made here.

Have fun!

Re: [SOTR] End of year events

Posted: Wed 27 Dec, 2017 5:32 pm
by tamz29
Nikoli Hurdles 5 was won by Edison He from Hong Kong.

Starting next is the annual SOTR Holiday Quiz.
A series of puzzle-related/observation quiz to be done over the holidays.
Last year the winning score was 58/60.
I predict a lower winning score after ramping up the difficulty.

Happy holidays!

Re: [SOTR] End of year events

Posted: Fri 29 Dec, 2017 1:54 am
by kiwijam
Thanks Tawan, two great contests.
I was quietly confident in my Scattergories skills for the Hurdles...
Turns out I was completely wrong, and finished down the bottom of the leaderboard!

But the quiz was fun, good for people that enjoy puzzle trivia.