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by PuzzleScot
Wed 17 Jun, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Introduction

Welcome! Everyone starts somewhere. You can try any of our past contests, to get more experienced at online contests. In the puzzle links forum you will find links to all sorts of competitions, past and present. If you have any questions on how to solve anything, do post a request for help. (though ...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Hello

Welcome! Good luck to you too.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 05 Jun, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2020

UK Sudoku Championship 2020 - This will be held online at our contest page , Fri 12th to Mon 15th June 2020. For more details, including the opportunity to ask questions, please refer to the competition thread here: http://forum.ukpuzzles.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2097 UK Puzzle Championship 2020 - T...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: Where should a beginner start with puzzles?
Replies: 15
Views: 2839

Re: Where should a beginner start with puzzles?

Have a look at the other subforums here...

In the meantime, I'd add the following recommendations:

http://puzzlepicnic.com/

https://www.janko.at/Raetsel/Uebersicht.htm
by PuzzleScot
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 5363

Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Glad to hear all went smoothly, and a good time was had by all. So sorry I couldn't be there this year.

Thanks Liane for organising this weekend's events. Well done.Very much appreciated by everyone!

Thank you also to all the puzzle compilers, the test solvers, and to all that competed!
by PuzzleScot
Sun 01 Mar, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hybrid Sudoku Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 4532

Re: UKPA Hybrid Sudoku Contest

Glum: your latest comment has been removed, and your account temporarily deactivated.

It is expressly forbidden to discuss anything regarding an ongoing contest.
by PuzzleScot
Mon 17 Jun, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: World Sudoku Championship 2019 - UK team announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 4465

World Sudoku Championship 2019 - UK team announcement

Following the conclusion of the online UK Sudoku Championship a week ago, and the UKPA Open Sudoku tournament earlier this year, the UK A-team for the upcoming WSC can now be announced: David McNeill Tom Collyer Sam Cappelman-Lynes Neil Zussman 1st reserve: Mark Goodliffe 2nd reserve: Heather Goldin...
by PuzzleScot
Mon 27 May, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2019 UK Sudoku & Puzzle Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 4869

2019 UK Sudoku & Puzzle Championships

The 2019 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of 8th-9th June 2019 (15:00 7th June to 23:59 10th June) The 2019 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, over the weekend of 22nd-23rd June 2018 (15:00 21st June to 23:59 24th June) The championships will take place online...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 24 HPC 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 7806

Re: 24 HPC 2019

4th 2nd place! Well done Neil!

(Edit: Oops! apologies Neil. That's fantastic!)
by PuzzleScot
Thu 29 Nov, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Puzzle Discussions
Topic: PortaPuzzle Jigsaw Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 4795

Re: PortaPuzzle Jigsaw Storage

You can but grip matting online, or even at some supermarkets. Not that expensive, and might help.
by PuzzleScot
Sun 18 Nov, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Experienced solver, novice quick-solver
Replies: 1
Views: 4817

Re: Experienced solver, novice quick-solver

Welcome Chris!

There's plenty practice material here for you.
Perhaps head to the contests tab on the main site, and try the old UK sudoku (and puzzle!) championships.

Yes, hope to see you, and many more new puzzlers, at the 2019 Open events!
by PuzzleScot
Mon 05 Nov, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!
Replies: 7
Views: 9265

Re: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!

Lunch break. No results yet...
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by PuzzleScot
Mon 05 Nov, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!
Replies: 7
Views: 9265

Re: Good luck to the UK teams in Prague!

Thanks Chris.

3rd round is in progress right now.
I will post updates as and when we get them
by PuzzleScot
Tue 18 Sep, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New here
Replies: 1
Views: 5407

Re: New here

Hi Gav, Sorry to see nobody has replied to you yet... First, welcome! If you are prepared to challenge yourself, and start exploring the myriad of puzzle types in existence, then a very good starting point would be past competitions, perhaps search for 'beginners' so as not to be too overwhelmed at ...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 27 Jul, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: PuzzleUp
Replies: 3
Views: 5877

Re: PuzzleUp

The puzzles are all mathematical. Usually quite enjoyable to solve. My only gripe is the answers are never published. There is an explanation on the site of why this is so. Regardless of having the solutions public (which contestants *could* do, if they wanted, after the contest), you can't work out...
by PuzzleScot
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification
Replies: 18
Views: 18523

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2018 / WPC Qualification

pinkagape wrote:
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 7:29 pm
The Finnish snake, I managed to rule out a few squares on the corners of the diagonally adjacent givens. Then it broke. What does the finished snake look like?
The solution booklet is now available on the competition main page.
by PuzzleScot
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification
Replies: 11
Views: 11796

Re: UK Sudoku Championship 2018 / WSC Qualification

15 correct answers will earn the partial bonus.
by PuzzleScot
Sun 03 Jun, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UKPA Hall of Fame
Replies: 11
Views: 16758

Re: UKPA Hall of Fame

UllaE wrote:
Sun 03 Jun, 2018 12:10 pm
Can you find similar document for Sudoku competitions?
I think the full results of all WSC championships (along with all WPCs since 2010) are in the WPF newsletters on the WPF site.
by PuzzleScot
Fri 01 Jun, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: First time
Replies: 1
Views: 5908

Re: First time

A warm welcome Dave :)

I hope you find something of interest here.

See you again soon
Alan
by PuzzleScot
Mon 28 May, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from a long-time enthusiast!
Replies: 4
Views: 7680

Re: Hello from a long-time enthusiast!

is there a handy list of places to look We do try to list competitions as they are happening, but there are so many, and lots are regular events... Better to bookmark the regular hosts - Germany ( LMD ), India ( LMI ), WPF ( Grands Prix ) and many others, and schedule your own rota. Look in the 'Pu...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 25 May, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from a long-time enthusiast!
Replies: 4
Views: 7680

Re: Hello from a long-time enthusiast!

Sam, A very warm welcome to you :) Nice to see a lurker step out of the shadows. I'm sure there are more there, that will hopefully follow your 'brave' step. There are a huge number of sudoku (and logic puzzle) competitions running all the time, for you to enjoy and, if you wish, hone your competiti...
by PuzzleScot
Wed 16 May, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 11431

UK Puzzle & Sudoku National Championships 2018

The 2018 UK Sudoku Championship will take place over the weekend of 9-10th June 2018 (12:00 8th June to 23:59 11th June) The 2018 UK Puzzle Championship will be held 2 weeks later, over the weekend of 23-24 June 2018 (12:00 22nd June to 23:59 25th June) The championships will take place online, on ...
by PuzzleScot
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2018 Sudoku GP
Replies: 5
Views: 7762

Re: 2018 Sudoku GP

Round 3 (Denmark) this weekend...
by PuzzleScot
Fri 16 Mar, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Puzzle Links
Topic: uk2014.org website
Replies: 1
Views: 6865

uk2014.org website

I've decided not to renew the domain, so it has now expired.

However, the site is still available at http://ukpuzzles.org/uk2014.org/ ... and will remain there "for ever" :)