UK Puzzle Championship 2020

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UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Thu 18 Jun, 2020 10:33 pm

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 due to the global pandemic. As a result, the competition will not be part of a qualification process. That said, we've still got a great selection of puzzles to challenge everyone and we'd love to see a large 'turnout' for the event.

Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Dates: Friday 26th - Monday 29th June 2020
Contest Page: https://ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=58
Instruction Booklet:Will be available very soon.

Please post any questions about the competition here.

Good luck to everyone taking part.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Sat 20 Jun, 2020 9:14 am

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.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by emma » Sat 20 Jun, 2020 12:45 pm

That made for a very quiet lunchtime in this house!

The Yin Yang instructions are missing the constraint that no 2x2 square may be all the same colour.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by Feadoor » Sat 20 Jun, 2020 12:46 pm

Thanks Liane :)

4. Yin Yang appears to be missing the rule about 2x2 areas

In 8. Anglers, are all cells used by a fishing line? I think this is a standard rule but I have seen contests where it isn't used.

What does "excluding directions pointing away from the edge of the grid" mean in 23. Panoramic Yajilin?

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by emma » Sat 20 Jun, 2020 1:03 pm

I was puzzled by the panoramic yajilin rule too. I think it's just trying to say that if the number is in an edge square, there will only be three directions in which you need to look. I think it could be omitted, as it's fairly obvious that you aren't expected to shade any squares outside the grid.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Sat 20 Jun, 2020 3:31 pm

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 be shading cells inside the grid, if a clue cell is in a corner, then you'd only be shading cells in two directions.

I've also spotted a missing word from the answer key for the Half Dominoes (9) - it should be 'Enter the value of each domino in the marked rows/columns'.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Sun 21 Jun, 2020 9:07 am

Another error on Half Dominoes - the clues will show the sum of the dots in the horizontal and vertical directions only NOT DIAGONAL.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by eratosthenes » Mon 22 Jun, 2020 5:59 pm

The example on Half Dominoes does have the diagonals marked though.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Mon 22 Jun, 2020 6:02 pm

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.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Tue 23 Jun, 2020 7:47 am

The points per puzzle are as shown here. The instruction booklet will be updated later today.
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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by Puzzle_Maestro » Tue 23 Jun, 2020 10:19 am

Thanks for the speedy work with the points, Liane! Greatly looking forward to the puzzles.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by Puzzle_Maestro » Tue 23 Jun, 2020 10:22 am

There is a minor error in the Eulero example answer key; it should be 'A1C2B3' not 'A1C3B3'. Not that it really matters.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Tue 23 Jun, 2020 2:57 pm

Amended instruction booklet (including points distribution) is now available.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by poleparrot » Mon 29 Jun, 2020 9:27 am

Hi, not played this before but would like a go. My simple question is, how many pages are in the puzzle booklet? I’m on a print plan and am close to using my allocation. I can buy additional pages, will 10 be enough?
Thanks
Otherwise I may do for fun after this month..

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by kithyane » Mon 29 Jun, 2020 10:41 am

Hi poleparrot,
The puzzle booklet is 14 pages long.

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by kenferguson » Wed 01 Jul, 2020 2:22 pm

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 puzzling.

Thanks!

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Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2020

Post by puzzlemad » Wed 01 Jul, 2020 4:43 pm

kenferguson wrote:
Wed 01 Jul, 2020 2:22 pm
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 puzzling.

Thanks!
You're welcome Ken. It would be great if you could join us at our annual open tournament - I'm sure that you would enjoy that (and get some good advice and tips from other solvers too). Of course this is an invite to everyone too.

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