Instructions

-- November 2009 Elite Contest ---------------------------------------

The season's first big contest starts Friday (tomorrow) and runs
through Monday. Login at

               http://contest.usaco.org

The contest is scheduled for three hours and is open to all competitors
(pre-university, university, or post-university).

Read the rules at the contest site if you've never read them.

Preliminary results should be available Tuesday; final results will
probably be available on Thursday at

       http://ace.delos.com/NOV09results

First-timers should consider doing the 'test' program from the USACO
training pages at http://train.usaco.org (to reinforce I/O skills)
before trying the real contest (really -- this is not an idle
suggestion).

GOLD Competitors:
   Three problems are presented for solution within three hours.

SILVER Competitors:
   Three problems are presented for solution within three hours.
   If you do the contest before Monday, believe you made a perfect
   score, and wish to move to the GOLD division, email me.

BRONZE Competitors:
   Three problems are presented for solution within three hours.
   If you do the contest before Monday, believe you made a perfect
   score, and wish to move to the SILVER division, email me. Brush
   up on recursion and the 'queue' data structure if you're looking
   for a perfect score.

This is the first of six contests this year that count towards the
USACO season champion and invitations to the USA Invitational
Computing Olympiad.