Bridge Builder Contest 12 Results


With this 'special' contest, I was worried the level could turn out to be too difficult for most players. Apparently, some of you really didn't succeed at solving it, but it could have been worse :) Still, I'm sorry about that, but since now all the solutions have been published, I'm sure most of you will get the hang of it, which allows me to increase the difficulty for the next contest. Just kidding :)

Actually, it seems like many known Bridge Builder players didn't even give it a try or, maybe, just missed the contest altogether. To prevent such horrible things from happening again, I recommend joining mendel's mailing list, so that you'll get an e-mail every time a contest starts.

As expected, the number of entries was less than usual this time (26 legit entries, 1 disqualified), but their diversity is really impressive nonetheless. There were some 'popular' ways of lowering the separated deck parts, but most players found their unique ways of doing it, which I think is pretty cool. Actually, just building a working clean bridge wasn't exactly an easy task this time, so I'd like to congratulate everyone who succeeded!

Again, there were several pairs of bridges with the same cost, so building good bridges fast was important once again.

As always, any feedback on the contest is welcome. Please post your thoughts in this forum thread.

Each of the winners will get an eternal place in the Hall Of Fame (if he doesn't have one yet) once I get the necessary information from them.

The bridge cost discussion forum is no longer password-protected until the next contest starts.

For your reference, the rules/prizes page and the contest level file can still be found here.

Now, the results:

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