BCS Contest 18 Results


This was really fun - and, I guess, not just for me. The number of contestants was satisfactory: there were 15 legit entries for Level-A, six for Level-B and another seven artistic bridges. All entries are worth watching and a lot of new techniques were developed. All podium bridges contain new ideas or at least new applications of known art. Of course, this can be traced back to my terrific level design.

Both levels were a bit tricky about the current: although set to zero the water flow flattened some approaches. This is especially naughty with hydraulics that lack some stability because of missing crossbeams.

The subtleties within the rules - fortunately - did not lead to a flood of illegal bridges (there was only one in the end), but gave another proof that the rules must be considered very well. As always, visiting the forums was worth it. On the other hand, again, costs stated in the bridge cost discussion forum were rare and rather imprecise. Maybe we should force everybody to post costs early ... maybe we could make bets ... post your thoughts!

As always, any feedback on the contest is welcome. Please post your impressions 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.

The next contest will be a BridgeBuilder-Contest and it will start around the 16th of April.

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:

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