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.Champion 2005 final act, last 100 meter before the Olympic team starts training for the international computer science contests

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bucharest, April 21st 2005 –After 12 contest rounds and 24 training rounds on the Internet, the 42 finalists of the .Champion united for a couple of days in Valenii de Munte for the contest final, now at its second edition.

Hosted by the local Nicolae Iorga High School, .Champion 2005 was a success from the organization up to finalists’ performance and strict contest regulations; they obtained high scores in all age groups.

Though the youngest participants have just turned 14, they successfully competed in the junior group (9th grade).

Bogdan Catalin Tataroiu from Bucharest (the youngest of all- 7th grade in Tudor Vianu National College) and Andrei Frimu from Chisinau (just a few days older) ranked 2nd and 3rd. 1st place in this category was won by another pupil from Bucharest, Alexandru Simion from the International Computer Science High School.

„In my opinion, it’s remarkable that the juniors had a contest behavior very close to the seniors’. Some of them are not even in high school, and this tells a lot about their potential for performance in international competitions”, says Prof. Radu Jugureanu, SIVECO Virtual Center for Excellency responsible.

In the senior group, the first place went to Andrei Marius Teodorescu from Brasov - Mesota National College, followed closely by SIVECO 2004 winner, Bianca Milatinovici (pupil in Iasi Grigore Moisil High School) and Dumitru Ciubatii from Chişinău.

Pupils from Bucharest also dominated the intermediate group: Bogdan Ionescu and Cristina Mara Stancu from the International Computer Science ranked first and second. Just a point apart, Mihai Rimovecz from Dej ranked third.

Top Romanian school representatives, teachers and former international contest winners proposed the contest problems; for the junior group, the problems were composed by Prof. Dana Lica from Ploiesti and Prof. Sergiu Corlat from Chisinau, for the senior group by the students (former international Olympics medalists and .Champion awarded) Silviu Ganceanu, Andrei Marius and Emilian Miron, while Prof. Ema Cerchez from Iasi (.Champion coordinator) and Prof. Nistor Mot from Braila were the authors of the intermediate group problems.