ACM South Pacific Competition (15th Sept 1998)
Waikato University entered four teams and placed highly in the rankings. One of the first year teams correctly completed four problems. The third year team solved three problems, with the other two first year teams solving one and two problems respectively. The winner was an Australian team with five problems solved. South pacific ACM competition
New Zealand Competition (10th Oct 1998)
Local teams entered:
Nameless 3+ Elaine Chiu, James Dunwoody, Joscha Bach X 3+ Perry, Matthew and Jonathan eGad! 2 Geoff Thornburrow, Andrew Revell, Dana Mckay C_star 1 Jun Fan, He Yuan, Pen Pang Kruger 1 Malcolm, Phillip and Tracy L33t doodz 1 Nicolas, Craig and Relihan VSF 1 Jarrod, Gerard and Nathan Sits & Giggles 1 Stephen Heise, Christopher Thompson, Ashley Seabright Um 1 (send me your names!)The Waikato site of the New Zealand programming competition started at 12:00.08, a whole 8 seconds late. It was a flying start from the finish with a lineup of eager programmers waiting beside the questions....
note: The Auckland site started about an hour late because they had troubles running both Java and C/C++. Once again, say "Yay! for Linux" :-)
C_star were the first to score, followed closely by eGad! A few teams solved a few easy 5 point questions, then Um lept to the front by solving a 50 pointer. eGad! quickly countered with a 50 point question to take the lead. Kruger solved two 50 point questions in quick succession and looked like they were going to take the competition. The judge announced "1 minute to go". Surely no one could take Kruger now... unfortunately for the Kruger team, with 40 seconds to go Nameless entered the race by submitting a 150 point question, which was correct!
Congratulations to Elaine, James and Joscha for taking first place at the Waikato site. This team is composed of two 4th year students and a 5th year student (Joscha).
The runner's up were a first year team. Congratulations to Malcolm Ware, Phillip Voyle and Tracy Briscoe.
For more pictures of the day have a look here.
All teams solved at least two questions, and a fun day was had by all. The national results aren't finalised yet, but two teams in Auckland got 350 and 250 points. It looks like Nameless came 3rd in New Zealand.
Nameless 205.0 (100.0%) Kruger 105.0 ( 51.2%) eGad! 85.0 ( 41.5%) L33t_DOOdz 75.0 ( 36.6%) X 65.0 ( 31.7%) Um 55.0 ( 26.8%) VSF 15.0 ( 7.3%) Sits_Giggles 15.0 ( 7.3%) C_star 10.0 ( 4.9%)
Teamname | a b c d e g h i j k m n o p q s t u ========================================================== Nameless | X X X X | X X X X eGad! | X X X X Kruger | X X X L33t_DOOdz | X X X X VSF | X X X Sits_Giggles | X X X C_star | X X Um | X X
Here is a conversion of the 1998 questions from Word to HTML. Note how badly it does it :-)
Here are the input judging datafiles. These are what broke your submissions...
The nine teams submitted 139 entries during five hours. That's about one every two minutes. Here are all the submissions during the competition.
When you select a link you can see by the URL the classification. These include Correct, Wrong output, Time limit exceeded, and Incorrect output format.
The number represents the number of lines of code.
Thanks to Bill Rogers for all his help on the day, including judging, formatting and finding the solution to problem T. Thanks also to Andrew Donkin who organised the accounts, the printing, controlled the cell phone, checked the fax, and solved all the incidental problems (of which there were very few).
Thanks to Mark Apperley for the prizes and the food. T-shirts were awarded to the winners and the runners-up. The T-shirts said "Waikato University Programming Competition", with the winning team getting the extra word "Winner" appended.