The 2000 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, 
     Sponsored by IBM
East Central North America Region

The 2000 ACM East Central North America
Regional Programming Contest

Final Report

November 11, 2000

The East Central North America Regional Programming Contest (ECNA RPC) was held on Saturday November 11, 2000. There were 101 teams drawn from 53 colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana (excluding the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area).

As it was difficult for some teams in the ECNA region to travel to a single site for the contest, the ECNA RPC was held as a distributed contest for the first time. There were two contest sites: The University of Cincinnati Site in Cincinnati, Ohio (22 teams) and the Case Western Reserve University Site in Cleveland, Ohio (79 teams).

We are pleased to report that the ECNA RPC was again a big success. Here are a few comments and observations:

  1. The contest consisted of 8 problems with 52 teams solving at least one problem.

  2. The maximum number of problems solved was 6 problems.

  3. You may view or download the problem sets

  4. There was one team that was disqualified. The reason is that they tried to "fork bomb" the judging machine (but was caught by our security safeguards). The matter is being brought to the attention of the team coach

  5. The contest was delayed by 45 minutes due to some technical problems at the Case Western Reserve University site

  6. You may view the final standings

Congratulations to the top 10 teams of The 2000 ECNA RPC:

Institute Team Name Number of Problems Solved Total Time (in minutes) Final Rank
University of TorontoToronto 169701
University of WaterlooWaterloo A69782
Carnegie Mellon UniversityTartans57453
University of TorontoToronto A510004
Case Western Reserve UniversityTeam B45255
University of WaterlooWaterloo B48636
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDragons32837
Ohio State UniversityOSU Scarlet36488
University of Michigan at Ann ArborMichgan Wolverines--37089
University of Michigan at Ann ArborMichgan Wolverines++378410