Oct. 13-16, 2006 :
Our first contest will be the three hour USACO Qualification Exam.
Only those who wish to move up from their current competition level
need take this exam. Its scores will be used only for qualifying
-- they will not be used for determination of national champions,
invitations to travel camps, etc. If you wish, use it to expand
your horizons with absolutely no penalties. It is of slightly unusual
format since it must cover multiple levels of competitors.
The tasks and scoring are anticipated to facilitate placement of
competitors at the proper level. By no means will all competitors
will solve all problems. It is possible (after subsequent contests)
to be invited to move down a division if it is clear that the
contestant is miss assigned.