The final ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest (updated 2015~04~17). Twenty eight contestants have ranked after submitting solutions for the 10th mystery. As many as 4 contestants have full possible score of 34 SHP after mystery solving contest is over. Only "timestamp" that is exact time of posting/ sending solution could place top of contestants.

1st place winner is Cyrille Rak, he has managed to submit complete solution in 4 hours after 10th mystery publishing. 
2nd place winner is Konsta Lensu, 5 hours after 1st place.
3rd place winner is Sylvain Malbec (1st place winner of Sherlock Holmes Contest 2013), 2 days after 2nd place.

It's incredible but we have 4th contestant who gained full score! Unfortunately, she submitted complete solution only in 2 days after 3rd place. Nevertheless, this mysterious lady under nick "Ms Fortune" may be unofficially be named "Mrs. Hudson" of Mahjong Mysteries Solving Contest accompanying Cyrille, Konsta and Sylvain, sorry, Sherlock, Watson and Lestrade.


Prizes generously provided by

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 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.


First criterion of ranking is based on total sum of acquired scores. The second criteria is "timestamp" to help determine final rankings for ties.

 Final scores after the 10th mystery of the 4th season -- "Mrs. Hudson in the Spotlight"

Only 5 contestants out of 28 have sent their solutions for the 10th mystery. That might be explained firstly, by mystery difficulty, secondly -- by tiredness from contest.

Here is (updated 2015~04~17) Final Ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest in a format with Timestamp:

Rank   Name Timestamp Sherlock pts.
7 Matthieu Pfeiffer 2015-04-02 15:40:00 28*
2 Konsta Lensu 2015-04-07 18:24:23 34*
4 Ms Fortune 2015-04-12 13:45:00 34*
9 Alberto Rosi 2015-03-17 23:49:54 21*
3 Sylvain Malbec 2015-04-10 01:59:15 34*
 16 André Balagourou 2015-03-04 15:31:23 4*
1 Cyrille Rak 2015-04-07 12:47:11 34*
 13 David Jourdain 2015-02-19 12:53:40 9*
 11 Pavel Anokhin 2015-03-05 09:17:38 16*
 17 Eric 2015-02-06 13:28:33 3*
 14 Vincent Barreau 2015-02-22 21:27:17 8*
 12 Lothringen boy 2015-03-13 11:50:35 12*
5 Michele Comerci 2015-04-12 22:39:10 29*
 10 Julian Pape-Lange 2015-03-20 03:30:30 21*
 18 Florent Descamps 2015-02-07 12:51:20 2*
 19 Alexander Egorov 2015-02-07 14:07:22 2*
 20 Axel Eschenburg 2015-02-07 16:40:42 2*
 21 Vincent YS 2015-02-07 16:49:57 2*
 22 David Wagner 2015-02-08 21:01:00 2*
 23 Eole 2015-02-09 01:24:00 2*
 15 Yong Sing, Oh 2015-02-19 11:26:09 5*
6 Marco Montebelli 2015-03-31 14:54:43 28*
 24 Caroline Mathieu 2015-02-09 20:26:30 2*
 25 Eric Schmid 2015-02-09 20:51:48 2*
8 Quentin Porcherot 2015-04-02 02:52:43 27*
 26 Bernard Ang 2015-03-03 10:32:18 2*
 27 Ramond 2015-02-07 19:54:38 1*
 28 Builles 2015-02-09 15:57:38 1*

The First puzzle is posted here: Detective Story, and it's solution here.

The Second puzzle is posted here: Lost Bet, and it's solution here.

The Third puzzle is posted here: About Discards, and it's solution here.

The Fourth puzzle is posted here: Invertebrates, and it's solution here.

The Fifth puzzle is posted here: Four Declarations, and it's solution here.

The Sixth puzzle is posted Absent-Minded Mrs. Hudson, and it's solution here.

The Seventh puzzle is posted Full Flush Accident, and it's solution here.

The Eighth puzzle is Four Cherished Words, and it's solution here.

The Ninth puzzle is posted Four Patterns Hand, and it's solution here.

The Tenth puzzle is posted Mrs. Hudson in the Spotlight, and it's solution here.


Prizes for the winners of the Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries Contest are generously being provided by MahjongTime, host for many popular online multiplayer mahjong games, and Psionic Press, publishers of Mahjong from A to Zhu, by Scott D. Miller MD.

The top-3 mystery-solvers will receive prizes accordingly:

1st place: 1-year VIP membership at MahjongTime and a complimentary copy of "Mahjong from A to Zhu",
2nd place: 1-year Premium membership at MahjongTime and a complimentary copy of "Mahjong from A to Zhu",
3rd place: 6-month Premium membership at MahjongTime and a complimentary copy of "Mahjong from A to Zhu".