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April 11, 2018 Upcoming for TCO18 and the Algorithm Competition

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
2017 250 1783
2016 250 1917
2015 250 2005
2014 251 1991
2013 200 2079
2012 202 2138
2011 200 2145
2010 200 2064

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.
Subscribe to the events calendar to keep yourself updated about TCO18 Algorithm  Rounds.
Subscribe to the Data Science and Competitive Programming Newsletter to receive SRM and TCO Rounds reminders.
 


Harshit Mehta

Sr. Community Evangelist



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