Results of the Nikoli Derby - 12th world championship

Thanks for your votes in the Nikoli Derby - 12th world championship. The champion horse was 55mamathin starting from gate 31 with the horse owner mamathin. Congratulations!

We are looking forward to your turnout and the results of the 12th Nikoli Derby. Look out for announcements about that.

We will send the prizes to the winners. Please email us your true name (not nickname) and address.

Winners

RankingGate
number
Horse nameHorse owners
nickname
CountryPresent
Champion3155mamathinmamathinJapannikoli.com original T-shirt
2nd place32S-rolling thunder 2joe0057JapanNikoli Drawstring Purse (Pink)
3rd place48ultyuwonomeJapanNikoli Drawstring Purse (Pink)
4th place61nikolittininikolittiJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
5th place68Happy Little BoozerHelloweenJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
6th place79amaommaommaamaJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
7th place83rokkatefukinJapanNikoli Note
8th place87kuronekotokotokokuronekotokoJapanNikoli Note
9th place89Three RavensStan Van GundyJapanNikoli Note
10th place92KakehirorinmitchJapanNikoli Note
Booby prize247oumasansahochehiJapanNikoli Furoshiki - Japanese wrapping cloth

397 horses entered and 361 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
1WhyNotOneEcho
1Neighchancegareth
1Saint MisbehavinMrDeath
1miorintoppiropiro
1BiRiDaaaaaConySAK.
2maimaiayappe
2Hitapon the 3rdkezukezu
2komiedadeimokkomieda
2Glue Sticktlhinman
3charohatimitukumasan
3mattarikomachikonnoyu
3EllyLambdaK
3LaylaLovemi-chan
3The PutterPatrickov
3Bubbaphleb
3kaizokutomonokaitoragara
3Tomtomu-and-u
3UMAURA
30zexis000
4GlueAlien
4UMAamano
4OozAralna
4Caltech BobBob78164
4LUPI Loodetuned
4cerebrofreeceebrum
4Eulerjmendelson
4Munchkin horseKanokodori
4MurasakiMurat
4nowthi nowbiocorono
4RatoliberusRatolibre1
4ZurcherGeschnetzeltesRosti
4MozartThatGuy
4tontototonusagi
5gosunkugiairobo
5Memories of 1992brecher92
5Goshgarigulce
5geregerepisaca
5PEKOPONPOKOPEN
5AnalogPuzzler.sasaki
5LalaRuRalala
6GiveUpYauchi76Fu
6LuckyAlan
6NailoAnorien
6d-ragoondragon
6Wild Wobblysean_wallaby
6Gdiddyswankgd
6Acerolathe ax and aword
6VIDEOTEXVTX
6KaishowsXEL
7GoodWaveahchan
7Duldulbskbri
7RG3twg
7usausano7usako7
8benjaminbenchan
8Konbu OnigiriCarolyn
8eight-islandkasuka
8Rocinanterdunlap1125
8Hopparob
8Chick Sparrow SparrowH
8PhaedraTrypios
9hakubahappou
9kyuuubankentarock
9kurofunepapillon
9mamamasakoshiosaipapa
9Hurry Up FellaTorch32
10PAKAPAKAFuju
10teppeita10goteppeita
11floor pianderson
11silverabacuscrow
11tree housedegree rider
11Maestro-IimoriFYL
11fight-hiroyasuhiroyasunohaha
11441.loVilokinmasakam
11MECHATRONMechatron
11shonborirudorufupandq
11SUPER SISHAMOsishamo NO3
12Takabishacoasterbear
12BucephalusMichal
12saruchanno-ra
1313@mogu
13yuushoosuruzochika-chika-chan-chan
13pokochromis
13seraseramikimiki
13GOLGOmotty
14StValentinesday41319
14ameame.
14moushodoctor-masa
14yukoskyhiromi24
14kepomonXYkepomon
14midorimarimari
14Forgotten DreamSaphon
14sworlitosworls
14gogo14syun-syun
14satogaeri55tomotinmama
14umausa
14KentarouGoGoyouTakami
15all winnerlovely Yata
15Milkypenkomama
15SandySakatsuwa
15Sixthman in the ShadeScientist Born and Bred
15pipopivotitch
16Golden HolsteinDoem128
16Rebellionfearless
16smileformeshumei
16Sugar Cubethemajesticmoose
17morusankaitaiassun
17RaisinBosuonparedo
17Yotsubadlimpid
17GO-RINTYEGYOUKO
17OddballJacquiO
17jamattackjamattack1974
17HollyKamonyan
17sevtennsevtenn owner
17Kojikojimoretnakama
17SpeedMaxTasukeT-SARUTOBI
1700tukia00tukia00
17madeline la chatteyeoz
18YukipoFirst@YukihoP
18Hummaniheitiksa
18good pitchUtyou
19Jungle of the Georgeacohen74
19kawaiiaichanbigriri
19Takao-Jimbachef-t
19Nougatdbc565
19TximeletaLieramaja
19shibasaburominmin
19Descartessandpiper
20Under_ScoreGrey_Fleece
20Go.Go.KaikeiSir.Kaikei
20dareumaspicacoppe
20ROPEStukarerunba
21shonandai-WSSrisky
21PakarapperTomomo
22Lucky StrikeAbba4ever
22aigamo-puripuriaigamodassyu
22pakarinburi
22FrisbeeCoalchaser
22ZooNooZjoshuazucker
22mike_yan55mike_yan
23HarukaerlHaruka
23mewmau
23BaxterOverboard Camel
23pakapakapokopoko
23Feeniksryanthemanuel
23Creature ComfortSlipjig
23shirotyu
24comento norunoruAmerota Sijyu
24Toothpastecaribou
24RubisCOChloroplast
24sasasanosaMIWASA
24No.1nanoryuu
24PesukePe
24otorihinateupesogin
24AguiTownHeyHeyyanmar_btai_taicho
25mistermisterkudamin
25mayata-nMaya Ibuki
25TIEYAK
26ashy hayainerASCAL
26ZERBERUSBERSERGA
26Late BloomerDarko
26Moka-panchfull-swing
26MashurinHerishikutaa
26cerezo8sakura8
26tsubuannshuha
26Dawn ApproachTwilightTrinity
26u-tanandroseu-tan
27Levinhiro27kai
27momochevskyMiyazawa Kenzu
273x3x3rohero
28perfektacaliber
28whoviandonstove
29fukumarufukkyuu-san
29kapaorapidegakapao
29gyu--n55ta---kkun
29takubongogotakubon
29SundayCanyontaniho
29horsetokunakira
30PukPuiTamz29
30SlappyZiti
3155mamathinChampionmamathin
32S-rolling thunder 22nd placejoe0057
33peperoncinoMr.Science
33Rou-Kun-SanRou
33piitandeluxS.Koduck
33SAKATANTANSAKATAN
34IrthKamendae
34carbonarapeperoncino
34Rubenrubben
34yamanami1soutaitekihenjin
35Puppunosuke-prizePuppunosuke
35oktoberfestruri
35OtenkiyaShow_ichi
35Rohansolaris
35win-winTACTICS
36amayakuZanirakko
36TOKOTOKOTOKO5
37NewWorldDvorak
37kitten biterfborlc
37PepJupp
37kaikattak
37WindCoffeeKazupen
37masagorogoromasagoroo
37Mikky-aruitaminamiganba
37greendamyuri8
38BONZO0214cam-j-dr
38raratyannkyo
38Whinnymlc
38sirokumasirokumasirokumasann
39takurei0901takurei
39atsui-atsui-ah-atsuiwatashiha-hinketsu
40Stratford-upon-AvonASTRAC
40akiskymeketch
41Koban-SharkBouillon-v4
41kakerumikoto
41umatarosa
41Yoshijiibayoshijii
42kuzumochianmitsu
42iwayokobakosann
42Ucancallmemrluckytakezo
43Triplet Turbooyasai
43This Is My Timespaztic
43DONDANZTOTORON
43MenasorZUME-SAN
44NIKOLIN MOLINMOE
44Y.S.LOVEStiff Shoulder Mom
45harujionhibuchi
45GreenPharmacykurobutakamen
46pixy-forevermardi
46ottottootoyan
46smileslimeslaimslaim
47LUCKY KUMASYANatsumaron
47horse_ebooksflatluigi
47asamimaysea
47moritetsu2moritetsu
47VanderAwesomeVandergrift
48ulty3rd placeuwonome
50ikeikekakkurootami
50TONCHANSAYURI
50capesugaryukidaruma
52ThunderSarxass
52ibnkalbsoneblees
52tanukinekoootanukineko
53hunter47hunter
53nozominmogu02
54GoGoGofukucho
54Gudhorsegudpal
54Genki NYJunko NY
55hitopuaquanote
55hayatenokeitaroukeitarou
55EponaMs.Marble
56cow-after-cowchichie
56Appletreefriedrich
57tamahikaruBEE
57TenTen_FirstKishiko
57NAMAHARUMAKIruru-
58aloe IIaloe
58HASIRE55HaWaMi_Mom
58kitanobanzaitobe
58I want kamisimotooitetumei
60OKIRAKUGOKURAKUFurufuru
60givemesomethingnorizo
60A name with no horseparamesis
60LEVEL4yunyu
61nikolittini4th placenikolitti
65tekutekuhirobou
65Micky555Mikichan777
65xxNA0
66TadaHashirunomiDorako
66NIPAKO de luxNIPAKO
67TildegunAzakura
67ponsukeinoshishibutako
67nocolikim.norikin
68Happy Little Boozer5th placeHelloween
71nanaichiBuB
71pegazusdreahan
71momo5momoko
71mamekamekamekichiosumu
71AristotleSocrates
71extremespeedtatenyon
73bazingajoannav
73TwinPrimePoyoyon
73atonomaturitakechiyo
74akiakkun
74KissmemybabyOgland
74sallyshean
74Max TokoroSueh
77tokotokochii
77moving itMary
77Monkey Puzzlemonkeyfish
79amaomma6th placeommaama
81surikamigawagaton
81It is also bigI am big
83rokka7th placetefukin
85Dodriobecky
85kaeponkaeru-chan
85miyakuni
86secretRulue
86YOSINOYOSHIKUN
87kuronekotokotoko8th placekuronekotoko
89Three Ravens9th placeStan Van Gundy
91hiyosilverminami7
91sunsetpurin
91kamikazetanukitanukirider
92Kakehirorin10th placemitch
93monkichihaikujaiantomosa
95MEGAMAKURAClove-hammer
99Wanderingyu_chan
102BelexesMonges
106hobironredfalcon
106tontonmaTONTON
106Fall from a horseyajirobe
107EDANOHOMAREKEI_CHAN
107TATATANPAPAPAN
107ririkoriripao
107Whether VainSaintOrm
110wildturkeyYusuke-maj7
111redoctoberred-october
113OsokumaGidrion
113buntamayumix
115mahimahistartakuma
116name names fall fallsRIT
118Keiharu-TiaraKeiharumamagon
122rikipapashimadu
123hakohakochan
130eeldogunagiinu
132pufferlittonn
134ikeikehounenokkunn
135@kim10dasimakitamago
135hayatehanayo
135nantokayamanantokaakihiro
137Winged FlyerMommyO
139Star of GaiaAxive
141tantano-tagatan
145Shingari-RudolphKamepen
155Ferraritamkatsu
162fuukoneafuuko
164pandakotyii2gouokantokeiko
165SoraranUmiminEurydice
170higashiyamatobugbug
173kouzimidori
175gogogonbeGONBE
176CAHMACAHgoholy
179inaQ45ml
183Black Beautysalt
184GOALSURUKANANATSN
193kaitenkyugyocollin
199sayusayusayu
217occult hammerpakkun
229Choko 0nechoko-choko
229kappappa-gokappappa
229nyan-nyan-inunekonootto
234horserollingapple
237icestoryTMZ
238climbingslothlittlewing
242penultimatefurudo.erika
243Dead cowflyingalphorn
243superstooopidsu-san
247oumasanBooby prizesahochehi
248High-speed slowForestCat
249Elwin SmithAysheaia
249YUIOTOGOGOYUIOTO

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nikoli.com staff comments

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Messages from the horse owners

Thank you for all the many messages for Satogaeri. We are happy with very good evaluation.

Gate: 1 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name WhyNotOne

Horse owners nickname Echo

Not as fun as some of the others, but interesting.

Gate: 2 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Glue Stick

Horse owners nickname tlhinman

I like Satogaeri a lot; I look forward to seeing what else can be done with the form, as I'm sure there are tricks we haven't seen yet. Also, I still can't figure out how this game isn't all luck.

Gate: 3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name The Putter

Horse owners nickname Patrickov

Now that the categories of puzzles increased, is it possible to add more puzzles per day?

Gate: 3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Bubba

Horse owners nickname phleb

I think it's a great puzzle. The use of the "can't move here"-type constraints really add a different type of mechanic to the Nikoli library.

Gate: 3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Tomtom

Horse owners nickname u-and-u

Good puzzle. It is nice to have something different.

Gate: 4 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Caltech Bob

Horse owners nickname Bob78164

I enjoy them.

Gate: 4 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name LUPI Loo

Horse owners nickname detuned

I enjoy the puzzle - and I think the online interface is brilliant!

Gate: 4 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Murasaki

Horse owners nickname Murat

I like the genre and the interface is quite user-friendly.

Gate: 4 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name nowthi nowbi

Horse owners nickname ocorono

I like satogaeri quite a lot. I am amazed by how clever all the authors are!

Gate: 4 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ratoliberus

Horse owners nickname Ratolibre1

You should add Satogaeri to the puzzle championships, for us non members :)

Gate: 4 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Mozart

Horse owners nickname ThatGuy

I like it.

Gate: 5 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name gosunkugi

Horse owners nickname airobo

Go! Go!

Gate: 5 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Memories of 1992

Horse owners nickname brecher92

I love it! I would like to see more like that.

Gate: 6 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nailo

Horse owners nickname Anorien

That's one of my favorite puzzles :) I already finished all sample problems on your site and I can't wait for more.

Gate: 6 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Wild Wobbly

Horse owners nickname sean_wallaby

I like Satogaeri! I wish it (and a lot of the other puzzle games) were easier to play without a mouse, but it is enjoyable. :)

Gate: 6 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gdiddy

Horse owners nickname swankgd

Satogaeri puzzles are fun and very challenging. Great addition.

Gate: 8 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Hoppa

Horse owners nickname rob

Great! It seems very suited to online solving.

Gate: 8 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Chick Sparrow

Horse owners nickname SparrowH

Fly Fly Fly !

Gate: 8 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Phaedra

Horse owners nickname Trypios

One of my favorite puzzles amongst Heyawake, Yajilin and Masyu!

Gate: 12 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Takabisha

Horse owners nickname coasterbear

I like them a lot!

Gate: 14 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Forgotten Dream

Horse owners nickname Saphon

I love Satogaeri... just wish they were coming out more frequently. Akari, Shakashaka and Satogaeri are my "Must do" puzzles :). --D

Gate: 14 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name sworlito

Horse owners nickname sworls

meh

Gate: 16 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Sugar Cube

Horse owners nickname themajesticmoose

Yeah, Satogaeri is an excellent kind of puzzle. Actually, I can only think of one thing I would change about any of your puzzles, but it's a big one: in Hitori puzzles, there are generally many "boring" squares which have no matching square in the same row or column, and can thus be assigned as white at the start without further thought. It is tedious to identify these squares; I would like to mark them all automatically with one button. (Really there is no reason they should even have numbers.)

Gate: 17 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Raisin

Horse owners nickname Bosuonparedo

I like Satogaeri. :) But the way the program counts steps is strange... I hope to see Corral/Bag and Fillomino next.

Gate: 17 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Oddball

Horse owners nickname JacquiO

I like Satogaeri puzzles because they make me use my brain differently than the other Nikoli puzzles.

Gate: 17 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name sevtenn

Horse owners nickname sevtenn owner

great as usual

Gate: 18 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Yukipo

Horse owners nickname First@YukihoP

Love it!

Gate: 19 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nougat

Horse owners nickname dbc565

I really like Satogaeri -- in my opinion it's the first of this style of puzzle that almost requires that it be played digitally, rather than with pencil and paper. Thanks for continuing to provide new puzzles to the genre! -Dan

Gate: 19 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Tximeleta

Horse owners nickname Lieramaja

Interesting puzzle type. I've played several of them and am still discovering strategies on how to complete.

Gate: 19 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Descartes

Horse owners nickname sandpiper

Satogaeri is my new favorite puzzle. And it is easy to introduce to children.

Gate: 20 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Under_Score

Horse owners nickname Grey_Fleece

Satogaeri is interesting - we are seeing new ideas from the authors so it is too early for my final opinion. There are 15 puzzle types - is that too many? But which would you leave out? They are all so different that you have to keep them all. My congratulations to all the authors for their ideas and to all at Nikoli.com for letting us share those ideas.

Gate: 22 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Frisbee

Horse owners nickname Coalchaser

Love it! The idea is good and the process of solving is fun. Always look forward to new puzzles by you guys. :)

Gate: 22 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name ZooNooZ

Horse owners nickname joshuazucker

The Satogaeri are fun and they're great to solve on the computer instead of with pencil and paper! The coloring of the regions make everything easier to see.

Gate: 23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Baxter

Horse owners nickname Overboard Camel

Fun new puzzle!

Gate: 24 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Toothpaste

Horse owners nickname caribou

Very enjoyable. Still would like to see Fillomino! The Nikoli team is doing an excellent job.

Gate: 26 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Dawn Approach

Horse owners nickname TwilightTrinity

Really cool new puzzle! I look forward to the next addition :)

Gate: 28 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name perfekta

Horse owners nickname caliber

Satogaeri is an interesting and entertaining puzzle.

Gate: 30 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name PukPui

Horse owners nickname Tamz29

How on earth did Satogaeri beat Fillomino or LITS to become a web puzzle?

Gate: 30 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Slappy

Horse owners nickname Ziti

Satogaeri is a wonderful puzzle. I would like to see more of it, and more larger puzzles as well. Thank you for passing along this great puzzle type!

Gate: 34 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Irth

Horse owners nickname Kamendae

I have *really* been enjoying the Satogaeri puzzles.

Gate: 34 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ruben

Horse owners nickname rubben

Very nice!!

Gate: 37 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name kitten biter

Horse owners nickname fborlc

I like Satogaeri! I hope they come more often. I had not played this type before, it is novel.

Gate: 38 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Whinny

Horse owners nickname mlc

Satogaeri is a fun new challenge. I like it!

Gate: 43 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name This Is My Time

Horse owners nickname spaztic

The puzzles work well online, but I find that the solutions are hard to manage on paper.

Gate: 52 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Thunder

Horse owners nickname Sarxass

I like Satogaeri and I am happy that Nikoli.com included it. I would love if there were more Satogaeri puzzles, especially hard and extra difficulties.

Gate: 52 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name ibnkalb

Horse owners nickname soneblees

I like it very much, it's different. Thank you Nikoli for producing high-quality puzzles!

Gate: 60 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name A name with no horse

Horse owners nickname paramesis

Satogaeri is a great solving experience in the interface of this website, but I feel it would be very confusing on paper. Thank you for consistently producing enjoyable and very well designed puzzles over the years. Since 2005, your work has inspired me to appreciate and explore design by making my own puzzles, which has eventually led to a career in architecture. I'm excited to see how Nikoli has grown since then and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

Gate: 71 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name pegazus

Horse owners nickname dreahan

I think its not enough, want more! :-)

Gate: 71 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Aristotle

Horse owners nickname Socrates

I like the Satogaeri puzzles

Gate: 77 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name moving it

Horse owners nickname Mary

I like it. It's a different kind of puzzle - spatial reasoning but without a loop.

Gate: 113 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Osokuma

Horse owners nickname Gidrion

I like Satogaeri. I just started doing them, and it it's taking me a while to get the logic of it down, but it's a nice change of pace.

Gate: 137 Ran whole distance.

Horse name Winged Flyer

Horse owners nickname MommyO

Delightful

Gate: 242 Ran whole distance.

Horse name penultimate

Horse owners nickname furudo.erika

It's nice to have a different style of puzzle in Satogaeri but if you are going to resurrect an old puzzle type I would have preferred Mochikoro.

Gate: 243 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Dead cow

Horse owners nickname flyingalphorn

Satogaeri is fun! More of them!

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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 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.

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