UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

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UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Fri 06 Mar, 2020 8:15 am

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 able to run such great events. You are in for a treat. Some of the test solver comments include - 'Fantastic round', 'Awesome', 'Really enjoyed', 'Wish I could be taking part'.
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Instruction Booklet 2020 - Sudoku Round 1.pdf
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Instruction Booklet 2020 - Sudoku Round 2.pdf
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Instruction Booklet 2020 - Sudoku Round 3.pdf
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Instruction Booklet 2020 - Sudoku Round 5.pdf
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Instruction Booklet - Puzzle Round 1 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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Instruction Booklet - Puzzle Round 3 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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Instruction Booklet - Puzzle Round 4 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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Instruction Booklet - Puzzle Round 5 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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Instruction Booklet - Puzzle Round 6 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by Magoo » Fri 06 Mar, 2020 10:55 am

Thanks Liane. Does the absence of Sudoku Round 4 suggest that David McNeill's Hybrid Test provides an effective instruction booklet for this round?

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by Feadoor » Fri 06 Mar, 2020 11:10 am

When I looked earlier there was a Sudoku Round 4 booklet, and the puzzles contained therein were exactly the puzzles from David's online test.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Fri 06 Mar, 2020 11:19 am

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.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Fri 06 Mar, 2020 12:00 pm

Amended Sudoku round 4 uploaded.
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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by pinkagape » 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?

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Sun 08 Mar, 2020 4:33 pm

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.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by Feadoor » Sat 14 Mar, 2020 7:31 pm

Sorry that I couldn't be there this year. I hope everyone enjoyed the Sudoku tournament today, and good luck with the remainder of the Puzzle tournament tomorrow!

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Sun 15 Mar, 2020 9:07 am

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 went to Heather Mitchell and the Best Newcomer - Erin Hamalainen.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by david mcneill » Sun 15 Mar, 2020 8:58 pm

Just back from visiting my brother in Plymouth. Sorry to miss you all. Congratulations to Liane for organising this year after year. Hope it went well.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Sun 15 Mar, 2020 9:42 pm

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.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by PuzzleScot » Mon 16 Mar, 2020 2:31 am

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!

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 16 Mar, 2020 7:59 am

.... and of course we can't forget Anthea for working miracles with the scoring programme.

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 4:47 pm

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 of the Sudoku tournament as those puzzles wil be published elsewhere.
I hope that you enjoy solving them. This post will include the Sudoku rounds and the next the Puzzle rounds.
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PB 2020 - Sudoku Round 2.pdf
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PB 2020 - Sudoku Round 3.pdf
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Instruction Sheet PB 2020 - Sudoku Round 4.pdf
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PB 2020 - Sudoku Round 4.pdf
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PB 2020 - Sudoku Round 5.pdf
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Sudoku Team Outers.pdf
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Sudoku Team.pdf
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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 4:53 pm

Here are the puzzle rounds. We are not able to share the puzzle team round.
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PB - Puzzle Round 1 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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PB - Puzzle Round 2 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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PB - Puzzle Round 3 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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PB - Puzzle Round 4 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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PB - Puzzle Round 5 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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PB - Puzzle Round 6 - UKPA Open 2020.pdf
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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by Fred76 » Mon 06 Apr, 2020 9:25 am

puzzlemad wrote:
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 4:47 pm
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 of the Sudoku tournament as those puzzles wil be published elsewhere.
I hope that you enjoy solving them. This post will include the Sudoku rounds and the next the Puzzle rounds.
Thanks for sharing this. It has been a long time since i haven't solved sudoku on paper. Absolutely top-level quality sudokus !

Fred

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Re: UKPA Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournaments 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 06 Apr, 2020 1:03 pm

Glad you enjoyed them Fred - you'll have to join us next year.

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