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Important Dates

Registration Starts
Monday, July 25th

Qualification Round
Monday, August 22nd

Championship Round
Friday, September 23rd
$155,000 in
Cash Prizes!

1st Place - $10,000
2nd to 10th Place - $5,000
11th to 25th Place - $2,500
26th to 50th Place - $1,000
51st to 100th Place - $750

Qualification Rounds
The top 100 scorers from each problem set presented during the Qualification Round will be eligible to compete in Round 1 of the Code Jam 2005.

Round Date and Time* # of Participants # of Advancers
Qualification Round Noon, August 22, 2005
Noon, August 23, 2005
All eligible members 500
*NOTE: All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Online Elimination Rounds
Everyone who advances to an online round must log in to the TopCoder Competition Arena no later than ten minutes prior to the start of the round. All start times will be communicated as Eastern Daylight Time. If a coder does not participate, for any reason, in an online round he/she has advanced to, it will be treated as an automatic loss in that round of competition.

Round Date and Time* # of Participants # of Advancers
Online Round 1 August 29, 2005
Register: 6:00 PM
START: 9:00 PM
500 250
Online Round 2 September 1, 2005
START: 9:00 PM
250 100
NOTE: All times are Eastern Daylight Time. In the event that an online round must be cancelled for any reason, the "raindate" will be the following day at the same time.

Onsite Championship Round
Up to 100 coders will compete in the Championship Round being held onsite at Google's headquarters. Each finalist must be present at Google's headquarters to compete in the onsite finals.

Round Date and Time* # of Participants # of Advancers
Championship Round September 23, 2005
100 n/a
*NOTE: All times are Eastern Daylight Time. The time of the onsite round is subject to change.

To find out more detailed information about the Google Code Jam 2005, including a list of the prizes, please read the Terms and Conditions.
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