Translated by Maria Belova
I continue the narration about the ACM-ICPC 2011 finals.
At last we got to the championship's opening :). A classic breakfast slowly but surely transferred into Bill Poucher's speech. Besides inviting his numerous colleagues to the microphone to say a couple of words, he made all the teams, volunteers and organizers stand up for greetings. In other words, he was having fun in every possible way.
Soon all the participants were gathered by the Plaza International Hall where the contest's trial rounds and the main round were held. Yes, remarkable as it is, there were as much as two trial tests! ;)
The first round started after the opening, the participants were offered 4 triplicated problems which equals 12 problems. =) We boosted our morals any way we could, the atmosphere was not exactly laid-back because nothing went okay, as usual. We narrowly managed to solve one problem by the end. By the way, that was us who had the Illegal Function verdict as we tried to calculate and write in the file. Later I overheard the Head Admin being very dissatisfied with the fact. :)