waterloo black going to the finals

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2005-11-05 18:46:46

so we placed first at the regional contest, with waterloo gold coming in second place. we beat the pants off all the other teams :) final scoreboard is here.

looks like we're going to the world finals are in san antonio in april.

Posted by Crypto at 2005-11-06 22:00:06
Wow....That's so absolutely amazing Kats. I'm incredibly happy for you!
That's really something. You should be extremely proud of yourself. I'm extremely proud of you.
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Posted by Robb at 2005-11-08 18:11:21
Awesome Kats!
How do you read the scoreboard? (sorry, no time to figure it out)
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Posted by gteather at 2005-11-08 18:24:57
That's an excellent question Robb!

For each of the eight problems there are two numbers, x/y.
x is the number of times a solution was submitted
y is the minutes into the competition that a correct solution was submitted

Penalty is the sum of all y-values + some additional penalties for incorrect submissions.
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Posted by stak at 2005-11-08 18:25:19
the entry for each problem is #attempts / timeSubmitted. if timeSubmitted is "--", then it was never completed successfully. so waterloo black got problem A on their first attempt at 62 minutes into the contest, and michigan valiant didn't get problem A, but made 4 failed attempts at it.

the "solved" value is the number of problems solved successfully, and the "penalty" value is the sum of all the submission time values, plus 20 penalty minutes for each failed attempt (i.e. 20 * (#attempts - 1) for each problem successfully completed).
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Posted by gteather at 2005-11-08 19:11:37
Beaten by 22 seconds! :-O
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Posted by Crypto at 2005-11-08 19:27:50
Ohh. Maybe my arch nemesis's server is 22 seconds closer to Redmond. Then he wouldn't be slow, he'd be exactly the same as Greg.
I probably shouldn't help out my arch nemesis though. :)
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Posted by Robb at 2005-11-08 20:38:41
I'd say kats' post has at least 22 seconds worth of extra value in it (most notably the exact penalty for an incorrect submission). Sorry Greg.
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Posted by Crypto at 2005-11-09 13:16:42
Very true.
I think greg deserves the 20 * number of attempts at a correct solution penalty
so that adds 20 seconds to his clock.
Plus server time delay. That's at least a 2 second penalty.
Kats ftw.
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Posted by Anonymouse at 2005-11-17 18:32:19
Congratulations Kats. Now show those Chinese & Russian communists in the World finals who's boss =)
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