Updated 10:27 Nov 23 2007
Director: Brian Hare

 

 

Rules

CCSC Central Plains Region

 

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The 2008 Contest

Schedule

Registration

 

Most of the clarifications and extensions for the contest are defined in the following two documents, which are provided to each team on the day of the contest.

  1. Error Messages
  2. Notes to Teams (includes tie-breaking rules)

Additional rules are described below.

Team Composition

There must be exactly 3 students per team. However, each institution is allowed at most one team with 2 students. No more than one graduate student per team is allowed. Team members must be enrolled for at least 6 hours at their institution.

Registration Fee

There will be a $10 per student registration fee payable at the contest registration desk by cash or check (no credit cards please). This fee covers Saturday’s continental breakfast, luncheon, and programming contest for each team member.

Electronic Devices

Except for simple watches, teams may not have any electronic devices in their possession during the contest. This includes, but is not limited to, phones and other communication devices, calculators, calculator watches, PDAs, electronic translators or dictionaries, e-books, audio players/recorders, video players/recorders, scanners, and printers. Mere possession of such a device will result in immediate disqualification, regardless of whether or not it was used.

Machine-Readable Media

Teams may not possess any machine-readable electronic or magnetic media during the contest unless provided by the site explicitly for contest use. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification, regardless of intent or whether the media were actually used

Number of Problems

We are required to have at least six problems, and we will never have more than eight. The number of problems will be announced on the website a few weeks before the contest.

Reference Materials

Teams may bring any amount of printed reference material, including printouts of source code. However,

teams may not possess any machine-readable media (other than diskettes or flash drives provided by the site) during the contest. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification, regardless of intent or whether the media were actually used.

We suggest bringing a language reference manual, a good data structures and algorithms textbook, printouts of the problem statement and solution for any practice problems you worked on, and any notes you or your coach may have created.

Registration Priority

Our primary goal is to maximize the number of teams that participate in the contest.

Schools may register as many teams as they like before the registration deadline. No registrations will be allowed after the deadline; see above. Until the deadline, teams will be "accepted" in the order that they registered, up to a maximum of two teams per school, as long as space is available. Third, fourth, and higher teams from a school will always be left "pending" until after the deadline. After the deadline, if any space is available, third teams will be accepted in the order that they registered, then fourth teams will be accepted in the order that they registered, and so on.

There is no limit on the number of teams that may compete from a single institution assuming that sufficient space is available.

 

Based on procedures and materials developed for the ACM Mid-Central Regional Programming Contest.