Waikato University
Programming Competition 1997


Results


Congratulations to the winning undergraduate team, X! Team X consisted of:

  • Jonathan Purvis, 2nd Year
  • Matthew Browne, 2nd Year
  • Perry Lorier, 1st Year
  • These three did really well solving one 150 point question, two 50 point questions and two 15 point questions. They submitted two incorrect solutions (this accounts for the 0.7 point difference). The next competition for this team will be the New Zealand competition in 4 weeks time. I can't wait to see how they perform.

    The only third year team to enter was AC. AC's team members were Elaine Chiu, Frances Kuo and James Dunwoody. This was a great effort!

    The highest scoring fourth year team was IPH. IPH consisted of Peter Naulls, Geoffrey Khoo and Kevin Richards. Congratulations, another great score.

    Scores

    Teamname Year Points % of Maximum
    Saurs 5+ 491.7 (100.0%)
    Greypower 5+ 429.3 (87.3%)
    X 2 279.3 (56.8%)
    IPH 4 179.7 (36.5%)
    AC 3 155.3 (31.6%)
    geekgirls 4 80.0 (16.3%)
    loslocos 2 58.7 (11.9%)
    meranti 4 50.0 (10.2%)
    Chaos 2 44.0 (8.9%)
    wombles 4 30.0 (6.1%)
    friday 2 14.3 (2.9%)

    The Problems

  • A. Increasing Numbers (15 Points)
  • B. Caesar Cyphers (15 Points)
  • C. Wondrous Numbers (15 Points)
  • D. Spooky Codes (15 Points)
  • E. Big Numbers (50 Points)
  • F. Standard Dates (50 Points)
  • G. Videocrypt (50 Points)
  • H. ID Codes (50 Points)
  • I. Calculator Language (150 Points)
  • J. Triangular Vertices (150 Points)
  • K. Moth Eradication (150 Points)
  • Problems Completed (& lines of code)

    Problem
    Teamname A B C D E F G H I J K
    Saurs 88 81 81 122 111 74 188 179
    Greypower 72 52 94 73 198 188
    X 39 40 124 63 137
    IPH 36 37 211
    AC 42 56 30 81 174 79
    geekgirls 53 58 179
    loslocos 47 68 42 47
    meranti 156
    Chaos 33 23 57
    wombles 37 131
    friday 59

    Team score timeline

    Here are the progressive results for each of the teams. The horizontal scale is the number of minutes from the start of the competition, the vertical scale is the score.

    Grads vs. Staff

    The big contest of the day was between the Saurs and Greypower. The Saurs team were the three Ph.D. students Len Trigg, Richard Littin and David McWha. Three lecturers composed the Greypower team; Bill Rogers, Mark Utting and Tony McGregor.

    Who was going to win? No one seemed game to make a prediction :-)

    After five grueling hours of sweat and tears, with the lead changing six times, the Saurs were finally victorious. Well done to both teams!




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