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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|12||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||Maria Belyalova||28.03.2017 17:44:00||3|
|18||Pavel Anokhin||14.02.2017 09:59:06||3||2|
|19||Ow Zhong Ming||16.02.2017 11:50:54||2||2|
|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|
The eighth mystery is posted here: Trap for a Dragon.
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.