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By snarknews, history, 4 weeks ago, In English,

The passwords for the NERC Uzbekistan Regional 2019 will be distributed to coaches of the universities, who are registered in Baylor registration system, using emails they provided to this system.

The current registration status can be checked here. Note that only the complete teams (with three contestants) will be counted as official participants of the regional.

Additionally, the Telegram chat will be opened for participating universities. To join the channel, the coach shall send the message to me at Codeforces or through email (snarknews@gmail.com).

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By snarknews, history, 3 months ago, In English,

The coming Grand Prix of SPb happened to be in the same time with Codeforces Round based on Dasha Cup, with the Discover Riga and Discover Singapore camps by Moscow Workshops and with Izhevsk mirror of the Petrozavodsk training camp.

To deal with this issue:

  1. For teams participating in the camps the mirror of the Grand Prix will be the part of the competitions for both divisions. The results will be added to the OpenCup standings as the official ones.

  2. For other teams the Division 1 Grand Prix can be started virtually. Because of the experimental problems of special type the current Grand Prix will be held entirely on ejudge system. For Division 1 credentials are transferred from Yandex.Contest to the special server. Any team may start the virtual contest anytime before 11:00 Sep 22. For teams participating in the camps mentioned above using of this feature is prohibited.

Division 1 Virtual Contest: http://opentrains.mipt.ru//team.cgi?contest_id=10473.

If your login does not work, mail to new_opencup@gmail.com or send the message on Codeforces to me.

Additional changes for the OpenCup:

Starting from this season, Russian statements are optional and will be added mainly when they are one of primary for the problemset, or are used on the onsite contest. This is related to both divisions.

The sectors which are not used neither Yandex.Contest nor Opentrains nor Division2 logins for more than one full season are considered to be inactive.

More news are to come soon.

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By snarknews, history, 11 months ago, translation, In English,

Traditionally, SnarkNews runs two New Year Contests.

The New Year Blitz Contest (Multiple Language Round) will start at 18:00 31.12.2018 and ends at 06:00 01.01.2019 Moscow Time. Contest consists of 12 problems. Some of those problems are based on problems, used at official or training contests in 2018. Contest rules are based on the ICPC system with two important modifications.

  1. Penalty time is calculated as distance between time of first successful submit for the contestant on this problem and 0:00:00 01.01.2019, i.e. successful submissions at 23:50:00 31.12.2018 and at 0:10:00 01.01.2019 will both have penalty time 10 minutes (600 seconds).

  2. Multiple Language Round rule: If for the first successful submit for the contestant on the some problem was used the programming language, which was never used by this contestant in his previous first successful submits on other problems, contestant receives language bonus: his summary penalty time is decreased by 100 minutes (6000 seconds). Note that different implementations of the same language are counting as same language, i.e. Java 6 and Java 7 are both counted as Java, C++ 32 bit and C++11 64 bit both as C++. Additionally, C and C++ are counted as same programming language.

Contest will be running on Yandex.Contest system. Link for registration and participation.

Standings of New Year Blitz

15'th Prime New Year Contest will start at 03:00 30.12.2018 and finish at 15:00 23.01.2019 Moscow time. Traditionally, Prime New Year Contest consists of problems, which were presented at team programming contests in 2018 and never solved on the contest. Because for 2018 list of those problems is big, the contest time is doubled compared to previous years. For the Prime New Year contest plain ICPC rules are used.

Idea of Prime Contest was first implemented by Andrey Lopatin and Nick Dourov at Summer Petrozavodsk training camp at 2003; in Russian word "Prostoj" used in meanings "prime" and "easy", so, contest was called "Prostoj contest" but was composed of extremelly hard problems, numbered with prime numbers (2,3,5 etc). Since then such a numeration is traditionally used for contests, consisting of very hard problems only.

Contest will be running on Yandex.Contest system. Link for registration and participation.

Both contests have English statements. Registration is open till the end of the contest.

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By snarknews, history, 13 months ago, In English,

UPDATE: The form for team registration appeared. Data will be transfered to ICPC database. Teams who filled similar form for the fixed site, do not need to fill this form twice..

Teams Registration

Coordinators of sites, allowing only teams from host university already received the links to similar forms with the pre-selected site.

The 2018 ICPC Uzbekistan Subregional Contest will take place in multi-host mode at Sunday, November 11, 2018. The universities may register as sites of the 2019 ICPC Uzbekistan Subregional using this form.

Register the Site

The form for teams registration will be posted later.

P.S. Breaking news: the hosts from Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are welcome to register and participate in Uzbekistan Multi-Site Subregional. Teams from those two countries — time to join ICPC now!

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By snarknews, history, 20 months ago, translation, In English,

The Grand Prix of Azov Sea, planned for Apr 22, 2018, 11:00 Moscow Time will be official only for Division 2 teams, because significant part of Div 1 participants are on their way from ICPC World Finals in Beijing, China. Note that Division 2 competition for the GP of Moscow was not working due to technical reasons, so the Grand Prix of Azov Sea will be 18'th stage of this season (and then numbef of stages for both divisions become equal again).

For the Division 1 teams will be held unofficial Grand Prix of Azov Sea, and it will be the online selection round for the Ural Championship. Onsite part of the championship will be held at May 11-13 in Ufa, Bashkortostan. The link to the round will be put into the same place as usual official Div1 link.

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By snarknews, history, 23 months ago, translation, In English,

Traditionally, SnarkNews runs two New Year Contests.

The New Year Blitz Contest (Multiple Language Round) will start at 18:00 31.12.2017 and ends at 06:00 01.01.2018 Moscow Time. Contest consists of 12 problems. Some of those problems are based on problems, used at official or training contests in 2017. Contest rules are based on the ACM system with two important modifications.

  1. Penalty time is calculated as distance between time of first successful submit for the contestant on this problem and 0:00:00 01.01.2018, i.e. successful submissions at 23:50:00 31.12.2017 and at 0:10:00 01.01.2018 will both have penalty time 10 minutes (600 seconds).

  2. Multiple Language Round rule: If for the first successful submit for the contestant on the some problem was used the programming language, which was never used by this contestant in his previous first successful submits on other problems, contestant receives language bonus: his summary penalty time is decreased by 100 minutes (6000 seconds). Note that different implementations of the same language are counting as same language, i.e. Java 6 and Java 7 are both counted as Java, C++ 32 bit and C++11 64 bit both as C++. Additionally, C and C++ are counted as same programming language.

Contest will be running on Yandex.Contest system. Link for registration and participation.

14'th Prime New Year Contest will start at 0:00 30.12.2017 and finish at 23:59 10.01.2018 Moscow time. Traditionally, Prime New Year Contest consists of problems, which were presented at team programming contests in 2017 and never solved on the contest. For the Prime New Year contest plain ACM rules are used.

Idea of Prime Contest was first implemented by Andrey Lopatin and Nick Dourov at Summer Petrozavodsk training camp at 2003; in Russian word "Prostoj" used in meanings "prime" and "easy", so, contest was called "Prostoj contest" but was composed of extremelly hard problems, numbered with prime numbers (2,3,5 etc). Since then such a numeration is traditionally used for contests, consisting of very hard problems only.

Contest will be running on Yandex.Contest system. Link for registration and participation.

Both contests have English statements. Registration is open till the end of the contest.

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By snarknews, history, 3 years ago, In English,

List of all WF teams with IOI/CF/TC links is posted on SnarkNews. Also two special pages with TopCoder and Codeforces statistics are ready.

If anyone detected that their TC/CF nickname is not included in the list, leave a comment or the private message.

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