Official Rules and Regulations
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Each competition room will have a maximum of 20 coders. There will be 2 divisions. Division I is 1200 rating and up, while Division II is below 1200. The single round match room assignments will only place members of like divisions together. Any member who changes divisions as a result of a rating change will compete in their new division in the next rated event following the rating change.
About the Tournament
In the event that an SRM is being rated, all contestants who opened any problem during the round will have their algorithm rating adjusted up or down to reflect their performance, based on TopCoder's rating formula. Contestant ratings play no role in a Coder's final standing in the competition room.
Conditions of Participation
By participating in the tournament, you agree to be bound by these rules and to all decisions of TopCoder, which are final, binding and conclusive in all matters.
Contestants must not cheat; all ideas for any code and/or challenge submitted must be the contestant's alone.
Winners in each round of competition will be those competitors that win the most points in their respective rooms. All decisions relating to the viability of submissions, the ranking of submissions and all other matters pertaining to the tournament shall be within the sole discretion of TopCoder or its designee and shall be final and binding in all respects.
By participating in a tournament, a winner releases and agrees to hold harmless TopCoder, its affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents, from and against any and all liability for any loss, property damage or damage to person, including without limitation, death and injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or arising out of participation in this tournament, or participation in any tournament-related activity, or the receipt, use or misuse of a prize.
TopCoder, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Web site, the tournament process, or is otherwise in violation of the rules. TopCoder reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the tournament if it is not capable of completion as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.
TopCoder does not require assignment of winning submissions in this competition.
The match is open to all members who are at least 13 years of age.
All competitors must be registered members of TopCoder, and must have agreed to the rules on this page by the 03.02.2010 06:55 AM EST deadline.
Employees of TopCoder and those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers and sponsors), 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.
The tournament is void in whole or in part where prohibited by law.
A winners list of coder handles for all competitions will be available on the web site at http://www.topcoder.com displayed for at least 3 months after the end of the competition.
This tournament is brought to you by TopCoder, Inc., 95 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033.