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UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 2:00 pm
by PuzzleScot
The 2016 UK Puzzle Championship is over, and the results have been published: Official results.

Congratulations to Neil Zussman on becoming UK Puzzle Champion.
Also to James McGowan and Tom Collyer for taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

Combining with the UK Open Puzzle Tournament results, the first choice UK team for the 2016 World Puzzle Championships is:

    Neil Zussman
    Tom Collyer
    James McGowan
    Steven Barge
Thomas Powell and AJ Moore are reserves.

Top 3 international guests were Hideaki Jo (Japan), Endo Ken (Japan) and Robert Vollmert (Germany).
Well done, and thank-you to everyone who participated, regardless of scores.

Finally, many thanks to the puzzle authors, the testers, and of course to Liane Robinson for yet again organising the competition.
A booklet of the puzzle solutions is also available on the main contest page. (Full results, with international guests)
I hope to see many of you in Slovakia in October.

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 5:00 pm
by puzzlemad
I'd like to pass my thanks on to the authors (Andrey Bogdanov, Fatih Kamer Anda, Nikola Zivanovic, Puzzler Media, Serkan Yurekli and Tawan Sunathvanichkul) and also to the test solvers (David McNeill, Fatih Kamer Anda and Nikola Zivanovic) without whom we wouldn't be able to run such a great championship.
My thanks also to David McNeill and Alan O'Donnell for proof reading for me.

I hope that everyone enjoyed taking part in the championship and I look forward to seeing several new faces at the UKPA Open Tournament in 2017.

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 5:05 pm
by GoldingH
Thanks to Liane & all others involved in running this. Some nice puzzles & an enjoyable competition (and I may even start learning how to do tapa...).

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 9:28 pm
by kiwijam
Thanks Liane, a great contest, and well done to Hideaki and Neil!

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun, 2016 10:38 pm
by PuzzleScot
Let's not ignore Hideaki. This was a 'harder than usual' championship, but Hideaki Jo finished all 29 puzzles with time to spare. Outstanding achievement.

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun, 2016 12:21 pm
by furudo.erika
Thank you to the puzzle authors, testers and organiser. Really enjoyed the filled pentomino type and the hidoku/slitherlink layouts worked nicely.

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:44 am
by Nilz
That's a ridiculously huge winning margin Hideaki had, congrats to him, and thanks to everyone involved in the organising. Definitely a tough one, not many easy points (if any!), but there was some nice logic on quite a few of them.

Re: UKPC Results and 2016 UK WPC Team

PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun, 2016 9:39 pm
by emma
Many thanks - I may have fairly well messed it upl, but I enjoyed many of the puzzles nevertheless.