The highlights of November Contests

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This will be yet another quick blog post for our November contests, clubbing all the necessary details and yet being not long enough to bore you down. We hope that this is the final long post that you need to deal with. So let us get started.

November Challenge 2014:

To start with, let us have a quick look back at our ten day long November Challenge 2014. The problem set for the contest came from  Dmytro BerezinPraveen DhinwaSergey KulikSergey Nagin, Lalit Kundu, Devendra Agarwal, and Sunny Aggarwal. Problem setter Sergey Kulik also took the responsibility of testing and translating the problems into Russian, while the editorials came from Florin Elfus. Florin was one of the two debutants in the problem setting panel, Devendra Agarwal being the other one.  The Mandarin Translation came from the ubiquitous duo of Minako Kojima and Gedi Zheng.

All the problems received equal love when the contest started. Although, the number of submissions on each of them varied a tad by the end of the contest. However, those are just the numbers and we are sure you would have enjoyed the problem set thoroughly. And to see who enjoyed them the most, let us take you through our rank table.

Firstly, the non-Indian top 10:

Then the Indian top 20:

Now let us meet our special achievers with highest scores for the challenge problem, apart from the winners:

We start with the non-Indian top three:

And then the Indian top three:

Finally, it is turn to greet our young geniuses who have made a mark on the big competition.

Let us start with the non-Indian top five:

  • wangyisong1996 of Hangzhou Xuejun High School, China
  • jiry_2 of Hangzhou Xuejun High School, China
  • xllend3 of Zhenhai High School, China
  • jcvb of Hangzhou Xuejun High School, China
  • ufozgg of Fuzhou No.1 High School, China

And now the Indian top five:

A big round of applause to all the winners and to everyone who took part in the contest!

Here are the final stats of the contest:

  • Total Users: 6952
  • Total Submissions: 119761
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 6275
  • Total users from India: 5911
  • Total users not from India: 1041

With those big numbers in the stats, the November Challenge 2014 falls under one of the biggest long challenges we have had on CodeChef and we have all of you to thank. So, big thanks to you all for making it happen.

With that we put an end to the tale of the November Challenge and move towards the November Cook-Off 2014.

November Cook-Off 2014:

Unlike the November Challenge, the November Cook-Off 2014 had very few names gracing the problem setting bench. However, the contest saw the same amount of love and affection from the participants. The problem setter Kostya Sokol doubled as the editorialist for the contest and was accompanied by Roman Rubanenko, who tested the problems on the problem setting bench. The Mandarin translations were again provided by Minako Kojima Gedi Zheng, and the Russian translations came from Sergey Kulik.

The participants this time around found it a bit hard this time to reach the top of the rank table. But they all seemed to be enjoying the problems as the number of submissions kept on growing as we moved into the contest. And to see who all finally emerged triumphant, let’s have a look at the rank table of the November Cook-Off 2014:

First we have the non-Indian top ten:

And now the top 5 Indian:

A big round of applause to all the winners for their sensational performance in the 52nd edition of our monthly Cook-Off!

Now, to see how the competition was, let’s have a look at the final stats of the contest:

  • Total Users: 1677
  • Total Submissions: 5139
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 1518
  • Total users from India: 1428
  • Total users not from India: 249

Those numbers makes it clear that the road to the top was not at all smooth. But then it never is. So, congratulations to all of you on your performance in the November Cook-Off 2014.

With that, it’s time to draw curtains on the highlights of November Cook-Off and move towards the final contest for the month of November, the LunchTime.

November LunchTime 2014:

By the time we reached our November LunchTime 2014, the winter had started peeing through the corner and a pleasantly chilling breeze brought down the mercury. And to soar the temperatures up a bit, we had the problem set of Sergey Kulik, who also penned down the editorials & Russian translations for the problem statement, gracing the occasion.  The problems were tested contest ready by Mahbubul Hasan, while the Mandarin translation came from Minako Kojima and Gedi Zheng.

With all that in place, it was now the participants’ turn to show up and savor the problem set on the mildly chilling Sunday morning. And they did come. The competition to emerge on top kept on going for all through the contest, and to see who stood where on the podium. Let us watch the rank table for the contest.

We start with the non-Indian top 10:

  • sansirowaltz of High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University Nanjing, China
  • kfdong of Fuzhou No.1 High School, China
  • domen111 of National Tainan First Senior High School Taiwan
  • fleimgruber of Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt Leonding
  • kmcode of Omori 7th Junior High School Tokyo, Japan
  • logico of Prva gimnazija Varaždin
  • arpa of Shahid Sadoughi High School, Yazd

That will be all for the non-Indian rank table. We now move to the Indian charts:

That is all from the rank tables. Congratulations to all the winners on their brilliant performance in the November LunchTime 2014.

Now, let us give you the final stats for the contest:

  • Total Users: 578
  • Total Submissions: 2245
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 145
  • Total users from India: 499
  • Total users not from India: 79

That concludes the highlights of the November LunchTime 2014 and also brings us to the end of this long post on November contests.

We are sure you have thoroughly enjoyed all the contests and would have gone through the editorials for them to get over any small doubt that you might have had during the contest. However, if you have not, here they are for you:

With that it is time draw curtains on the post. We will try to be more punctual with our blog posts and try to avoid such long posts. We have tried to cover all the necessary details for our all our contests, however, if you still think that we have missed something, you can always write to us at

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

Till next time, TA-TA.

See you at the contests.

Team CodeChef

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