The ACM-ICPC Central Europe Regional Contest ended with the University of Warsaw team in the second place, qualifying to the world finals.


The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is the oldest, the biggest and the most prestigious programming competition. Students from all around the world contend for the championship. To get to the finals, they have to make it through the university, national and regional contests.


The Warsaw University team won the competition in Poland. The regional contest drew the 78 best teams from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.


– This year’s edition saw a very good performance of teams for the University of Zagreb. The title of the Collegiate Central European Champion in Programming went to the team of brilliant Croatian students who solved ten problems – reports professor Krzysztof Diks, an experienced coach of university programming contestants.


The second place went to the team from the University of Warsaw: Kamil Dębowski, Błażej Magnowski and Marek Sommer, who solved eight problems. This paved the way for the 21st qualification of the University of Warsaw team to the world finals in a row – no other university can boast such achievement.


– Central Europe is among the strongest regions in the team programming competitions, that is why as many as five teams made it to the finals, this time taking place in Morocco. As each university may be represented by only one team, the teams number 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 from among the top eight will qualify for the finals – explains professor Krzysztof Diks.


TOP 10 ranking

1. University of Zagreb (Stjepan Glavina, Ivan Katanic, Gustav Matula), 10 tasks

2. University of Warsaw (Kamil Dębowski, Błażej Magnowski i Marek Sommer), 8 tasks

3. University of Wroclaw (Bartłomiej Dudek, Maciej Dulęba, Mateusz Gołębiewski), 7 tasks

4. University of Zagreb (Mislav Balunović, Ivica Kicic, Marin Tomić), 7 tasks

5. University of Warsaw (Paweł Kura, Bartosz Tarnawski, Kamil Żyła), 7 tasks

6. University of Warsaw (Wojciech Nadara, Grzegorz Prusak, Marcin Smulewicz), 7 tasks

7. Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Piotr Bejda, Grzegorz Guśpiel, Michał Seweryn), 7 tasks

8. Charles University in Prague (Filip Hlásek, Miroslav Olšák, Štěpán Šimsa), 7 tasks

9. University of Zagreb (Matija Milišić, Antun Razum, Tomislav Tunković), 6 tasks

10. University of Warsaw (Karol Farbiś, Krzysztof Pszeniczny, Marek Sokołowski), 6 tasks

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