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By drinkless, history, 9 months ago, In English,

Finally, TopCoder announced the dates of TopCoder Open 2017 Algorithm and Marathon Competitions. Since it is not trivial to find this information on their website, I will reproduce it here.

TCO17 Algorithm Competition will have a usual structure with three online rounds and two onsite rounds. The location and the dates of onsite rounds have yet to be announced, but the dates of online rounds are already known:

This year, 750 top contestants will advance from each sub-round of Round 1, 40 will advance from each sub-round of Round 2, and five from each sub-round of Round 3. Also, 250 TopCoder members with the highest rating advance to Round 2 automatically, as long as they competed in at least three rated TopCoder Algorithm rounds in total and in at least one such round between January 1 and Marth 31, 2017.

In addition to these online rounds, there will be six regional onsite rounds. To compete in any of them, it is necessary to be present at the event. These events are currently planned:

  • Regional event in Austin, TX: April 29, 2017.
  • Regional event in Saint Petersburg, Russia: May 7, 2017 (third year in a row).
  • Regional event in Beijing, China: June 24, 2017 (second year in a row).
  • Regional event in Bangalore, India: August 20, 2017.
  • Regional event in Warsaw, Poland: September 2, 2017.
  • Regional event in Pittsburgh, PA: September 7, 2017.

From each of these rounds, 10 top contestants will advance to a special Wildcard Round, which will be held on September 10, 2017 at 16:00 UTC. From this round, two highest-scoring contestants will advance to the onsite round. So, in total, 12 contestants will advance to TCO17 Algorithm onsite round.

In TCO17 Marathon Competition, there will be three regular online rounds plus some number of Lightning Rounds. The dates for the regular rounds are as follows:

In each regular round, top 30 contestants will be awarded points based on their place. Lightning Rounds, of which none is currently announced, will award fewer points. Top ten contestants who accumulate the most total points will advance to the onsite round.

 
 
 
 
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Yeah :)

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Awesome thanks for compiling the information, just to note the round times can also be found on the calendar.

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You can find it here: https://tco17.topcoder.com/algorithm/rules/ (click the 'menu' icon on top-right corner, then click 'Algorithm' and then 'View all Details.)

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Regional event in Warsaw? Nice :). Too bad that it is during holiday when many people are on foreign internships and won't be able to attend :( (for example me or mnbvmar).

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    Regional event in Warsaw? Nice :). Too bad that it is during holiday when many people are on foreign internships and won't be able to attend :( (for example me or mnbvmar).

    many people are on foreign internships and won't be able to attend :( (for example me or mnbvmar).

    for example me or mnbvmar

    for example me

    Don't worry. Yellows wouldn't have big changes anyway.

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      Poor Errichto lost his beloved 1st place in contribution and takes all his anger out on innocent users with his cutting comments :p.

      By the way, I have just expressed sorrow that I won't be able to participate, that's something perfectly valid even for grey coders, so your comment is invalid ;p.

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      XD

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Can TCO17 Round 2B can participate people under 18 years old? Seems like zscoder or egor.lifar participated in Round 2A.

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    It seems to me that the answer is no, however it isn't explicitly said. The Algorithm rules say that by competing you agree to TCO rules. The TCO rules say that eligibility is explained in Terms of Use. The Terms of Use say that you need to be 13 years old to use the page and 18 years old to participate in Competitions. I didn't find the definition of Competition though. The onsite round surely is a Competition, and judging by the lack of information how far someone below 18 can reach, I suppose it's the whole TCO.

    I'd be careful about participating, because I remember someone (I believe his handle was qizichao) advanced to the onsite and got banned for some time (a year I think) from all topcoder contests, not just the TCO he attended.