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By Nickolas, 14 months ago, translation, In English,

TCO18 Marathon Round 1 RoadsAndJunctions started on May 9th and will run for a week. You can find it in the list of active contests. I am the writer :-)

This year the online part of the Marathon competition consists of 4 main rounds, each running for a week. The winner of each main round advances to the finals, and so do 8 participants who accumulated the most points across all main and lightning rounds. 150 competitors who accumulate the most points get t-shirts; given that each round awards points to top 50 places, it's quite possible that the t-shirt condition will transform into "top 50 in each round get t-shirts".

 
 
 
 
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    Are there any prizes?

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      As the blog post says, TCO18 T-shirts for a certain number of top finishers (up to top 50, but the exact number will be known after all online rounds).

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If I understand correctly, we need to participate in all four rounds to accumulate points. Is that true?

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    No, points for each round are awarded independently, you can participate in as many rounds as you want to.

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      "150 competitors who accumulate the most points get t-shirts" ?

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        This doesn't contradict the possibility to skip a round. If you don't participate in a round or don't place in top 50 in it, you get 0 points, not NULL, so the points accumulated in other rounds are not turned into NULL upon addition :-)

        It makes sense to participate in all rounds to get the best chance at accumulating enough points, but it's not a hard requirement.

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