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By Zlobober, 10 years ago, translation, In English
Please note due to Daylight Savings, TopCoder time has changed to Eastern Daylight Time or UTC -4.

TopCoder(R) Single Round Match 500 is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 12:00 UTC -4 hours.  In recognition of this milestone, TopCoder will be awarding 5,000 in cash prizes plus more! So get ready for the most prestigious TopCoder SRM in years and give yourself a chance at becoming part of history!

SRM 500 will begin at 12:00 UTC-4 with registration opening 3 hours prior to match time. Registration will be limited to 2,100 slots on a first come first serve basis so be sure to register early!

Please be sure to check here for the start time in your time zone:

* Registration will begin at 9:00 and will end at 11:55 UTC -4 hours
* Allowable programming languages are Java, C++, Microsoft(R) Visual
C#(R) .NET, and Microsoft Visual Basic(R) .NET
* TopCoder Administrators will be available in the Admin Lobby Room to answer questions
* For more details click here:

One SRM 500 t-shirt will be awarded per room.
Up to 75 commemorative badges will be given out.

Cash Prize Money Distribution
* Competitors with a rating of 1200 or higher at the start of the match will be placed into a division one room. All other competitors, including non-rated competitors, will be placed into a division two room.
* Room assignments within each division will performed randomly, with prizes distributed evenly among all rooms in each division.
* 70% of the total purse will be awarded to division one competitors, and 30% to division two competitors.
* Approximately 20 competitors will be assigned to each room.
* The first, second, and third place coders in each division one room will receive 50%, 30%, and 20% of the room award, respectively.
* The first and second place competitors in each division two room will receive 60% and 40% of the room award, respectively.
* In the event of a tie for any prize winning position, the sum of the awards of the tied competitors will be distributed evenly. (For example, if five coders tie for second place in a division one room, each will receive (30%+20%)/5 or 10% of the room award.)
* Prizes will only be awarded to competitors who finish with greater than zero scores.

In order to be eligible for prizes, a competitor must be a TopCoder member in good standing, at least 18 years of age, and must not be a resident of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Quebec province of Canada, or anywhere else where this contest is prohibited by applicable law.

For more contest details, click here:  http://www.topcoder.com/tc?module=MatchDetails&rd=14429

Best of luck to you in the Arena!

- The TopCoder Competitions Team

Note that registration opened at about 20 minutes ago. And there is already 1100 people registered. Don't be late!
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