Results of the Nikoli Derby - 14th world championship

Thanks for your votes in the Nikoli Derby - 14th world championship. The champion horse was SALLY starting from gate 47 with the horse owner shean. Congratulations!

We are looking forward to your turnout and the results of the 14th 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
Champion47SALLYsheanJapannikoli.com original T-shirt
2nd place48kaizokutomonokaitoragaraJapanNikoli Drawstring Purse
3rd place50KAORIDAISUKIyattuJapanNikoli Drawstring Purse
4th place51Angela TwerkelslesniakUSANikoli original card game: Camissimo
5th place60tokotokochiiJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
6th place64The_LeafKazuJapanNikoli original card game: Camissimo
7th place67gingerbreadladyamphetamineCanadaNikoli Note
8th place68thunderlightmoncheyJapanNikoli Note
9th place77BlueThunderTMZJapanNikoli Note
10th place78BelNoirBelpapaJapanNikoli Note
Booby prize194SumireBertiJapanNikoli Furoshiki - Japanese wrapping cloth

366 horses entered and 347 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
1FirstSecond
1worldsbiggesttooljiatjiat
1TOKYOTEIOKT
1raratyannrara0107
1RabbitBeeL
1eraikottya--yu-ri8
2Bucephelusjohnschwabacher
2controljack
2Hatamotonopp0751
2shimaumahinatarou
3LuckyAlan
3Yotsubadlimpid
3SkippyNikoliEmployee
3000mmm000sahochehi
3hayaguuinaotyan
3higashiyamatobugbug
3Shonigan.u-and-u
4tuscaloosacaribou
4POCHIBird
4WilbertPhraca
5sakatantansakatan
5FlyingSpaghettiMonsterkeita
5go-----ROU
5okan77okanntokeiko
5DonkeyZedBee
6nekoneko aityanbigriri
6nyanya123nyanya
6SELFthe ax and sword
6hakohakochan
7GlueAlien
7MIdnight Shadowjsm
7umatarosan
7pakaburi
8Keiharu-TiaraKeiharu
8JJJJZ
8sayusayu-pappaka-gousayusayu
8shippo8manmarui
9Nantoka-kansouRandar
9mattarikomachikonnoyu
9Glue Sticktlhinman
9nyanyamonchanyuu
9The PlimsoulZiti
10PaladinSaphon
10Slimmy KomoriOnigame
10Let the wookie wintiger
10uchiy-winU-chan
11dupeveloveloveeeeeelo
11fight-hiroyasuhiroyasunohaha
11Umagon-zolaFountShips
11FistaszekMichal
11ohsesawmasakam
12jananajamattack1974
12meitan-12swimy
12GallifreyRassilon6
12graphenedoctor-masa
12jamamamasworls
12Ghoulish Delightswankgd
12pascalpas
12SG9yc2UlMjBuYW1lWA1729
13Haruka-GOHaruka
13chickenracejoten
13PCS722_Run_Run_RUNmaki_pyon_dayo
14ValentineDayFormerly Hiramatsu
14namisihoaachann
14SeabiscuitFrostwriter111
14Double SevenSpooky
14delicious14forestcat
14RaisinBosuonparedo
14Hamigakikocoasterbear
14LegowinnerLegowyn
14norarobertsfannorachan
16CAROLkame
16Don PanchoFrancesco di Assisi
16Runtatta the 3rdKezukezu
16nononosanndernononochann
17BryceCanyonBryce
17BurghmanSteedBurghman
17Soap in TrainingDarko
17Aquamerinmuwa
17MaxwellCoalchaser
17QueezyJacquiO
17Rudolfjoannav
17SAKURAMOCHISakura
17nikkonikkoni-nikkori
17uzurafleetmardi
17MikeSanmike_yan
17BELEXESMongues
18Gallifreydonstove
18E-E-quine E-quineedderiofer
18SeregiosSirhk
19mabiomabimabio
19TenTenKishiko
19yunoyunosyunsuke
20decodecodekorindeco
20LuckySimon
20Vel4Makiko
20akiratokunakira
21suzukierikahiromi24
21RynnFlieg
21GO RINTYEGyouko
21threesevenkattak
21kougacotton
22porumaoporuporu
22choco-lineChoco-chan
22gogomotipanmotipan
22stilllifemi na mi
22sasasanosaNIZANIZA
23ithinkicanlight.urple
23pray for peaceGamoaniki
23Dubious Ggrahamcevans
23hreima69hreima
23RidgemasterSarxass
23obabaniomakasefearless
23shirotyu
23NurikabeighTejayes
24Too Much ACacohen74
24Cheap Impacthigemaniya
24Pe24Pe
24RubisCOChloroplast
24yu-bonmikoden
24PAJULEPENKI
24WesterlyARTIT
25muscle2motty
25ShukudaiShiRoGoShalom
25fundamentalskenchan
25Old 8bitMarioman64
26Nightly ReportPuzzler
2655mamathinmamathin
27Go for itCamillemayer
27Levinhiro27kai
27mathmathfightmathfan
27spockfborlc
27PenkosanBlanca
273x3x3rohero
28e-umaumae-zawzaw
28nigettotatenyon
28LaylaKaiMichan
29AB in DCbrecher92
29mochitaassun
29maimaimi76fu
29federicofederico_lovers
29Ego BoyNew Dawn
29CLOPJhonDo
31BigBlueHorseygudpal
31NONO-CHANINUI-NEKO
31rorochinkokurobutakamen
31Future GlueSaintOrm
31plain hot wateryukidaruma
31NIKOLIN MOLINMOE
31Clown Paradetwg
31GoGoKentarouYouTAKAMI
32GreenFieldaona
32BlurleenFrancis Heaney
32creamvanillaice
32MelonJuiceASTRAC
33Holy - CowTorch32
33POTOOOOOOOOjoshuazucker
33NicoliteProf. Tangram
33white rosemaysea
33piitandeluxS_koduck
34PatrasheAcky
34chocopandatagliatelle
3477gancyagancya
34mimurochikusa
34KepomonGO-Kepomon
34siroumasirokuma
34Daddios Delightdetuned
35maman33maty55
35@uri_kurouri_kuro
35oishi-gohanAne30
35tokotokoking1228tokotokocat
35onorewomigakeshumei
35happynackyfurufuru
36BlazeHanjimama
36makimakitakeko
36saburonatsuko
36GOGOGONBEgonbe
37dreampuzzleMasakorisu
37Miao Foobenchan
37HARUMAMAminami
37DancerDancer junior
37hekelepoheke
371943syoukei55tamaspring
37momomomoe
37SeraseraMikimiki
37CHOKO3CHOKO-CHOKO
38cam-j-drBONZO0214
38Eurydice380Eurydice
38tasuke-run-runT-SARUTOBI
38nobdashesso
38oto-yanotoyan
38I feel sleepyslaim
38DONDANZTOTORON
39birthday-cakepenko-mama
39PekoponPokopen
39MikuTake-P
39wildturkeyYusuke-maj7
39KincsemOdoritojinde
41atonomaturitakechiyo
41SinpinNymphicus
41mewmau
42get kamisimotooitetumei
42kiraripurin
43Burningtreenail
43fuwafuwa_mofumofumofuko
43radiobombertake
43ADATSadats
43Tsunenikeihayaasisuichi
43NAMAHARUMAKIruru-
44jibajiba55tomotinmama
44Higgs bosonAcquaFragile
45RohanSolaris
45necogambaleneconodanna
45rikipapasobus
45surikamigawagaton
46superstoopidsu-san
46Whinneymlc
46Linlittonn
46Fightmannabe46
46nogizaka_no_notomomo
47SALLYChampionshean
48kaizokutomonokai2nd placetoragara
49Sunday ScienceBARBARESCO
49nikkuniku2929
49speed meterYoshimasa
49sakura-banaRYO
50KAORIDAISUKI3rd placeyattu
51Angela Twerkel4th placeslesniak
52nikoliha-ninkimonowatashiha-hinketsu
52Ultyuwonome
53oyahashakeikuradon
53Phantom Rideranzel
54kurodakunf-san
54sunnydayslittlewing
54piropiroyanmar butai taicho
55milkey keysama
55EelDogunagiinu
56FettuccineNamiyoshi
56monsanyousan
57Banefreecerebrum
57gogonikoliNATSN
57KurobaRyu
57zeaksSientist Born and Bred
58aloeveraaloe
58HashireenHaWaMi_Mom
58tanuki58tanukirider
58Kitanobanzaitobe
58dokkkoita---kkun
59COROMIHO
59nocolikim.norikin
59TapDanceCityTetsuji Sato
59KamonohasiSAYURI
60tokotoko5th placechii
61anorectalno1@heroanorectalno1
61MoJoMommyO
61K2rich
62give me somethingnorizo
62JimBobBobJim
62Shiomi rolling thunder 2joe0057
62SuirenClape
63YOUTHREESTARSAYA
63nikolinnikolitti
64The_Leaf6th placeKazu
65supirit2supirit
65yamasanchari
66taishitamondadoranekosan
66MECHATRONMechatron
66yamanoyamanoShow_ichi
66Monkey Puzzlemonkeyfish
67gingerbread7th placeladyamphetamine
68thunderlight8th placemonchey
70Burgessmiyagon
70PukpuiTamz29
71kapakapakapakapao
71kamekichirinrinosumu
71Ultra MagnusZUME-SAN
72youko-goubakosann
72kirameki3zemuy421
73Master_of_Ceremonytnakama
73pianissimoTACTICS
74Saku_Saku_SusumeHironoshin
74flat-taizooyucchi
76Giant Carrot Cake IIIDoc Rivers CeltClipps
76sasukesoumamikimama
76Feeniksryanthemanuel
76LILYCLERulue
77BlueThunder9th placeTMZ
78BelNoir10th placeBelpapa
79AAAAAhirocha2003
79nikonikoninira
80NIKOLINIKOLADick
82pastoralfantasyyamashitarituki
83GoliathAndre
83MARISHIORYorie
83SteveNora
84eizeleeizy
85underdogblueboy
85kaerunrunkaeru-chan
85ChunChunnakaji
86UMAAMANO
87OldNagGrey_Fleece
88rolling horserollingapple
89pegazusdreahan
896688botjikuu
91Nuts BeeTomBee
92ikeikematsukomatsuko
102Sun-ontoRIT
103ryomaryo
111AnaiahlatorAnaiah
111KARIGASUKISATOHAHA
112pakapakausagi
112white boxredfalcon
113DeltaAtled
11310POINTMORIKATSU
117CureGREENpakkun
126It is also bigI am big
126hashi-kake lovehashi-kake
128kyumeirin246tetifpkei
129kogumamikukomiku
129Yukiusagi2GoSnowball
131eggtamagodasimakitamago
132crzgoalcrz888
133goki_chanArimi
144iyoiyo E-yoremipapa
147mist-runnerkazupen
147panda99panda
147Big Staminapaulxl
152hanayo55hanayo
154MeerkatKnightAbbyBear
156Stu77StuBiscuit
162rajputianoDiego Rajput
169KUROIkuroino
170LastRudolphKamepen
174kazupiepiebokesuzume
178agricaptakidon
178Wobbling WallabyWallaby
178kotaronipo
179NoCatsNoLifeKakehirorin
184pitu-pipitu
186kappa-okappappa
188harujionhibuchi
189HeadCornKidtoukakudouji
191miorintoppiropiro
194SumireBooby prizeBerti
196penultimatefurudo.erika
196hasirukitunekitune
199BlackyJack

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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 Norinori. We will use that as reference from now on.

Gate:3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Skippy

Horse owners nickname NikoliEmployee

Norinori is great.

Gate:3 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Shonigan.

Horse owners nickname u-and-u

I find Noronori to be different and a nice idea but too simple and localized in its solution.

Gate:7 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name MIdnight Shadow

Horse owners nickname jsm

I like them so far. But it will take a while to see if I still like them over a longer period of time.

Gate:9 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Glue Stick

Horse owners nickname tlhinman

I like it fine, though I think Fillomino and LITS are very long overdue!

Gate:9 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name The Plimsoul

Horse owners nickname Ziti

Norinori is fun! I enjoy it and I try to not use any intermediate marks...so I am sort of slow. But then I am normally slow. :D

Gate:10 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Paladin

Horse owners nickname Saphon

I quite like Norinori. I'm partial to puzzles that aren't number based and the similarities of several puzzles makes Norinori quite refreshing!

Gate:12 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gallifrey

Horse owners nickname Rassilon6

Fair; it reminds me a lot of LITS.

Gate:12 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name jamamama

Horse owners nickname sworls

The lack of global requirements makes it more of a chore than a challenge

Gate:12 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ghoulish Delight

Horse owners nickname swankgd

Love this new puzzle. The fact that it's rigidly 2 squares is very satisfying and unique.

Gate:12 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name pascal

Horse owners nickname pas

Awesome and Refreshing

Gate:12 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name SG9yc2UlMjBuYW1l

Horse owners nickname WA1729

Good choice! I like the logic in Norinori puzzles. The online interface is easy to use.

Gate:14 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Double Seven

Horse owners nickname Spooky

Norinori is a good puzzle

Gate:14 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Raisin

Horse owners nickname Bosuonparedo

Norinori seems too simple. I would have liked something else. But it's good for when I don't want to solve heavy puzzles.

Gate:14 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Hamigakiko

Horse owners nickname coasterbear

It's ok. A little bit boring.

Gate:14 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Legowinner

Horse owners nickname Legowyn

Love Norinori, thanks!

Gate:17 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Maxwell

Horse owners nickname Coalchaser

I like it a lot! I really enjoy the puzzles that have no numbers.

Gate:17 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Queezy

Horse owners nickname JacquiO

I really enjoy the Norinori puzzles. It makes you think differently than many of the other Nikoli puzzles.

Gate:18 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Gallifrey

Horse owners nickname donstove

Norinori is a nice change of pace puzzle but not overly interesting.

Gate:18 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name E-E-quine E-quine

Horse owners nickname edderiofer

I really wish I could become a puzzle submitter to Nikoli...

Gate:18 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Seregios

Horse owners nickname Sirhk

Great fun. Look forward to more Norinori puzzles.

Gate:20 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Lucky

Horse owners nickname Simon

I like it

Gate:23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name pray for peace

Horse owners nickname Gamoaniki

Good luck!

Gate:23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Dubious G

Horse owners nickname grahamcevans

Love it.

Gate:23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Ridgemaster

Horse owners nickname Sarxass

Interesting and fun!

Gate:23 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nurikabeigh

Horse owners nickname Tejayes

I really like Norinori. It has a great blend of simplicity in its rules and challenge in its logic.

Gate:24 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name PAJULE

Horse owners nickname PENKI

Go! PAJULE, go!

Gate:25 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Old 8bit

Horse owners nickname Marioman64

Nori nori is a fun new addition to the puzzle collection. It's really satisfying to find the 2 blocks in a huge area and turn a huge chunk blue :P

Gate:29 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name AB in DC

Horse owners nickname brecher92

Very good.

Gate:31 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Future Glue

Horse owners nickname SaintOrm

Good to see a new type of puzzle. Anticipating the "Hard" puzzle which requires thinking multiple regions ahead.

Gate:32 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Blurleen

Horse owners nickname Francis Heaney

Norinori isn't bad, but it's no suraromu.

Gate:33 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Holy - Cow

Horse owners nickname Torch32

not too bad of a game

Gate:33 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Nicolite

Horse owners nickname Prof. Tangram

I like Masyu better. But it's ok.

Gate:34 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Daddios Delight

Horse owners nickname detuned

I'm glad to see Norinori on nikoli.com!

Gate:51 4th place!

Horse name Angela Twerkel

Horse owners nickname slesniak

Norinori is great! I'd love to play more.

Gate:62 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name JimBob

Horse owners nickname BobJim

I like it. I enjoyed doing them and found them somewhat challenging.

Gate:66 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name MECHATRON

Horse owners nickname Mechatron

So far to GOAL? March 24 ? (^_^;

Gate:70 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Pukpui

Horse owners nickname Tamz29

It is hard to get any interesting gimmick out of Norinori, so it is a tad low on my personal favourites scale. When can we see LITS and Fillomino on Nikoli.com??

Gate:83 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Steve

Horse owners nickname Nora

I enjoy Norinori puzzles because I feel I have a good aptitude for them.

Gate:87 Ran whole distance.

Horse name OldNag

Horse owners nickname Grey_Fleece

Norinori - another winner. Of the recent additions Shakashaka is my favourite visually appealing as well as a good puzzle. Norinori has to be second place (but it is close). The rules are simple, the highlighting when you have 2 blocks in the area makes it clear where is still to be done. Good puzzle nicely implemented.

Gate:111 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Anaiahlator

Horse owners nickname Anaiah

I am really enjoying Norinori, both on the website and on paper.

Gate:147 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Big Stamina

Horse owners nickname paulxl

The norinori puzzles are too easy. Including more difficult ones would be better.

Gate:156 Ran whole distance.

Horse name Stu77

Horse owners nickname StuBiscuit

I like Norinori.

Gate:162 Ran whole distance.

Horse name rajputiano

Horse owners nickname Diego Rajput

me encantan sus juegos y sus puzzles, son lo maximo felicidades muchachos por el gran trabajo y esfuerzo.

Gate:178 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name Wobbling Wallaby

Horse owners nickname Wallaby

The Norinori puzzle is ok, but it's not the least bit challenging.

Gate:196 Fell from horse before reaching goal.

Horse name penultimate

Horse owners nickname furudo.erika

It's nice that Norinori is quite different from the other types but I am not sure that enough variety can be made in its puzzles to keep it interesting long term. Please work hard to show me otherwise. I considered switching from targeting the furoshiki to the card game, but in the end I think it's better to go for something I can't just buy. I guess if enough people entered it's possible to win both.

Gate:199 Ran whole distance.

Horse name Blacky

Horse owners nickname Jack

Great puzzle. Suitable to play for any age group.

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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.

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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