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Woburn Challenge Online Round 4

by Alex on Mar 20, 2017 - 3:46:59 am UTC
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Are you ready for the last round of the year? To be eligible for prizes, you must be a Canadian high school student, and must have completed this year's registration form (woburnchallenge.com/register) even if you have participated last year. However, everyone else is welcome to participate as an observer. Remember that this is the final online round which can help you and your school secure a position at our invitational finals in May!

2016-17 Online Round 4

When: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Where: The PEG Judge interface (wcipeg.com/contests)
Format: 2 divisions, 3 hours, 4 problems, infinite submissions, and live feedback.
Prizes:
  • Top 3 Junior division winners: $50, $25, $25
  • Top 5 Senior division winners: $200, $100, $50, $50, $50
Full format and rules can be found at: woburnchallenge.com/contest
For more details, visit woburnchallenge.com. For questions, email [email protected].

Finally, please forward this to your friends (especially at other schools) who are interested in computer programming -- we want to get more students involved!

Good luck and enjoy the problems!

Woburn Challenge round 3 results are now available

by Alex on Feb 28, 2017 - 2:57:15 am UTC
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Thank you for joining us for round 2 of this year’s Woburn Challenge! Problems, solutions, and test data are now posted here.

This contest proved to be one of our toughest yet, with the third problem of the senior division proven to be especially perplexing due to its ad-hoc nature. You may also have noticed that we decided to provide a kick to the junior division’s difficulty. The reason of course, is to keep all of you (even juniors!) on your toes and habitually challenged!

The senior division prizewinners are:
  • Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($200)
  • Joey Yu of Thornhill Secondary School ($100)
  • William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($50)
  • Leo Feng of Vincent Massey Secondary School ($50)
  • Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50)
The junior division prizewinners are:
  • Arsh Raza of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($50)
  • Justin Pu of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($25)
  • Henning Jiang of Vincent Massey Secondary School ($25)
Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out. Remember to keep on practicing, since we still have many prizes in the remaining online round, as well as the invitational finals!

Woburn Challenge Online Round 3

by Alex on Feb 15, 2017 - 6:45:16 am UTC
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Edit: The contest is over! Many thanks to all of you who participated. The questions have been cloned to the main judge. We will be posting prizewinners and analyses to all of the problems shortly. Check here, as well as our website periodically! Feel free to submit to them for practice while we work on publishing results and analyses. Note that J3 and S1 are the same question, as are J4 and S2. Thus, submissions to J3/J4 are not moved over and junior competitors will have to resubmit them to S1/S2 on the main judge.

Problems: J1, J2, J3/S1, J4/S2, S3, S4

Hope all of you had a restful holiday, because Woburn Challenge is back for round 3! To be eligible for prizes, you must be a Canadian high school student, and must have completed this year's registration form (woburnchallenge.com/register) even if you have participated last year! However, everyone else is welcome to participate as an observer. If you did not participate in round 1 and 2, it's not too late to sign up now!

2016-17 Online Round 3

When: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Where: The PEG Judge interface (wcipeg.com/contests)
Format: 2 divisions, 3 hours, 4 problems, infinite submissions, and live feedback.
Prizes:
  • Top 3 Junior division winners: $50, $25, $25
  • Top 5 Senior division winners: $200, $100, $50, $50, $50
Full format and rules can be found at: woburnchallenge.com/contest
For more details, visit woburnchallenge.com. For questions, email [email protected].

Finally, please forward this to your friends (especially at other schools) who are interested in computer programming -- we want to get more students involved!

Good luck and enjoy the problems!

Woburn Challenge round 2 results are now available!

by Alex on Dec 12, 2016 - 1:03:33 am UTC
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Thank you for joining us for round 2 of this year’s Woburn Challenge! Problems, solutions, and test data are now posted here.

As you could probably tell, we are cranking up the difficulty as the 2016-17 contest season progresses. While we expect you to be constantly practicing, we are also working to improve the contest experience from our end. In particular, we are aware that the judge was slow to provide live feedback due to the quantity of submissions being queued. In future rounds, improvements to the site and server will be made to help prevent this issue.

The senior division prizewinners are:
  • Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($200)
  • William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($100)
  • Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($50)
  • Zixiang Zhou of University Heights Public School ($50)
  • Andrew Lin of University Hill Secondary School ($50)
The junior division prizewinners are:
  • Allan Xu of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50)
  • Justin Pu of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($25)
  • William Fung of Richmond Hill High School ($25)
Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out. Remember that we will have many prizes in the remaining rounds of the year, so keep on practicing!

Woburn Challenge Online Round 2

by Alex on Nov 30, 2016 - 11:11:26 pm UTC
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Edit: The contest is over! Many thanks to all of you who participated. The questions have been cloned to the main judge. We will be posting prizewinners and analyses to all of the problems shortly. Check here, as well as our website periodically! Feel free to submit to them for practice while we work on publishing results and analyses. Note that J3 and S1 are the same question, as are J4 and S2. Thus, submissions to J3/J4 are not moved over and junior competitors will have to resubmit them to S1/S2 on the main judge.

Problems: J1, J2, J3/S1, J4/S2, S3, S4

This year's Woburn Challenge is back for round 2! A reminder that this year's online contests are running on Sundays! To be eligible for prizes, you must complete this year's registration form (see woburnchallenge.com/register) even if you have participated last year. If you have an existing PEG Judge username, you can continue using it. All Canadian high school students are eligible for prizes (you must be first registered through the aforementioned website), but everyone with a PEG Judge account is welcome to participate. If you did not participate in round 1, it's not too late to sign up and participate!

2016-17 Online Round 2

When: Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Where: The PEG Judge interface (wcipeg.com/contests)
Format: 2 divisions, 3 hours, 4 problems, infinite submissions, and live feedback.
Prizes:
  • Top 3 Junior division winners: $50, $25, $25
  • Top 5 Senior division winners: $200, $100, $50, $50, $50
Full format and rules can be found at: woburnchallenge.com/contest
For more details, visit woburnchallenge.com. For questions, email [email protected].

Finally, please forward this to your friends (especially at other schools) who are interested in computer programming -- we want to get more students involved!

Good luck and enjoy the problems!

Woburn Challenge round 1 results are now available!

by Alex on Oct 20, 2016 - 3:27:55 pm UTC
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Thank you for joining us in this year’s Woburn Challenge, new and returning participants alike! Hopefully, the spooky problems of this round were able to jitter your programming prowess back into shape for the upcoming contest season. Problems, solutions, and test data are now posted here.

The senior division prizewinners are:
  • Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($200)
  • Victor Rong of Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute ($100)
  • William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($50)
  • Andrew Lin of University Hill Secondary School ($50)
  • Arielle Shannon of University of Toronto Schools ($50)
The junior division prizewinners are:
  • Allan Xu of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50)
  • Anish Mahto of Turner Fenton Secondary School ($25)
  • Joey Zhong of University of Toronto Schools ($25)
Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out. Remember that we will have many prizes in the remaining rounds of the year, so keep on practicing!

Woburn Challenge 2016-17 Online Round 1

by Alex on Oct 04, 2016 - 6:21:28 am UTC
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Edit: The contest is over! Many thanks to all of you who participated. The questions have been cloned to the main judge. We will be posting prizewinners and analyses to all of the problems shortly. Check here, as well as our website periodically! Feel free to submit to them for practice while we work on publishing results and analyses. Note that J3 and S1 are the same question, as are J4 and S2. Thus, submissions to J3/J4 are not moved over and junior competitors will have to resubmit them to S1/S2 on the main judge.

Problems: J1, J2, J3/S1, J4/S2, S3, S4

The Woburn Challenge is back for the 2016-17 school year! We've awarded thousands of dollars in prizes last year and are excited to do it again this year.

Our 1st online contest will take place on a Sunday this time! To be eligible for prizes, you must complete this year's registration form (see woburnchallenge.com/register) even if you have participated last year. If you have an existing PEG Judge username, you can continue using it. All Canadian high school students are eligible for prizes (you must be first registered through the aforementioned website), but everyone with a PEG Judge account is welcome to participate.

2016-17 Online Round 1

When: Sunday, October 16th, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Where: The PEG Judge interface (wcipeg.com/contests)
Format: 2 divisions, 3 hours, 4 problems, infinite submissions, and live feedback.
Prizes:
  • Top 3 Junior division winners: $50, $25, $25
  • Top 5 Senior division winners: $200, $100, $50, $50, $50
Full format and rules can be found at: woburnchallenge.com/contest
For more details, visit woburnchallenge.com. For questions, email [email protected].

Finally, please forward this to your friends (especially at other schools) who are interested in computer programming -- we want to get more students involved!

Good luck and enjoy the problems!

CCO 2016 Problems Added

by Alex on May 14, 2016 - 9:57:47 pm UTC
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Woburn Challenge Finals Results

by Alex on May 07, 2016 - 3:37:23 am UTC
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Thank you all who joined us for the Woburn Challenge 2015-16 on-site finals this afternoon! After an unbelievably tight race, Richmond Green Secondary School managed to edge out the valiant competition from Don Mills Collegiate Institute (by a mere 1 point within the last 6 minutes of the contest!) to ultimately secure 1st place in the senior division. Meanwhile, Thornhill Secondary School clinched their own champion spot in the junior division. Though this was arguably our toughest contest of the year, we still believe that there was something there for everyone.

The contest problems have been cloned to the main judge: J1, J2, J3/S1, J4/S2, J5/S3, S4, S5.
Problems, solutions, and test data will be posted shortly to this page.

The senior division prizewinners are:
  • Bill Zheng, Josh Jung, and Henry Gao of Richmond Green Secondary School ($250)
  • Timothy Li, Patrick Au, and Kevin Wang of Don Mills Collegiate Institute ($200)
  • Jason Yuen and William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($150)
  • Jason Kuo and Robert Cummings of A. Y. Jackson Secondary School ($75)
The junior division prizewinners are:
  • Max Li and Alexander Kursell of Thornhill Secondary School ($150)
  • Kevin Wang and Saswata Gupta of Glenforest Secondary School ($100)
  • Alexander Shah and Callum Moseley of Richmond Hill High School ($75)
Congratulations! We would love to hear your feedback about how to improve for next year, so please send them to [email protected] That said, we hope you enjoyed the last round of the season and look forward to bringing you many more exciting challenges in the years to come!

Woburn Challenge round 4 results are now available!

by Alex on Apr 13, 2016 - 2:14:15 am UTC
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What a great first year of the Woburn Challenge relaunch! Thank you to everyone for participating in the online contests and helping us revive this meaningful computer science tradition. We hope you found our problems to be both fun and challenging. For the future, we hope to incorporate all the feedback you have sent us to make these challenges an even more engaging experience. Finally, we ask you to please help spread the word about the contest during the next season.

Click here for full results to the contest. Problems, solutions, and test data are now available here.

The senior division prizewinners for this round are:
  • Timothy Li of Don Mills Collegiate Institute ($200)
  • Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($100)
  • Ahmed Sabie of Glenforest Secondary School ($50)
  • Jeffrey Xiao of University of Toronto Schools ($50)
  • Bill Zheng of Richmond Green Secondary School ($50)
The junior division prizewinners for this round are:
  • Max Li of Thornhill Secondary School ($50)
  • John Phillips of Lisgar Collegiate Institute ($25)
  • Alexander Kursell of Thornhill Secondary School ($25)
Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out. Remember that we will have many prizes in the finals as well as for next year, so keep on practicing!

Students who have qualified their schools for the final on-site round on Friday May 6th, will receive an email shortly with instructions. Teacher contacts listed by these students will be sent instructions on registration, and students should confirm with their teachers.