Congratulations to our 2006 site champions,
CIA from University of Auckland. In the 2007
World Finals in Tokyo on March 15th they solved 6 problems
(only 2 teams in the world solved more) and finished 11th
out of 88 teams.
Here is what they had to say after the contest:
"Before the contest, we had
a brief look around Tokyo and spent a day at Disney
Sea. IBM arranged some cultural activities for us, learning
about Anime and Origami. For me, the highlight of the
contest was debugging a problem using paper and calculator
so as not to stop the other two working on their problem.
At the celebration afterwards, I enjoyed watching the
organisers get robbed by a Scandinavian professional
"It was great to experience
a different culture while staying in one of the nicest
hotels in the area. The hosts of the competition organised
great events to pass the time, and the food was excellent.
My highlight, apart from the contest itself, would be
playing with Duplo with Andrew and the local kids."
"The trip this year was an awesome
experience, with the best part being, of course, the
5 hour contest. Our team managed to combine our separate
skills to near perfection. After one early solved problem,
and three in the middle of the contest, we had each
been involved in at least 2 of the solved problems.
It was then very exciting as we alternated using the
computer every 2 minutes to solve 2 more problems in
the last 15 minutes to get us to the bronze
medal position. We came out of the contest happy
that we had finished everything we had tried, and a
bronze medal was a great way to cap it off."
"I am very proud of these students.
They worked very hard over two years of intense training
to get the high ranking achieved this year."
that ACM do not follow the Olympic model in awarding
medals. The top 4 teams are given gold, teams 5 to 8
silver and teams 9 to 12 bronze.
[Top of page]
Site Maintained By:Phil