CoNuT 2019

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CoNuT 2019 was a Co-event held in Newcastle upon Tyne on 23rd March 2019. The event had 18 participants, and the final featured two first-time Co-event finalists, Luke Johnson-Davies and James Haughton. In a gripping contest, it was Haughton who took home the first place trophy, significantly improving on his best previous finish at an event of 9th!

Grand Final

It was Johnson-Davies - who defeated Bradley Horrocks in his semi-final 113-111 - who started quicker, spotting CONSTANT in the opening round and solving the first conundrum of the 14 round final, VAINGLORY. Only Haughton's deceptive 4 large pick stopped Luke from being on a max game at the halfway stage, a run which included back-to-back nines for both players. Haughton delivered 3 beaters in a row, with a 4 large and the words IDEOGRAM and APEMAN, to gain the lead. The game was sealed on the last numbers round, where Johnson-Davies' 6 small pick backfired. A fast conundrum solve from the new runner-up resulted in the final score ending 94 – 91 to Haughton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Haughton Score Luke Johnson-Davies Others Max.
1 STNTAOECN CONTEST 0 – 8 CONSTANT CONTENTS 8
2 MNNLEEIDI MIDLINE 7 – 15 LINEMEN 15
3 2 7 8 9 5 5 → 502 502
9×8×7-2
17 – 25 502
9×8×7-2


25
4 NDSSAEIRO ANODISERS 35 – 43 ANODISERS 43
5 TVLPIEEER REPLETIVE 53 – 61 REPLETIVE 61
6 100 50 25 75 7 3 → 862 868 ☓ 53 – 61 871 ☓

Best: 863 = (75+50)×7-3×(100/25)

68
7 VRYGINOLA 53 – 71 VAINGLORY
(2 seconds)
78
8 QZFSAOORT ROAST 58 – 76 AFOOT SFORZATO 86
9 GMRDIOEAR IDEOGRAM 66 – 76 MIRADOR AIRDROME 94
10 25 75 50 100 4 2 → 829 827
(100-75)×25+50×4+2
73 – 76 825

Best: 829 = (75-50)×25+100×2+4

104
11 YPNTAAAEM APEMEN 79 – 76 payman ☓ PAYMENT, TYMPANA 111
12 TSKBAUISU BAITS 84 – 81 BASKS KIASUS, KITABS, KUSTIS, SUBAKS, TSUBAS 117
13 3 5 8 6 2 5 → 584 584
(8×5×5-6)×3+2
94 – 81 586


127
14 ROBSONISE bossiness ☓
(2 seconds)
94 – 91 BIOSENSOR
(3 seconds)
137
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