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2003 TopCoder Open sponsord by Intel®

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All rated TopCoder members who are 18 years of age or older (as of September 2nd) and who have not been permanently suspended from participating in TopCoder Component Development projects are eligible to compete in the Component Tournament.

Those members who are eligible to compete in both the Coding Tournament of the 2003 TopCoder Open sponsored by Intel® and in the Component Tournament will be permitted to participate in both. In addition, members will be allowed to compete in both the design and development elements of the Component Tournament. However, if one member participates in Online Round 2 of both the design and development contest AND qualifies as one of the finalists in each, then the member will only be permitted to advance in one of the contests (either design or development). The following criteria will be used to determine which contest the member will advance to:

  • The member will advance to subsequent rounds of the contest according to their seed
  • If the member's seed is the same in each competition, then the member will advance to the contest in which he/she achieved a higher average score
  • If the member's average score is the same in both contests, then the member will advance to the contest in which he/she achieved a higher score for his/her level 2 component
  • If the member's level 2 component score is the same for both contests, then TopCoder will assign the member to one of the contests

Employees of TopCoder, Inc. and those involved in the production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of this tournament and their advertising or promotion agencies, parent companies, service providers, agents, officers, subsidiaries or affiliates, or any other persons or entities directly associated with the tournament and members of the immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the tournament.

About the component tournament schedule
Each contestant in an online round must submit his or her design and/or development submissions for components as scheduled (Click here for competition dates and times.). 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.