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Date Registration Start
03.19.2011
09:00 AM EDT 12:02 PM EDT
Single Round Match 500

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Total Prize Purse of $5,000 !!!

Single Round Match Description
  • 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 challenge is prohibited by applicable law.
  • Rating changes go into effect in next participated rated event
  • For a complete guide to competing in a Single Round Match, read the Algorithm Competition Guide
Eligibility:
  • Any TopCoder member in good standing, who is at least 13 years of age, may compete in this competition.
  • 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 challenge is prohibited by applicable law.
  • In the event that any member who is ineligible to receive prizes places in a position in which they would receive a prize, they will be asked to pick a charity to which to donate their prize. In the event that the member does not pick a charity, TopCoder will pick a charity to which the ineligible member's prize will be paid.


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