ICFP 2005 Contest: Twist Playoffs

As we ran the twist playoffs, we realized that the results were far too sensitive to the pod selection (and, apparently, the random number seeds). So, instead of running the playoffs as advertised, we randomly picked sets of six entries and put them together in pods. We then tracked the average place (one thru six) of each entry across these pods and when the averages settled down, we picked the three entries that had the smallest average place and declared those to be the winners.

Below are the results of each of the pods we ran (there are a total of 2,100 matches represented). We built enough image transcripts so that each participant in the playoffs would appear in at least two different pods with transcripts, and each participant would appear in a pod with each of the three winners at least once.

Teams in the playoffs
PlaceTeamAverage pod rank
2ndDylan Hackers2.56
4thTeam Smartass2.79
5thCombat-Tanteidan (2)3.0
6thThe Caml Riders3.19
7thContest Crackers3.23
9thContest Crackers (2)3.62
10thDisco Turtle3.64
11thDrunk Sed Team (2)4.06
12thSome graduate, others mature (2)5.24
13thuguu.org (2)5.94

Pods with image transcripts: tp-035 tp-070 tp-140 tp-147 tp-238 tp-240

Pods without image transcripts: tp-001 tp-002 tp-003 tp-004 tp-005 tp-006 tp-007 tp-008 tp-009 tp-010 tp-011 tp-012 tp-013 tp-014 tp-015 tp-016 tp-017 tp-018 tp-019 tp-020 tp-021 tp-022 tp-023 tp-024 tp-025 tp-026 tp-027 tp-028 tp-029 tp-030 tp-031 tp-032 tp-033 tp-034 tp-036 tp-037 tp-038 tp-039 tp-040 tp-041 tp-042 tp-043 tp-044 tp-045 tp-046 tp-047 tp-048 tp-049 tp-050 tp-051 tp-052 tp-053 tp-054 tp-055 tp-056 tp-057 tp-058 tp-059 tp-060 tp-061 tp-062 tp-063 tp-064 tp-065 tp-066 tp-067 tp-068 tp-069 tp-071 tp-072 tp-073 tp-074 tp-075 tp-076 tp-077 tp-078 tp-079 tp-080 tp-081 tp-082 tp-083 tp-084 tp-085 tp-086 tp-087 tp-088 tp-089 tp-090 tp-091 tp-092 tp-093 tp-094 tp-095 tp-096 tp-097 tp-098 tp-099 tp-100 tp-101 tp-102 tp-103 tp-104 tp-105 tp-106 tp-107 tp-108 tp-109 tp-110 tp-111 tp-112 tp-113 tp-114 tp-115 tp-116 tp-117 tp-118 tp-119 tp-120 tp-121 tp-122 tp-123 tp-124 tp-125 tp-126 tp-127 tp-128 tp-129 tp-130 tp-131 tp-132 tp-133 tp-134 tp-135 tp-136 tp-137 tp-138 tp-139 tp-141 tp-142 tp-143 tp-144 tp-145 tp-146 tp-148 tp-149 tp-150 tp-151 tp-152 tp-153 tp-154 tp-155 tp-156 tp-157 tp-158 tp-159 tp-160 tp-161 tp-162 tp-163 tp-164 tp-165 tp-166 tp-167 tp-168 tp-169 tp-170 tp-171 tp-172 tp-173 tp-174 tp-175 tp-176 tp-177 tp-178 tp-179 tp-180 tp-181 tp-182 tp-183 tp-184 tp-185 tp-186 tp-187 tp-188 tp-189 tp-190 tp-191 tp-192 tp-193 tp-194 tp-195 tp-196 tp-197 tp-198 tp-199 tp-200 tp-201 tp-202 tp-203 tp-204 tp-205 tp-206 tp-207 tp-208 tp-209 tp-210 tp-211 tp-212 tp-213 tp-214 tp-215 tp-216 tp-217 tp-218 tp-219 tp-220 tp-221 tp-222 tp-223 tp-224 tp-225 tp-226 tp-227 tp-228 tp-229 tp-230 tp-231 tp-232 tp-233 tp-234 tp-235 tp-236 tp-237 tp-239 tp-241 tp-242 tp-243 tp-244 tp-245 tp-246 tp-247 tp-248 tp-249 tp-250 tp-251 tp-252 tp-253 tp-254 tp-255 tp-256 tp-257 tp-258 tp-259 tp-260 tp-261 tp-262 tp-263 tp-264 tp-265 tp-266 tp-267 tp-268 tp-269 tp-270 tp-271 tp-272 tp-273 tp-274 tp-275 tp-276 tp-277 tp-278 tp-279 tp-280 tp-281 tp-282 tp-283 tp-284 tp-285 tp-286 tp-287 tp-288 tp-289 tp-290 tp-291 tp-292 tp-293 tp-294 tp-295 tp-296 tp-297 tp-298 tp-299 tp-300 tp-301 tp-302 tp-303 tp-304 tp-305 tp-306 tp-307 tp-308 tp-309 tp-310 tp-311 tp-312 tp-313 tp-314 tp-315 tp-316 tp-317 tp-318 tp-319 tp-320 tp-321 tp-322 tp-323 tp-324 tp-325 tp-326 tp-327 tp-328 tp-329 tp-330 tp-331 tp-332 tp-333 tp-334 tp-335 tp-336 tp-337 tp-338 tp-339 tp-340 tp-341 tp-342 tp-343 tp-344 tp-345 tp-346 tp-347 tp-348 tp-349 tp-350