The Philadelphia Classic (PClassic) is a semesterly programming competition for high school students hosted by us (the Dining Philosophers) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prizes and awards are given out to the top scoring teams, and registration for the competition is free for all high schools. We will be allowing middle school students to participate in the 2021 competition for free!
Note, we will be working on remaking our website next year!
PClassic had their first virtual competition, hosted on CodeChef [Novice, Standard]! The competition
took place on Saturday November 20th, 2021.
The contest theme this year was animals that begin with P!
1st place a trophy, a free PClassic shirt, and a prize item.
2nd place received a trophy and a prize item.
3rd place received a trophy.
Prize item is a choice between: Amazon Echo Dot, Mechanical Keyboard, Otamatone.
The top 3 teams this year in the Standard division were:
1) (a) Brandywine High School and (b) The Charter School of Wilmington - Jonathan Pei (a), Anand John (a), Nathan Zhao (b), Jack Wu (b)
2) Stuyvesant High School - Maxwell Zen, Alvin Li, Mohammad Khan, Jeremy Ku-benjet
3) (a) BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, (b) Newark Academy and (c) Henry M. Gunn High School - Elijah Huang (a), Ian Zhang (b), Stanley Zhong (c), William Tsin (c)
The top team in this Novice division was:
River Hill High School - Rayhan Zirvi, Florin Selaru, William Zhong
Congratulations to the winning teams!
Rank Team Name Username Score Penalty School 1 Chad Boothe chadboothe23 8 4 River Hill High School 2 Uwu Femboys tstark7 7 11 River Hill High School 3 Shreyas Fanboys sharmar6 7 12 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 4 PRISMS11 prisms11er 6 3 Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science 5 ryanlau 5 4 Stuyvesant High School 6 The Leetcode Grinders leetcode_grind 5 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 7 Minoblue (Novice) boboypablo 5 6 home schooled 8 Epic Pizza (Novice) hydro_comet 5 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North 9 The Llamas rebekah_wang 5 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 10 Shrooms shroomicus 5 7 Stuyvesant High School 11 Davis's goobers episcopal_a 5 9 The Episcopal Academy 12 Recursion Gamers (Novice) rehmetm014 5 14 Central Bucks High School South 13 Code Minds (Novice) codeminds 4 2 North Allegheny School District 14 Array of [Swag] eduardoloz 4 0 Stuyvesant High School 15 Assemblers (Novice) alex_ak 4 0 Central Bucks High School South 16 Nutcrackers yantayn1 4 3 Stuyvesant High School 17 troots thepigeonnyc 4 3 Stuyvesant High School 18 Falcons falcons24 4 4 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 19 swag fault mccauleyr4 3 2 Lawton Chiles High School 20 The Terrible Trifecta cchen32 3 1 Stuyvesant High School 21 Davis Tacos episcopal_b 3 6 The Episcopal Academy 22 Minogreen (Novice) minocode 3 16 home schooled 23 The Lonely Penguin dchen30 2 0 Stuyvesant High School 24 abunabu (Novice) varun427 2 1 Central Bucks High School South 25 πrate piratedfilm 2 1 Richard Montgomery High School 26 HSESupremeCoders(Novice) destroyer1645 2 1 Half Hollow Hills High School East 27 Blue Backpack Kids anson1 2 3 Stuyvesant High School 28 javaholic ffxjava 2 4 FFX Java Tutoring 29 Red Panda blurav 1 0 Upper Merion Area High School 30 Arabian Knights saminsarker 1 0 Stuyvesant High School 31 team3 (Novice) sohamkakadia29 1 0 Central Bucks High School South 32 Rohan's Team (Novice) bionicro1 1 0 Conestoga High School 33 Dans sixsix10 1 0 Upper Darby High School 34 Brans brandon130 1 0 Upper Darby High School 35 Speedy Sloths stylos 1 2 Richard Montgomery High School 36 ADo alexander_do 1 6 LaSalle Institute
Rank Team Name Username Score Penalty School 1 Calcoholics radiantcheddar 8 9 Brandywine High School, The Charter School of Wilmington 2 Floofers zaxwellmen 7 7 Stuyvesant High School 3 sag tree lazy prop a gaters lazy_sag_tree 6 2 Henry M. Gunn High School 4 /[spin]*s/ spinstars 6 7 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North 5 PRISMS01 prisms01er 6 11 Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science 6 Team RADD mutya 5 5 Half Hollow Hills High School East 7 Virada durzal 4 6 Wissahickon High School 8 Edgemont Programming Team emschneyer 4 3 Edgemont High School 9 Super Idol happiestbee 4 5 Montgomery Blair HS 10 We need three pointers envyaims 4 10 Stuyvesant High School 11 hmmm superstormer 4 11 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North 12 PPClassic ppclassic 4 6 Stuyvesant High School 13 NERK ericsun 3 3 Westford Academy 14 Filler Name dennis_miczek 3 4 Garnet Valley High School 15 Half-Nerd half_nerd 3 4 unaffiliated 16 Brentwood Coding Club jackr123 3 3 Brentwood School 17 blair blezers czhang2718 3 4 Montgomery Blair HS 18 Shnucks shnucks 3 3 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 19 PAnts pants 3 5 Westford Academy 20 Bing Qi Ling benjaminwu13 2 1 Garnet Valley High School 21 Stonks bobsonjoe 2 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North 22 PRISMS10 prisms10er 2 1 Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science 23 Le Fishe Au Chocolat gthompson30 2 1 Stuyvesant High School 24 Battlefield Garbage lee53 2 1 Battlefield High School 25 Team 3zik ryanofarrell 2 4 Wissahickon High School 26 Ithaca Javacados om17 2 0 Ithaca High School 27 Gavin's Team gavincodes123 2 2 Conestoga High School 28 rubberducks rubberducks 2 0 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 29 insert something original miik3y 2 4 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South 30 GuilderlandA guilderland_a 2 11 Guilderland High School 31 Dominik's Team dygitdacoder 2 5 Conestoga High School 32 N Queens nqueens 1 0 West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North 33 Battlefield Marriage blaze_123 1 0 Battlefield High School 34 Tean's Team jeffy85 1 0 Conestoga High School 35 We couldn't find a team name shiftkei 1 2 The Episcopal Academy 36 i believe owhan 1 2 Los Altos High School
[11/9] - There is now an AMA from 10 am to 11 am with Meggie Cheng and Vatsin Suchak, two seniors in PClassic who have worked in the Gaming Industry and FAANG as Software Engineers! Is there anything you want them to talk about or answer? Ask here! Feel free to also ask in the chat during the live session!
[10/28] - Hello everyone! Registration has opened for the contest! Each team will need to provide a CodeChef username to gain access to the private competition. Please do so by Sunday Nov 14. The new rules are in a doc under the Rules tab.
[9/15] - After a year and a half hiatus, we are excited to announce that we will finally be having an online coding competition this semester! It is planned to be on a Saturday mid-November. More details about the competition and forms will be out soon. We are truly sorry for the long wait and are looking forward to seeing you all again!
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