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Table Tennis Challenge

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Puzzle ID:#30069
Fun:*** (2.5)
Difficulty:*** (2.95)
Submitted By:cinnamon30Aca****!!




Patrice and seven of her friends organized the Ultimate Table Tennis Challenge to determine who the best Ping-Pong player among them was. The challenge consisted of three rounds of singles matches (two players competing per match). In each round, the first player to win FIVE games won the match and eliminated the opponent from the competition. The winners of the four first round matches advanced to the second round and the two second round winners advanced to the championship match. Each match was played at a different location, including the Beachcomber Swim Club. All first round matches were played on outdoor tables, both second round locations were indoor tables and the final round was played in the table tennis stadium at the New York Athletic Club. No two people won the same number of games, so players eliminated in the same round were ranked by the total number of games won. Identify each competitor's final ranking (first through eighth), full name (one last name is Chang), and the total number of games he or she won. In addition, figure out each location of each match, the competitors and their scores.

1. The winner of the match at the Southville YMCA lost at least three games on the indoor table in Uncle Phil's basement before meeting McNeilly in the finals.

2. The first round opponent of the eventual champion was neither Fitzroy (who lost in the first round) nor the person who lost at the Brooklyn Table Tennis Academy.

3. The championship round took the maximum possible number of games in a match.

4. The seven matches, in some order, were: Jamie's first round victory, the match in which White won exactly 2 games, the match at Eastlake Municipal Park, the match that Lottie lost, the only match Diaz played, the match Toskhaya lost and the match in which somebody won exactly one game.

5. Bill never played Dave.

6. Averson didn't play Jamie in the first round.

7. A total of 55 games were played in the whole challenge, 30 of which were the first round matches.

8. McNeilly, who isn't Lottie or Kristin, never played Samuel or Gianelli.

9. The four who advanced to the second round were: White, Lottie, the person who played Regina in the first round and someone whose indoor match was at the Islip Town Hall.

10. McNeilly's opponent in the first round won more games than Diaz.

11. Kristin never played at the Southville YMCA.

12. Regina won more games than the person eliminated at Eastlake Municipal Park.

13. Kristin won more games than Bill, who won at least five.

14. In the first round, Dave didn't play the eventual champion

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Apr 26, 2006

I have created tables in my wiki that you can use to solve this teaser. Just go to wiki, click fun and games, then logic grids, then Table Tennis Challenge.

Hope this helps.
Apr 30, 2006

I took one look at this teaser and gave up. It is way too long. It took too long to even read the teaser much less to figure it out. Even the answer and explanation was extremely long. Good teaser though, I guess
May 29, 2006

Great Teaser... Requires a lot of thinking.
Oct 05, 2006

I had a hard time understanding how many games and rounds there were in order to set up the chart.

The teaser states: "The challenge consisted of three rounds of singles matches... In each round, the first player to win FIVE games won... The winners of the four first round matches"

I must be slow today because I couldn't figure out how to set up the rounds- there must be a trick to how many games are in a round. It sounds like there's 4 first round matches yet a player must win 5 games. ??
I better go get another cup of coffee or learn to play tennis!
Oct 05, 2006

Okay, so I should have been more patient... came back to the teaser and after reading into the clues I learned there are 30 games in the first round:
" of 55 games were played in the whole challenge, 30 of which were the first round matches."

Still think the initial set up could have been worded much more clearly, but I'll get the answer yet!

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