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UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Fri 01 Jun, 2018 10:57 am
by detuned
This is the discussion thread for the 2018 UK Sudoku Championship. It will also act as the second qualifier for the UK A team competing at the World Sudoku Championships in Prague, Czech Republic to be held on the 4th-11th November 2018 (note that these dates also include time for the World Puzzle Championships).

Duration: 2 hours
Dates: Friday 8th - Monday 11th June
Contest Page: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=44

Please post any questions about the competition here.

[Initial version of instructions has been removed - please refer to the contest page for an updated version with points distribution]

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Sun 03 Jun, 2018 4:04 pm
by detuned
Competition page and instructions are now live.

Note that the instructions do not yet have the points distribution. This will go live later this week, probably on Wednesday or Thursday. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 06 Jun, 2018 10:55 pm
by detuned
One thing that has come up from the testing is a clarification to the rules of Puzzle 11 Consecutive Pairs. Not all possible pairs of cells have been marked! This means that it is possible for consecutive numbers to be placed in adjacent cells where there is no marking between them. This is the main difference between Consecutive Pairs Sudoku, and Consecutive Sudoku.

This will also be made clear in the updated instructions, and in the competition puzzle booklet.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 9:18 am
by Feadoor
The link to this thread from the contest page is currently broken - there's an incorrectly-escaped ampersand in the URL.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 1:53 pm
by detuned
Thanks - I thought the link was fixed but turns out it’s only in the admin version. Alan, could you fix please?

Also, an updated version of the instructions is now available, with points distribution.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 2:31 pm
by Feadoor
As regards the bonus points, am I correct in my understanding that a solver who submits correct solutions to 15 puzzles and also makes a random guess at the 16th will score the partial bonus of 2 points per minute saved, but a solver who submits 15 correct puzzles and makes no attempt at the 16th will not?

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 9:51 pm
by PuzzleScot
15 correct answers will earn the partial bonus.

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Mon 11 Jun, 2018 7:32 pm
by poleparrot
I’ve not played this before, where is the password for the pdf please?

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Mon 11 Jun, 2018 8:48 pm
by Feadoor
The password is on the answer submission page - it will be revealed when you press "Start Contest".

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 4:05 pm
by pinkagape
Congratulations Sam!

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 4:19 pm
by Feadoor
Thanks very much! When I submitted the Thermo Sudoku with 15 seconds remaining, I didn't realise just how important it would be!

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

Posted: Thu 14 Jun, 2018 4:50 pm
by puzzlemad
Well done Sam. That's a great result on your debut.