|The USACO's flagship tournament,
THE U S OPEN, will be held on two sets of
* FOR USA STUDENTS: All entries will be proctored on Thursday,
April 11 at a time of your choice.
* FOR non-USA STUDENTS: The tournament will open not too late on
Friday, April 12 and run through Monday, April 15.
This is a FIVE HOUR tournament. USA entries will require a proctor.
USA STUDENTS ONLY
Each USA student who enters the U S Open on Thursday, April 11, will
require a proctor -- an adult who will vouch that all rules were followed
during the five hours of the contest. This adult might be: a teacher, a
parent, an older sibling, a neighbor, a librarian, or anyone else who can
convince me that they are trustworthy.
ALL PROCTORS MUST REGISTER at http://ace.delos.com/uscogate. They
should have the Nickname "proctor". They should also send email to me at
email@example.com with 35 words (or so) about themselves. I will then
validate their "proctor" status in the database. I will, potentially randomly,
ask some proctors to phone me toll-free for a 60 second voice conversation.
STUDENTS should make sure their proctor has registered. Students will not
be able to start the contest without a valid proctor as I am going to send
the proctors a special "proctor validation" word that each student must
submit in order to begin the contest. Registration on the day of the
contest will be harried and difficult -- please do not wait until Thursday
to acquire a proctor or you might miss out altogether.
I am anticipating that this will be the biggest
contest ever. The coaches