Online Computer Olympiad 2020

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Ed Gilbert
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Online Computer Olympiad 2020

Post by Ed Gilbert » Wed Oct 14, 2020 14:26

I received this from Leo Nagels:
As most of you will already know, the Computer Olympiade in Santiago de Compostela in September was cancelled

due to Corona measures.

I am happy to announce, that about a week ago I was mailed by the ICGA president Jonathan Schaeffer, that

there still will be a Computer Olympiad. It will be played online on the internet.



The dates:



23 november : last day registration



25-29 novenber : scheduling tournament (a first!)



30 november - 15 december : the tournament



You will find more information on the tournament on the ICGA-site : https://icga.org/?page_id=3131



Some extra information :



The tournament is played using the facilities of the Ludii-site of the University of Maastricht The Netherlands.

For more information on what Ludii stands for : https://ludii.games/index.php

Looking at this site is interesting in its own right especially for developers of computergames, so look at it

even if you don't plan to participate in the tournament.

For being able to play in the tournament you need to do 3 things:

- become a Ludii-agent (how to do so is on the Ludii-site)

- download the latest version of Java (link on the Ludii-site)

- become a member of the Ludii-forum (also done on the Ludii-site), its free



Registering for the tournament is done on the ICGA-site.

Of course you may register for other games than International Draughts.

For each registration a fee of 40 Euro is due.



If you are planning to register for International draughts, Frisian draughts or Brazilian draughts,

please let me know, so I may be able to inform you on the names of the participants in advance.

The participating names for the moment are Ton Tillemans (TD King), Frank Mesander (Tornado) and myself (Cerberus).





Fr gr





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Re: Online Computer Olympiad 2020

Post by Sidiki » Mon Oct 19, 2020 14:35

Hi ED,

We hope that most of you on this forum will take part to this tournament, to fight again TD King, or Cerberus we don't know if they, the programmers of these engine, improved them.

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Re: Online Computer Olympiad 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sun Oct 25, 2020 17:35

Please write if anyone knows who is participating in the Olympics and where you can watch the games live.

Krzysztof.

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Re: Online Computer Olympiad 2020

Post by Ed Gilbert » Sat Oct 31, 2020 14:05

The Olympiad announcement might give the impression that you have to programmatically interface your engine to the Ludii system, but that is not necessary. You only need to run the Ludii GUI and use it to login to the Ludii game server. After you create a game on the server and your opponent joins the game, then each player can manually make the moves on the local Ludii GUIs.

When you first run the Ludii GUI, you need to tell it that the game type is international draughts. Use the menu File, Load Game, and select Games/board/war/leaping/draughts/International Draughts.

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Re: Online Computer Olympiad 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:54

Ed whether this Olympics happened or not.

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Re: Online Computer Olympiad 2020

Post by Ed Gilbert » Sun Nov 01, 2020 18:31

Ed whether this Olympics happened or not.
It is not scheduled to start until the end of November.
23 november : last day registration

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