TCO18 Algorithm Rounds are beginning April 21, 2018. This year the rules are different.
Previously, we had 3 online rounds, followed by an onsite semifinal and finals to decide the TCO18 Algorithm champion. This year, there will 4 online rounds and yes the good news is the number of finalists has been increased to 16.
Check out this visual as it will help you understand the new format.
The Algorithm Byes or Automatic Berths
Automatic Berths – The 250 members who have the highest algorithm competition rating as of Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00 UTC -4, and who fulfil all of the following criteria will receive an automatic berth into Round 2:
- Competed in at least one rated Topcoder SRM in 2017/2018.
- Competed in a total of at least three (3) rated Topcoder Algorithm events as a member at any time.
- Meet all other Algorithm Competition and Tournament eligibility criteria.
In case there’s a tie for an automatic berth into Round 2, each member who is tied will receive an automatic berth.
Competitors receiving an Automatic Berth are not permitted to compete in the qualification rounds.
SRM 733 is scheduled to be held on April 14th and it will give you a chance to move up the ranks to get an automatic qualification into Round 2.
Cutoff rating from the last few years:
|Year||Byes #||Cutoff rating|
If we look at the community members who have been actively participating in last 3 months – the cutoff rating would lie somewhere between 1600-1800.
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