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Success at the International Collegiate Programming Contest’s 2021 Northwest Europe regional heats


Teams from the University of Oxford showed off their skills in a programming teamwork challenge on the weekend of 20-21 November, held online, and hosted by Reykjavík University in Iceland. NWERC 2021 is an official regional contest in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Luxembourg. 134 teams took part this year. After a close finish, a team from the University of Oxford took the second place and won a gold medal. The team is called "nwerc is bad" and consists of the following students:
- Radostin Chonev (University College)
- Viktor Kozhuharov (Magdalen College)
- Harris Leung (Merton College)
They will represent Oxford, and the entire Northwest Europe, in the ICPC World Finals.
Another Oxford team, called "Almost Retired", came 5th and won a silver medal:
- Xingjian Bai (St. John's College)
- Yeyuan Chen (Lady Margaret Hall)
- Yichen Huang (St. Catherine's College)
In the contest, teams of up to three students had to try and solve as many programming problems as possible from a given problem set. The goal of each participating team is to solve as many problems as possible within the five-hour time limit.
The full scoreboard can be found here: