The October Contests’ Report

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We have not been regular with our contest blogs lately. It has resulted in severe delay in announcing the winners and some vital stats of the contests. So, we have decided to club the reports of all our pending blog posts for Octobber and put them up for you. We will try to cover all the necessary information regarding the contests, and yet not too lengthy to tire you out. So, we let us get started.

October Challenge 2014:

We start with the October Challenge 2014. The contest had Dmytro Berezin, Ishani Parekh, Minako Kojima, Praveen Dhinwa, Sergey Kulik, Sergey Nagin, and Tom Chen on the problem setting bench, accompanied by Jingbo Shang and Ajay Verma taking up the roles of tester and editorialist respectively. The Russian translations for the problem statements came from Sergey Kulik, while the Minako Kojima & Gedi Zheng provided the Mandarin translations.

Now, let’s meet the winners on our leaderboard.

First the non-Indian top ten:

The Indian top 20:

And we move on to our special achievers category with the users apart from the winners having highest scores for the challenge problem.

Firstly the non-Indian top three users:

and the Indian top three.

Let’s meet our young friends from schools:

First the non-Indian top five:

And the Indian top five:

  • neo1tech9_7 of Bharti Public School, Ghaziabad
  • codaitya of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, Delhi
  • mbrc of South Point High School, Kolkata
  • polingy of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, Delhi
  • roxtar123 of Delhi Public School, Delhi

Congratulations to all the winners, and to all the participants.

Let’s check out the final stats for the contest:

  • Total Users: 8623
  • Total Submissions: 126285
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 7335
  • Total users from India: 7597
  • Total users not from India: 1025

Those numbers made the October Challenge 2014 one big fat challenge and we have all of you to thank for it. We are sure you would have had fun during the contest.

October Cook-Off 2014:

After the October Challenge it was October Cook-Off 2014 to test the participants for the impending ACM ICPC season. And to add more flavour to the contest we decided to reimburse the ACM ICPC travel/registration of 25 new Indian names, which were not there in the top hundred of our September Mega Cook-Off 2014. So, let’s see how the contest went.

The problem set for the contest came from last years ACM ICPC world finalist from India Anudeep Nekannti, in company  with  Kostya Sokol as the test and Florin Chirica as the editorialist in the panel. The Mandarin translations as always came from  Minako Kojima and Gedi Zheng and the Russian translations came from Sergey Kulik.

With the problems ready, it was now now up to the participants to come and munch on them. So, let us see who stood where in our rank table.

First we have the non-Indian top ten:

And now the top 5 Indian:

A big round of applause for winners and to you all who made the October Cook-Off 2014 such a wonderful event.

Here are the final stats for the contest.

  • Total Users: 2874
  • Total Submissions: 15272
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 2346
  • Total users from India: 2638
  • Total users not from India: 236

The list of all the students eligible for their ACM ICPC travel.registration reimbursed can be found here.

October LunchTime 2014:

And now, for the final blast for the month of October we move onto the contest for the little geniuses, the October LunchTime 2014.

The problem set for the October LunchTime 2014 came from Piyush Kumar, a new name in the LunchTime arena, while testing of the problems was done by a rather popular name, but in a different role, Minako Kojima. Even the editorials came from another fresh inductee into the problem setting panel, Pavel Kacprzak. The name in the translation panel were the same with Minako Kojima and Gedi Zheng providing the Mandarin translations, while Sergey Kulik penning the Russian.

The problems from the panel were greeted with a warm welcome by the participants as soon as the bell rang. And to see who stood where at the end of it, let us take you to the rank tables.

Let’s meet with the non-Indian top 10 first:

  • snbk of Allameh Helli High Schools
  • kaizero of Seoul Science High School
  • sansirowaltz of High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University Nanjing, China
  • shizhouxing of Zhenhai High School, China
  • ladpro98 of High School for Gifted Students, Vietnam
  • haghani of Allameh Helli High Schools
  • gdisastery1 of tgm The School of Engineering, Austria
  • yutaka1999 of Kaisei Junior High School and Senior High School, Japan
  • andres96 of Tallinn Secondary Science School
  • nblt of Zhenhai High School, China

Now, the Indian top 10:

Big congratulations to all our young winners and to everyone who took part in the contest.

The final stats for the contest were as below:

  • Total Users: 1669
  • Total Submissions: 7835
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 1528
  • Total users from India: 1503
  • Total users not from India: 166

That brings us to the end of progress report for all our October contests. We hope you enjoyed all the contests. However, if you had any trouble cracking the problems of these contests, we have the editorials of all those contests up and ready for you. Go through them in details and they will help you get over your old doubts and will teach you many new concepts.

So, suggest you go through them well:

With that we come to the end of this long, but necessary post covering report of all the three contests of October. We hope that you will not have to wait for the future blog posts to come out after the contest.

And with that, it is time to say farewell. We hope you have enjoyed the contests and their brief report. However, if we have missed anything or if you have any feedback or suggestion for us, feel free to write to us at:

You can also give us a call at: (022) – 30797709

That will be all from Chef’s kitchen for now. Till next time, TA-TA.

See you at the contests.

Team CodeChef

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