Winners on 11.11.11!

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Dear CodeCheffers!

The November Long Contest for 2011 has concluded, and we have a tie for the first four places. And what a better sight it is to see our four veteran programmers coming back to fight and share the top position! Congratulations to Tiancheng Lou, David Stolp, Tomek Czajka and Stephen Merriman.

However, the Indian ranklist is clear of any tie and has been comprehensively won by Pradeep George Mathias, followed by Utkarsh Lath. Congratulations to both of them.

Also we see quite a few first timers in the ranking list. This is a very encouraging sign for us as well as the community and is something that makes us really happy.

The dish was cooked by our extremely talented problem setters and the very vigilant tester. 🙂

Anirban Mitra, Anton Lunyov, Ashar Fuadi, Gennady Korotkevitch, Hiroto Sekido, Saransh Bansal prepared the problems while Tolstikov Aleksey sampled them before they were served to you.

Let’s 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
10 days 448 8067 262
Country Total Participants Average Score per User
IN 307 0.72
Rest of World 141 1.84

The participation has gone down a bit from the last time. 🙁 We shall be glad to know from the community why this is so and if there is anything that we can do about it. Both the average scores — for users from, and outside India — have decreased from the last time. This may be due to the increase in the difficulty of the contest’s problems. Please give us the feedback on the quality and level of difficulty of the problems.

And now, here are the distinct winners for November contest:


1. pragrame
2. utkarsh_lath
3. rudradevbasak
4. pratikmoona
5. ankurgupta91
6. dudechandan123
7. shettynamit
8. smithinsu
9. sharatiitr
10. viv001
11. manishmap2
12. mendax
13. mng88
14. pradeep_chf
15. sunny816.iitr
16. svm11
17. mischievous_me
18. chandaniitr
19. psingh871
20. vaibhavbahl

Rest of the World:

1. ACRush
1. pieguy
1. tomek
1. triplem
5. EgorK
6. lyrically
7. prgobet
8. chaemon
9. pperm
10. ushsh

That is all for now. Congratulations to all, once again. 🙂

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 20th of November. It begins at 2130 hrs, so be there!

Team CodeChef.

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3 Replies to “Winners on 11.11.11!”

  1. I think the reason the less competitor is the problems are harder than before, I don’t see any easy problem when I firstly read the problem. I’m very surprised the New Pet problem placed on the easy practice room..
    I like the problems, but I’m very dissappointed on the Lucky problem when I checked the solutions and when I realized the c++ coders used Java because their time limit (I don’t see any Java specific their code, so I just guess).
    Anyway I would like to thank you the organize this contest ad the problem setters these very nice problems,



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