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Source: University of New Brunswick - Saint John


November 7, 2006

November 7, 2006 UNB Fredericton News Release: Natalie Montgomery, Public Relations Officer (506) 451-6842

The UNB Fredericton Reds computer programming team placed third at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) programming competition held last month at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia.

The competition was close with the top three teams all solving five of the six problems, with the tie broken by time differences. Acadia University took first place, followed by Saint Mary's University, and UNB.

The UNB Reds team is made up of Tom Robichaud, Nicholas Doyle, and Scott Strang. Two other teams represented UNB well at the competition. The UNB White team, consisting of Ryan Wood, Mark Lord, and Bo Fan, solved two problems. The UNB Black team, consisting of Rob Connell, Trevor Bernard, and Dan Latimer, solved one problem. The UNB teams were picked from a local competition held at UNB Fredericton last September.

The top two teams in the APICS competition automatically qualify for the ACM Northeast North American Regional programming competition on Nov. 11, in Rochester, N.Y. The UNB Reds have been awarded a wildcard entry and will compete in Rochester.

This upcoming competition will include teams from universities and colleges in Quebec, Atlantic Canada, the New England states, and New York, excluding New York City. The winning team in Rochester will earn an invitation to the ACM World Programming Competition in Tokyo Bay, Japan, in March. UNB will be looking to build upon their recent success with two appearances in the world finals in the last four years.

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