The contest starts on May 22, 2021. The contest results will be published no later than on July 20, 2021.
The dates of the whole contest are given at the table below.
"Sherlock Holmes and Mahjong" contest schedule.
|End of contest||20.07.2021|
Please, note that the table shows only days, while for exact time please refer the table below.
Starting/ending time of publishing the "Sherlock Holmes and Mahjong" contest mysteries.
|City / Country||Time|
|New York, USA||08:00|
Each new mystery is published exactly at 13:00 London time, which automatically means the respective time for each listed city or country.
In 3 days (72 hours) after that "bonus phase" expires, in 6 days (144 hours) time for sending solutions expires.
Each typical mystery can bring 3 (), 2 (), 1 () or none of so-called "Sherlock points".
Participants' answers for eight mysteries will be scored, and their combined scores will determine their final standings.
All scores except prize winners will be published in a "shared-score" manner.
Only to break ties in top three positions for the prize winners, so-called "time stamp" procedure will be applied.
To submit your proposed solution, you can have several options:
Contestant identification used in publication will be based either on explicit signature under the solution(s), or on implicit name tags provided by e-mail program.
Only for the prize winners: full name and mail address is needed to send prizes by regular mail.
Official language of the contest is ENGLISH.
All mysteries texts and solutions will be provided on 7 (seven) languages, supported by MahjongSoft: English, Russian, Dutch, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
For five of the listed languages (except English and Russian) the author will predominantly use special tools like "Google.Translate".
It is recommended, if possible, to communicate in English, otherwise, use native language.