On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

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On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by GarethMoore » Mon 07 May, 2012 9:55 pm

The UK Open Puzzle Championships were held in Manchester from the 28th to 29th April 2012.

The results of the Sudoku championship were as follows:
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Despite winning two of the three rounds, Tom Collyer was edged into second place by Neil Zussman, who will now compete in the UK's World Sudoku Championship team this year for the first time. Michael Collins came a close third.

The results of the Puzzle championship were as follows:
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Huge congratulations to Neil Zussman for also winning the puzzle tournament. Neil has already qualified for the UK's World Puzzle Championship (WPC) 2012 team by virtue of reaching the final play-off in last year's WPC, so Steve Barge, in an excellent second place position, takes the second awarded place in this year's UK WPC team. It's worth noting that Steve lost a couple of hundred points for omitting to mark in just a single cell in a few puzzles, so the result was very nearly even closer than shown above.

Thank you to everyone who attended the competitions, and congratulations again to all of the winners. Trophies were awarded to the winners, and medals to those finishing in the top three positions of each event.

Meanwhile, in the on-site "Deadly" Killer Sudoku tournament, Tom Collyer was the runaway winner, finishing all of the puzzles with over 20 minutes remaining. No other competitor completed all of the puzzles.
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Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by driv4r » Tue 15 May, 2012 12:58 am

Nice but were there really only 13 participants in sudoku championship?? :shock:
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Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by GarethMoore » Wed 16 May, 2012 6:16 pm

A few photos of the winners from the on-site tournament.

Neil Zussman receives his trophy for winning the Sudoku championship from Mike Colloby:
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Steve Barge accepts his medal for finishing second in the Puzzle championship (and thus gaining a UK WPC team place):
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Tom Collyer displaying his gold, silver and bronze medals for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the killer sudoku, sudoku and puzzle tournaments respectively!
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Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by PuzzleScot » Thu 17 May, 2012 9:08 am

Thanks for posting :)

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Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by drsteve » Thu 17 May, 2012 8:20 pm

Thanks for the photo that makes it look like I'm about to mug Tom for his medals!

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Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by detuned » Thu 17 May, 2012 9:42 pm

Thanks for the photo of me with my mouth stuffed full of ham sandwich shortly before being mugged by Steve :roll:

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Re: On-site UK Open Puzzle and Sudoku Championship results

Post by dupko » Mon 13 Aug, 2012 10:00 am

Nice,i need that medal too :P
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