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by puzzlemad
Tue 14 Jul, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2020 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Results: 2020 UK Puzzle Championship

We're so glad you enjoyed it. We'd love to see you at next year's Open Tournament too and are sure that you would enjoy it.

Yes printer's can be a real pain - ink, paper problems, speed of printing etc. At the Open you simply get the puzzle booklets as in exams ;)
by puzzlemad
Wed 01 Jul, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Thanks to everyone who helped write, test and organise the competition. As someone who's nowhere near to a proper puzzler, I really appreciate that it's a totally open competition where you can just rock up and play. I think it's my fourth time and I really look forward to my annual dose of puzzlin...
by puzzlemad
Wed 01 Jul, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2020 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Results: 2020 UK Puzzle Championship

I must also give special thanks to David McNeill for helping out, both by supplying some great puzzles and for helping with proof reading etc. thus forfeiting his place in the championship. One of his puzzles was created on the way home from the WSC/WPC in Germany last year due to what became a catc...
by puzzlemad
Tue 30 Jun, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Results: 2020 UK Puzzle Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Results: 2020 UK Puzzle Championship

The results of the 2020 UK Puzzle Championship have now been published. After a close fought battle, first place is awarded to James McGowan, completing all puzzles successfully in just under 2 hours 12 mins, second place is awarded to Neil Zussman completing just under three minutes behind. Third p...
by puzzlemad
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Amended instruction booklet (including points distribution) is now available.
by puzzlemad
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

The points per puzzle are as shown here. The instruction booklet will be updated later today.
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by puzzlemad
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

eratosthenes wrote:
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 5:59 pm
The example on Half Dominoes does have the diagonals marked though.
Yes, the example does have diagonals marked, however, the competition puzzle will not have the diagonals.
by puzzlemad
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Another error on Half Dominoes - the clues will show the sum of the dots in the horizontal and vertical directions only NOT DIAGONAL.
by puzzlemad
Sat 20 Jun, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Thanks for spotting the error with the Yin Yang instruction, I will ensure that is corrected when the points are added. Anglers - I don't think I've eveer seen one without all cells being used - yes they are all used. Emma is right - if the clue cell is adjacent to the edge of the puzzle you'll only...
by puzzlemad
Sat 20 Jun, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

The instruction booklet for the championship is now uploaded, however, the points for the puzzles haven't been finalised. This will be done as soon as possible.
by puzzlemad
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

UK Puzzle Championship 2020

This is the discussion thread for the 2020 UK Puzzle Championship. It was expected that this event would be selecting the final two places for the UK team to participate at the World Puzzle Championships that were scheduled to take place in October this year, but have sadly been postponed until 2021...
by puzzlemad
Fri 17 Apr, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from Erin!
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Re: Hi from Erin!

Hi Erin, It was great to meet you at the UKPA Open before the lockdown. As Tom says the forum isn't particularly active, but there's a lot of useful historic information and if you want any advice on solving please don't hesitate to post and someone will get back to you. (Remember though that if a q...
by puzzlemad
Mon 06 Apr, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Glad you enjoyed them Fred - you'll have to join us next year.
by puzzlemad
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Here are the puzzle rounds. We are not able to share the puzzle team round.
by puzzlemad
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

In this time of unprecedented worldwide uncertainty, the puzzle authors have kindly agreed to share their puzzles from the recent UKPA Open Tournament, which was probably the last face to face puzzling event anywhere round the world for the foreseaable future. We are unable to share the first round ...
by puzzlemad
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: WPF Puzzle GP 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 13730

Re: WPF Puzzle GP 2020

I haven't seen the puzzles but would guess on the formatting that they have been created by different people, possibly with different methods of drawing the grids up.
by puzzlemad
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

.... and of course we can't forget Anthea for working miracles with the scoring programme.
by puzzlemad
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Thanks David, we certainly missed you.
Results of the Puzzle tournament are: 1st Neil Zussman with 2372 points, 2nd Vincent Bertrand with 1593 and 3rd Tom Collyer with 1560.
by puzzlemad
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Thanks Sam, I'll pass your best wishes on to everyone taking part. They've just started round 2. The overall winner of the Sudoku Tournament was Vincent Bertrand with 1282 points, with Tom Collyer running a close 2nd with 1258 points. Mark Goodliffe was in third place with 1060. The most improved we...
by puzzlemad
Sun 08 Mar, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

pinkagape wrote:
Sun 08 Mar, 2020 3:27 pm
Hi

In the kropki kakuro in Puzzles Round 4, it doesn’t state that all such kropki circles are present, but that rule does apply in the example. Are all such circles present?
Yes all such circles are given.
by puzzlemad
Fri 06 Mar, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Amended Sudoku round 4 uploaded.
by puzzlemad
Fri 06 Mar, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

We spotted a mistake in it and am in the process of amending it. As Feadoor says the examples are the puzzles that were the online competition. I'll get the amended version uploaded as soon as possible.
by puzzlemad
Fri 06 Mar, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

The instruction booklets for the events are now available. If anyone has any queries, please post those on this thread clearly identifying the event, round and puzzle and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. Many thanks go to all the authors and test solvers without whom we wouldn't be ...
by puzzlemad
Wed 04 Mar, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hybrid Sudoku Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 5972

Re: UKPA Hybrid Sudoku Contest

david mcneill wrote:
Wed 04 Mar, 2020 2:13 pm
And Kota was on a different planet - 38:32 is unreal.
You can certainly say that again. Well done Kota - it probably took me that long to answer a single puzzle!

Very well done to everyone who completed all the puzzles in the allotted time.
by puzzlemad
Sat 29 Feb, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hybrid Sudoku Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 5972

Re: UKPA Hybrid Sudoku Contest

I just created an account and downloaded the instruction booklet. I solved 3 out of the 4 example puzzles, I couldn't even break into the Killer and Clone, and each puzzle took me at least 30 minutes. I just want to check, it's not worth me even trying the actual contest is it? :( Sometimes competi...