LONDON  - The race comes to the very end. Twenty seven contestants from seven countries compete for prizes. Let's take a look at ranking in Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries Solving Contest after mystery #9. Please, take a note on shifting of starting time for the last mystery.

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The current ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest (updated 2017~04~10). Twenty seven contestants have ranked after submitting solutions for mystery #9. Seven 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.

However, since there are as many as seven 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.

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 #9 of the 5th season -- Final Session Duel

Ten contestants have submitted solutions for mystery #9. Altogether twenty seven contestants are ranked with only seven having best chances to get first prize.

Ranking in the Sherlock Holmes Contest in a format with Timestamp

Updated 2017/04/10

Rank Participant Country TimeStamp BIT WMD LS 3MB IM C CD TFD FSD Total
1 Cyrille     04.04.2017 10:50:00 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2 Oh Yong Sing   04.04.2017 11:22:05 3 3  3  3  3  3  3  3 3
3 Sylvain Malbec   04.04.2017 11:33:41 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 Jinbi Jin   04.04.2017 12:02:07 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
5 Kingfloche   04.04.2017 14:41:00 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
6 Menno Deij   05.04.2017 16:21:11 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
7 Ms. Fortune   06.04.2017 18:26:00 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
8 Oleg Oshmyan   06.04.2017 12:21:53 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
9 Anh-Vu Tran     04.04.2017 20:31:08 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3
10 Marco Montebelli   21.03.2017 5:55:34 3 3 3 3 3 3 3    
11 Quentin   22.03.2017 14:26:44 3   3 3 3   3    
12 Matthieu Pfeiffer   07.03.2017 07:59:10 3 3 2 3 3        
13 Massimo   14.03.2017 09:56:03   3 2 3 3 2      
14 Denl   14.03.2017 16:04:07       3 3 2      
15 Timur Hahn   07.03.2017 23:57:52     3   3        
16 Maria Belyalova   28.03.2017 17:44:00             3    
17 Cédric     06.04.2017 22:25:38       3         3
18 Pavel Anokhin   14.02.2017 09:59:06 3 2              
19 Ow Zhong Ming     16.02.2017 11:50:54 2 2              
20 Axel     09.02.2017 21:40:00 3                
21 Alberto   11.02.2017 15:34:00 3                
22 Bert Claessen   07.02.2017 01:10:43 2                
23 Vincent Barreau   07.02.2017 17:04:11 2                
24 Bernard Ang   08.02.2017 07:36:09 2                
25 Daniel Leblanc   08.02.2017 10:01:21 2                
26 Raise the Red Lantern   08.02.2017 19:28:58 2                
27 Martha   15.02.2017 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 third mystery is posted here: Let's Score, and the solution here.

The fourth mystery is posted here: Three Men in a Boat, and the solution here.

The fifth mystery is posted here: Irregular Maximum, and the solution here.

The sixth mystery is posted here: Charleston, and the solution here.

The seventh mystery is posted here: Chow Duel, and solution here.

The eighth mystery is posted here: Trap for a Dragon.

The ninth mystery is posted here: Final Session Duel, and solution here.

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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  • Since as many as nine contestants have after mystery #5 full score please be prepared to more strict judgement for further mysteries.

    Comment last edited on about 1 month ago by Vitaly Novikov
  • Due to international participation some contestants living in different countries with different time zones have obviously uneven opportunities. For instance, midnight in Europe (sleepy) = 3 a.m. in Russia (dead meat) = 8 а.м. (nice morning) in Singapour. = 2 p.m. (daytime) in San-Francisco.
    For the rest two mysteries starting time will be shifted forward by 8 hours.
    Hence, we will have: 8 a.m. in Europe (nice morning) = 11 a.m. in Russia (almost noon) = 4 p.м. (daytime) in Singapour. = 10 p.m. (evening) in San-Francisco.
    Currently we have 8 contestants with absolutely same scoring and hence, timestamp criterion would give definite advantage to some participants under previous time schedule.

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    Is this where I post my answer?

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