
Match Editorial 
SRM 91May 22, 2002
Room 1 Review
Coding Phase
SRM 91 began in the usual manner in Room One:
dmwright
opted to begin work on the Level
2 problem, while everyone else chose to begin with the Level 1 problem.
ZorbaTHut
drew
first blood, coming up with a 239.34point submission in only six minutes
(the highest DivisionI / Level 1 score of the match).
This was followed shortly by NDBronson,
John Dethridge,
ambrose,
qubits,
venco,
kv, and
evd,
in descending order of points earned. The time at this point was
15 minutes into the contest, everyone had submitted the Level 1 problem except
dmwright, and everyone was working on the Level 2 problem.
The first to submit a solution for the Level 2 problem was, of course,
dmwright,
for 511.44 points and the lead. dmwright then went on to look at the Level 3
problem, while ZorbaTHut and NDBronson submitted their solutions for the Level
2 problem. NDBronson spent only a few seconds less time on the Level 2 problem
than dmwright, giving him a very slight edge. The next Level 2 submissions were
from kv, venco, qubits, and John Dethridge. For some reason ambrose took an
eightminute hiatus between submitting the Level 1 problem and opening the Level
2 problem, so although his submission was much later, he earned approximately the
same amount of points as dmwright and NDBronson.
dmwright was first to submit a solution for the Level 3 problem, having started it
almost 10 minutes before anyone else, for 649.78 points. Shortly thereafter evd
submitted his Level 2 solution. The next submission was dmwright's 250, for
237.05 points, followed shortly by NDBronson's Level 3 submission for 622.00
points and venco's Level 3 submission for 644.00 points. Things were quiet for
the remaining 15 minutes of the Coding Phase, except for qubits Level 3 submission
for 472.09 points with 4 seconds remaining on the clock.
At the end of the Coding Phase, the scores were:
 dmwright  1398.27
 NDBronson  1375.02
 venco  1308.89
 qubits  1116.76
 ambrose  745.33
 ZorbaTHut  717.83
 kv  676.63
 John Dethridge  642.33
 evd  596.73
Challenge Phase and System Phase
The Challenge Phase was particularly uneventful. Presuming from the lateness
of qubits's submission that it was incorrect, venco unsuccessfully challenged
it with a timeout case at the 13second mark. Nothing else happened for the
remainder of the contest.
The System Test Phase was even more uneventful. Not a single solution failed.
The winners in Room One in this match earned their place solely through raw coding prowess.
The final scores were thus:
 dmwright  1398.27
 NDBronson  1375.02
 venco  1258.89
 qubits  1116.76
 ambrose  745.33
 ZorbaTHut  717.83
 kv  676.63
 John Dethridge  642.33
 evd  596.73
Room One Log
9:00:02 PM  ZorbaTHut opens the Level One problem
9:00:03 PM  venco opens the Level One problem
9:00:05 PM  dmwright opens the Level Two problem
9:00:06 PM  kv opens the Level One problem
9:00:07 PM  qubits opens the Level One problem
9:00:40 PM  NDBronson opens the Level One problem
9:00:44 PM  John Dethridge opens the Level One problem
9:02:54 PM  ambrose opens the Level One problem
9:05:31 PM  evd opens the Level One problem
9:06:04 PM  ZorbaTHut submits the Level One problem for 239.34 points
9:06:12 PM  ZorbaTHut opens the Level Two problem
9:07:18 PM  NDBronson submits the Level One problem for 237.26 points
9:08:02 PM  John Dethridge submits the Level One problem for 234.82 points
9:08:27 PM  John Dethridge opens the Level Two problem
9:08:36 PM  qubits submits the Level One problem for 230.09 points
9:08:44 PM  qubits opens the Level Two problem
9:09:33 PM  NDBronson opens the Level Two problem
9:09:40 PM  venco submits the Level One problem for 225.26 points
9:09:58 PM  venco opens the Level Two problem
9:10:47 PM  kv submits the Level One problem for 220.51 points
9:10:55 PM  ambrose submits the Level One problem for 232.09 points
9:11:12 PM  kv opens the Level Two problem
9:14:39 PM  evd submits the Level One problem for 227.38 points
9:14:55 PM  evd opens the Level Two problem
9:15:46 PM  dmwright submits the Level Two problem for 511.44 points
9:16:05 PM  dmwright opens the Level Three problem
9:18:29 PM  ambrose opens the Level Two problem
9:24:39 PM  ZorbaTHut submits the Level Two problem for 478.49 points
9:24:47 PM  ZorbaTHut opens the Level Three problem
9:24:54 PM  NDBronson submits the Level Two problem for 515.76 points
9:26:18 PM  NDBronson opens the Level Three problem
9:31:39 PM  kv submits the Level Two problem for 456.12 points
9:31:57 PM  venco submits the Level Two problem for 439.63 points
9:32:15 PM  kv opens the Level Three problem
9:32:28 PM  venco opens the Level Three problem
9:33:17 PM  qubits submits the Level Two problem for 414.58 points
9:33:23 PM  qubits opens the Level Three problem
9:33:47 PM  John Dethridge submits the Level Two problem for 407.51 points
9:34:02 PM  ambrose submits the Level Two problem for 513.24 points
9:34:16 PM  John Dethridge opens the Level Three problem
9:34:48 PM  ambrose opens the Level Three problem
9:39:48 PM  dmwright submits the Level Three problem for 649.78 points
9:40:14 PM  dmwright opens the Level One problem
9:45:01 PM  evd submits the Level Two problem for 369.35 points
9:45:15 PM  evd opens the Level Three problem
9:46:57 PM  dmwright submits the Level One problem for 237.05 points
9:52:00 PM  NDBronson submits the Level Three problem for 622.00 points
9:56:36 PM  venco submits the Level Three problem for 644.00 points
10:14:56 PM  qubits submits the Level Three problem for 472.09 points
10:20:13 PM  venco challenges qubits on the Level Three problem unsuccessfully