Results of the Nikoli Derby - 1st world championship

Here are the results of the 1st world championship of The Nikoli Derby held from Mar. 28, 2007 to May 1, 2007.

Champion: Sunday Science starting from gate 3, with the horse owner jyokun. Congratulations!!

Winners

RankingGate
number
Horse nameHorse owners
nickname
CountryPresent
Champion3Sunday SciencejyokunNorthern Irelandnikoli.com original T-shirt
2nd place5EphemeralLightCainJapanPenpa Mix Vol.3
3rd place6DemosthenesWervynUnited StatesPenpa Mix Vol.3
4th place11SuperHorsieyeozUnited StatesPenpa Mix Vol.3
5th place26Uma.masaticJapanPenpa Mix Vol.3

99 horses entered and 95 horses started.

Duplicate entries from one email or IP address are invalid. Only the last entry from one address is considered the valid entry for that person.

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Result of the all started horses

   =Winners    =ran whole distance

Gate
number
Horse nameHorse owners
nickname
3Sunday Sciencejyokun
5EphemeralLightCain
6DemosthenesWervyn
11SuperHorsieyeoz
12Mill Reefia_yog
12PuddZyntax
12OrwellsonGabe
13hippocampusaphasia
13snickerdoodledoodlebear
14Guyer Girlphotosurrealism
14Shes the fastestKevin
14Sure winnerBill
14BluePinkyTirpen
14Lucky Seven 2KEVIN LY
16hakatamagichakataM
16SpeedyAnacondaRifle
16BadLuckRyu
17Kiss me quickKokekikaku
17buckyherrbug
19umaumatb
19KakurosawaThe Dan
20Mimic Ridermimic
20MeanieNicey
21bujikoremeibametasequoia
21Johnny LEMONAtta.
21GobanFlieg
23Jesters rideJesterJ
23HalfspeedTeddy Schaffer
26Uma.masatic
27Glue Sticktlhinman
28FelixTehnbar
32HoriesCuries
32Syd BarrettTodd Jensen
33filorarileypb
34soccerhonerokuo
36uranium.bakin
37IronChefshaevel
37Kuma-sanjhitchin
38Michael LindenDeight
40ephraim williamsephperson
41Weak FuPeep
41Blazing SaddlePale Rider
42BarnswallowBucho
42Hart of GoldZedBee
44Gambit Dana
44Alone Out FrontYvraine
46SecretariatMalthus
46Welsh Monkfishasteroid
48Catweaselsmitcat
49SpookyFloyd
50Peacetamkatsu
53RedstarSuyakata1970
53Ego BoyOlle Goop
54sakanasanAji
54kaki-kaki-n
55HiramilemonKuri
57Little Stinkytcurwick
58GoGoGoYabekami
59RosananteCait
59brunellodurian
61Rohansolaris
62Blazing SaddlesYosemite Sam
63SparkyJingle
63OzonloAralna
64NewYorkBettyMLebo
65EponaMarble
65shallow impactnori
67naughtbooktanuki_maru
68Munchkinswankgd
69Cinnamon SchnappsCnnmnSchnpps
70Happy_MondayYORI
71Giddyup Penpadevjoe
72Doctor Shinyponyh3lix
72Donkeygraf
73FloraFlora
73Nikolis BestTorch32
73Criminal MuppetLucky
74BKTNBKTN
74Rubynmbrthry
74hamsternissen
79DhannoRaks
79Dog FoodEric
81Gemini0107SithDrummer
83LadyBelle MegaraTamjebea
87Spittin Joefantasmabob
90Dead LastMr Death
95Lone saddleluvmoose
97Six SigmaTotal Quality Management
103packwood
112Friendly Carpet MonsterBoggle Maniac
113Fashion VictimLRayZor
122Un-bi-biumCameron
147Galloping FrenzySteve
149Cherry DanishNicole
149Steves RunnerSicknote

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nikoli.com staff comments

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Messages from the horse owners

Thank you for your messages!!

Gate: 52nd place

Horse name EphemeralLight

Horse owner Cain

I've entered for Nikoli Derby several times in Japan, but never won a prize. However, this "World Championship" is not announced a lot in Japanese, so this is a chance to win a prize. First, I had planned to choose "1"... but, I'm not so courageous.

Gate: 63rd place

Horse name Demosthenes

Horse owner Wervyn

This is a fascinating exercise from mathematical, psychological, and sociological perspectives. I can't wait to see the results, so please post full statistics!

Gate: 12Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Mill Reef

Horse owner ia_yog

Do not spill !

Gate: 12Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Orwellson

Horse owner Gabe

I just bought a collection of sudoku by Nikoli. Can't wait to try out a genuine handmade puzzle form the masters!

Gate: 16Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Speedy

Horse owner AnacondaRifle

Go Speedy, Go!

Gate: 20Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Mimic Rider

Horse owner mimic

No reason to choose gate 20. Hope to get my first win in the Nikoli Derby.

Gate: 27Ran whole distance

Horse name Glue Stick

Horse owner tlhinman

I'm asleep when the puzzle championships take place, so I hope this works out for me!

Gate: 28Ran whole distance

Horse name Felix

Horse owner Tehnbar

Go Felix!

Gate: 37Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name IronChef

Horse owner shaevel

Great site!

Gate: 42Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Hart of Gold

Horse owner ZedBee

Having a 'Hart of Gold' makes all the difference to having a happy life.

Gate: 44Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gambit

Horse owner Dana

Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.

Gate: 54Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name sakanasan

Horse owner Aji

Reading (kin)'s blog, I come to entry in a hurry. ... honestly, do I have to comment in English?

Gate: 61Ran whole distance

Horse name Rohan

Horse owner solaris

Hope a T-shirt!

Gate: 65Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Epona

Horse owner Marble

Congratulations on the 1st world championship of the Nikoli Derby!

Gate: 65Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name shallow impact

Horse owner nori

Love & Peace

Gate: 67Ran whole distance

Horse name naughtbook

Horse owner tanuki_maru

God bless ME..........

Gate: 68Ran whole distance

Horse name Munchkin

Horse owner swankgd

Great game idea, I love these kind of cooperation/defection games.

Gate: 70Ran whole distance

Horse name Happy_Monday

Horse owner YORI

I read the blog of Kin-san. I've lost the last game (in Japanese Site) so I at least want to get to the goal!! (Sorry for my poor English...)

Gate: 71Ran whole distance

Horse name Giddyup Penpa

Horse owner devjoe

Hi-yo silver, away!

Gate: 73Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nikolis Best

Horse owner Torch32

Good Luck to All. How about a Lifetime membership for runners up?

Gate: 73Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Criminal Muppet

Horse owner Lucky

Away the Muppets

Gate: 79Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Dhanno

Horse owner Raks

First time participant

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How the winners are ranked

The gate number is the key to winning the Nikoli Derby. The smallest gate number chosen by only one person is the winner. If two or more persons choose the same gate number they will lose the race. This means that you have to choose the smallest number that nobody else has chosen to win the race. What is the smallest number from 1 to 150?

Right, of course gate number 1 has the greatest advantage, but other horse owners know that too. If say, two or more horses are entered for each of gates 1 to 50, then the horse starting from gate 51 will win. Now, you have to guess the "smaller number" of those where you will be the only starting horse. The final ranking is ordered from smaller to larger numbers.

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