- This is a national contest aimed at encouraging the best puzzle solvers of India to participate and experience the excitement, thrill and puzzling atmosphere on the lines of various national championships and the World Championships.
- The championship consists of 8 online rounds (approximately one every 3-4 weeks), based on different themes of Puzzle types. The rounds are largely the same as the 2020 edition, in different order and capacity.
- Like the recent years before 2020, the offline final will have a participation fee which will mainly be to recover venue/food costs. This fee will be updated a little later once the venue is confirmed. The online rounds will continue to be free for all.
- There are 3-4* spots for the Indian A team for WPC 2021, which will be decided by this tournament.
*Depending on whether the player awarded a wildcard from WPC 2019 participates.
- There will be a separate playoff at the end of the offline finals to determine the Ramayan winner. There will be an eligibility criteria for this playoff, as explained below, to preserve the essence of Puzzle Ramayan.
|Round||Author||Dates||India 1||India 2||India 3|
|Classics||Prasanna Seshadri||22-27 Jan 2021||Rohan Rao||Amit Sowani||Rajesh Kumar|
|Loops||Ashish Kumar||05-10 Feb 2021||Rohan Rao||Kishore Sridharan||Rajesh Kumar|
|Number Placement||Rakesh Rai||05-11 Mar 2021||Ashish Kumar||Rohan Rao||Jaipal Reddy|
|Regions||Swaroop Guggilam||02-07 Apr 2021||Ashish Kumar||Rohan Rao||Rakesh Rai|
|Object Placement||Priyam Bhushan & Prasanna Seshadri||30 Apr-05 May 2021||Rohan Rao||Ashish Kumar||Swaroop Guggilam|
|Casual & Word||Anubhav Balodhi||28 May-02 Jun 2021||Rohan Rao||Swaroop Guggilam||Harmeet Singh|
|Shading||Nityant Agarwal||18-23 Jun 2021||Ashish Kumar||Swaroop Guggilam||Rajesh Kumar|
|MII & Evergreens||Madhav Sankaranarayanan||16-21 Jul 2021||Swaroop Guggilam|| Rajesh Kumar||Nityant Agarwal|
All rounds will start some time on Friday and will be open till Wednesdays. |
All times in Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30)
Rounds* will have the following format:
*Round 6's format will be announced with the Instruction Booklet for the round.
- 3 puzzles each in 6 puzzle types within the theme (in double theme rounds, 3 puzzles each in 3 puzzle types for each theme)
- Two exploratory variant puzzles in two types within the original 6 (in double theme rounds, 2 variant puzzles in one type from each theme)
In each round, the fourth best Indian score among eligible players will be scaled to 100. Others' scores will be adjusted proportionately. For International Rankings, the tenth best score in each round will be scaled to 100. Others' scores will be adjusted proportionately. Participants will get points as allotted for each puzzle correctly submitted.Instant Grading is enabled, so upon submitting participant will know if the answer is correct or not. Penalty exists for wrong submissions. (Also refer FAQ.)There will be a time bonus of 1 point per full minute saved by players submitting all 22 puzzles correctly within 90 minutes.For determining rankings for offline finals consideration, each player's best 6 scores out of 8 online rounds will be summed up to calculate the total score (so, the worst two scores are discarded). For authors, the round authored is considered as a round with a 0 score.
To be announced later.
- Like every other contests at LMI, international players are encouraged to participate in these contests
- These contests will be included in LMI Puzzle ratings.
- International players are not eligible to win either the IPC or the Ramayan title at the offline finals but can attend and participate managing their own expenses. We request any interested International players to let the organizers know early, before Round 6, so we can consider it in our plans.
If you have any questions or doubts or suggestions, please ask in the forum.