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Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Ben Wilson » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:56 pm

With Charlie's permission, I have a little challenge for all your apterists out there. I look at this page and there are a surprising number of formats that don't have that bold number in their 'maxes' column. Some aren't even close to perfection. Therefore, I am placing 'bounties' onto 13 formats. Achieve or surpass them, and you get a special little trinket.

FORMAT- TARGET TO BE ACHIEVED

Speed 15- PERFECT

Goatundrum attack- PERFECT

Letters Attack- 19+ MAXES

Bullet 15- 14+ MAXES

Hyper 15- 14+ MAXES

Hypernundrum attack- PERFECT

Hypergoatdown 15- 14+ MAXES

Junior Letters Attack- PERFECT

Touchdown 15- 14+ MAXES

Goatblitz- PERFECT

Hypertouchundrum attack- 15+ MAXES

Hyper Unlimited 9- PERFECT

CSW 9- PERFECT

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Wow, I didn't think the apterous community at large would be so intimidated by this little task. Ah well. :)

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Craig Beevers » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:08 pm

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ke ... 0391837034

Might have a go at another challenge if the Scrabble study allows.

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by JackHurst » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:27 pm

Not sure if this is the right topic.

I think we could set a group challenge for all apterous users to get the number of perfect 9 rounders up to 100. I think A time span of 100 days would also be reasonable, if we could encourage people to play 9 rounders instead of 15 rounders.

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Ben Wilson » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:47 am

Kirk's nailed the 19+ Letters Attack (though evidently forgot this topic existed).

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:52 am

3 of these still remain to be achieved. Nobody has got:
  • - Perfect game in a Junior Letters Attack
    - 14+ maxes in Hyper 15
    - Perfect game in Hyperunlimited 9

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:08 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:3 of these still remain to be achieved. Nobody has got:
  • - Perfect game in a Junior Letters Attack
    - 14+ maxes in Hyper 15
    - Perfect game in Hyperunlimited 9
These are all done now. Actually have been for some time.

7 October 2011 - Junior Letters Attack
11 March 2010 - Hyper 15 (14 maxes) - presumably Round 5 wasn't recorded as a max when Ryan wrote his post
30 Jun 2012 - Hyper Unlimited 9

What's more, as of yesterday, all of the formats on Ben's original list have now been maxed!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:28 am

Indeed, standards have raised to ridiculous levels over the past few years, there are very few challenges that have yet to be beaten by the community.

Some of those, however, are:

-a perfect Lockdown letters attack
-a perfect Instant conundrum attack
-14 or more maxes in any hyper blitz format (hyper, hypergoat, hyperlock or hypertouch)
-a perfect Hyper Nasty 9
-a perfect Omelette Blitz
-a perfect Spoilage 9
-a perfect CSW conundrum attack

Not that I'm issuing a formal challenge or anything of course. :)

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:43 am

Perfect bullet mocktorun is long overdue.

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by David Barnard » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:51 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Perfect bullet mocktorun is long overdue.
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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Callum Todd » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:03 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:-a perfect Lockdown letters attack
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1197992

This is a max game, but there could be some debate as to whether or not it is a 'perfect' game.
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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:20 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:-a perfect Lockdown letters attack
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1197992

This is a max game, but there could be some debate as to whether or not it is a 'perfect' game.
Let's have that debate. I say it's perfect. Are you saying it's because you declared in invalid word? Had you declared nothing, I don't think it would have been any more perfect. In a numbers game I normally click on the target at the start, and if I notice it's impossible, I don't always bother changing the declaration.

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Callum Todd » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:-a perfect Lockdown letters attack
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1197992

This is a max game, but there could be some debate as to whether or not it is a 'perfect' game.
Let's have that debate. I say it's perfect. Are you saying it's because you declared in invalid word? Had you declared nothing, I don't think it would have been any more perfect. In a numbers game I normally click on the target at the start, and if I notice it's impossible, I don't always bother changing the declaration.
I don't think that me declaring an invalid word is the reason for it being imperfect, as an invalid word is no different really from nothing at all, so I might as well have had a go. I just think that if someone else were to max a Lockdown LA with valid declarations in all rounds (so no impossible rounds), then that would somehow be more perfect than mine.
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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by sean d » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:33 pm

A max game is a max game, even if you have a futile stab at an impossible round.

A "perfect" game is something else entirely, imo. ie the top possible score in every round, so 200 point NA or CA or a theoretical 230 point 15 rounded or 360 point LA (that's a challenge for Conor).

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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm

It's a little like the Allan Saldanha 'max game' in the Supreme Championship, where he scored 7 pts, the max, on the numbers for three away but one away was possible. FWIW, I think Callum did get a max.
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Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:52 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:It's a little like the Allan Saldanha 'max game' in the Supreme Championship, where he scored 7 pts, the max, on the numbers for three away but one away was possible. FWIW, I think Callum did get a max.
I wouldn't even say it's like that. I wouldn't call Saldanha's game a max game.

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