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2006 ACM Arab & North Africa Regional Contest

The 2006 Arab & North Africa 9th Regional Contest was hosted by Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, Nov 30 — Dec 2, 2006. All activities took place at the University except the awards ceremony which took place in the historical city of Fez.

The Participants

42 teams from 25 Universities attended the contest. Eight countries were represented: United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the host country: Morocco.

The Contest

The problem-set was made of 9 problems. All problems were solved. Problem-D (“Walk Like an Egyptian”) proved to be the easiest. Problems-C (“Wooden Blocks”) and -I (“Casting Out Nines”) were popular. Only one team attempted (successfully) to solve Problem-H (“A-to-Z”). Click here for a summary of solved problems.

The contest environment supported three programming languages: C, C++, and Java.Click here for a report on language-related statistics.

The Judges I/O

 

A. Being Smarty!

B. The Game of Tetris

C. Wooden Blocks

D. Walk Like an Egyptian

E. The Great Sahara (Take a look at the judges’ cheat-sheet)

F. Johnny Hates Number Theory

G. Minimum Spanning Tree

H. A-to-Z

I. Casting Out Nines

 

The Results

Click here for the final results, or here for the detailed results.

And the winners are…

First Place

Arab Academy for Science and Technology; Brainiacs: Ahmed Elhabashy, Moustafa Hosny, Mostafa Ezzat, Mohamed Taha (Coach)

Second Place

The American University in Cairo; AUC Challengers: Khaled Hafez, Mokhtar Khorshid, Remoun Metyas, Sherif G. Aly (Coach)

Third Place

American University of Beirut – Engineering; AUB Engineers: Hussein Al Asadi, Jad El Hage, Camille Lahoud, Hassan Artail (Coach)

Extreme Programmers

(Awarded to the team that submits the first successful run)

American University of Sharjah; Leopards 0: Hassan Muhsen, Amir Kalbasi, Abdel Same’eid Al Qaisi, Gerassimos Barlas (Coach)

Extreme Programmers

(tied with the above)

The American University in Cairo; AUC Challengers: Khaled Hafez, Mokhtar Khorshid, Remoun Metyas, Sherif G. Aly (Coach)

Steadfast Gurus

(Awarded to the team that submits the last successful run)

Institut Polytechnique ; GIPOLY: Tarik Fassali, Mariam Zrii, El Houssine Znibar, Faouzi Lakrad (Coach)

Solid Programmers

(Awarded to the team that solves the most number of problems without penalties)

Arab Academy for Science and Technology; Brainiacs: Ahmed Elhabashy, Moustafa Hosny, Mostafa Ezzat, Mohamed Taha (Coach)

Relentless Programmers

(Awarded to the team that solves a problem after the most number of wrong submissions)

Cairo University – Faculty of Computers & Information; Cairo Univ 1: Hamza Ibrahim, Mahmoud Ouda, Mostafa Ibrahim, Salwa El Gamal (Coach)

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