UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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Division C is open to any UK puzzler who is not in Divisions A and B, even if they wish to join in the middle of a season.

Like Division D, the winner of each competition will receive 10 credits, second place will receive 9 and so on. In Division B, the winner of each competition will receive 5 credits, second place will receive 4 and so on.

The schedule is as follows (external competition dates will be finalised as they are released by LMI and WPF).

3rd/4th December - Advanced Doppelblock and Star Battle
28th/29th January - WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
25th/26th February - Advanced Hidoku and Masyu
25th/26th March - WPF Puzzle Grand Prix
8th/9th April - LMI Puzzle Ramayan
29th/30th April - Advanced Nanro and Magnets

Advanced competitions will involve the same standard types as Division D, as well as variants which will be announced in advance of the competition.

Should you wish to join Division C, please email adam@ukpuzzles.org

Current Members of Division C: Emma McCaughan, Liane Robinson, Jeffery DIck, Paul Smith, Roderick Grafton, Laura Baxter, Adam Sandhu
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Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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Round 1 of Division C will take place over the weekend of 3rd/4th December and feature Star Battle and Doppelblock variants. Here are the instructions of the different types and some examples. Please ask if anything is unclear.
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Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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The 2022-23 season begins now with Doppelblock and Star Battle

Please download and print the puzzles. You can complete them in any order at any point between now and Tuesday 6th December.

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 are not in Division C, 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 C, the solver with the most points in Division C 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 are new to the UK Puzzle League, you can join in Division C late.

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!
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Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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There we go! Round 1 is over. Seems to have been a bit tougher than I was aiming for, but good determination from our solvers resulted in correct solutions to all except Puzzle 7, which foiled half our group.

It's congratulations to Georgiy, who follows up his wins in Division D with the leading result here. I'll need to have a think as to whether to include him in this table or not by the next round. Otherwise, it's well done to Jack too who finished just ahead of Liane.

Red solvers are definitely in Division C.

Georgiy Kassabli - 140 points - 2h05m56
Jack Lawrence - 140 points - 2h19m28
Liane Robinson - 140 points - 2h25m54

David McNeill - 128 points - 1h04m32
Eva Myers - 128 points - 2h07m36
Emma McCaughan - 128 points - 2h13m23

The next round will be part of the Puzzle Grand Prix. No dates announced as yet, but I'll update the thread when I know.
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Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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Round 2 Results are here! Georgiy and Jack continue their impressive start to the season, both beating all of Division B, so I'll include them in that table too. We have the most participants to date, and it's lovely to see.

Georgiy Kassabli - 387 points
Jack Lawrence - 279 points (79min)
Emma McCaughan - 279 points (86min)
Roderick Grafton - 182 points
Nick Gardner - 152 points
Paul Smith - 118 points
Liane Robinson - 84 points

I also note that there are a few other good UK results from puzzlers not in the Puzzle League yet, so James, Dylan Gibbs, Art Ed, Desirée Wilson, please just reply if you wish to be included too! Please let me know if anyone appeals their points and goes higher.

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Next round is at the end of the month (weekend of 25th/26th February). I'll post the instructions for the variants below - it's Hidoku and Masyu.
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Re: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

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Round 3 is Advanced Hidoku and Masyu puzzles. Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions or if I have any broken examples.
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