It has been one year since we hosted our first LunchTime contest. Being the youngest contest among the three that we host, LunchTime certainly has a special place in all our hearts. In fact, the wonderful fragrance of talents we witnessed on that day has spread to new avenues now. New names have come up, school kids have moved to colleges, and some new wizards have turned themselves in, but the competency still is as ferocious and fiery as it was at the start. The numbers surely will have a tale of their own to tell, but what we all have experienced in this past one year of our LunchTime contest is beyond the reach of numbers & words. In anticipation of many more such wonderful years to come, let us step together into a new year of playing together & learning together.
The menu for the anniversary June LunchTime 2014 came from our young buffs in Sergey Kulik, who was juggling the roles of problem setter, editorialist, & Russian translator and we must say he did an immaculate job at it. The problems were tested briskly to ensure that they are party-ready by Roman Furko, while the extra spice of Mandarin translation came from Minako Kojima & Gedi Zheng. We might have been the host of the party, but it was the jovial efforts of our problem-setting panel, which made it so much fun. So, let us give it up for them. With that, we were all ready to get the ball rolling for our anniversary LunchTime & velvet rope was lifted on the fine Sunday morning.
The contest opened to a warm reception with flurry of accepted submissions in the opening minutes of the contest on SMPAIR. And the most amazing sight was to see our young champs making their mark on the contest right from the beginning. fleimgruber was the first among the young geniuses to get his hand dirty on SMPAIR, but he was soon followed by lsmll, liuminghua, & mayukuner. In the first five minutes of the contest, we had all our top three on the rank tables. However, the ultimate victor of the contest was yet to be decided.
As the contest progressed, the battle for glory kept on growing intense. xuxianyou of Hangzhou Xuejun High School Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China was leading the rank tables in the final hour of the contest and it seemed as if he will go all the way with the contest. However, his schoolmate lsmll had other plans and in an interesting turn of events, he took over xuxianyou and finally emerged as the winner of the June LunchTime 2015. But they were not the only ones from China on the rank table, they were well accompanied by seven other of their countrymen. So, let’s meet our winners and find out who all stood were they.
Like always, let’s meet the non-Indians first:
- lsmll of Hangzhou Xuejun High School Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- mayukuner of Tai’an No.1 Middle School Shandong, China
- liuminghua of High School Attached to Hunan Normal University Hunan Province, China
- sansirowaltz of High School Attached to Hunan Normal University Hunan Province, China
- wyl8899 of Guangxi Liuzhou Senior High School China
- miras321 of Zhautykov Republican Specialized Physics and Mathematics Secondary Boarding School Zhautykov Republic
- xuxianyou of Hangzhou Xuejun High School Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- vince1997 of Hefei No.1 High School China
- function348 of Hangzhou Xuejun High School Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- wangyisong1996 of Hangzhou Xuejun High School Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Now our Indian top 10:
- polingy of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram
- gsomani of St. Anne’s School jodhpur,Rajasthan,India
- kunalapila of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram
- niweshgupta22 of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, South Park
- neo1tech9_7 of Bharti Public School, New Delhi
- svineet of J H Tarapore School Jamshedpur
- h9k6 of The Frank Anthony Public School Lajpat Nagar Delhi
- kodoos of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram
- sidhant007 of Delhi Public School, Dwarka
- virs of The International School Bangalore Tisb Bangalore, Karnataka, India
A big round of applause for all our winners of the June LunchTime 2014.
Now, let us give you the final figures for the contest:
- Total Users: 1385
- Total Submissions: 8135
- Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 1260
- Total users from India: 1243
- Total users not from India: 142
While the young geniuses from China dominated the international rank table, the Delhites took over the Indian table. But ultimately the delicious competition between the young CodeCheffers from all different schools around the globe made it an utterly delicious entertaining anniversary lunch, and we thank all of you for it.
For deserts, we have the editorials for the problems ready soon after the contest, and if you haven’t tasted them yet, we suggest you do that now.
Now, after the first anniversary LunchTime, it is time to start working towards the contests to come and hope for many such wonderful years to come. So, that will be all from us for now, if you have any queries, or quarrels, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be back soon with the stories from the contests from July.
Till then, Zài jiàn.