By MikeMirzayanov10 hours ago, translation, In English,

Today it will be ACM-ICPC, NEEERC, Southern Subregional Contest! As a head of judges I wish good luck to all the participants!

On Saturday (October, 25), 07:00 (UTC) it will be a internet-mirror: 2014-2015 ACM-ICPC, NEERC, Southern Subregional Contest (Online Mirror, ACM-ICPC Rules, Teams Preferred). Interesting problems are waiting for you. Judges tried to prepare problems of wide difficulty range: for newcomers and for expirienced teams.

For sure, it will be unrated contest. We recommend you to take part in teams. I think, the contest will be moved to Gym later.

Good luck!

MikeMirzayanov, head of judges.

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By BYN45 hours ago, In English,

Elimination Round will start today, 14:30 (UTC) and only contestants who have passed Qualification Round will be eligible to participate.

Score for each solved problem is calculated based on these values:

  • n = No. of accepted submissions
  • t = Contestant's submission time
  • p = Number of contestant's wrong attempts

To receive the latest news fast, follow us on twitter: @bayan

Update 1: The Elimination round is over, and let's face it: It was far from good!

Yes, we're aware of all the issues, and we know that nothing is more nerve-racking than facing those issues during a competitive contest. So, first thing first, we'd like to sincerely apologize for all the inconveniences caused.

In last hours, we thought that the contest has become too hard, so we made a major wrong decision: omitting a hard problem and adding a simple problem as our first question without enough time. Hint: never make any changes to the problem set in a hurry.

Update 2: Editorial is on the way. Source codes will also be avalible in a few hours.

Update 3: Unfortunately we have found some cheaters. As mentioned before they will be banned for ever from Bayan Programming Contests.

Update 4: The editorial is now available.

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By Nerevar3 days ago, translation, In English,

Greetings to the Codeforces community!

Yet another Div1+Div2 round will take place this Sunday, 19th of October at 13:00 MSK.

The round is based on the problems of the regional stage of All-Russia team school competition, which will take place at the same time in Saratov. We are aware about the overlapping with Opencup, but we have no option to shift the round, because we are bounded to the local event.

The problems were prepared by HolkinPV, gridnevvvit, dans, Avalanche, IlyaLos, Fefer_Ivan and me.

Scoring: 500-1000-1500-2000-2500 (both divisions).

UPD: Editorial is published.

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By MikeMirzayanov5 days ago, translation, In English,
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By KhaustovPavel6 days ago, translation, In English,

Hi, everyone!

Regular Codeforces round #273 for participants from the second division will take place on 16 October, 19:30 MSK. Participants from the first division are able to participate out of the contest.

Problem setter: KhaustovPavel (Khaustov Pavel, Russia, Tomsk, Tomsk Polytechnic University)

Special thanks to Codeforces team and, in particular, Maxim Akhmedov (zlobober) for help in round preparations and Maria Belova (Delinur) for translations.

Participants will be given five problems and two hours to solve this problems.

Points distribution: 500-1000-1500-2000-2500

UPD: +10 minutes to start

Good luck!

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By drazil10 days ago, In English,

Hello, everyone! Codeforces Round #272 will be held at this local time. We're looking forward to your participation!

The problems are from Dreamoon and drazil(that's me) from Taiwan, and thanks 9mmlitswe for some discussion. Also we want to thank Zlobober and Gerald for helping us prepare the round, delinur for translating the statement into Russian, and MikeMirzayanov for Codeforces and Polygon.

This is our first round on Codeforces, we hope you'll find it interesting! Please read all problem statements and discover what the main character Dreamoon do in those problems for he's really cute =)

Update1 Note this round will be held 1.5hrs earlier than usual Codeforces rounds, so please double check the starting time in your local time.

Update2 Score distribution!
Div2: 500-1500-1500-2000-2500
Div1: 500-1000-1500-2000-3000

Update3 The contests are over. Congratulations to the winners!

1. Petr
2. qwer
3. kutengine
4. ifsmirnov
5. TankEngineer

1. ridowan007
2. a00012025
3. xavier13540
4. v_Enhance
5. pkq2006

And standings are here:
Div1: standings
Div2: standings

Update4 Editorial can be found here. It's finished by now but it's welcome to tell me if anything can be improved!

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By MikeMirzayanov13 days ago, translation, In English,

Welcome to 2014-2015 CT S02E05: Codeforces Trainings Season 2 Episode 5. The training duration is 4.30 hours. It is opened for teams as well as for individual participants. After the end you may use the practice mode to complete problem solving. Also it will be availible as a virtual contest for whose of you who can't take part today. Please, do not cheat. Only fair play!

It is possible that the problems will be too easy for some participants, it is possible that we will add some problems.

Good luck!

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By BYN12 days ago, In English,

In a few hours, Bayan Qualification round begins.

Qualification round will be held as our first official and required round of Bayan Programming Contest 2014-2015. It will begin on October 9th, 06:00 (UTC) for a 72-hour period, and solving only one problem is enough to advance you to the elimination round. This round is going to be an easy event with 3 very easy problems and 5 random participants will be receiving t-shirts.

Whether you are testing your luck for a random tshirt or are aiming for one of 100 tshirts of elimination round, or even if you are already planning for your trip to Tehran, you should not miss the qualification round. (

Please do make sure that you have fully read the main contest announcement. Lots of your questions has been already answered there.

We would like to thank MikeMirzayanov and his team specially Maxim Akhmedov (Zlobober) once again for all their efforts before and during the warm up round. Polygon was also handy and helpful for problem setting and team collaboration.

To join the stream you can follow contest's updates @bayan and you can follow the images on our Instagram page.

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By scipianus3 weeks ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces! On 6th October at 19:30 MSK the Codeforces Round #271 (Div. 2) will take place. Div1 participants can take part out of competition, as usual.

I am Ciprian Olariu (scipianus) from Romania and this is my first round on Codeforces. It is more special as it is held right after I became red on Codeforces. I would like to thank Maxim Akhmedov (Zlobober) and Gerald Agapov (Gerald) for helping me to prepare this round, Delinur for translating the statements and also MikeMirzayanov for Codeforces and Polygon platform.

In this round the main characters will be Mole and Marmot, two good friends, and you will help them in their activites.

Please note that this round will have an experimental duration of 2.5 hours and 6 problems. The scoring will be 500-1000-1500-2000-3000-3000.

I hope you will enjoy the round. Good luck and have fun :)

UPD : To avoid overlapping Topcoder SRM #635 and Bayan 2015 Contest Warm Up, we decided to move round to Monday 19:30 MSK

UPD 2 : The editorial was published here

UPD 3 : Round has finished. Thanks for participating. Congratulations to the winners:






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