8th IYNT 2020 in St Petersburg

Problems

  • Main problems (nos. 1—17, released on 2019/08/23) [pdf]
  • Original statements of Invent Yourself problems (nos. 13—17, released on 2020/10/26) [pdf]
  • Additional problems (nos. 21—26, released on 2020/11/01) [pdf]
  • Problems for Captain's Contests in Science Fight 4 (released on 2020/11/01) [pdf]
  • Problems for Captain's Contests in Semi-Finals (released on 2020/11/02) [pdf]
  • Problems for Captain's Contests in Finals (released on 2020/11/03) [pdf]

ProblemRejAccsFinFinnsRn
No. 1 "Left-handed animals"1 1 002614
No. 2 "Slow match"03 1 02614
No. 3 "Photography with iron salts"1 2 1 02614
No. 4 "Popping buoy"1 1 1 02614
No. 5 "Disinfectants"04 1 02614
No. 6 "Piezo ignition"03 002614
No. 7 "Caoutchouc"2 1 002614
No. 8 "Magnet and matchstick"04 1 02614
No. 9 "Venus flytrap"2 3 002614
No. 10 "Variable stars"3 1 002614
No. 11 "Hydrogen release"2 2 1 1 2614
No. 12 "Onion cells"1 3 01 2614
No. 13 "Invent Yourself: Hearing"2 3 002614
No. 14 "Inv. Yourself: Chemical oscillators"1 2 3 1 2614
No. 15 "Invent Yourself: Tasting food"2 2 002614
No. 16 "Invent Yourself: Soap production"4 3 002614
No. 17 "Invent Yourself: Weight"3 4 002614
No. 21 "Reaction time"02 001414
No. 22 "Blinking"1 2 001414
No. 23 "Time goes backwards"01 001414
No. 24 "Oscillations in water"1 3 001414
No. 25 "Piles of powder"2 2 001414
No. 26 "Steamed up mirror"04 001414


Documents and protocols

  • Protocol of Preferences for Finals (2020/11/02) [pdf] [doc]
  • Protocol of Preferences for Semi-Finals (2020/11/01) [pdf] [doc]
  • Briefing for Jurors and Teams, slides by Ilya Martchenko (2020/10/30) [pdf]
  • Schedule of the 8th IYNT 2020 (2020/10/13) [pdf]
  • Blank Science Fight Protocol, A4 size (2020/09/16) [pdf] [doc]
  • Blank individual Juror's Protocol, A4 size (2020/09/16) [pdf]
  • Blank Attendant's protocol for the draw of lots and Team Introduction, A4 size (2020/09/16, two pages) [pdf]
  • Regulations of the IYNT (2015/09/05) [pdf]
  • Clock for the SFs with main and Invent Yourself problems (2020/09/16) [svg]
  • Clock for the SFs with additional problems (2020/09/16) [svg]


Ranking procedures

RF Lot Team name R4 grsF VsF RsF VF SPF M
1 8 Switzerland 1 A 1 1 1 45.8
2 5 Georgia 2 B 1 2 1 44.3
3 9 Croatia 3 C 1 3 1 44.3
4 6 Romania-RADIX 4 C 1 4
5 14 Greece-Fryganiotis 6 A ½ 5
6 11 Greece-Anatolia 5 B 0 6
7 1 Russia-Element 7 A ½ 7
8 13 Greece-Pinewood 8 B 0 8
9 2 Russia-Uranium-239 9 C 0 9
10 10 Kazakhstan-Almaty 10
11 7 Kazakhstan-RFMS 11
12 12 Greece-Raptou 12
13 3 Russia-Maximum 13
14 4 Russia-Island 418 14

Fourteen Teams joined the competition. All Teams have timely submitted original statements of Invent Yourself and were thus allowed to SF 3. The brackets for SF 4 depended on Rank R after SF 3, according to a pre-determined rule (Ch. 4, I, 3). The sequence of performances in SF 4, Semi-Finals, and Finals was decided by the Captain winning the Captain's Contest in each Group (Ch. 2, I, 4.) Rejected challenges were counted together for all SFs with a challenge procedure (a total of 3 rejections not incurring a penalty.) Different subsets of Main problems were available for challenge in SF 1 (Nos. 1—6) and SF 2 (Nos. 7—12.) Problems Invent Yourself (Nos. 13—17) were available for challenge in SF 3, and additional problems (Nos. 21—26) were available for challenge in SF 4. As the number of Teams N was above 12, nine Teams with the highest Rank R after SF 4 were allowed to the Semi-Finals in three parallel Groups and had secured their Bronze Medals (Ch. 4, II, 1; Ch. 5, I, 4.) There was no challenge procedure in the Semi-Finals (Ch. 4, II, 4.) Three Finalists were three winners in each Semi-Final group; in one Groups (C) there were two Teams emerging with V=1, and the respective Finalist was determined via comparison of Ranks R after Semi-Finals in Group C only (Ch. 4, II, 1). Main and Invent Yourself problems were available for choice in the Semi-Finals (Ch. 4, II, 4) and Finals (Ch. 4, III, 2.) Priority in the choice of problems for Semi-Finals and Finals was by the Rank R after SF 4 and Semi-Finals respectively, and it was forbidden to pick up a previously reported problem. Finalists had secured their Silver Medals, however all three Teams eventually earned V=1 and won Gold Medals (Ch. 5, I, 2.) Final Ranks RF for two Finalists with equal SP were resolved by comparing Ranks R after Semi-Finals (Ch. 5, III.) This Table summarizes only the decisive grading parameters, and the detailed results of the competition can be found here.

Results

The detailed results of the 8th IYNT 2020 are updated at this page.



People

Croatia: Marita Machata (captain), Ivona Halas, Đurđica Kovačić, Marko Drozdek, Magdalena Živković (leader), Noa Jelić Matošević (leader)
Georgia: Nikolai Maltsev (captain), Irakli Mirotadze, Nene Zhvania, Levan Lolashvili, Anzor Dartsmelia, Sandro Vachadze, Diana Sokhashvili (leader), Giorgi Bakhtadze (leader)
Greece-Anatolia: Zoi Maria Petridou (captain), Evangelos Skiadas, Alexandra Thereianou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Eleanna Aikaterini Papaioannou, Alexandros Kiziridis (leader), Vasileios Kachtsidis (leader)
Greece-Fryganiotis: Menelaos Raptis (captain), Evelina Gialama, Nafsika Koutava, Myrto Terpsiadou, Myrto Floridou, Christina Farmaki, Evi Parisolpoulou (leader)
Greece-Pinewood: Kelly Hu (captain), Alisa Otchertsova, Anna Arsenou, Christos Kalemkeris, Pavlos Paraschoudis, Maria Karaveli (leader), Clare Squires (leader)
Greece-Raptou: Christos Michos (captain), Konstantinos Gkanatsios, Eleftheria Nikolaou, Athanasios Tzikas, Apostolos Nikolaou (leader), Vasileios Gkanatsios (leader)
Kazakhstan-Almaty: Sardar Konurbayev (captain), Aitemir Kussainov, Imran Iskakov, Arslan Kenbayev, Sofiya Suankulova, Adina Chulanova, Kunduz Turekhanova (leader)
Kazakhstan-RFMS: Aisha Nurakhmet (captain), Anel Mukatova, Zhanna Alibekova, Alan Sekenov, Tamruz Kaskabassova, Adilkhan Orakbai, Kunduz Turekhanova (leader)
Romania-RADIX: Ioana Popa (captain), Radu-Andrei Morarasu, Tudor Costea, Maria-Liana Ciupala, Bucur-Andrei Borcoman, Andrei Bardas, Carmen-Felicia Tanasescu (leader), Mircea-Noru Parpalea (leader)
Russia-Element: Anastasiia Giuntner (captain), Alina Nedikova, Mark Kovalenko, Daria Metel, Taisia Kashintseva, Elizaveta Kolokolnikova, Nadezhda Chilyaeva (leader), Yulia Bondarenko (leader)
Russia-Island 418: Aleksandr Ozhered (captain), Anna Kononova, Ekaterina Novikova, Alexander Karpov, Leonid Karpov, Olga Medvedeva (leader), Aleksandra Barysheva (leader)
Russia-Maximum: Vladislav Grazhdannikov (captain), Angelina Kotchanova, Valeriya Lopashinova, Zhanna Ostrovskaya, Igor Romashin, Artemy Shevtsov, Svetlana Zhuravleva (leader), Galina Shkurai (leader)
Russia-Uranium-239: Elizaveta Nazarenko (captain), Kirill Starotitorov, Georgii Stetsenko, Yuri Mikhailov, Arina Sennikova, Aleksandr Maksimov, Vadim Agadullin (leader), Ivan Guryanov (leader)
Switzerland: Ankit Singhal (captain), Lilli Klein, Margot Lurie, David Fankhauser, Tejas Krishnan, Michael Klein (leader), Manuel Antoinette (leader)
International independent jurors: Cheong-Eung Ahn (chair), Sofia Anisimova (chair), Murray Chisholm (chair), Giorgi Khomeriki (chair), Florian Koch (chair), Ilya Martchenko (chair), Domagoj Pluščec (chair), Marc Bitterli, Milen Kadiyski, Theodoros Karafyllidis, Mladen Matev, Peter Poier, Klim Sladkov, Tinatin Tsiskaridze, Volha Uhnachova, Roman Zinchuk
Local independent jurors: Artemii Kolenko (chair), Valeria Burianova, Aleksandra Falchevskaya, Anton Golyshev, Roman Kakhidze, Andrey Kravtsov, Elizaveta Kulaeva, Maksim Militskii, Olga Sokolovskaya, Aleksandr Zubankov
Team leaders in the jury: Yulia Bondarenko, Ivan Guryanov, Maria Karaveli, Alexandros Kiziridis, Michael Klein, Apostolos Nikolaou, Evi Parisolpoulou, Mircea-Noru Parpalea, Diana Sokhashvili, Clare Squires, Carmen-Felicia Tanasescu, Kunduz Turekhanova, Magdalena Živković


Updates

Update 2020/08/24: A continued dialogue between the LOC and participant teams brings more clarity on the number of remote and onsite teams at the 8th IYNT 2020. We will know the exact numbers after the registration deadline and will update participants about the practical aspects of remote and onsite participation.

Registration deadline: September 15, 2020
Payment deadline: September 15, 2020
Team fee (onsite participation): 1'700.- EUR per Team (6 students and 2 team leaders)
Team fee (remote participation): 400.- EUR per Team (6 students and 2 team leaders)
Observer fee (onsite participation): 900.- EUR per person
Dates of the IYNT: October 30-November 3, 2020

Update 2020/08/18: Our aim is to conclude this difficult year with the 8th IYNT 2020 adapted to the uncertain pandemic situation.

The 8th IYNT 2020 will take place on October 30-November 3, 2020. The IYNT will be based at ITMO University with the office and organizers located in St Petersburg.

Some teams will determine, in dialogue with the LOC, that their arrival to St Petersburg is feasible. They will be physically present at ITMO University and will participate in Science Fights in St Petersburg.

Some teams will determine, in dialogue with the LOC, that their arrival to St Petersburg is impossible. They will remotely connect to the IYNT on Discord platform and via other types of web conferencing, will interact with other teams, and will participate in Science Fights online.

We temporarily suspend the provision Ch. 1, VII, 1 of the IYNT Regulations and anticipatorily release the problems for the 9th IYNT 2021.

We ask all teams to contact the Situation Center (Aleksandra Falchevskaya, aleksandra.falchevskaya@sciteen.by) in order to update our pre-registration lists for the 8th IYNT 2020. We look forward to seeing you, physically or remotely, at the 8th IYNT 2020.

Update 2020/06/16: The 8th IYNT 2020 is postponed. The dates of the tournament and new registration deadlines will be established as soon as we hear and understand when Russia fully opens its borders and lifts all remaining restrictions at St Petersburg hotels, universities, and catering establishments. Hosting a safe and smooth IYNT 2020 is a core priority for its organizers and participants. We are determined to welcome you in St Petersburg later this year.

Update 2020/05/06: With two weeks ahead of the registration deadline, participant teams, local organizers and the General Council face a difficult question of whether the situation in St Petersburg and in home countries of participants would sufficiently return to normal by August. Many countries, Russia included, gradually lift lockdowns or announce corresponding plans. Participants and jurors of the IYNT must be able to safely leave their home country, enter Russia without being placed on a quarantine, compete in safe conditions, and return home safely. A special area of concern is international flights and border controls. We are monitoring and assessing the situation with utmost attention, and are considering two plans appropriate for these extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. postpone the IYNT into Autumn with dates to be fixed when the situation is more predictable;
  2. host the IYNT in the planned dates if it becomes clear that the situation in August would sufficiently return to normal.

We ask participant teams to share your opinions on this difficult choice. Please refrain from booking your flights and consider the deadline of May 20 to be provisional, unless further decisions are taken.

Update 2020/03/09: The dates of the 8th IYNT 2020 are August 10 (morning arrival with Opening Ceremony in the evening) through August 14 (Closing Ceremony in the morning with evening departure).

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite all international Teams and Jurors to join the Tournament in St Petersburg, Russia. The Executive Committee of the 8th IYNT 2020 and the IYNT General Council look forward to welcoming you at the 8th IYNT 2020.

The competition takes place at SCAMT Lab at ITMO University in St Petersburg (Ulitsa Lomonosova 9). Established in 2014, SCAMT (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies) laboratory is a dynamically developing laboratory focused on interdisciplinary projects in chemistry, materials science, food science, and microbiology. Located in the historical center of St Petersburg, the building of ITMO University provides ideal seminar rooms and facilities as well as a large dining hall.

Accommodation is provided at two hotels located within a distance from ITMO campus: Hotel 365 (Borovaya ulitsa 104) and Hotel Na Sapernom (Saperny pereulok 7). Transportation from both hotels will be provided with buses. Both hotels and ITMO building at Ulitsa Lomonosova are located close to various stations of St Petersburg metro.

Registration deadline: May 20, 2020
Payment deadline: May 20, 2020
Standard team fee: 1'700.- EUR per Team (6 students and 2 team leaders)
Observer's fee: 900.- EUR per person
Dates of the IYNT: August 10-14, 2020

The fees are collected via the bank account of the Foundation for Youth Tournaments.

Free e-visa for visits up to 8 days is issued by Russian Foreign Ministry if applied in advance and if the Russian border is crossed directly at Pulkovo airport in St Petersburg. Among 19 countries that have previously competed in the IYNT, this e-visa program is applicable for citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Indonesia, Romania, Switzerland, and Turkey. No Russian visa is required for the citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine.

For questions concerning registration, arrival and visa support please contact Aleksandra Falchevskaya.

Update 2019/08/29: The 8th IYNT 2020 will take place in St Petersburg, Russia in the Summer of 2020. The LOC in Russia looks forward to seeing all participants and jurors. The exact dates of the 8th IYNT 2020 will be announced in due course. St Petersburg is conveniently served by Pulkovo Airport. Any country can send as many teams as desired to compete at the 8th IYNT 2020. Among 19 countries that have previously competed in the IYNT, no Russian visa is required for the citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine. It is understood that starting October 1, free e-visas for up to 8 days will be available to citizens of several other countries if arriving directly to Pulkovo Airport and submitting an electronic application in advance. Specific details of this e-visa program are not yet known.

Update 2019/08/23: The problems for the 8th IYNT 2020 are released on 2019/08/23 and presented at the Closing Ceremony of the 7th IYNT 2019 [pdf]

Contacts

Aleksandra Falchevskaya
aleksandra.falchevskaya@sciteen.by
+7 950 012 65 82 (UTC+3h00)
Situation Center of the IYNT