2023 ICPC South Central USA Regional Contest - Big South

The 2023 South Central USA Regional was February 24th, 2024.

Informations about Contest:


The Big South South Central USA ICPC Programming contest was February 24th, 2024. Teams competed at the following sites:

For the second straight year South Central USA, Southeast USA and MId-Atlantic regions banded together to compete as the Big South. Each region used the same problem set, combined judging and the same start and stop times. As last year we provided Division I and Division II (Division II has a less challenging problem set and is intended for first time teams). The Highest finishing team in each region will advance to the NAC. The remaining wildcards will go to the highest finishing teams from the joint scoreboard that were not already going.

Here are links to the Kattis results:

Kattis was used as the contest control system.

Congratulations to the teams moving on to NAC:

Here are the Judges slides from the contests:

Here are the problem sets from the contests:

Calendar of important dates:

January 27, 2024
January 28, 2024
Last day to enter T-Shirt sizes
February 16, 2024
Last day to register for Regional
February 24, 2024
2023 ICPC SCUSA Regional Programming Contest

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Contest Day Timeline

Opening Ceremonies Contest Image Info:
Practice Contest
Rules Review
Local Announcements
Regional Contest
Coaches Roundtable
Contest Results

We will use the same Zoom address for all zoom meetings. Meeting ID: 898 7767 0098

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Useful Information

environment.avi Is a video that briefly describes the contest environment and explains how to print.

Kattis info will tell you a little bit about Kattis. This is from last year and some things have changed. But it is stll a good thing to watch if you are not adept at Kattis (the tool you will use to submit your solutions).

Note: The above video has been updated and split into two parts:

Thanks VanB for these videos!

Each time will use one of the team member's Kattis login to actually log into Kattis for the practice and the Regional contest. Make sure you bring your username and password with you. make SURE that the one you plan to use does NOT use alternative authentication. During contest you will not have access to the alternate sites to authenticate. You must login with your Kattis ID and password.

When the contest is over, all team members should be able to login to Kattis and see the team submissions regardless of which ID was used during contest. This means you do not need to worry about printing your code or dumping it to a USB key. You might consider submitting partially writen code for a problem (that has not been solved to Kattis), so that you will have it. Submission points to not impact your score for unsolved problems.

Sumbmissions that receive Compile Error will NOT be charged the 20 minute time penalty.

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Registration will be open until 1 week before contest (February 16, 2024). ICPC says registration must be complete by 1 week before Regional Contest (ICPC Regional Rules). Registration deadline is February 16, 2024.

Registration is $180 per team (3 team members and 1 coach). Additional guests are $50 each. Upon completed registration, you will receive and invoice from SCUSA.

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Big South

The ICPC South Central, South East and Mid Atlantic Programming Contests are joining together to form the Big South. Our regional will still continue. The top three teams from our regional (as well as from the other two regionals) will advance to the North America Championship.

All three contests will use the same problem set and have a merged scoreboard available. All other advancement spots from the combined regions will be taken from the merged scoreboard (after eliminating the nine already promoted teams. As always, only one team per school will advance.

Here are links to the three Regions that make up the Big South:

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This year we will support two divisions: 1 and 2. Division 1 is the normal regional grouping from previous years. Division 2 is intended for less experienced teams and features a different problem set that is a little less challenging than the Division 1 problem set. Some problem(s) may be common to both problem sets.

When you register a team, you will see that each site has a Divison 1 and a Diivision 2 version. Pick the appropriate combination. Schools may have some team(s) Division 1 and other team(s) in Division 2.

Teams advancing to the ICPC North America Championship will be taken from the top of Division 1 (only teams that solve at least one problem). If not enough teams in Division 1 solve a problem, then selection will continue into Division 2.

Note that if a school has teams in both divisions, the teams from that school in Division 2 will not be eligible to place (to ensure as many schools as possible get recognized).

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Practice Contest

A practice contest will be held prior to Regional. It will start on February 24th at 10:30 AM (Central Time) and will run for thirty minutes.

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Here are some questions that have been asked and the answers we have provided:

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SCUSA Staff and Supporters

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Call for Sites

The tentative date for the next Big South/SCUSA Regional is November 16. We NEED sites to host the contest. We would like a site to be able to host a minimum of 10 teams (your school’s teams cannot exceed 50% of the site team count). The Site Director will need to handle the following tasks:

We will provide the following:

This is a link for more Site Director Information.

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Next Big South/SCUSA Regional (2024)

We are returning the Regional to its previous (normal Semester). Our next Regional is projected to be November 16th. We are (as always) looking for sites for that contest.

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