16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby Gyorgy ISTVAN » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:25 pm

Puzzling around the clock in Budapest

The Puzzle Marathon will be held again in Budapest, 22-24 April 2016. In this year Pál Madarassy will be again in charge of puzzle director position.

Some basic information about the event: the schedule of the weekend will be the same as it's usual:
There's a welcome dinner on Friday evening at 19:30 pm, and later we have a Q&A session, if you have unanswered questions (the IB will be published a week prior, and we're replying for your question on the WPF-forum, so normally this Q&A lasts only 30 minutes). On Saturday the championship starts at 10 AM.
On Sunday the solving time ends at 10 AM, and there's an award ceremony at 11:30 AM, which is followed with the farewell lunch.

The fees are: 180 Euros in double room and 240 Euros in single room. 40 Euros discount goes to the puzzle authors (if two person compile one set, it's only 20-20/person).
The fee covers the transfers from/to the airport, T-shirt, meals, soft drinks, coffee, tea during the 24 hours and ... the puzzles of course ;)
You can pay in cash during the championship.

About your travelling to Hungary: please calculate 1,5 hours for your transit between the hotel and the airport, and give also an hour for the security and passport control at the airport (if you have not just a hand luggage, another 30 minutes for check-in your baggage), so the earliest departure should not be earlier than 3 PM (Budapest local time).

Please also write your T-shirt size, and if you have any meal preferences (like vegetarian) or any other special request.

We're also please to organise your extended stay in Budapest (e.g. if you want to visit some logical live-action games, see more at: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/10/claustrophilia-live-action-game-budapest)

So, if you want to do some extra mental games, we're more than happy to reserve a place in one of the dozen great places - and we can also delegate some Hungarian puzzlers if you don't have enough friends to form a team for these games. Of course we're offer to play this game on Friday afternoon (and you should arrive a bit earlier to Budapest - and you should make your decision early in order to have free place in one of this games...), or staying one night longer in Budapest.

If you have any further question, feel free to ask me at istvan.gyorgy@gmail.com
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby Gyorgy ISTVAN » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:26 pm

Update about the participants (29 so far).
We're looking forward to welcome a large delegation from Turkey, with 10 students trained by Serkan.

Austria: Rebekka Aigner, Manuela Hawel, Michael Moßhammer, Matthias Reichmayr, Eva Schuckert.
Belgium: Vincent Stalon, Pierre Billot.
Germany: Silke Berendes, Maria Graber, Nils Miehe, Bernhard Seckinger, Robert Vollmert
Serbia: Cedomir Milanovic, Branko Ceranic, Zoran Tanasic, Marko Tanasic.
Turkey: Efe Alan, Utku Eren Akbaba, Berkat Yildrim, Serdar Sungun, Kubilay Berkant Şimşek, Tuna Sarıünal, Kagan Ünsal, Ekin Akoğuz, ilay Zehra Şenay, Ozan Kaya, Aziz Ateş, Ali Rıza Demirtaş, Serkan Yürekli.
UK: Liane Robinson
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby Gyorgy ISTVAN » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:27 pm

Dear puzzle-friends,
thanks to the puzzlemakers, all the puzzles from last year 24HPC available for practising.
Please note that all the copyrights are belong to the puzzle writers!

You can download the files including: the instruction booklet, the puzzle-booklets, the solutions and the detailed results (puzzles by puzzles!):
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j51k67fn86s3u16/AADURHqkXhBZLr5gGehLmWrna?dl=0
If you have any problem with downloading, please let us know, and we're happy to send them directly to you by mail.
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby Gyorgy ISTVAN » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:14 pm

Actual list of participants (42 puzzlers from 11 countries).

Austria: Rebekka Aigner, Manuela Hawel, Michael Moßhammer, Matthias Reichmayr, Eva Schuckert.
Belgium: Vincent Stalon, Pierre Billot.
Czech Republic: Jana Vodičková-Tylová, Zdeněk Vodička.
Finland: Jaakko Kangasharju.
Germany: Silke Berendes, Maria Graber, Nils Miehe, Bernhard Seckinger, Robert Vollmert
Hungary: Zoltán Horváth, Boglar Major, Gerda Nádor.
Romania: Hunor Daday, Sándor Vas.
Serbia: Cedomir Milanovic, Branko Ceranic, Zoran Tanasic, Marko Tanasic.
Switzerland: Roger Kohler.
Turkey: Efe Alan, Utku Eren Akbaba, Berkat Yildrim, Serdar Sungun, Kubilay Berkant Şimşek, Tuna Sarıünal, Kagan Ünsal, Ekin Akoğuz, ilay Zehra Şenay, Ozan Kaya, Aziz Ateş, Ali Rıza Demirtaş, Mürsel Şenay, Serkan Yürekli.
UK: Tom Collyer, Liane Robinson, Neil Gary Zussman
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby Gyorgy ISTVAN » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:15 pm

Most of the Instruction Booklet will be publish on Friday morning, so you have enough time to practise before the 16th 24HPC.
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby Gyorgy ISTVAN » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:08 pm

Here is the full Instruction Booklet.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4dmpghxx0ovh0lo/overall_IB2016v2.pdf?dl=0

If you have any comments or question, feel free to ask it here.
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby okospali » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:55 pm

Dear Puzzlers,
Bernhard Seckinger made the following questions (my answer with bold)


Round 10 (Sinisa Hrga): Second letter seen: The example has three solutions.
If you put a B at the top of the rightmost column, the example is unique,
but with an other solution as given. The given one can't be made unique,
without adding letters inside of the grid.
Yes, the example is not unique, the puzzle will be.

Round 10 (Sinisa Hrga): ABC Crossword: In the solution of the example, there is
a C missing in the rightmost column below the black cell.
Yes, the C i missing

Round 10 (Sinisa Hrga): Islands: Are there only 3s in the grid (and than all
of them) or are there other numbers (and only for the 3s we do know, that all
of them are given)?
There will be only 3s and all of them will be given

Round 11 (Alberto Fabris): Foursome: What does "in this order" mean? Probably
I know the answer, but I'd like to make sure to avoid confusion during
contest. My guess: The four puzzles are arranged as 2x2-grid. Skyscrapers is
top left, Battleship is top right, Camping is bottom left and Easy as is bottom
right. Is this correct?
This is correct.

Round 14 (Fatih Anda): Example 2 seems to have 2 solutions: The L at the
bottom left can be replaced by a T and the T above is then replaced by the L.
Yes, the example is not unique, the puzzle will be.

I'm looking forward to this contest. There are really nice sets this year.

Berni
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Re: 16th 24-Hour Puzzle Championship

Postby okospali » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:38 am

Dear puzzle-friends,
thanks to the puzzle setters, all but one round of the puzzles of 2016 available for practising (Round 11 will be available after 8 June).
Please note that all the copyrights are belong to the puzzle writers!
You can download the files including: the instruction booklet, the puzzle-booklets, the solutions and the detailed results (puzzles by puzzles!):
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ovallnp1vpmf ... 0OiQa?dl=0
If you have any problem with downloading, please let us know, and we're happy to send them directly to you by mail.

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