2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

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Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Post by detuned » Fri 23 Jul, 2021 10:51 pm

I thought I'd do a quick analysis for all the UK solvers in the top 100 overall - here's the puzzle GP:

3. Freddie Hand - currently 4660.7 points, will increase with any score over 679 (although its 500 odd points to make up to 2nd!)
10. James McGowan - 4033, will improve with a score over 603
20. Neil Zussman - 3662, will improve with a score over 518
25. Sam Cappleman-Lynes - 3481, will improve with a score over 524
54. Tom Collyer - 2812, will improve with a score over 398
73. Adam Bissett - 2388, will improve with a score over 338
82. Jeremy Kong - 2321, will improve with a score over 220
93. Matthew White - 2201, will improve with a score over 280

I'm not sure how much movement is left on the cards, but you never know - good luck to all for round 8

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Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Post by detuned » Fri 23 Jul, 2021 10:58 pm

Here's the Sudoku GP (the top 100 anyway, a bit of an arbitrary line to draw but I had to draw it somewhere)

26. Sam Cappleman-Lynes - 3276.7, will improve with a score over 495
34. Tom Collyer - 2924, will improve with a score over 398
52. Freddie Hand - 2658, will improve with a score over 269
63. Jeremy Kong - 2499, will improve with a score over 335
73. Mark Goodliffe - 2326, will improve with a score over 269

Feels like there's a few low scores to get out of the system all round, so hopefully that means some further climbing up the ladder!

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Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Post by detuned » Sun 01 Aug, 2021 11:00 pm

Friendly reminder there's still one day left to have a go at the last round of the sudoku GP

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Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Post by detuned » Wed 04 Aug, 2021 1:23 pm

Here are the preliminary results for round 8 of the Sudoku GP.

When i looked the other day, my solutions hadn't been saved and my results weren't on the leaderboard - so worth checking if you don't seem to have a result on the website.

Top 3 UK:

21. Freddie Hand 561
43. Tom Collyer 475
60. Jeremy Kong 412

No other UK solvers in the top 100 - Matthew White was just outside.

This leaves the final standings as follows:

Overall, it's the usual suspects:
1. Tantan Dai 5506.9
2. Tiit Vunk 5461.2
3. Kota Morinishi 5318.8

For the UK presence (in the top 100):
28. Sam Cappleman-Lynes 3276.6
36. Tom Collyer 3001
37. Freddie Hand 2950
62. Jeremy Kong 2576
82. Mark Goodliffe 2326

Well done everyone who took part throughout the series. I am very pleased to have narrowly squeaked past the 3000 mark for the series - I thought there was a good chance before round 8, but then during the round itself that started to look a bit shaky - I managed to catch mistakes on 3 puzzles, including the 100 point windoku. My wait to finally get through a round within time continues - on the more positive side, that's felt much closer this year than in the last couple.

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Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Post by detuned » Sun 22 Aug, 2021 3:18 pm

Feels like I'm posting to myself here sometimes, but I'll assume at least some other people find this interesting:

We finally have round 8 results for the Puzzle GP, with Freddie getting another very creditable podium position,

2. Freddie Hand 916.8
22. Chris Bryant 575
25. Neil Zussman 563

I think Chris Bryant is a new name on the leaderboard to me, but that's certainly a very strong performance. Tom Collyer was just outside the top 50, with Adam Bissett, AJ Moore and Emma McCaughan also squeezing into the top 100. Well done all!

The final standings are therefore:

1. Ken Endo 5812.3
2. Walker Anderson 5366.6
3. Freddie Hand 4898.5

Well done Freddie on getting onto the podium again (I assume there aren't going to be any play-offs)

As far as the UK goes, probably very few surprises:

3. Freddie Hand 4898.5
14. James McGowan 4033
19. Neil Zussman 3707

Sam Cappleman-Lynes had a very creditable 28th place finish overall, Tom Collyer was just outside the top 50, with Adam Bissett, Jeremy Kong and Matthew White all finishing inside the top 100. Well done to everyone else for completing another GP series.

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Re: 2021 WPF Sudoku and Puzzle GPs

Post by Feadoor » Sun 22 Aug, 2021 6:05 pm

detuned wrote:
Sun 22 Aug, 2021 3:18 pm
Feels like I'm posting to myself here sometimes, but I'll assume at least some other people find this interesting:
I find value in these posts :)

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