To all coaches and students,
BMT 2023 Online is coming up, with the Power Round on January 13–14, and the main event on January 20. This email details the tournament logistics for the online tournament. Please read this email in its entirety — understanding of these details is crucial to ensuring a smooth experience at the event.
For any directions, questions or concerns before or during the event, ask a BMT staff member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for BMT 2023 Online closed after January 10, 2024 at 11:59 US Pacific Time. As of the evening of Thursday, January 11, rosters are now frozen. If there are any remaining issues with your team's roster, please email email@example.com as soon as possible. We are still working on resolving currently pending issues; if you emailed us previously and your issue has not been solved, feel free to follow up.
There is no check-in required for this event; however, no more roster changes will be made after January 13 8:00 AM US Pacific Time.
The asynchronous Power Round will take place on January 13–14, 2024. Tests will be released on January 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM US Pacific Time, and submissions will be due on January 14, 2024 at 8:59 PM US Pacific Time. The Power Round will be a proof-based team round, and will be graded by our staff.
|Time (US Pacific Time)
|January 13, 9:00 AM
|Power Round Released
|January 14, 8:59 PM
|Power Submissions Due
The test will be released at the following Google Drive link at 9:00 AM US Pacific Time on Saturday, January 13, 2024:
Teams may spend as little or as much time as they would like on the test, as long as the test is submitted by 8:59 PM US Pacific Time on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Submission will be done via the Gradescope platform. Teams will receive an email detailing how to access Gradescope shortly.
As this process might take some time, we encourage teams to reserve at least 30 minutes to submit their work to ensure that all work can be submitted before the deadline.
The main event will take place on January 20, 2024. A schedule is provided below:
|Time (US Pacific Time)
|10:00 – 10:30 AM
|10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
|General and Focus Rounds
|12:45 – 1:45 PM
|1:45 – 3:30 PM
|3:30 – 4:30 PM
|Activities / Tiebreakers
|4:30 – 5:00 PM
The entirety of the event, including the Opening and Awards ceremonies, as well as the testing rounds, will take place over Zoom. A link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent out closer to the event date; please watch out for another email about that.
The General, Focus, and Guts Rounds will be taken on the ContestDojo platform. Students will use the platform to view problems, submit answers, as well as collaborate with their teams on the Guts Round.
All students should ensure that they can login to ContestDojo prior to the event. If students were registered by a coach, they have received an email containing their sign-in details. If students are having trouble logging in or locating the BMT 2023 Online event, please try the Forgot Password function, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
On Tuesday, January 16, a sample test will be opened on ContestDojo for students to familiarize themselves with the platform. A brief guide on how to use the site will also be shown during the opening ceremony, though we highly encourage students to try the sample test beforehand to ensure a smooth process.
The tiebreakers will be held for the top scoring students in the individual round. Tiebreaker qualifiers will be announced at the end of lunch, and will take a 15-minute test during the activities session. The test will consist of three questions, and be scored primarily on correctness and secondarily on submission time; that is, an earlier submission will be worth more than a later one with the same number of correct answers, but less than a later one with more correct answers.
Top-scoring individuals and teams will be announced at the Awards Ceremony from 4:30 – 5:00 PM. For BMT Online, we will provide an official ranking as well as certificates for top-scoring teams. However, there will not be physical awards for the online tournament.