LONDON  - The race continues! Let's take a look at ranking in Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries Solving Contest after mystery #3.

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The current ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest (updated 2017~02~27). Twenty four contestants have ranked after submitting solutions for mystery #3. Nine of them have full score.

Scoring criteria

Typical full score for the mystery is 2 SHP () plus 1 bonus SHP () for acting within 3-days after publication (please, note that bonus is scored regardless of the solution being correct or not). Typical partial score for the solution is 1 SHP (), there are no "halfs" or "fractons" of SHP. So, it is up to the author to decide how much each solution deserves when solution is not full. Whenever the contestant is on the right track but with a solution that is not perfect, the author will send e-mail / contact via social net asking for clarification or to recommend reconsideration of the solution. So, please, write correct addresses for you to be able to receive any feedback in time.

For mysteries with multiple questions or mysteries allowing different complexities of solutions, additional criteria of scoring may be set.

Ranking criteria

First criterion of ranking is based on total sum of acquired scores. The second criteria is "timestamp" to help determine rankings for ties. In simple words it means that whoever send correct answer earlier will get higher place other conditions beeing equal.

Scores after mystery #3 of the 5th season -- Let's Score

Only fourteen contestants have submitted solutions for mystery #3. Altogether twenty four contestants are ranked with only nine having best chances to get first prize.

Ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest in a format with Timestamp

Updated 2017/02/27

Rank Participant TimeStamp BIT WMD LS Total
1 Sylvain Malbec 21.02.2017  0:54:10 3 3 3
2 Kingfloche 21.02.2017  8:54:00 3 3 3
3 Marco Montebelli 21.02.2017  10:39:21 3 3 3
4 Menno Deij 21.02.2017  11:27:19 3 3 3
5 Jinbi Jin 21.02.2017  11:40:17 3 3 3
6 Cyrille 21.02.2017  12:15:45 3 3 3
7 Oh Yong Sing 22.02.2017  10:58:47 3 3  3
8 Oleg Oshmyan 22.02.2017  23:12:33 3 3 3
9 Ms. Fortune 23.02.2017  18:34:00 3 3 3
10 Matthieu Pfeiffer 21.02.2017  7:23:34 3 3 2
11 Anh-Vu Tran 21.02.2017  9:01:31 2 3
12 Quentin 22.02.2017  10:54:00 3  
13 Pavel Anokhin 2017-02-14 09:59:06 3 2  
14 Massimo 23.02.2017  10:12:16   3
15 Ow Zhong Ming 2017-02-16 11:50:54 2 2  
16 Axel 2017-02-09 21:40:00 3    
17 Alberto 2017-02-11 15:34:00 3    
18 Timur Hahn 21.02.2017  6:05:43    
19 Bert Claessen 2017-02-07 01:10:43 2    
20 Vincent Barreau 2017-02-07 17:04:11 2    
21 Bernard Ang 2017-02-08 07:36:09 2    
22 Daniel Leblanc 2017-02-08 10:01:21 2    
23 Raise the Red Lantern 2017-02-08 19:28:58 2    
24 Martha 2017-02-15 09:13:53 1    

 

The first mystery is posted here: Bamboo Image Tile, and the solution here.

The second mystery is posted here: Dr. Watson's Mahjong Dreams, and the solution here.

The second mystery is posted here: Let's Score.

Prizes

1st Place will receive one year of Mahjong Collector Magazine, and two beautiful color-changing saki bottles.

2nd Place will receive two beautiful color-changing saki bottles.

3rd place will receive a beautiful color-changing saki bottle.

Prizes generously provided by the publishers of Mahjong Collector Magazine, and by Holiday Mahjong Online.

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