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 MahjongTime.com
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:
|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*|
|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*|
|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*|
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".