The number of participants in contest 17 was comparably
low. In the end there were six clean, nine dirty and five artistic entries.
Maybe the level was too hard, maybe contests 16 and 17 were too close,
maybe there aren't too many people interested in Bridge Builder
any more or maybe most of the people were busy buying Christmas presents
... On the other hand there were entries of six people that have never
entered a contest before and I'm sure that everyone who participated had
lots of fun building the bridges.
Anyway, receiving all the bridges
was a great pleasure and competition was close. Four of the six clean bridges
are put together using less then 70 beams and seven of the nine dirty bridges
less then 4000 $. But, although there were pairs and triples of bridges
with the same cost and building good bridges fast was important
once again, it wasn't as close
as you may think, especially not for the Bridge General and the Bridge Don
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 Gray gets 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.
Last but not least I'd like to thank Gray and Mendel for
their help and Chronic Logic for providing the prices. Running this contest
was a great pleasure and a privilege.
Now, I won't put you on the rack anymore, the results: