Last week (16th, 17th March) UK Open Sudoku and Puzzle Tournament was held at the Saint Johns Hotel. From UKPA Forum: “This is a hotel that we have an offer from to host the WSC/WPC in 2014 and will be an excellent opportunity to test the facilities.”
I prepared three parts Tapa and Variations, Puzzle Blog and Pentomino Puddles. I’ve been thinking to use “puzzle blog” theme for a puzzle part for a long time. So this tournament was a chance to do it.
Tapa and Variations part consisted of 1+8 types, they are Tapa, Pata, Tapa Islands, Tapa Trimino, Tapa [Line], Total False Tapa, Compass Tapa, Tapa Loop, Power of Tapa. IB of Tapa and V. had some links for practice.
The other part was Puzzle Blog. There were 6 puzzle types from 6 different puzzle blogs. Same as Tapa and V., IB of Puzzle Blog had practice puzzle links. Types were Moc Macek (Lamiblog), Tight Fit Skyscrapers (Hausigel Rätselblog), Pentopia (Para’s Puzzle Site), Toroidal Skyscraper Sudoku (Puzzle note), Dotted Snake (Play together), Endless Labyrinth (Melon’s Puzzles).
The last part was Pentomino Puddles. Organizers preferred to use this part as a team part.
Organizers shared some photos, this one is my favorite, superb enjoyable [from UKPA Facebook page]