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prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-15 4:02 PM (#16115 - in reply to #16109) (#16115) Top


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rvarun - 2014-07-15 11:03 AM

I feel it is a pretty not so good article. They could have covered the event in detail rather than just a snippet given. :-(


Would've liked a scorecard (well of course I would) and a more accurate timeline of the finals (I'm pretty sure 10 AM to 3 PM across 4 rounds with breaks in between isn't accurately described by "2 hour session"). I like the idea of having a celebrity in there to draw eyeballs but after that the article should have the content to keep them interested, and I just don't think this article achieves that.

But focusing on the positives, I must say that the 4 rounds were a lot of fun. The Fortress of the 3rd round was easily my favorite but there were some nice stuff worked into the rest too. The first 6x6 Arrow from the Sprint round reminded me of one of my own :) The 4th round with the Samurai was fun at the start but probably tinted by the fact that I had to erase and redo 3 of the grids before submitting. Rohan actually submitted before me but he made a mistake, so that flatters my score a little.
akash.doulani
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-15 5:38 PM (#16116 - in reply to #15840) (#16116) Top


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Could we have the sudokus from the finals?
amitsowani
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-15 10:28 PM (#16122 - in reply to #16116) (#16122) Top



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The sudokus from TSC are copyrighted and the property of TOI, so unfortunately they cannot be shared.
ConfigurationsBeauty
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-16 9:40 PM (#16129 - in reply to #15840) (#16129) Top




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The 5 point formula:

1. 5 players from each city in the regional round
2. Same difficulty level to provide awareness and increase enthusiasm amongst the masses
3. WSC difficulty-level Nationals to screen the top 5
4. Wild card entries to Prasanna, Rishi and Rohan is a must, presently we know who the first 3 will be. Its like playing chess against a 3000 rated computer. You can't win, so keep them OUT !! :)
5. Request Times to provide full sponsorship to TOP 8, wild card entries and top 5 from nationals
(I know it's easily suggested but in a long term [2 years+] time-scale, we can request this in exchange for 3 page weekly puzzle section in the Times newspaper for the metropolitan cities), I bet this will induce more people to read ToI.
prasanna16391
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-16 10:49 PM (#16131 - in reply to #16129) (#16131) Top


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ConfigurationsBeauty - 2014-07-16 9:40 PM

5. Request Times to provide full sponsorship to TOP 8, wild card entries and top 5 from nationals


5th-8th will be on Team B which is unofficial, and Times/other sponsors might not be that interested in it. A lot of countries use their Team B in their own way in which they feel it is most productive.

Possibility 1: Load it up with more good players - all well and good. But will a sponsor like publicizing an unofficial team? A next level to this is, what if even one member of the B team outperforms members of the A team? That is fine and well from a competitive standpoint of course, but if both teams are publicized, in the eyes of the public it is an open fact that the Nationals didn't select the best team. That doesn't seem like a big negative to us but to sponsors, they definitely wouldn't want to publicize such a fact.

Possibility 2: Try to select newer solvers who might benefit from the experience - Again, great from our perspective. In the long term, this means more talent gets the experience of a WSC and improves (I mostly wouldn't have improved to this level if I hadn't gotten a bit lucky with better solvers dropping out of the team in 2011, so I value the WSC experience a lot). But again, we do not have a good enough structure currently for a sponsor to think of the long term benefits of a team. There is no short term gain here, and it is highly difficult to convince folks not into puzzling that it is not just a fad that will die out.

Possibility 3: Send a junior team (U-18 I guess, because that's the bar set by the WPF for prize categorization) - this is the only one I see sponsors interested in. Many schools will be interested in funding a competition which selects a junior team, and there is short term gain AND possibility of long term success too. It even seems great from our perspective, since it forwards the future of puzzles in India.

As for your other points, instead of 5 winners per city, I'd prefer it expanded to more cities. But Times already decreased the per-city winners to 3 from 4 last year, so they seem to be going in the other direction, and I think it might be really hard to convince them to go up to 5, unless we explore possibility of some players bearing their own expenses (assuming that's why they decreased it, and not some other reason).

But you add to the tally of people who want a wildcard for a few best players, which seems pretty unanimous at this point.
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Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 6:07 AM (#16133 - in reply to #15840) (#16133) Top


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Times Sudoku Championship - Mumbai Results


RankNamePointsSubmission
Time
C1
(Classic)
C2
(Classic)
C3
(Classic)
C4
(Classic)
V1
(Trio)
V2
(Odd Even)
V3
(Alphabet)
V4
(Diagonal)
1Rohan Rao6020886766910
2Prasanna Seshadri6025886766910
3Sanket Khanwalkar6031886766910
4Utkaarsh Somaiya6032886766910
5Brendan Mathias6037886766910
6Jaykumar Patel6038886766910
6Meghna Shetty6038886766910
8Prabha Doshi6040886766910
8Saumil Gada6040886766910
8Rajesh Baniya6040886766910
11Arwa Poonawala6046886766910
12Mitsy Dsouza6049886766910
13Ravi Rana6050886766910
14Ashvni Narayanan6052886766910
14Steven Rosario6052886766910
16Bhavna Chohan6053886766910
17Mridu Manocha6054886766910
17Madhavi Maynil6054886766910
19P. R. Alamelumangai6055886766910
20Mehul Chheda6056886766910
21Harshini Desai6058886766910
21Anil Thakur6058886766910
21Mugdha Agrawal6058886766910
24Kaustubh Bendre6059886766910
25Madhur Singhal60886766910
25Geeta Hinduja60886766910
27Stephy Verghese5488676910
27Rakes Kothari5488676910
27Udit Kapoor5488676910
27Rakesh Dhawan5488676910
27Sanjay Bijlani5488676910
32Samir Modi5388666910
32Sagar Ravrane5388666910
32Amit Nigam5388666910
32Sandesh Manjrekar5388666910
36Ragini Agrawal5286766910
37Ayush Shukla508867669
38Pulin Desai488867910
38Hema Mehta488867910
38A. T. Jadhav488867910
38Gitika Shah488876910
42Swarupa Bhagwat478866910
42Vineeta Nakhe478866910
42Manoja Naidu478866910
42Kasturi Bhave478866910
46Priyanka Kardekar458666910
46Nidhi Gandhi458666910
46Hitansh Shah458666910
46Prasad Shah458666910
46Chinmay Thakare458867610
51Unmesh Dahake448866610
52Shrutika Kawa43886669
53Vidula Worlikar42867669
54Shweta Jain41886910
55Yashada Nimkar39866910
56Geetanjali Singh3888679
56Neeta Vahia3888679
58Indira Srinivasan3788669
58Rahul Sharma3788669
58Pradip Ambre3788669
61Navin Warde3588676
61Pooja Sharma3586669
61Krishna Iyer3588676
64Roshan Shinde318869
65Bhavya Singh308769
66Achala Desai298876
66Shashi Menon298867
68Archana Ghangrekar248610
69Mohammad Chasmawala23869
69R. D. Dusane23869
sanket.saxena
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 6:46 AM (#16134 - in reply to #15840) (#16134) Top




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waiting for Bangalore scores.
rvarun
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 10:54 AM (#16135 - in reply to #15840) (#16135) Top




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Hi. Can we have the scores of each city as hyperlinks with all details regarding TSC 2014 similar to the one we had in TSC 2013.
arjunjolly5
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 2:56 PM (#16137 - in reply to #15840) (#16137) Top




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waiting for Delhi Regional Round results.. :)
debmohanty
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 3:43 PM (#16138 - in reply to #16137) (#16138) Top



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arjunjolly5 - 2014-07-18 2:56 PM

waiting for Delhi Regional Round results.. :)
That is due from my side. I'm still recovering from headache caused after checking Sagar's Alphabet Sudoku :)

I expect to upload Delhi results by tomorrow evening.
arjunjolly5
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 5:07 PM (#16140 - in reply to #15840) (#16140) Top




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hahahaha... I know he screwed it.. No problem Deb.. Take your time...
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Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 8:02 PM (#16141 - in reply to #16140) (#16141) Top


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Times Sudoku Championship - Delhi Results


RankNamePointsRemaining
Time
C1
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C2
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C4
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V1
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V2
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2013
Rank (*)
1Sumit Bothra6037:51886766910
2Ritesh Gupta6033:08886766910
3Dileep Singh6029:178867669104
4Poonam Gandhi6028:39886766910
5Shivin Garg6025:178867669105
6Rajesh Aggarwal6024:4688676691034
7Himani Shah6023:578867669103
8Sunil Singhal6023:568867669107
9Falak Pahwa6021:48886766910
10Prakhar Gupta6021:09886766910
11Angad Singh6021:088867669108
12Sagar Ramachndran6020:318867669101
13Hitesh Gupta6020:11886766910
14Arjun Jolly6019:258867669106
15Ravi Kant Jain6017:60886766910
16T. Sujaya6013:58886766910
17Akash Verma6013:408867669109
18Arun Gaur6010:2188676691010
19Jitendra Kr Sharma60886766910
20Lakshmi Samudrala5411:208876691056
20Abhinav Jain5410:1088766910
20Neha Yadav5409:3788766910
20Sunila Chanana5404:568867691024
20Rajat Mittal5488766910
20Avneet Singh Nanda548876691038
26Ashish Jain5309:5088666910
26Abhiram5308:0688666910
26Dhruv Bakhshi5306:5088666910
26H. P. Singh5388666910
26Deepanshu K Bhatia5388666910
26Ashutosh Venkatesh Prasad5388666910
26Ritesh Aggarwal5388666910
26Rupanshi Taneja5388666910
26O P Narang538866691034
26Alok Mittal5388666910
26Himanshu Mittal5388666910
37Jyotsna Gupta5286766910
38Sumit Garg5188676610
38Kapil Rijhwani5188676610
40Dinesh Jaiswal5001:408867669
40Aseem Goyal508867669
40Deviani Khanna50886766947
43T Ravi Kumar488876910
44Devishi Kesar4602:248676910
45Himanshi Gupta458666910
45Nikita Bansal458666910
45Rajesh Gokhe458666910
48Lakshya Batra448866610
48Saurav Moondra448866610
50Sara Rustogi43886669
50Saghan Agarwal438676610
50Girish Verma43867661027
50Dhirendra Kumar Gupta43886669
50Seema Nagpal43886669
55Vivek Goyel39866910
56Ashish Kumar38886610
56Rahat Singhla3888679
58Poonam Goel3788669
59Prabodh Chandra3612:3187669
59Anoop Kohli3686769
59Nishu Pushkar368676931
62Ajay Jain3586669
63Sanjeev Lomesh3488666
64c. Rajyalakhsmi3386910
65Komal318869
66Nirmit Gupta2700:58867612
67Sahil Aggarwal256910
67Amit Kumar25889
69Dev Jyoti Purohit23869
70Surbhi Newar1920:48910
71Saqib Javed1569
72Arjun Kataria809:508
72Neha Verma88


(*) - 2013 Rank is manually looked up - omissions are possible.
sanket.saxena
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-18 8:23 PM (#16142 - in reply to #15840) (#16142) Top




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when will Bangalore results be published?
Sagar.Ramachandran
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-19 4:34 AM (#16148 - in reply to #15840) (#16148) Top




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I'm really sorry for that Deb.
The alphabet sudoku messed up my entire finals :/
The time spent in cutting everything and then re-solving a grid in which you couldn't make out anything was the difference between a top 3 finish and losing.
I easily wasted 10 minutes on it and looking at the times, that could've ensured me a top 3 position.
But anyway, that is just motivation to come back stronger next year (And to maybe solve the alphabet sudoku with a pencil rather than a pen :P)
nikita.kayal
Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-19 5:24 PM (#16150 - in reply to #15840) (#16150) Top




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When will Bangalore results be announced? Waiting to figure out what I scored...
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Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-19 10:53 PM (#16152 - in reply to #15840) (#16152) Top


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Times Sudoku Championship - Bangalore Results


RankNamePointsRemaining
Time
C1
(Classic)
C2
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C3
(Classic)
C4
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V1
(Trio)
V2
(Odd Even)
V3
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V4
(Diagonal)
2013
Rank (*)
1Tejal Phatak6036:57886766910
2Jayant Ameta6032:40886766910
3Rajesh Kumar6025:458867669104
4Lenson Andrade6022:5488676691010
5Kunal Verma6021:368867669109
6Vrinda Periwal6019:098867669107
7Panthini Pandit6013:41886766910
8Sudhanshu Mittal6011:18886766910
9Dr Sukhen Shetty6010:46886766910
10Rama Shankar6008:49886766910
11Ankitha Bharadwaj6005:4588676691040
12Venugopal Maddula6004:49886766910
13Nivedha Sivakumar6003:09886766910
14Surya Maurya6000:5188676691012
15Vineeth V5311:0088666910
15Shital Shah538866691036
15Gouri Prakash5388666910
15Anil Asrani538866691040
15Girish G5388666910
15Sourav Goel5388666910
15Sony Boopathi5388666910
15Sapna Dube5388666910
23Rishi Puri5240:0786766910
23Gaurav Jain5232:12867669106
23Nikita Kayal5218:538676691027
23Pankaj Agrawal5201:108676691040
23Chethan Harajchand Ostwal5286766910
28D Ravi508867669
28Santosh Sharma508867669
28Mala Narayanswamy508867669
31S Siva Kumar488867910
32Vidhya R478866910
32T. H. Arvind478866910
34Madhavi Sardeshpande468676910
34Vani Ramesh468676910
36Sanket Saxena458666910
36Mukil Vannan45866691065
36Sindhura Rao458666910
36Lucky Surana458666910
36Rohith M Aimreya458666910
36Manish Garodia458666910
36Krishnamurthy T S458867610
36Kshama Dwarakanath458666910
36Manasha Prabhu H458666910
45Deepika Moningi4429:298867693
45Joseph N A44676691065
45Vinod S44886769
45M D Aurangzeb446766910
49Harmeet singh4217:458676691
49Tulika Srimal42867669
51Renugopal Shetty41886910
51S D'sa41886766
51S Siddharth41886766
54Shailaja M V40867910
55Sparsha Nagaraj39866910
55Vinay D C39866910
57S Thejas3808:22886610
57E Gowtham38676910
57Anu38886610
60Sailesh Lama3586669
60R Shankar3586669
60P Mohan Prashanth3588910
60Jaya Lakhani3586669
60Sejal Lobo3586669
65G. Brindhaa3488666
65Akhila N348866684
67Manojkumar R Popat298669
67Ankit Jain298669
67Madhura Divakar298669
67Srinivasn D298669
67S Sashi298669
67Ankitha Bhaskara298669
73Elveera Carmina D'sa288866
73Raja S Krishnaswamy288866
73Gorishankar Gupta J286769
76Shobhana Ravindran276669
76Lalitha Seetharaman278676
78Subashri Sivakumar25889
79Sai Keerthana N A248610
79Dr Shashidhar S Bilagi248610
81Priti Bubna23869
82P Chellapillai22886
82Usha Devi Sharma22679
84V Gurunath20866
85Dr Gayathri Devi S19676
86Anushri1486
86Naba Magrabi1486
86Harish Shroff1486
89T. S. Kumar611:126
89Hari Ram K609:156
89Nagashree K R600:406
89Jaara Venkatesh Kumar66
89Shravanth N R66


(*) - 2013 Rank is manually looked up - omissions are possible.
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Subject: Re: Times Sudoku Championship 2014 @ 2014-07-22 11:50 PM (#16166 - in reply to #16135) (#16166) Top


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rvarun - 2014-07-18 10:54 AM

Hi. Can we have the scores of each city as hyperlinks with all details regarding TSC 2014 similar to the one we had in TSC 2013.


Done.

Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/2014/TSC/
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