Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

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mikecolloby
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Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by mikecolloby » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 11:43 am

Please watch this space! This post will be the reference point for the schedule, and will be constantly updated as changes occur or more detail becomes available.

**Saturday 28 April**
1.00 Arrive at Chill Factore + lunch (included in registration payment)
1.30 Sudoku Round 1 (30 minutes)
2.10 Puzzles Round 1 (30 minutes)
2.50 Puzzles Round 2 (60 minutes)
4.00 Puzzles Round 3 (45 minutes)
5.00 UK Killer Championship (60 minutes)
6.15 Team Competition – “The Omega Virus” (120 minutes)
8.15 Finish Day 1
8.45 Dinner – Brewers Fayre, Coach House, Trafford Centre South (not included in registration payment)

**Sunday 29 April**
9.00 Sudoku Round 2 (90 minutes)
10.40 Sudoku Round 3 (45 minutes)
11.35 Puzzles Round 4 (30 minutes)
12.15 Puzzles Round 5 (60 minutes)
1.15 Lunch (included in registration payment)
1.45 Team Competition – “Wooden Blocks” (45 minutes)
2.30 Results
2.45 UKPA meeting:
- Review how it went
- Review London2014 bid
- Any other issues
4.00 Finish

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by detuned » Mon 16 Apr, 2012 11:03 pm

Mike, is there a precise breakdown on the schedule for the event? Given that there are now WSC/WPC places at stake I am feeling more and more inclined to come along, certainly at least for the sudoku competition. This assuming that it's not too late to register, etc.

However, time and money are very much an issue for me at the moment - basically I'd like to know if it would be possible to come for just the Saturday...

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by mikecolloby » Fri 20 Apr, 2012 4:14 pm

The schedule has been updated with detailed timing

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by puzzlemad » Sun 22 Apr, 2012 10:33 am

I've booked the Coach House Brewers Fayre (by the Trafford Centre South Premier Inn) for the Saturday evening meal for us all at 8pm. Below is a link to the Coach House and also one to the menu. Prices may be slightly different (as I can't find a way of getting back to that link now after I first found it). We will be phoning the order through to them during the day on Saturday, so please be ready to select. I will pick up a definite menu from them on Saturday morning with actual prices etc.


http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/content/b ... house.html

http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/content/d ... global.pdf

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by mikecolloby » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 4:28 pm

New changes made to schedule - see first post

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by puzzlemad » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 8:30 pm

For those travelling by train into Manchester the following link gives some information regarding metrolink/bus connections.
http://www.traffordcentre.co.uk/gettinghere

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by PuzzleScot » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 11:04 pm

Quick update. I'm afraid one of my family has had an accident this evening, and is in hospital.
Therefore, I am bitterly disappointed that I won't be attending the festivities this year.
Mike & Gareth will be looking after everything, so you'll hardly notice me not being there. I'm sure all will run swimmingly.

Enormous kudos to Gareth for the immense effort he has put in for these contests - quite outstanding! I hope he doesn't have to pay for any of his own drinks this weekend!

Oh, there's a spare room going cheap at the Premier Inn adjacent to the event - ask me, Mike, Liane or Gareth for details if you are thinking of impulsively turning up for the event!

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Re: Schedule for UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament

Post by Janix » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 11:17 pm

Alan

That's terrible news, I trust that it is not too serious and that they will make a full recovery.

I am sitting in my hotel room in Manchester, and looking forward very much to this weekend. It will not be the same now, but thanks for all your efforts, and for acknowledging the work that Gareth has done in compiling the set of puzzles with such a wide range of respected puzzle makers - great, Gareth.

Best wishes

Ken

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