March 2011 Challenge Winners!

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Hi CodeCheffers,

The March Challenge 2011 is over and we are sorry for this delayed announcement.

The contest was marred in between and we faced a downtime for a period of more than 30 hours! The Judge we use on CodeChef is maintained in Poland. While the ISP, on which the Judge resides, was performing some maintenance work it was unfortunate that some backup cables were damaged, which caused the breakdown of the Judge servers. It was a rare occurrence that such major downtime was faced. The server team worked for all this while waiting for the electricity to be restored and get the Judge servers up and running as quickly as they can ensuring that no data was lost. We apologies for the inconvenience caused and also thank you for being patient with us and coming back to participate on the extended day.

Now the good news. 🙂

Before we announce the results, a special mention of the people who made it possible:

Zac Friggstad, Ivan Mistranu, Ashar Fuadi, AnhDQ, Tomaz Hocevar were the problem setters while  David Stolp was the diligent tester of this month’s contest.

Lets look at some Statistics and then move on to see the final winners list.

Contest Statistics:

Length of Contest Unique Visitors Unique Participants Total Number of Submissions User who have solved at least one problem
10 days 25,922 384 7887 143
Country Total Participants Average Score per User
IN 138 0.57
Rest of World 246 0.66

Winners list for the March 2011 Contest:


01. rudradevbasak (winner of prize money Rs. 12000)
02. utkarsh_lath (winner of prize money Rs. 8000)
03. phinfinity
04. balajiganapath
05. yellow_agony
06. shadow
07. razimantv
08. smithinsu
09. pratikmoona
10. Anuj Arora
11. imagin
12. codegambler
13. drakknight
13. flying_ant
13. gsbhatia
13. kaushik_iska
13. mcsharma1990
13. pikku
13. pulkit
13. rosyish


01. ACRush (winner of prize money $400)
02. mikhailOK (winner of prize money $300)
03. EgorK
04. pperm
05. Oleg
06. gmark
07. al13n
08. chavit
09. frost_nova
10. gawry

Congratulations to all.

If you haven’t yet checked out the editorials of the problems to this month’s contest please do so here.

We are running a 2.5 hours Cook-Off that is scheduled for 20th March 2011 at 21:30 IST

If there is anything that you would like to let us know then do comment on this blog post or send in an email to

Harsh Munshaw

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