The return of the biggies

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The SnackDown 2015 was now over. However, the programming season had just arrived on planet CodeChef. We were almost a month away from the IOI 2015 world finals, followed by the arrivals of ACM ICPC regionals. So, every contest from here onward was going to be an imperative part of the preparations for these global competitions. And everyone was ready to press the pedal on their preparations to make sure that they are ready. The problem set from two time medalist at IOI (2012 & 2013), Roman Furko ensured that the participants get what they came for. While we ensured that the contest had a smooth proceeding. And it’s safe to say now, that everything went pretty well. So, let us take you through the proceedings to give you the complete contest report for our June LunchTime 2015.

The problem set of Roman was thoroughly tested by another IOI medalist, Sergey Kulik, who has been a part of enough LunchTime contests now, to understand what it takes to make a good contest. And the fact that CHEFSTLT was cracked inside the first two minutes of the contest, establishes that our problem setting panel has served a scrumptious contest. With that we were set on course to an exciting contest, which saw the return of many familiar names on the rank tables and few new ones to complement them.

The first 50 submissions of June LunchTime 2015 hinted towards interesting proceedings for the contest with all the big names including lebron, gdisastery1, meteora, yutaka1999 and many other making an early appearance on the rank table. And inside the first five minutes of the contest we had two different problems solved. While, azukun became the first to crack CHEFSTLT, gdisastery1 cracked CHEFAXR. The flow of submissions was steady across all the problems with CHEFSTLT getting most of the green ticks. And with every solved problem the picture atop the rank table was getting clearer. However, it still was not easy to establish a clear winner till the very last moments of the contest.

The toppling and tumbling on the rank table continued till the very last moments of the contest with frequent changes in the names occupying the top slots. However, most of them were occupied by the familiar faces in yutaka1999, ptnk131627, tanay1998, and meteora. And there were few new ones in farbody, mrho888, allllekssssa and some others. To have such a good mix of new and familiar names occupying the rank table is always a pleasing sign. And now let us introduce you to the complete rank table of our June LunchTime 2015.

We start with the rest of the world top 10:

  • yutaka1999 of Kaisei Junior High School and Senior High School, Japan
  • ptnk131627 of VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted Vietnam
  • gdisastery1 of Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt Leonding
  • kmcode of Omori 7th Junior High School
  • fleimgruber of Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt Leonding
  • farbody of Northview Heights Secondary School
  • roman_derkach of Kremenchuk Boarding Lyceum for Gifted Children Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • allllekssssa of Prva Kragujevačka Gimnazija, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • mrho888 of SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
  • bayram98tm of Bashkent Turkmen-Turkish High School

And now the Indian top 10:

  • meteora of Chashak Gurukul (Homeschooling)
  • tanay1998 of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram
  • school_boy of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram
  • ajs97 of Apeejay School, Nerul
  • additya1998 of Delhi Public School, Dwarka
  • pro_test of Higher Secondary School, Pt Kunjlal Dubey Smriti Om Shri Vidya laya Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  • rajat1603 of Delhi Public School, Dwarka
  • xvetox of BMC Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • svineet of J H Tarapore School
  • shivagr of La Martiniere for Boys, Calcutta

Let’s give a big hand to all our wonderful winners and to everyone who participated in the contest.

Now, before we proceed any further let us give you the final stats for the contest.

  • Total Users: 1208
  • Total Submissions: 4569
  • Number of distinct users with correct submissions: 1157
  • Total users from India: 1004
  • Total users not from India: 204

With that we reaches the final segment of our June LunchTime 2015 blog, but before we draw curtains on this post, let us take you to the editorials for the contest. We are sure you would have tasted them by now. However, if somehow you could not, enjoy them now.

If you have any feedback, suggestions, or queries regarding the June LunchTime 2015 or any aspect of it, feel free to write in to us at: feedback@codechef.com

We hope you enjoyed the contest and that it gave the action that you were looking for to boost up your preparations for the busy programming season ahead. And we are sorry for the delay in putting up the blog post for the contest, so late. We are still improving on our punctuality in putting up these posts. We will try to do better in the coming few posts.

That will be all from everyone here at CodeChef.

See you at the contests.

Regards,
Rudreshwar,
Team CodeChef

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