The online qualification round for the German Puzzle Championship will take place this weekend. Puzzle instructions are available in German and English.
The contest will consist of 20 puzzles, some of them being extremely difficult. We believe most puzzlers will not be able to solve all of them in time. Solve those puzzles you can solve and skip the others, if you have time left, you can always come back to them.
The points for the puzzles have been assigned according to their difficulty. You may use these information to decide which puzzles to try first. However, keep in mind your estimation of a puzzle’s difficulty may differ from ours.
The contest will start on Friday, April 26 at 12:00 pm and end on Monday, April 29 at 12:00 pm CEST.
During that time, you can choose to start solving whenever you want. When you do, you will obtain the password for the encrypted contest file; after that, you have 150 minutes to solve the puzzles and send your answers via the contest page. Note that no results will be accepted on Monday after 12:00 pm anymore.
The 35 best solvers of German citizenship, together with the WPC team of 2012, will be invited tocompete at the final round on June 8 in Augsfeld, to determine the German Puzzle Champion 2013 and the team competing at the World Puzzle Championship in Beijing in October.
Start: Friday, April 26, 12:00 (CEST)
End: Monday, April 29, 12:00 (CEST)
Time limit: 150 minutes