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Division D 2021-22

Posted: Sun 12 Sep, 2021 7:43 pm
by pinkagape
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.

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 20 Oct, 2021 7:03 pm
by pinkagape
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!

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 03 Nov, 2021 8:09 pm
by pinkagape
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.

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 10 Nov, 2021 7:35 pm
by pinkagape
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!

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 17 Nov, 2021 8:01 pm
by pinkagape
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.

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 08 Dec, 2021 8:50 pm
by pinkagape
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!

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 15 Dec, 2021 7:33 pm
by pinkagape
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!

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 12 Jan, 2022 8:00 pm
by pinkagape
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!

Re: Division D 2021-22

Posted: Wed 19 Jan, 2022 8:36 pm
by pinkagape
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.