Winners for October 2011 Challenge!

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Patrons of programming!

The October Long Contest for 2011 concluded this afternoon at 1500 hrs (IST). And what a good contest it was!

Unlike the September Challenge, there were no ties on the global as well as the Indian rank list. This is a testimony in the form of a standing ovation to the quality of the problems; for which we are profoundly grateful to the problem setters and tester. ๐Ÿ™‚

The men responsible are Gennady Korotkevitch, Vamsi Kavala, Hiroto Sekido, Anirban Mitra, AnhDQ, Ankul Garg, and problem tester Harsha S. Thank you once again!

Now, for a special mention to our indigenous programmers: For the first time in the history of the CodeChef Long Contest, the global top-10 ranks included five Indian programmers. Seeing as all of us here at CodeChef share that nationality, we were understandably pleased. Well done guys, you make us proud. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just a little more trivia before we move on to the lists of winners. The aggregate number of submissions this month was nearly double than that of last month’s. This may well be the result of a cleverly-crafted challenge problem, for which we have none other to thank than Mr. Korotkevitch. ๐Ÿ™‚

The relevant statistics for this month are:

Contest Statistics:

Length of Contest Unique Participants Total Number of Submissions User who have solved at least one problem
11 days 666 15492 408
Country Total Participants Average Score per User
IN 450 1.1
Rest of World 216 2.2

Both average scores — for users from, and outside India — have increased. This may be due to the decrease in the overall difficulty of the contest’s problems. (That does not overrule the possibility that the average intelligence of the participants was higher. :))

Anyway, without further ado, here are your twenty distinct winners for October:


1.   rudradevbasak
2.   pragrame
3.   balakrishnan_v
4.   utkarsh_lath
5.   Johar
6.   architk
7.   rishabhm
8.   theicebreaker
9.   ron
10. gurpreet_09

Rest of the World:

1.    prgobet
2.   nevidomy
3.   anton_lunyov
4.   cgy4ever
5.   raveman
6.   lutyj
7.   fandes
8.   todo
9.   tanzaku
10. abkqz

That is all for now. Congratulations to all, once again. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t yet checked out the editorials for this contest, you can do so here.

We’re running a 2.5-hour Cook-off on Sunday, the 23rd of October. The intensity begins at 2130 hrs, so be there!

Team CodeChef.

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7 Replies to “Winners for October 2011 Challenge!”

  1. As you said in the blog that here are our top 20 distinct winners. Will you plase be kind enuf to mention prizes won as well. It will enable me to convince some of my friends to participate as well. And this can become more popular this way.

  2. Congrats to all winner .
    can any one tell me best stuff for best implementation of algo n coding style like urs.
    bcoz i am facing lot many problems in implementation.ย 

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