July 2011 Challenge Winners!

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Hi CodeCheffers,

The July Challenge 2011 is over!

The July Contest saw some big names battle it out at the top spots. We saw some last minute changes in Indian Ranking from Ravi Kiran who managed to bag the top spot from India and Tomek Czajka who bagged the Global spot. Overall a good contest, a fair bit of difficulty mixed with some easy problems gave this problem set a good balance.

Before we move on to the next section of the blog post, a special mention of the people who made this contest possible:

David Stolp, Ivan Mistreanu, Ashwin Jain, Ashar Fuadi and Gennady were the problem setters while  Shilp Gupta 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 Participants Total Number of Submissions User who have solved at least one problem
11 days 460 8189 327
Country Total Participants Average Score per User
IN 295 1.08
Rest of World 165 1.89

Winners list for the July 2011 Contest:


01. Pratik Tandel (winner of prize money Rs. 12000)
02. Varun Jalan (winner of prize money Rs. 8000)
03. Prunthaban K
04. Archit Karandikar
05. sharatiitr
06. root5
07. flying_ant
08. mkagenius
09. jayesh02
10. deepangupta91
11. mukulgupta
12. sunny816.iitr
13. Praveen Kumar
14. vamsi_kavala
15. mendax
16. FrostByte
17. pikku
18. Amit Karmakar


01. Tomasz Czajka (winner of prize money $400)
02. hanshuai (winner of prize money $300)
03. chmel_tolstiy
04. Oleg
05. pperm
06. cgy4ever
07. s.max
08. tanzaku
09. xxjx
10. EgorK

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 24th July 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 feedback@codechef.com

Harsh Munshaw

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10 Replies to “July 2011 Challenge Winners!”

  1. Possible small UI features:
    1. In the scoreboard, if two scores are close but not equal, add as many digits as necessary to show the difference. For example, the top of the scoreboard this time would be:1. tomek 6.000002. hanshuai 5.99999
    3. chmel_tolstyi 5.99998
    4. Oleg 5.99987
    5. pperm 5.9952
    6. cgy4ever 5.9947
    7. s.max 5.994  (which I believe means “between 5.9935 and 5.9945”, so 3 digits are enough).
    Alternatively, just increase from 3 digits to 6.

    2. Show scores in the “Successful submissions for this problem” table on the problem page.

    3. For some reason my name appears in 3 different formats in various places: “tomek”, “Tomek Czajka”, “Tomasz Czajka”. No big deal. Maybe I changed it at some point (to the less formal “Tomek”) and it didn’t get updated everywhere?

    1. My example scoreboard got mangled. It was supposed to be

      1. tomek 6.00000
      2. hanshuai 5.99999
      3. chmel_tolstyi 5.99998
      4. Oleg 5.99987
      5. pperm 5.99526. cgy4ever 5.99477. s.max 5.994

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