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#1 2008-07-18 11:19:16

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WPC 2008 in Minsk

The 17th World Puzzle Championship (WPC) will take place October 27 - November 1st 2008 in Minsk, Belarus.
Post your comments and questions about the upcoming event in this topic.

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#2 2008-08-21 17:10:38

shaheer90
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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

how can i participate in wpc 2008? please someone help me

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#3 2008-08-22 20:05:34

Andrey Bogdanov
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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

shaheer90 wrote:

how can i participate in wpc 2008? please someone help me

You should contact with your national organization which is the member of WPF. See the list at the WPF site.

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#4 2008-08-27 17:51:03

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

No, site has come up in India for Naional Puzzle Champioship(for selecting participants for WPC-2008), can anyone tell by what time will it come up ? ? ? ?

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#5 2008-08-28 17:29:20

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

You should contact Mr. Hendrik Hardeman (http://www.worldpuzzle.org/members/india.html)

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#6 2008-08-28 19:40:38

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

okay!!!
Thank You......

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#7 2008-08-30 14:39:48

hemantbahal
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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Hi Anjali

I have send an email to Mr. Hendrik Hardeman on Aug 19 but havn't got any reply yet

Can anybody please tell us Is there any other to get into this from India.

Thanks

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#8 2008-09-04 11:29:05

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Hi organizing committee

Can anyone post an information notice about the Visa requirements for Belarus and how to obtain it.

Thank you

STefano

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#9 2008-09-04 12:23:54

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

sf2l wrote:

Can anyone post an information notice about the Visa requirements for Belarus and how to obtain it.

First the team or individual participant should send us the filled registration form. Then we create invitations and send them to the corresponding embassy. Then you visit this embassy with the passport. Week or so - and that's it.

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#10 2008-09-04 17:16:29

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Anyone looking for Indian Puzzle Championship can have a look at
http://www.orkut.co.in/Community.aspx?cmm=26693004

for more information.

Regards,
Rajesh

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#11 2008-10-15 23:50:43

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Hello Organizers,

when will you probably publish the Instruction Booklet?

Thanks and best regards

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#12 2008-10-16 13:04:42

alicanali
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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

What are your predictions for this championship. Who and what country will take the 1st place?
Mine is:
Thomas Sydner
ABD

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#13 2008-10-17 09:20:31

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

A question about Round 1 Circle Sums

a) When you say the numbers cannot be repeated in each row or column, does that mean the numbers in circles - e.g in the example, there are two 4's in the top row.

b) Why in the example does the top right number need to be a 4? Why not a 1?

Thanks

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#14 2008-10-17 10:56:39

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

DrSteve wrote:

A question about Round 1 Circle Sums.
a) When you say the numbers cannot be repeated in each row or column, does that mean the numbers in circles - e.g in the example, there are two 4's in the top row.

Yes, the numbers IN CIRCLES cannot be repeated within rows and columns.

DrSteve wrote:

b) Why in the example does the top right number need to be a 4? Why not a 1?

Sure, bad example smile Actual puzzles aren't going to have multiple solutions.
Foreseeing the question about Part I Easy as MINSK - yes, bad example too, sorry. C's and P's are not supposed to be the neighbours.

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#15 2008-10-17 12:56:45

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

I spotted another couple of mistakes, perhaps there will be an Instructionbooklet Rev. 2.0...
page 11, puzzle 11. Numbers are badly positioned in the columns
page 18, puzzle 2 (Arrows) the digit 5 bottom right is correct therefore its' wrong (lol:)
Page 36 puzzle 15 Two ways. The puzzle has two solutions

STefano

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#16 2008-10-17 15:43:15

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Stefano,
Thanks for your notes! Mistakes will definitely be corrected in the final version of the booklet.

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#17 2008-10-17 23:53:51

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Page 26 Puzzle 4: One Mumbo-Jumbo-word (BBA) is missing.

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#18 2008-10-18 11:10:19

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

metsy wrote:

Page 26 Puzzle 4: One Mumbo-Jumbo-word (BBA) is missing.

Yes, you're right. From now on the description should be read like:
"Create the crossword containing DIFFERENT words of Mumbo-jumbo dictionary."

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#19 2008-10-19 10:31:06

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Mistakes in the Instruction Booklet found so far:
Part 1. Welcome
1. Easy as MINSK
Error in the example: Same letters are not supposed to diagonally neighbour.
2. Circle sums
Error in the instruction: "Digits IN CIRCLES cannot be repeated within any single row, column and sum."
Multiple solution in the example.
Part 2. Mixture
11. Domino castle
Error in the example: wrong placement of the givens.
Part 5. False part
2. Arrows
Wrong example.
7. Triangle sums
Wrong example.
Part 7. Sprint
4. Mumbo-jumbo crossword
Error in the instruction: "Create the crossword containing DIFFERENT words of Mumbo-jumbo dictionary."
7. Sea by numbers
Error in the example: Given fleet is not correct.
Part 8. Assorted
2. Half-dominoes
Error in the example: One of the givens is wrong.
5. Pintamino
Full pentamino set is not shown.

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#20 2008-10-19 12:21:57

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

Here is another couple. But perhaps these are more requests for clarification.

Part Viii, puzzle 16 Number Loop. What means "loop not touching itself"? in my opinion it does touch itself (the contact between 2 and 5 in the second row and perhaps also the contact between 5 and 3 in the fifth column

Part VII puzzle 10.Hundred. I have found a second solution, 5,59,36; 59,18,23; 36,23,41. If this is not acceptable because 3 numbers are repeated this should be specified.

Stefano

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#21 2008-10-19 22:22:01

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

sf2l wrote:

Part Viii, puzzle 16 Number Loop. What means "loop not touching itself"? in my opinion it does touch itself (the contact between 2 and 5 in the second row and perhaps also the contact between 5 and 3 in the fifth column

Well, it's a LOOP (like in Simple Loop), not a SNAKE. "Not touching" means that the loop cannot pass through the single cell twice.

sf2l wrote:

Part VII puzzle 10.Hundred. I have found a second solution, 5,59,36; 59,18,23; 36,23,41. If this is not acceptable because 3 numbers are repeated this should be specified.

The rules doesn't restrict repetition, so it's a mistake in the example.

Thanks!

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#22 2008-10-26 17:24:51

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

a last minute question
Is there a mistake in the description of part 3: "Construct 6 squares 3x3"...... 3x3 seems small to host 17 tetrominoes.... How big do you consider the examples, 2x2, 6x6 or what?

possibly a topic to clarify in the Q&A.

again (sorry), Stefano

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#23 2011-03-28 00:56:41

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Re: WPC 2008 in Minsk

good post, thanks for post

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