LONDON - The race continues! Twenty six contestants from seven countries compete for prizes. Let's take a look at ranking in Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries Solving Contest after mystery #6 -- the most controversal mystery so far.
The current ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest (updated 2017~03~20). Twenty six contestants have ranked after submitting solutions for mystery #6. Nine of them have full score. A big deal of top-score contestants could not solve the second part of mystery #6 from the first attempt. Some of contestants abandoned solving the second part with the only words "looking forward to see the solution".
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.
However, since there are as many as nine contestants with full score in order to determine the real winner author will limit influence on solving mysteries by contestants.
For mysteries with multiple questions or mysteries allowing different complexities of solutions, additional criteria of scoring may be set.
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 #6 of the 5th season -- Charleston
Only twelve contestants have submitted solutions for mystery #5. Altogether twenty six contestants are ranked with only nine having best chances to get first prize.
Ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest in a format with Timestamp
|1||Jinbi Jin||14.03.2017 02:03:16||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|2||Menno Deij||14.03.2017 09:56:46||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|3||Oh Yong Sing||14.03.2017 10:32:19||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|4||Sylvain Malbec||14.03.2017 23:28:44||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|6||Ms. Fortune||16.03.2017 07:30:00||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|7||Marco Montebelli||16.03.2017 10:47:00||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|8||Oleg Oshmyan||18.03.2017 22:15:13||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|10||Anh-Vu Tran||15.03.2017 13:43:50||2||3||3||3||3||2|
|11||Matthieu Pfeiffer||07.03.2017 07:59:10||3||3||2||3||3|
|15||Timur Hahn||07.03.2017 23:57:52||3||3|
|16||Pavel Anokhin||14.02.2017 09:59:06||3||2|
|17||Ow Zhong Ming||16.02.2017 11:50:54||2||2|
|21||Bert Claessen||07.02.2017 01:10:43||2|
|22||Vincent Barreau||07.02.2017 17:04:11||2|
|23||Bernard Ang||08.02.2017 07:36:09||2|
|24||Daniel Leblanc||08.02.2017 10:01:21||2|
|25||Raise the Red Lantern||08.02.2017 19:28:58||2|
Trhe sixth mystery is posted here: Charleston.
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.