Selection Rule

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35 Japan-based teams, or teams whose members belong to a
university/college in Japan, are selected for Asia Regional Tsukuba
On-Site Contest as follows:
Prerequisite: The team must have participated in the Domestic Contest
held on June 26, 2015.

Step 1 :

The following procedures are performed for all teams in descending order
of their scores. Let A be the team of interest.

1. If the total number of teams selected so far is less than 5:
A is selected as a participant in the Asia Regional Tsukuba On-Site
Contest, if less than 4 teams have already been selected from the same
university/college.

2. If the total number of teams selected so far is less than 10:
A is selected as a participant in the Asia Regional Tsukuba On-Site
Contest, if less than 3 teams have already been selected from the same
university/college.

3. If the total number of teams selected so far is less than 20:
A is selected as a participant in the Asia Regional Tsukuba On-Site
Contest, if less than 2 teams have already been selected from the same
university/college.

4. If the total number of teams selected so far is less than 30:
A is selected as a participant in the Asia Regional Tsukuba On-Site
Contest, if no team has already been selected from the same
university/college.



Step2 (Ikebe Memorial Award (*)):

The following procedures are performed for all teams in descending order
of their scores. Let A be the team of interest after Step 1.

If the number of selected teams is less than 33,
A is selected as a participant in the Asia Regional Tsukuba On-Site
Contest under the following all conditions as a general rule:
- If no team has already been selected from the same university/college
since 2012.
- If no team has already been selected on scores of Domestic Contests by
Step 1.
- If A has solved at least same number of problems as the last
team selected by Step 1.
- If no team has been selected based on scores of Domestic Contests by
Step 2.

Step3:

If the number of selected teams is less than 35 after Step 2: The
remaining participants will be selected by the Asia Regional Tsukuba
On-Site Contest commitee.

Exceptions:

If a selected team declines the invitation, an additional team is
selected through Step 3.


* The Ikebe Memorial Award is supported by the late Prof. Yasuhiko Ikebe
Endowment Fund to promote Japanese universities that have not advanced
to the Asia Regional Japan On-Site Contest recently and to increase the
number of participating universities. This award is planned to last for
5 years from 2013.