Division D 2021-22

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pinkagape
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Division D 2021-22

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Hi everyone

Here is the schedule for the 2021/22 season

16th/17th October - Beginners Tents
13th/14th November - Beginners Hitori
11th/12th December - Beginners Snake
15th/16th January - Beginners Fillomino
12th/13th February - Beginners Yajilin
12th/13th March - Beginners Nanro

The first round, in around a month, will be a round of standard Tents puzzles, the rules and examples for which are on the Puzzle Rules board.

If you are competing in Division D this year, you will need to download and print the puzzles, then time yourself to see how long it takes you to complete each puzzle. If you make a mistake and want to start again, you should not restart the clock.

I hope that competitors will be able to find the time to complete all puzzles over Friday 15th October to Monday 18th October, but if competitors are only able to complete some of the puzzles, this will still allow them to score points towards the Division D standings.

Puzzlers who are not in Division D will also be able to download the puzzles and submit their times (for a separate leaderboard).

Upon completion of the puzzles, you will be asked to email the times and an answer key for each puzzle, but more details for this will be given when the puzzle booklet is ready.

A reminder that anyone interested in taking a place in the UK Puzzle League should email their interest to adam@ukpuzzles.org. New players can join Division D at any time up until Round 1 finishes.

Edited to swap over Snake and Fillomino rounds.
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Hello

Here is Round 1 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League.

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 2nd November. This is a longer window than usual due to the forum outage.

For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes.

When you are finished all of the puzzles, or as many as you are able to, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org your times for each puzzle and the answer key for each puzzle (to ensure that you have understood how each solution is supposed to look).

If you have not yet signed up for a place in the UK Puzzle League, you may do so in the same email, giving your name and UKPA username. If you are not in Division D, your times will be entered onto an all-comers scoreboard, which will not score points in the UK Puzzle League. If you are in Division D, the solver with the most points will receive 10 credits, the second will receive 9 credits and so on. If two or more solvers score the same number of points, then the fastest total time (spent on completed puzzles) will score the higher number of credits.

If you have any questions, please ask via email (adam@ukpuzzles.org)

Please do not discuss the puzzles in the forum until the competition is declared closed.

Have fun!
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Round 1 is now complete! Thanks to Liane Robinson for testing. It seemed a harder set in some ways, with the full set proving elusive for some, but some impressive times for others, including an excellent start to the season for Paul Smith. The margins were very close with David and Luke, with some incorrect solutions just being off by one, and the times being very close!

Tom Collyer - 50 points - 5m08
Matthew White - 50 points - 6m53
Paul Smith - 50 points - 9m08
Eva Myers - 50 points - 12m19
David Collison - 34 points - 10m17
Luke Liberman - 28 points - 10m14


So the early Division D table has Paul ahead with 10 points, David has 9 and Luke has 8.

The next round is next week, with Hitori.
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Hello

Here is Round 2 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League.

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 16th November.

For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes.

When you are finished all of the puzzles, or as many as you are able to, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org your times for each puzzle and the answer key for each puzzle (to ensure that you have understood how each solution is supposed to look).

If you have not yet signed up for a place in the UK Puzzle League, you may do so in the same email, giving your name and UKPA username. If you are not in Division D, your times will be entered onto an all-comers scoreboard, which will not score points in the UK Puzzle League. If you are in Division D, the solver with the most points will receive 10 credits, the second will receive 9 credits and so on. If two or more solvers score the same number of points, then the fastest total time (spent on completed puzzles) will score the higher number of credits.

If you have any questions, please ask via email (adam@ukpuzzles.org)

Please do not discuss the puzzles in the forum until the competition is declared closed.

Have fun!
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Possibly some unfortunate timing this time with the World Puzzle Conference happening at the same time, but well done to Jeffrey and Paul for their correct entries, and some very competitive times from both, with struggles on puzzles 9 and 10 accounting for the whole time difference between the two.

Jeffrey Dick - 15m36
Paul Smith - 26m22

This puts Paul out with an 11 point lead in Division D, ahead of the Snake round next month.
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Here we go with Round 3. Twelve Snake puzzles for you to attempt before 14th December.

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 16th November.

For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes.

When you are finished all of the puzzles, or as many as you are able to, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org your times for each puzzle and the answer key for each puzzle (to ensure that you have understood how each solution is supposed to look).

If you have not yet signed up for a place in the UK Puzzle League, you may do so in the same email, giving your name and UKPA username. If you are not in Division D, your times will be entered onto an all-comers scoreboard, which will not score points in the UK Puzzle League. If you are in Division D, the solver with the most points will receive 10 credits, the second will receive 9 credits and so on. If two or more solvers score the same number of points, then the fastest total time (spent on completed puzzles) will score the higher number of credits.

If you have any questions, please ask via email (adam@ukpuzzles.org)

Please do not discuss the puzzles in the forum until the competition is declared closed.

Have fun!
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Round 3 is now finished. Not sure what held people back, but just the one entry this time. Well done for a clean solve, Paul.

Paul Smith - 44m49

Paul now has a 21 point lead in Division D with 3 rounds to go.

In January, we'll return with a round of Fillomino - we had this last year, so the instructions are already on the Rules forum, and you can practice on last year's set of puzzles!
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Hello

Here is Round 4 of Division D of the 2021-2022 UK Puzzle League.

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 18th January.

For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes.

When you are finished all of the puzzles, or as many as you are able to, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org your times for each puzzle and the answer key for each puzzle (to ensure that you have understood how each solution is supposed to look).

If you have not yet signed up for a place in the UK Puzzle League, you may do so in the same email, giving your name and UKPA username. If you are not in Division D, your times will be entered onto an all-comers scoreboard, which will not score points in the UK Puzzle League. If you are in Division D, the solver with the most points will receive 10 credits, the second will receive 9 credits and so on. If two or more solvers score the same number of points, then the fastest total time (spent on completed puzzles) will score the higher number of credits.

If you have any questions, please ask via email (adam@ukpuzzles.org)

Please do not discuss the puzzles in the forum until the competition is declared closed.

Have fun!
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Round 4 is complete!

The larger grids proved to be the deciding factor, but some sterling work from the Division D competitors in this round caught the eye. David managed superb times on the smaller grids including best times on Puzzles 4 and 7, and newcomer Nadia beat our round winner on three grids as well. However, as usual, consistency was key and in the end the 10 credits went to Paul again, just 32 seconds behind current Division C champion Eva for the overall win.

Eva Myers - 90 points - 22m15
Paul Smith - 90 points - 22m47
Nadia Thompson - 90 points - 31m37

Matthew White - 80 points - 11m43
David Collison - 41 points - 5m12

The current division D table looks like this:

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Round 5 is over the weekend of 12th and 13th February and features some Yajilin puzzles by Sam Cappleman-Lynes. The guide to these puzzles is on the instructions forum.
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Here we are! Round 5 is ready to go. Thank you to Sam for writing the puzzles.

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 15th February.

For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes.

When you are finished all of the puzzles, or as many as you are able to, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org your times for each puzzle and the answer key for each puzzle (to ensure that you have understood how each solution is supposed to look).

If you have not yet signed up for a place in the UK Puzzle League, you may do so in the same email, giving your name and UKPA username. If you are not in Division D, your times will be entered onto an all-comers scoreboard, which will not score points in the UK Puzzle League. If you are in Division D, the solver with the most points will receive 10 credits, the second will receive 9 credits and so on. If two or more solvers score the same number of points, then the fastest total time (spent on completed puzzles) will score the higher number of credits.

If you have any questions, please ask via email (adam@ukpuzzles.org)

Please do not discuss the puzzles in the forum until the competition is declared closed.
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The instructions are slightly wrong, or at least incomplete. Where they say "cells with numbers" they should say "grey-shaded cells", given that there are some that have no numbers. This might be obvious in practice but it is nonetheless important because otherwise you might naively count these as given black cells, which would make the puzzles impossible.
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Thanks Gareth! That’s very helpful.
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A lovely set of puzzles by Sam, and all puzzlers submitted clean sets of solutions. It was Thomas Powell who delivered the fastest set, and Paul Smith claiming another 10 credits in Division D.

Thomas Powell - 10m05
Matthew White - 14m56
Eva Myers - 22m34
Paul Smith - 32m52

The final beginners set of the season will be Nanro, next month.
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Here is the final round of Division D 2021-22

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 15th March.

For each puzzle, remember to time yourself honestly as to how long it takes.

When you are finished all of the puzzles, or as many as you are able to, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org your times for each puzzle and the answer key for each puzzle (to ensure that you have understood how each solution is supposed to look).

If you have not yet signed up for a place in the UK Puzzle League, you may do so in the same email, giving your name and UKPA username. If you are not in Division D, your times will be entered onto an all-comers scoreboard, which will not score points in the UK Puzzle League. If you are in Division D, the solver with the most points will receive 10 credits, the second will receive 9 credits and so on. If two or more solvers score the same number of points, then the fastest total time (spent on completed puzzles) will score the higher number of credits.

If you have any questions, please ask via email (adam@ukpuzzles.org)

Please do not discuss the puzzles in the forum until the competition is declared closed.
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This round, and this season, is now over!

Absolutely clean solves by all, here, though David couldn't get all the way through the set. Impressive times by runaway division champion Paul Smith, a handful of seconds off the time off Division B's Eva.

Matthew White - 50 points - 16m57
Eva Myers - 50 points - 26m57
Paul Smith - 50 points - 27m14
David Collison - 23 points - 16m22


Here is the final table for the 2021-22 season. Congratulations to Paul for his dominant performance.

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Well done Paul. Thank you, Adam, for organising this series of events. My enduring dislike of puzzles that involve drawing lines and shading boxes, er, endures, but I promise to continue trying ... if only to stop Liane from giving me a hard time about my blinkered sudokucentricity !

Best wishes, David
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Thanks for continuing to run the season, I enjoyed all the puzzle sets and it's really nice to have sets that are finishable compared with those WPF rounds!
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