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Domino Castle Variations Contest

A Domino Castle Variations Contest was held on 15th January, 2011 from 16:30 - 18:30 GMT (22:00 - 00:00 IST).

The goal is to build correct Domino Castles in each puzzle. Domino Castle is an interconnected figure formed by complete domino set (from 1-1 to 5-5 for small puzzles, from 1-1 to 7-7 for big puzzles and from 1-1 to 4-4 for examples). Each domino of the set is used exactly once. Domino halves which share an edge should have the same digit.

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Password is castldo2011

Results

1. Nikola Zivanovic (Serbia) - 99
2. Shinichi Aoki (Japan) - 81
3. Takuya Sugimoto (Japan) - 69
4. Branko Ceranic (Serbia) - 63
5. Hideaki Jo (Japan) - 59
6. Jakub Hrazdira (Czech Republic) - 52
7. Masashi Sakata (Japan) - 51
8. Kota Morinishi (Japan) - 43
9. Stefano Forcolin (Italy) - 39
10. Rohan Rao (India) - 38

Best Indians

10. Rohan Rao - 38

Complete Results

Domino Castle is not one of my favourite puzzles, yet I gave it a shot, even though it being my birthday. I must admit, I enjoyed solving the set, though not very successfully :-)
I wonder why such wonderful contests have so few participants. Its just one of many question that every puzzler always seems to be having...

5 comments:

JZ said...

I didn't actually know about it at all. Granted, I haven't been very active in the last few months, but I would have maybe played had I known. Oh well.

Good job being the top Indian!

Rohan Rao said...

Haha! I wish there was at least one more Indian, then I could've boasted a bit :-)

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reesylou said...

OOh great.. another awesome puzzle competition site. Now all I need is more time when I am not at work and my daughter is asleep. Hmmmmm.