The 2002 ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest (ACM ECNA RPC) was held on Saturday November 9, 2002. We had the largest turnout in East Central North America history with 131 teams drawn from 70 colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana (excluding the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area).
As it was difficult for some teams in the ECNA region to travel to a single site for the contest, the ECNA RPC was held as a distributed contest. There were four contest sites: Ashland Site (45 teams), Cincinnati Site in Cincinnati, Ohio (25 teams), Sheridan Site in Oakville, Ontario, Canada (31 teams), and the Western Michigan Site in Kalamazoo, Michigan (30 teams).
We are pleased to report that the ECNA RPC was again a big success this year. Here are a few comments and observations:
Congratulations to the top 10 teams of The 2002 ECNA RPC:
|Final Rank||Institute Name||Team Name||Number of Problems Solved||Total Time (in minutes)|
|1||Carnegie Mellon University||CMU Dragons||8||1143|
|2||University of Toronto||Toronto 1||8||1231|
|3||University of Waterloo||Waterloo Black||8||1318|
|4||University of Waterloo||Waterloo Gold||7||1229|
|5||Oberlin College||Oberlin-Oriented Programmers||6||810|
|6||Queen's University||Queen's wha?||6||887|
|7||Michigan State University||MSU Spartans||5||612|
|8||Taylor University||Taylor A||5||651|
|9||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||U Mich Code Demons (Ann Arbor)||5||771|
|10||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||U Mich Mighty Hackers (Ann Arbor)||5||892|