By dario2994, 4 weeks ago,

The Southwestern Europe Regional Contest will take place on the 23rd of April. It is the ICPC regional contest (i.e., the winning teams will advance to the ICPC World Finals) for teams from France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.

The mirror contest SWERC 2021-2022 - Online Mirror (Unrated, ICPC Rules, Teams Preferred) will be held on Codeforces at Apr/24/2022 14:05 (Moscow time) and will last 5 hours.

The mirror contest will contain all the problems from the official competition plus some additional problems.

I am the chief judge for the competition and I want to thank:

I invite you to participate in the contest and I hope that you will like the problems.

On the difficulty
The contest features problems with difficulties from div2A to div1F; so anyone can find something at their level.

Many teams without much experience participate in SWERC, so the problem set should be enjoyable also for div2 contestants. On the other hand, solving all the problems should be challenging even for the strongest teams in the world: the MIT team did not AK in 5 hours.

On the beauty

Rules

1. The contest is unrated, so your codeforces rating will not be affected.
2. The scoring is ICPC-style: teams are first sorted by number of problems solved, then the time-penalty is used as a tie-break. An incorrect submission gives a 20 minutes penalty.
3. We encourage participation as a team.
4. If you are participating in a team, we encourage you to use only one computer for coding the solutions (as in an ICPC contest). Regarding using templates and copy-pasting code: feel free to do it.
Rationale of rule 4.

UPDATE: We hope you liked the problems, here is the editorial for all the problems in the mirror: https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/102042 .

UPDATE: Congratulatins to the all the participants of the onsite contest and in particular to the two gold medal winning teams, both solving 10 problems (and with a very similar penalty time):

1. Raw Pots -- Harbour.Space University
2. TAU++ -- Tel Aviv University

And congratulations also to the four teams who managed to solve all the problems in the mirror:

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By errorgorn, 4 weeks ago,

On Apr/23/2022 17:05 (Moscow time), we will host Codeforces Global Round 20.

Note the unusual timing, it is 30 minutes earlier.

This is the second round of the 2022 series of Codeforces Global Rounds. The rounds are open and rated for everybody.

The prizes for this round:

• 30 best participants get a t-shirt.
• 20 t-shirts are randomly distributed among those with ranks between 31 and 500, inclusive.

The prizes for the 6-round series in 2022:

• In each round top-100 participants get points according to the table.
• The final result for each participant is equal to the sum of points he gets in the four rounds he placed the highest.
• The best 20 participants over all series get sweatshirts and place certificates.

Thanks to XTX, which in 2022 supported the global rounds initiaitive!

All problems were written and prepared by errorgorn, maomao90 and oolimry.

We would like to thank the following people who made this round possible:

You will have 3 hours to solve 9 problems, one of which is divided into two subtasks.

The scoring distribution is 250-500-750-1000-1500-(1250+1250)-2750-3000-4000. GLHF!

Also, please upvote the blog so that I can get more contribution than antontrygubO_o.

PS: We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate rotavirus or antontrygubX_y on getting married. Wishing you lots of love and happiness.

Edit: Editorial is released. Even if you have solved a problem, we encourage you to read the editorial as you might learn something new from it.

Announcement of Codeforces Global Round 20

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By awoo, history, 4 weeks ago, translation,

Hello Codeforces!

Series of Educational Rounds continue being held as Harbour.Space University initiative! You can read the details about the cooperation between Harbour.Space University and Codeforces in the blog post.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extended ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

UPD: Editorial is out

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By mesanu, 4 weeks ago,

Hello Codeforces!

SlavicG, flamestorm, MikeMirzayanov, Errichto, and I want to invite you to the long-awaited second Div. 4 round!

It starts on Apr/21/2022 17:35 (Moscow time).

The format of the event will be identical to Div. 3 rounds:

• ICPC rules with a penalty of 10 minutes for an incorrect submission;
• 12-hour phase of open hacks after the end of the round (hacks do not give additional points)
• after the end of the open hacking phase, all solutions will be tested on the updated set of tests, and the ratings recalculated
• by default, only "trusted" participants are shown in the results table (but the rating will be recalculated for all with initial ratings less than 1400 or you are an unrated participant/newcomer).

We urge participants whose rating is 1400+ not to register new accounts for the purpose of narcissism but to take part unofficially. Please do not spoil the contest for the official participants.

Only trusted participants of the fourth division will be included in the official standings table. This is a forced measure for combating unsporting behavior. To qualify as a trusted participant of the fourth division, you must:

• take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them),
• do not have a point of 1400 or higher in the rating.

Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the fourth division or not, if your rating is less than 1400 (or you are a newcomer/unrated), then the round will be rated for you.

Many thanks to the testers: SixtyWithoutExam, magnus.hegdahl, Vladosiya, MeGustaElArroz23, Sho, bakekaga, geranazavr555, doreshnikov, jampm, Neophiliatic, down and VIP-tester _Vanilla_.

We suggest reading all of the problems and hope you will find them interesting!

Good Luck!

Update: Editorial

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By peti1234, 5 weeks ago,

Hello Codeforces!

I am happy to invite you to Codeforces Round #783 (Div. 2), and Codeforces Round #783 (Div. 1) which will be held on, Apr/19/2022 17:35 (Moscow time)! This round is rated for both divisions.

I would like to thank the following people who made the round possible:

In each division there will be 6 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

Score distribution:

Div. 2: 500 — 500 — 750 — 1500 — 2000 — 2500.

Div. 1: 250— 1000 — 1500 — 2000 — 2750 — 3500.

Good luck!

UPD: Editoral

UPD2: Congratulations to the contest winners:

Div. 2:

Div. 1:

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By Newtech66, 6 weeks ago,

Hello, Codeforces!

TimeWarp101 and I are excited to invite you to Codeforces Round #782 (Div. 2) which will take place on Apr/17/2022 17:35 (Moscow time). This round will be rated for participants with rating lower than 2100.

Many thanks to all the people who made this round possible:

You will have 2 hours to solve 6 problems.

Scoring distribution: $500-750-1500-2000-2250-3000$

We've tried to keep the statements short and pretests strong. We hope you will enjoy the round!

See you all in the standings!

P.S. namanbansal013 will be livestreaming his solution explanations for some of the problems here. Do check out his channel too!

UPD: We are really sorry for the issues with the queue, but we hope you liked the problems anyway.

UPD: Editorial

UPD: Congratulations to the winners!

Official winners:

Unofficial winners:

First solves:

1. A: SSRS_ at 00:01
2. B: SSRS_ at 00:03
3. C: PurpleCrayon at 00:07
4. D: noimi at 00:17
5. E: CoderAnshu at 00:21
6. F: rainboy at 01:06

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By MikeMirzayanov, 5 weeks ago,

Hello.

In the meantime, the onsite event has already begun. You can follow the results at the link https://nerc.itmo.ru/archive/2021/standings.html (refrain from viewing if you want to plan to write a mirror and want the conditions as close as possible to the participants in the competition).

There is great news. This year it was possible to get together without any online participation. Teams write from one computer! Good old ICPC.

And I suggest you join the online mirror. It is designed for team participation by those who have passed the qualifying competitions. Ready to try? Use the link: 2021-2022 ICPC, NERC, Northern Eurasia Onsite (Unrated, Online Mirror, ICPC Rules, Teams Preferred).

Good luck!

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By awoo, history, 6 weeks ago, translation,

Hello Codeforces!

Series of Educational Rounds continue being held as Harbour.Space University initiative! You can read the details about the cooperation between Harbour.Space University and Codeforces in the blog post.

This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100. It will be held on extended ICPC rules. The penalty for each incorrect submission until the submission with a full solution is 10 minutes. After the end of the contest you will have 12 hours to hack any solution you want. You will have access to copy any solution and test it locally.

You will be given 6 or 7 problems and 2 hours to solve them.

The problems were invented and prepared by Adilbek adedalic Dalabaev, Vladimir vovuh Petrov, Ivan BledDest Androsov, Maksim Neon Mescheryakov and me. Also huge thanks to Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov for great systems Polygon and Codeforces.

Good luck to all the participants!

UPD: Editorial is out

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By shishyando, 6 weeks ago,

Dear Codeforces Community,

Kirill22 and I are glad to invite you to Codeforces Round #781 (Div. 2), which will take place on Apr/08/2022 17:35 (Moscow time). This round will be rated for the participants with rating lower than 2100

These are some great people that we would like to thank:

You will have 2 hours to solve 5 problems.

One of these problems is interactive, please see the guide of interactive problems if you are not familiar with it.

The scoring distribution: 500750125015002250

P.S. I have been waiting for a long time to hold another contest and now this time has come. I really hope that you will like the problems, good luck!

UPD: Editorial

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By MikeMirzayanov, 6 weeks ago,

Hello.

I started processing responses on the form where we collected your TON wallet addresses. Unfortunately, many winners did not complete the form. I contacted some of them in PM and it turned out that this was not intentional.

We are extending the deadline for completing the form until 2022-04-06 23:59:59 (UTC +3). Please, if you want to receive coins, then fill out the form. A valid address looks like a random 48-character string. To register a wallet, follow one of these links: https://tonkeeper.com/ or https://wallet.ton.org/

The form can be filled out at https://codeforces.com/userForm/203c74605996e40f

Coins will be received by those who are at the top-1000. Additionally, those who solved at least one problem in this round will receive 1 coin each. Details can be read at the link.

The form will be processed on April 7th. And in a week after it, we will send out coins. Please do not disturb me or the organizers with questions that are answered in this post.

Also I remind you about TON Smart Challenge contest aimed at contract source code optimization: https://t.me/toncontests/26 It's not too late to connect and try your hand