|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 April 28 with a 'make up' day of April
29 at a time of your choice. Note that some USA students
live in foreign countries and attend 'American Schools' and the like. Any
USA citizen or current resident who wishes to be considered for USACO
training camp must have a proctor.
FOR non-USA STUDENTS and those USA students who do not
wish to attend USACO training camp: The tournament will open early on
Thursday, April 29 and run through May 2.
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 April 28, 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,
parent, an older sibling, a neighbor, a librarian, or anyone else who can
convince me that they are trustworthy.
ALL PROCTORS MUST REGISTER at
should have the Nickname
"proctor". They should also send email to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org with 35 words (or so) about themselves. I will
validate their "proctor" status in the database. I will, potentially
ask some proctors to phone me toll-free for a 60 second voice
STUDENTS should make sure their proctor has registered. Students will
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
are working hard on the problems (two divisions!) and look forward to this
event to crown the U S Open programming champion in addition to providing
final input for choosing attendees at this year's USACO Training Camp in