Hello from Bangalore, India! We have 38 teams participating this year from across the globe for Snackdown's Onsite Finals.

I'll be giving live updates here. If you have any questions related to the contest, please ask them in the comments.

The mirror contest has begun. You can see the problems on the mirror contest page — https://www.codechef.com/SNFL19MR/

Public Ranklist — https://www.codechef.com/public/rankings/SNCKFL19

Participating teams — https://www.codechef.com/snackdown/2019/finalists

10:30am — Contest has begun.

10:39am — login228 (LHiC and V--o_o--V) gets the first accepted submission of the contest on problem CATS.

Several other teams have submitted a solution for the same problem within the next minute.

10:52am — login228 solve their second problem of the contest — MTRXOP They currently lead the ranklist.

10:55am — 24 teams have solved at least one problem.

10:56am — Team havkapapstvo (Egor and pashka) solve the 3rd distinct problem of the contest (MAGARR), their team's 2nd solved problem.

11:00am — Team End Time (dotorya and zigui) solve their 2nd problem and lead the ranklist.

11:05am — moofest (xiaowuc1 and desert97) solve CIRCBIN.

11:10am — 9 teams have solved 2 problems so far. Team pastry (tourist and qwerty787788) are currently at rank 3.

11:15am — We now have 4 distinct problems solved in the contest.

11:22am — All school teams have solved 1 problem so far. Antipr00 (AsleepAdhyyan and RestingRajarshi) lead on the basis of time penalty.

11:27am — pastry solve their 3rd problem (XYPRESQ) and lead the ranklist. havkapapstvo solve their 3rd as well. They are now at rank 2 with a time penalty difference of 7 minutes.

11:35am — pastry solve their 4th problem — MAGARR

11:40am — contribution (Radewoosh and Swistakk) and osass (jiry_2 and jqdai0815) solve the 6th distinct problem of the contest — RAFFLE

login228 (LHiC and V--o_o--V) solves RAFFLE as well and moves to Rank 2.

A few glimpses from the arena:

12:00pm — login228 solve their 5th problem — pastry is no more at rank 1.

Dandelion (Um_nik and Merkurev) have solved 5 problems and are now at rank 2. pastry is no more at rank 2.

12:15pm — Pastry solve RAFFLE and they're back at rank 1.

12:41pm — login228 solve ORDNCHS.

12:42pm — Pastry solve CIRCBIN. They are only 2 minutes ahead of login228 in time penalty.

12:49pm — login228 and pastry have made submissions within a gap of 12 seconds of each other.

login228 solve MAGARR with 7 penalties.

pastry solve ORDNCHS

pastry is now leading with 7 problems solved and a lead of 1+ hour in time penalty.

1:30pm: contribution (Radewoosh and Swistakk) solve KSUFFIX.

1:31pm: contribution solve CIRCBIN within 1 minute of their previous AC submission!

1:42pm: osass (jiry_2 and jqdai0815) solve their 8th problem — CIRCBIN and move to the top of the ranklist!

pastry follow them at rank 2 and Dandelion at rank 3 with 7 problems each.

2:20pm: pastry solve their 8th problem and move back to rank 1.

2:30pm: Scoreboard is now frozen.

The top 3 teams have solved 8 problems each. Only 1 team has solved STRSUM and no team has solved RIVERLND. Stay tuned to know the final results!

Some information about what the teams are doing at the moment:

2:59pm — osass seem to be coding STRSUM.

Radewoosh from contribution is coding up a solution too but I am not sure what problem it's for.

3:04pm — Dandelion seem to be debugging STRSUM.

3:13pm — havkapapstvo (Egor and pashka) seem to be debugging RAFFLE.

3:18pm — login228 seem to be coding KSUFFIX

UPD: The contest is over. Congratulations to the winners!

- pastry (tourist and qwerty787788)
- Dandelion (Um_nik and Merkurev)
- ovuvuevuevue enyetuenwuevue ugbemugbem osas (jiry_2 and jqdai0815)

Top school team: zscoder<(_ _)> (zscoder and kasumi_utako)

Top all-women team: 别看我只是一片五花肉 (AbstractKangaroo and _noname)