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by detuned
Thu 19 Jan, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

I’m going to be much less reliable posting LMI results, but again anyone else is welcome to add them :) anyhow round one of the annual puzzle Ramayan has happened. I don’t know how to benchmark outside of a top 3, and I don’t know how much bearing to put on the score - please improve on this if you ...
by detuned
Thu 19 Jan, 2023 9:44 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

One other thought: I don’t know how frequently the WPF are going to be updating their new ratings (see also the other thread) but that might be an easy way to benchmark a notable performance for a certain individual? I guess there’s still a bit more data work there required than my cursory glance at...
by detuned
Thu 19 Jan, 2023 1:09 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

I guess top 100 has been a rule of thumb when posting results previously - there wasn't that much logic behind it other than it seemed like a reasonable benchmark for solvers to aim at, and it did seem like there were increasingly many UK solvers managing to hit it. Fair's fair, I have only just not...
by detuned
Wed 18 Jan, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

Next up Round 1 of the 2023 Sudoku GP (preliminary results for now)

31 Tom Collyer 513 points
55 Calum Mailer 444
59 Jack Lawrence 436

No other UK solvers close to the top 100 this time round.
by detuned
Wed 18 Jan, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 2023 UK Results Thread

First up, the recent 2022 USPC: http://wpc.puzzles.com/uspc2022/results.asp?mode=intl

Tom Collyer 182 points
Adam Bissett 162
Maurice Blount 120

A further 7 UK participants on the list, representing a reasonably strong proportion of the overall international contingent.
by detuned
Wed 18 Jan, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2023 UK Results Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 176

2023 UK Results Thread

Thought it would be a good idea to collate results from various competitions. Feel free to chip in with anything you think is missing. I may also use this as the basis for a monthly digest to the newsletter. I’ll try and stick to a format of top 3 and then judgemental honourable mentions (e.g. getti...
by detuned
Tue 03 Jan, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Sudoku GP 2023: Call for new UK authors
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Sudoku GP 2023: Call for new UK authors

It's also worth clarifying that any work that does get used becomes the property of the WPF.
by detuned
Tue 03 Jan, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Sudoku GP 2023: Call for new UK authors
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Sudoku GP 2023: Call for new UK authors

The UK has been - provisionally - given the April round of the 2023 edition of the WPF's Sudoku GP: https://gp.worldpuzzle.org. Note that the website has not yet been updated. If you are a UK (=eligible for a UK passport) Sudoku author interested in contributing, please could you let me know by the ...
by detuned
Sun 01 Jan, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 US Puzzle Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: 2022 US Puzzle Championship

It's worth adding the practice test doesn't have all that much to do with the actual competition - there are no shared types. If I had to guess the practice test is just a collection of leftover puzzles, although perhaps it's still useful to get a rough idea of the points to difficulty calibration.
by detuned
Sun 01 Jan, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 US Puzzle Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 309

2022 US Puzzle Championship

Is happening in 2023 :-) Note that the contest has already started. Details are: Website: http://wpc.puzzles.com/uspc2022/default.asp Duration: 3 hours (!) Dates: Saturday December 31 until 8pm (EDT) January 8. (That translates to 1am on January 9th for GMT) There is both an instruction booklet and ...
by detuned
Sat 20 Aug, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 53
Views: 99181

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

Just a reminder of this one happening next Tuesday morning. Note that you will have to pay £10 for an entry ticket
by detuned
Wed 10 Aug, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Re: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP

Round 8 preliminary results now out - they look unlikely to change, so here we go with the UK top 3: 12. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 568 22. Freddie Hand 635.5 36. Tom Collyer 532 Jeremy Kong the only other UK listed name in the top 100 - although note for results going forward we should be more accurately ...
by detuned
Mon 01 Aug, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

Again a plea for the WSC qualifiers to identify themselves, confirm eligibility and willingness to travel At this point, could anyone on the list make themselves known wherever they are on the list? Unfortunately there has been a 10% uplift in fees that is applied. We've really tried to do our best ...
by detuned
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

Please also reply here if there is any interest in taking up a B team slot!
by detuned
Wed 27 Jul, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday
Replies: 53
Views: 99181

Re: Puzzles at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London on Sunday

2022 Schedule is out - of most interest is the Sudoku and Killer Sudoku competition on Tuesday 23rd August. I can't see a puzzle event there however.

https://mindsportsolympiad.com/2022-schedule/

You can also buy tickets there.
by detuned
Wed 27 Jul, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

A similar appeal on individuals outstanding:

Could Jeremy Kong please confirm UK eligibility (being listed as Singapore on UKPA and UK on the WPF GP. If so, please could he also confirm whether he intends to take a place on the A team.

Similarly could we please hear from Calum Mailer.
by detuned
Wed 27 Jul, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 6859

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Round 7 preliminary results:

3. Freddie Hand 821.5 (perhaps this will change due to partial bonus?)
7 Neil Zussman 648
26 James McGowan 460

Adam Bissett, Matthew White and Tom Collyer are all just outside the top 50 (separated by a mere 7 points!), and Jeremy Kong also made the top 100.
by detuned
Thu 21 Jul, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 6859

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

These are also called knight’s tour - I think they used to be reasonably common.
by detuned
Sun 17 Jul, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 6859

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Round 6 results for the UK:

1. Freddie Hand 926.2
14. James McGowan 593
63. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 395

Jeremy Kong and Adam Bissett also made the Top 100 with Matthew White just outside
by detuned
Sun 17 Jul, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Re: 2022 WPF Sudoku GP

Quick updates for round 6 and 7 UK results: Round 6 6. Freddie Hand 792.2 (a new UK record ranking!) 13. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 641.7 (unlucky for some, but not for Sam - the 3rd time he has achieved this previous UK record ranking) 42. Jeremy Kong 479 Tom Collyer, Matthew White and Adam Bissett also m...
by detuned
Sat 16 Jul, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

A quick post to say I'e updated for the Sudoku GP results above
by detuned
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

CURRENT STATUS OF WPC QUALIFICATION Route A The following list is taken from the UKPC results page : 1 Freddie Hand - not taking team place 2 James McGowan - CONFIRMED 3 Neil Zussman - CONFIRMED 4 Sam Cappleman-Lynes - not taking team place 5 Anthony Ford - no reply 6 Maurice B - CONFIRMED 7 Michae...
by detuned
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

CURRENT STATUS OF WSC QUALIFICATION Route A The following list is taken from the UKSC results page : 1 Freddie Hand - not taking team place 2 Mark Goodliffe - CONFIRMED 3 David McNeill - not taking team place 4 Tom Collyer - CONFIRMED 5 Heather Golding - not taking team place 6 Calum Mailer - no re...
by detuned
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 3065

2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

The purpose of this post is to outline the qualification policy for the official A team selection representing the United Kingdom at the upcoming World Sudoku Championship (WSC) and World Puzzle Championship (WPC) to be held in Krakow, Poland later this year. The WSC is scheduled between Sunday Octo...
by detuned
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2022

Hi Liane - the contest page current states that the contest is 3 hours long - is that correct?