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Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship

Posted: Tue 26 Jun, 2018 6:00 pm
by puzzlemad
Congratulations to James McGowan who has claimed the UK Puzzle Championship this year, correctly solving 20 of the 36 puzzles and in doing so qualifies for the UK team at the World Puzzle Championships that will be held in Prague in November this year. Emma McCaughan took the runner up spot to join James on the team with Heather Golding finishing in a strong 3rd place.

1: James McGowan 615 points
2: Emma McCaughan 538 points
3: Heather Golding 481 points

The results can be found here

The championship was once again open to international participation and three competitors successfully solved all 36 puzzles within the 2 1/2 hour time-frame with a further two competitors close to that feat. Amazingly, Endo Ken from Japan completed the contest with just under 41 minutes to spare - earning 245 bonus points. The other two finishers were also from Japan, so it looks like the Japanese will have a strong team in Prague. Congratulations to all three.

1: Endo Ken
2: Kota Morinishi
3: Hideaki Jo

A full list of the international results can be found here

Thank you once again to the authors for providing the puzzles and test solvers who helped in the preparation of this contest. Thanks also to all the competitors for taking part and I hope that you all enjoyed it.

Re: Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship

Posted: Wed 27 Jun, 2018 9:48 pm
by detuned
Congratulations James and Emma!

Re: Results: 2018 UK Puzzle Championship

Posted: Thu 28 Jun, 2018 10:08 pm
by kiwijam
Thanks Tom, looking forward to teaming up with you, Neil and Emma in November!