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greenhorn
Subject: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-09 5:03 PM (#29697) (#29697)Quote Reply Top


2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention Organizer

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All questions related to the 2021 WS+PC Social Events can be posted here. Feel free to ask anything you like to know about the ceremonies, interview panels, trivia quiz, and all the fun stuff.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-12 11:47 PM (#29750 - in reply to #29697) (#29750)Quote Reply Top


2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention Organizer

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Zoom meetings


The Zoom links can be found on the landing page. For specific Meeting IDs, the list is below. The password for all is WS+PC2021.
  • Opening Ceremony - 819 4419 1133
  • Q&A - 819 4419 1133
  • Top Sudoku Solvers - 811 8588 9852
  • Japanese Solvers - 895 3847 1547
  • Top Puzzle Solvers - 874 2043 1736
  • Authors Panel - 891 0722 5409
  • Experienced Solvers - 829 4493 6070
  • WSPC Trivia Quiz - 836 4088 2717
  • Closing - 884 0157 8886
  • Chatroom - 863 3033 6540

kiwijam
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-13 4:13 AM (#29781 - in reply to #29697) (#29781)Quote Reply Top




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Thank you for recording these, I look forward to watching the replays at a convenient time.
greenhorn
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-13 6:30 PM (#29802 - in reply to #29697) (#29802)Quote Reply Top


2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention Organizer

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Hi, as there is a bigger turnout than we expected, we have posted a live stream on our WPF Facebook account. Check here - https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=417174156...
Feel free to ask any question in the Forum or in the comments section in real-time.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-13 6:31 PM (#29803 - in reply to #29697) (#29803)Quote Reply Top


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The livestream of the Opening Ceremony can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/209267589150230/videos/417174156642990/
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-14 11:10 PM (#29881 - in reply to #29697) (#29881)Quote Reply Top


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Panel Details - Top Sudoku Solvers


Host: Tom Collyer (UK)
Panelists:
  • Tantan Dai (China) - Winner of the WPF Sudoku Grand Prix 2021
  • Bastien Vial-Jaime (France) - Multiple-time podium finisher at WPF International Sudoku events, and owner of the Youtube Channel 81 Cells
  • Tiit Vunk (Estonia) - 2016 World Sudoku Champion and 3-time winner of the WPF Sudoku Grand Prix

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-14 11:14 PM (#29882 - in reply to #29697) (#29882)Quote Reply Top


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Panel Details - Japanese Solvers


This is a panel built of some amazing Japanese solvers who have contributed to Japan's continued excellence at Puzzle events.
Host: Byron Calver (Canada)
Panelists:
  • Ryotaro Chiba - A talented young solver that continues Japan's tradition of bringing in newcomers into their top team, Ryotaro finished 12th in his first World Puzzle Championship
  • Ken Endo - Former multi-time World Puzzle Champion and current World Sudoku Champion
  • Hideaki Jo - A veteran solver who has placed on the podium multiple times at World Sudoku as well as Puzzle Championships
  • Kota Morinishi - Former multi-time World Sudoku Champion
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-14 11:21 PM (#29883 - in reply to #29697) (#29883)Quote Reply Top


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Panel Details - Top Puzzle Solvers


Host: Wei-Hwa Huang (USA)
Panelists:
  • Walker Anderson (USA) - This young solver from the USA is a potential future World Champion, finishing at 3rd place at the 2019 World Puzzle Championship
  • Palmer Mebane (USA) - 2011 World Puzzle Champion
  • Yanzhe Qiu (China) - While China is known for its dominance in the Sudoku scene, this young solver stands out as one of the world's elite in other puzzles too, finishing 7th at the 2019 World Puzzle Championship and constantly improving
  • Philipp Weiss (Germany) - The current World Puzzle Champion
  • Freddie Hand (UK) - Freddie finished 3rd in the WPF Puzzle Grand Prix 2021, and is an amazingly talented young solver, and a potential future World Champion like Walker.
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-14 11:29 PM (#29884 - in reply to #29697) (#29884)Quote Reply Top


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Panel Details - Authors Panel


The hosts of popular Youtube Channel Cracking the Cryptic get to pick the brains of some of the world's top puzzlemakers.

Host: Mark Goodliffe (UK) & Simon Anthony (UK)
Panelists:
  • Gareth Moore (UK) - Popular author with books of Sudokus and other puzzles published worldwide
  • Prasanna Seshadri (India) - Contributing Puzzlemaster at Grandmaster Puzzles, Lead puzzle author of World Puzzle Championship 2017
  • Thomas Snyder (USA) - Founder and owner of Grandmaster Puzzles
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-14 11:36 PM (#29885 - in reply to #29697) (#29885)Quote Reply Top


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Panel Details - Experienced Solvers


The World Puzzle Championship and World Sudoku Championship take place annually in regular years. In addition to the top title contenders, there are many brilliant and wonderful people who participate in these events, perform admirably, and have a good time socially. This panel features a light and casual chat about that community and spirit of a regular WSC/WPC participant.
Host: Tantan Dai (China)
Panelists:
  • Agnieszka Buczma (Poland)
  • Byron Calver (Canada)
  • Tom Collyer (UK)
  • Ulla Elsila (Finland)
  • David Jones (Canada)
  • Vasso Kalaitzidou (Greece)
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-15 8:15 AM (#29894 - in reply to #29697) (#29894)Quote Reply Top


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Please note, there is a change in the schedule, the Top Puzzle Solvers panel is now shifted to 5:30 instead of 4:30. The landing page reflects this, and a new schedule PDF has been added in the Schedule Overview section as well. The new schedule can quickly be accessed here - https://www.worldpuzzle.org/files/106/updated%20schedule.pdf

Also, a new panelist has been added to this panel - Freddie Hand of the UK! More in the post above.
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-16 12:19 AM (#29919 - in reply to #29697) (#29919)Quote Reply Top


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The Top Sudoku Solvers panel starts in about 10 minutes! Join in on the zoom link provided in the Social Table of the landing page! The password, if needed, is also provided at the top in the header.
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Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-16 12:28 AM (#29920 - in reply to #29919) (#29920)Quote Reply Top


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Watch on Youtube - Top Sudoku Solvers Panel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ceMzRRBOY
Many thanks to Tantan, TiiT and Bastien for providing an insightful look into the preparation and mindset of a top Sudoku solver, and to Tom Collyer for being an amazing host.
The above link is an edit of the previously shared livestream one, it can be viewed now as a normal video. It is well worth the watch.

The link for this as well as the Opening Ceremony + Q&A video from earlier are now linked to on the landing page.

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-16 5:21 PM (#29946 - in reply to #29697) (#29946)Quote Reply Top


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The Japanese Solvers panel starts in 10 minutes! Join in on the zoom link provided in the Social Table of the landing page! The password, if needed, is also provided at the top in the header.
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-16 5:29 PM (#29947 - in reply to #29697) (#29947)Quote Reply Top


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The panel is being livestreamed on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9oXZ6NzEQ
The link is on the landing page as well!
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-16 8:16 PM (#29951 - in reply to #29697) (#29951)Quote Reply Top


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Watch on Youtube - Japanese Solvers Panel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9oXZ6NzEQ&list=PL_awKdiInNyhjIPflG...
A fascinating look into the minds of Japanese solvers, how they view puzzles vs Sudoku, logic vs intuition, and even fun tidbits like their favourite anime and music - This was an excellent interview conducted by Byron Calver, and we thank Ken Endo, Kota Morinishi, Ryotaro Chiba and Hideaki Jo for being a part of it.

This link has been updated on the landing page too.

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-17 10:51 AM (#29961 - in reply to #29697) (#29961)Quote Reply Top


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Location: India
The Top Puzzle Solvers panel starts in 10 minutes! Join in on the zoom link provided in the Social Table of the landing page! The password, if needed, is also provided at the top in the header of the table.
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-17 11:09 AM (#29962 - in reply to #29697) (#29962)Quote Reply Top


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Livestreaming at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifgwDxxXFzc (there was a slight delay getting all the panelists in)
onigame
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-17 12:47 PM (#29965 - in reply to #29697) (#29965)Quote Reply Top




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May we have more information about the Trivia Quiz please?

Edited by onigame 2021-11-17 12:47 PM
Wendy
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-17 2:35 PM (#29968 - in reply to #29965) (#29968)Quote Reply Top




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Hi Wei-Hwa,

The Trivia Quiz is still under construction (apologies). Two things I can say now are that:

1. It will be on Kahoot.
2. It will mostly (or only) contain questions related to WSPC, including past WSPC facts, this year's event, Sudokus, Puzzles, and people who have participated in WSPC.

Let me know if you have more questions I can answer. And I will continue to work on the Trivia Quiz!
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-17 3:35 PM (#29975 - in reply to #29697) (#29975)Quote Reply Top


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Watch on Youtube - Top Puzzle Solvers Panel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifgwDxxXFzc
Palmer Mebane, Walker Anderson, Freddie Hand, Yanzhe Qiu, Philipp Weiss and Wei-Hwa Huang talk about a wide variety of topics related to puzzle solving. Hear from the best what its like to speed-solve at the highest level, and much more.
Thank you to all the panelists for giving their time.

This link has been updated on the landing page too.

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-18 8:00 PM (#30015 - in reply to #29697) (#30015)Quote Reply Top


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Authors panel live now! Livestreaming at - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrtFw3vvHKc
ABcDexter
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-18 8:14 PM (#30016 - in reply to #29697) (#30016)Quote Reply Top


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Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-19 3:20 AM (#30023 - in reply to #29697) (#30023)Quote Reply Top


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Watch on Youtube - Authors Panel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrtFw3vvHKc
Gareth Moore, Thomas Snyder, and Prasanna Seshadri offered 3 varying and enlightening perspectives on puzzle construction. A peek into their process, quality and difficulty control, the role of luck in puzzle construction, and so much more, along with valued input from the Cracking the Cryptic duo Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe!

Thank you to all the panelists for giving their time.

This link has been updated on the landing page too.

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-19 10:31 PM (#30035 - in reply to #29697) (#30035)Quote Reply Top


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Experienced solvers panel livestreaming now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6hy2S2aMUc

Join in as regulars at the WSPC discuss the community around it!
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-20 6:28 PM (#30044 - in reply to #29697) (#30044)Quote Reply Top


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The Trivia Quiz is about to start in 3 minutes! Link and password in the landing page. We are using Kahoot which will limit it to 50 official participants but others can join in on the fun through chat!
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Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-21 4:00 PM (#30062 - in reply to #29697) (#30062)Quote Reply Top


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Watch on Youtube - Experienced Solvers Panel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6hy2S2aMUc
Regular participants at the World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships discuss what its like to go to the event, their initial experiences vs current ones, advise for newcomers, and much more! Featuring Agnieszka Buczma (Poland), Byron Calver (Canada), Tom Collyer (UK), Ulla Elsila (Finland), David Jones (Canada) and Vasso Kalaitzidou (Greece). As a bonus, Byron does a special rendition of his smash hit song "Sudoku"!
All hosted by one of the organizers of this whole event, Tantan Dai (China)

Thank you to all the panelists for giving their time.

This link has been updated on the landing page too.

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-21 4:01 PM (#30063 - in reply to #29697) (#30063)Quote Reply Top


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Trivia Quiz Results


The Trivia Quiz complete results can be seen on the landing page.

Quick link for convenience - https://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests/WSPC_2021_Trivia_Game_Results...

We will release other content of the quiz in due time.

Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-22 12:59 AM (#30070 - in reply to #29697) (#30070)Quote Reply Top


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WS+PC Lottery Winners

As a part of the Closing Ceremony, there was a lottery draw to determine 10 lucky winners to get goodies. That draw's results are shown in the image below. The results are also available in the landing page in the Social table, "Closing Ceremony" row.




prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-23 7:50 PM (#30082 - in reply to #29697) (#30082)Quote Reply Top


2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention Organizer

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Closing Ceremony can be viewed on Youtube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8voqiqKPYo
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-25 3:38 PM (#30084 - in reply to #29697) (#30084)Quote Reply Top


2021 World Sudoku+Puzzle Convention Organizer

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The puzzles and solutions (with explanations where applicable) of the Trivia game are now posted in the landing page. They can be found in the Social table.
Nariman1961
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-26 4:54 PM (#30087 - in reply to #29697) (#30087)Quote Reply Top




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Are you going to publish complete results of all 8 rounds? I mean filled-in grids. Just as you did in Grand Prix. Thanks
Administrator
Subject: Re: 2021 WS+PC Social Events @ 2021-11-26 9:27 PM (#30089 - in reply to #30087) (#30089)Quote Reply Top


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Nariman1961 - 2021-11-26 4:54 PM

Are you going to publish complete results of all 8 rounds? I mean filled-in grids. Just as you did in Grand Prix. Thanks


This is available on the Progress page.