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The 2017 SpaceChem Tournament was announced on May 22, 2017 by Steam user gggol. There are ten levels in the contest and two weeks is given for solving each of them. The puzzles must be loaded into the game by using the ResearchNet.

Schedule and levelsEdit

# Start date End date Level Difficulty Image
0 May 31 Jun 4 Live Fast easy
Live Fast

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1 Jun 01 Jun 18 Antimony Mining easy
Antimony Mining

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2 Jun 09 Jun 25 7 or 8 easy
Seven or Eight

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3 Jun 16 Jul 02 Doping easy
Doping

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4 Jun 23 Jul 09 What a Waste medium
What a Waste

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5 Jun 30 Jul 16 Long Slog medium
6 Jul 07 Jul 23 A/C without AGW medium
7 Jul 14 Jul 30 Masochism hard
8 Jul 21 Aug 06 Noble Fission variable
9 Jul 28 Aug 13 Big Hex Grid variable
10 Aug 04 Aug 20 Hilbert Curve hard

ResultsEdit

Puzzle 0: Live FastEdit

Live Fast

Puzzle 0: Live Fast

The 0th puzzle was for the players and the host to test their setup and to get a feeling of the tournament. Its scores do not count towards the total score of the tournament.

# Player(s) cycles symbols cycle score symbol score total score
1 Counterpoint, DariusOne, etammate, Serbaldrig, ToughThought, Zig 1687 8 0.667 0.875 1.542
2 whoever314 1562 10 0.721 0.700 1.421
3 Twistya 1253 21 0.899 0.333 1.232
4 Rexkix and Zaakiel 1314 19 0.857 0.368 1.225
5 Leylite 5999 7 0.188 1.000 1.188
6 Blueeyedrat 1250 27 0.901 0.259 1.160
7 EpicCreeper9001 1126 93 1.000 0.075 1.075
8 Aperture 1746 50 0.645 0.140 0.785
9 CursedFlames 2000 42 0.563 0.167 0.730
10 rezoons 3333 33 0.338 0.212 0.550
2017SpaceChemTournament round00 LiveFast14:55

2017SpaceChemTournament round00 LiveFast

Commentary by the tournament host. Being the video of the test round it's unfortunately very quiet and noisy and apparently the voice slowly drifts out of sync with the video.

Puzzle 1: Antimony MiningEdit

Antimony Mining

Puzzle 1: Antimony Mining

Exploiting bugs is allowed in the tournament rules. Here, the "smash?" column indicates whether the Particle Smashing bug was used in the solution.

# Player(s) cycles symbols smash? cycle score symbol score total score
1 ceegers 139 29 y 0.799 0.759 1.557
2 Astronelson 131 32 0.847 0.688 1.535
3 DariusOne 112 41 y 0.991 0.537 1.528
4 Zig 111 43 y 1.000 0.512 1.512
5 ToughThought 169 26 0.657 0.846 1.503
6 Serbaldrig 175 27 0.634 0.815 1.449
7 Leylite 276 22 y 0.402 1.000 1.402
8 etammate 204 28 0.544 0.786 1.330
9 Blueeyedrat 199 29 0.558 0.759 1.316
10 Aperture 185 33 0.600 0.667 1.267
11 ContentContext 124 62 y 0.895 0.355 1.250
12 Gwen 224 30 0.496 0.733 1.229
13 MrBlarney 186 35 0.597 0.629 1.225
14 Pseudodude 236 30 0.470 0.733 1.204
15 rezoons 208 33 0.534 0.667 1.200
16 12345ieee 219 33 0.507 0.667 1.174
17 Rexkix & Zaakiel 215 38 0.516 0.579 1.095
18 Krackor 294 31 0.378 0.710 1.087
19 whoever314 217 40 0.512 0.550 1.062
20 Counterpoint 344 30 0.323 0.733 1.056
21 SpareWizard 212 43 0.524 0.512 1.035
22 csaboka 291 35 0.381 0.629 1.010
23 Twistya 322 42 0.345 0.524 0.869
24 CursedFlames 301 45 0.369 0.489 0.858
25 SL7205 396 45 0.280 0.489 0.769
26 ZeroOne 377 50 0.294 0.440 0.734
27 Catalectic 519 43 0.214 0.512 0.726
28 YellowBunny 617 42 0.180 0.524 0.704
29 jfb1337 392 56 0.283 0.393 0.676
30 DustMan 784 45 0.142 0.489 0.630
31 cactus 605 57 0.183 0.386 0.569
Non-scoring solutions of interest
# Player(s) cycles symbols smash? cycle score symbol score total score
gggol 165 25 0.673 0.880 1.553
Counterpoint 718 20 0.155 1.100 1.255
SpaceChemTournament2017 AntimonyMining silent11:13

SpaceChemTournament2017 AntimonyMining silent

Silent video presenting the solutions.

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