By Alex_KPR, 6 years ago, translation, In English,

In 2013 Yandex will host an open programming championship on the new Yandex.Contest system, with original rules, prizes, monetary awards and an exciting final round in St. Petersburg, Russia. But the most important part will be great problem sets, made by Belarusian, Japanese and Polish problem setters.

Registration opens on May 30. Full information about the schedule of events is available on the Schedule webpage.

Specifics of the tournament


Yandex.Algorithm 2013 will be scored using the TCM/Time system and consists of six rounds: test, qualification, three elimination and final rounds. The final will be held on August 21-23, with the main event taking place in St. Petersburg’s Vladimir Palace. Each round will last 100 minutes and include a set of algorithmic problems.

The test round will give you an opportunity to try out the new Yandex.Contest system and familiarise yourself with the TCM/Time system. Two hundred and fifty participants will qualify from the test round directly to the elimination stage of the contest.
All who have registered for the Yandex.Algorithm competition can take part in the qualification round. The 2,000 best contestants who have solved at least one problem will advance to the elimination stage.

The elimination stage consists of three rounds, with each round starting at a different time to give contestants from each time zone the opportunity to choose a comfortable participation time. A complex advancing system will determine the best of the best.



Participants of the elimination stage earn score points based on their performance in each elimination round according to the Grand Prix 30 system. You can read the full description of the system on the Rules webpage.

The top 4 contestants from each elimination round (of those who have not yet advanced to the final round) will be invited to the final. Another top 9 contestants based on the cumulative score of two best out-of-three elimination rounds will also join the top contestants in the final round. Of all those who have not yet advanced to the final round, the top 4 participants according to the cumulative score of the whole elimination stage will be invited to the final round, giving a total of 25 finalists: 12 based on one round score, 9 – on two best rounds, 4 – on the overall performance in the elimination stage.

The Grand Prix 30 system allows the finalists to include not only the top participants of each round, but also stable performers who have participated in multiple rounds.

TCM/Time


TCM/Time rules are similar to ICPC rules with the difference of “blind” submissions. Upon submission, blindly submitted solutions are tested only on a sample test set, and the overall result on the problem is shown only after the end of the contest. There is a bonus for the risk – successful blind submissions will subtract penalty time based on the number of contestants who have solved the given problem. As a result, total penalty time can even be negative! You can read the full description of the TCM/Time system on the Rules webpage. Read them carefully.

Languages


The testing system supports the following list of compilers:

  • Delphi
  • Free Pascal
  • GNU С++  (4.6)
  • GNU С++ 0x (4.6)
  • GNU С++ 0x x32 (4.6)
  • GNU С++ x32 (4.6)
  • Java 7
  • Java 6
  • GNU С (4.6)
  • GNU С x32 (4.6)
  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.2

More information is available on the Compiler settings webpage.

Final round


The final will take place on August 21-23 in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the former palace of Grand Duke Vladimir, built in 1870 on the Neva River embankment near the Hermitage museum. In the palace halls there is a significant collection of Russian paintings as well as the library of Emperor Alexander II.

Prizes and awards


The top 3 finalists will gain 300,000, 150,000 and 90,000 rubles respectively.

All 25 finalists and top 75 participants based on the cumulative score of the elimination stage will receive a Yandex.Algorithm 2013 T-shirt.

Take part in the contest and win! Good luck!

 
 
 
 
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Looks challenging. Good luck!

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In official site http://algorithm.contest.yandex.com/schedule/ ,duration of qualification round seems wrong(Should this be 24:00 ? )

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    It is correct, you can start your virtual participation in qualification round at any time during specified in schedule period, but the round itself will last 100 minutes

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Like the part "... 50 random ..." :D

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Wow, how many contests do we have in St. Petersburg during 2012~2013? :)

It's interesting that we have a novel rule. After reading it twice, I guess: The "best" in "9 bests / 4 bests will advance to finals" can be compared in this way:

  1. We compare the sum of points given by "Grand Prix 30 system" first,
  2. if they are equal, we compare the total number of solved problems,
  3. and if they are equal again, we compare "sum of penalty time earned in rounds".

Is that right?

And in "Grand Prix 30 system", does the rank include the top 4 in current round / previous round(s)?

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    You're right, performance consists of points, number of solved problems and penalty time.

    Yes, in each round of elimination stage finalists can earn score point, but they won't be taken into account during selection of another 4 or 9 finalists.

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The site says, "Registration is not available". But it should have been open by now isnt it?

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    Sorry for this error. We fixed it. You can try again.

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very curious to participate :)

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Looks Like a great :D

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I know this is a very dumb query, but can someone provide the link where the contest rounds will be held??

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Are the scores for the four first places in the Grand Prix 30 relevant at all?

I mean, I think we could obtain equivalent, but shorter rules by making the following changes:

Change "100 80 60 50" to "91 91 91 91" or any greater numbers

Remove "The top four participants of each round will advance to the final."

Replace "nine" with "twenty one"

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In this page : http://algorithm.contest.yandex.ru/schedule/?lang=en For Qual Round, on Duration it says 1:40, but on begin and end time, it says a day. Which one is correct ?

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    It's like a virtual contest. You can start contest for yourself during a day, but it's duration will be 1:40.