The UK team is all home now after a frantic, but very enjoyable week in Senec, where the Slovakians put on a very good week of puzzles and entertainment.
The winners were:
WSC overall: 1st, Tiit Vunk (EST); 2nd, Jakub Ondroušek (CZE); 3rd, Kota Morinishi (JPN). Czech Republic also took the team title.
Britain's Mark Goodliffe was the clear world leader in the over-50s category, until the playoff, but came away with 2nd place.
The British team finished 12th overall (of 24 countries)
Tom Collyer was the highest rank Briton, in 25th place. Mark also finished in the top 30 overall in a very competitive field.
Official WSC results here
WPC overall: 1st, Ulrich Voigt (DEU); 2nd, Palmer Mebane (USA); 3rd, Ken Endo (JPN). Ken had a seemingly unassailable lead going into the final playoffs, but struggled with a couple of the puzzles, allowing the others to overtake him. Germany took the team title.
Neil Zussman was the highest ranked Briton, finishing in 12th place, just shy of qualifying for the playoffs.
Alan O'Donnell finished 7th of 24 in the over-50s category, also just shy of qualifying for the category playoffs.
The British team finished 11th overall - comfortably in the top half.
Official WPC results here