Thanks for your votes in the Nikoli Derby - 3rd world championship. The champion horse was Ferday Ferday Ferday starting from gate 14 with the horse owner Ferday.
This victory must have been because the jockey cried out the name three times just before the goal!?
We are now quite sure you know what the Nikoli Derby is all about.
We are looking forward to your turnout and the results of the 4th Nikoli Derby. Look out for announcements about that.
|Horse name||Horse owners|
|Champion||14||Ferday Ferday Ferday||Ferday||United States||nikoli.com original T-shirt|
|2nd place||19||bunker||kierney||United States||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol122|
|3rd place||20||Doctor Shinypony||h3lix||United States||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol122|
|4th place||23||Rumples||Irol||United States||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol122|
|5th place||28||Adam Sapple||Moorsy||England||Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol122|
|Booby prize||97||Pegazus||dreahan||Canada||Nikoli Tenugui|
80 horses entered and 79 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.
Result of the all started horses
=Winners =ran whole distance
|Horse name||Horse owners|
|2||Homer the love machine||Alan|
|4||Ftang Ftang||Olay Biscuit Barre|
|5||Comedy Wears a Tie||Rick Lets|
|6||Out In Front||Yvraine|
|8||Rich Horse||Rich Horse Owner|
|9||NoName - in the desert||JesterJ|
|12||This My Horsi||This Me Sylva333|
|13||Rocinante||The Quixotic Yombo|
|14||Ferday Ferday Ferday||Ferday|
|35||Screaming Pickle||Jeff Wanko|
|41||Lyrical Garuda||Rinka Serizawa|
|99||Mr. Sugar Cube||Mr. Pickles|
nikoli.com staff comments
- We have a question to the eight people who chose gate 4: Why didn't you hit on gate 10?
- No one entered from the gate numbers 59 to 81. OK, the next race will be held by 50 entry gates.
- American racehorse was very strong. They won the 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th prize.
Messages from the horse owners
Great thanks for your many vivid messages and comments about Masyu puzzles. We are glad and delighted that you all love this puzzle.
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 100?
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.