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Registration Has Closed!

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Automated Trading Championship 2010 Registration has closed! We've been accepting applications for participation in the competition for about four months. During this time 1,726 people have registered on this site.

As of the moment, 284 Expert Advisors have been automatically checked. Besides personal details of authors were approved and these developers were allowed to participate in the Championship. This is 16% of total number of submitted applications.

Registration for Automated Trading Championship 2010

However, all other applications were not accepted for a number of reasons. 5 Expert Advisors successfully passed all tests, but their authors' personal details were not approved. And vice versa for the second group: personal details were approved, but developers didn't submit an Expert Advisor or it couldn't pass tests. Its 685 or 39% of the total number of applications. The third group (752 applications and 43%) contains those who didin't submit proper personal details and Expert Advisor. Because of all these violations we had to refuse to register them to the Automated Trading Championship 2010.

This year the number of accepted Expert Advisors is much less than the number of participants in ATC 2007 and 2008. "This is quite understandable, - Renat Fatkhullin, CEO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. says. - The MQL5 language is new and differs much from MQL4. Obviously developers need some time to learn it. However, experienced developers have successfully moved to the new language. I hope we'll have an interesting competition, despite the fact that relatively few robots will compete this time".

September 25, 2010 at 23:59 Moscow time registration to participate in the competition closed. We are not accepting Expert Advisors anymore. The system of automatic checks of submitted EAs has been stopped. No other applications to participate in the ATC 2010 will be accepted. We still have some time to check personal details and submitted Expert Advisors manually. Special checks will be performed to make sure there are no multiple registrations.

The Championship will start in 8 days. We hope to see a fair fight for the prize. May the best man win!

Published by: MetaQuotes Software Corp. Created: 26 September 2010  Print version
Registration for the Automated Trading Championship 2010 will continue till the 25th of SeptemberRegistration for the Automated Trading Championship 2010 will continue till the 25th of September

The peak of applications occurred at the end of Automated Trading Championship 2010 Registration period. Unfortunately at the same time we had problems with automatic testing of Expert Advisors, and all Expert Advisors need to be repeatedly tested in automatic mode. This is the reason why we decided to extend the Registration period till September 25, 2010.

Preliminary Results of the Registration

Preliminary Results of the Registration

Less than three days are left before the start of the Automated Trading Championship 2010. In a little while we all will be in a vehement strife of trade robots. However, not everyone will be able to take part in the competition. The reasons are the mistakes made while developing Expert Advisors and multiple registrations.

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ATC Closed ..

 

Good luck :) 

2010.09.28 04:46 samclider-201025
Vertigo1:

I think that people which is complaining didn't upload more than once their EA or wait until the last day to do it, they said in the page that you should have it ready for testing at least a week prior to the end of registration because most EA wouldn't pass in the first test by any reason. I uploaded my first version like 3 weeks ago, passed okay, I even asked if I was able to upload a newer version of my EA and they answered some minutes later that I could do it but it should pass the automatic tester. I uploaded it several times and stop uploading versions just some days before the first end (not the 25th) in order not to be hurry on the last minute.

 Glad to be one of those 341 =) good luck everyone! (quite anxious here :D) 

I did upload the EA numerous times weeks before the deadline, and most of them did pass. The last one just had some parameters tweak.

Now I got this message:

stringo:

I'm sorry. Your EA is extremely slow - 60% of testing take about 30 minutes. We cannot approve your EA

My questions: 

1) Why testing speed is a criteria for qualification? It is not trading speed but backtesting speed which is not going to affect real time trading.

2) Why is this not mentioned in the rules?

3) If testing speed is a criteria for qualification, MUST have mentioned this in the rules and I would have PLENTY of time to correct it! Why only informing this criteria AFTER the registration close and when the initial EA has been approved? The CPU & memory use on real trading is minimal.

 I disagree with this reason given as it is like pulling the carpet from down under, most importantly, the backtesting speed is IRRELEVANT to the real trading! This is UNFAIR

As the EA contained no errors, it should be allowed to participate in the ATC. My EA is built for trading, not testing and that's why I did not bother about the slow testing process. Only if you guys have mentioned it, I'd have immediately corrected that.

 

2010.09.28 05:09 rforex
rforex:

Only if you guys have mentioned it, I'd have immediately corrected that.

III.7
  • Be free of any critical programming bugs in the code (looping, freezing up, etc.) or any clearly harmful actions
  • Be efficient in CPU resources and computer memory
There are no unimportant rules. Every rule is for a reason. For last competition 5 minutes was a limit for backtesting and there was people like you too. I see it's a big suprise for you, so this probably is your first year. Next year you wont have these mistakes. And I hope that others will learn from this too, so we don't need to read about "that is so unfair..." every year.
2010.09.28 10:03 tsaktuo188
tsaktuo:
III.7
  • Be free of any critical programming bugs in the code (looping, freezing up, etc.) or any clearly harmful actions
  • Be efficient in CPU resources and computer memory
There are no unimportant rules. Every rule is for a reason. For last competition 5 minutes was a limit for backtesting and there was people like you too. I see it's a big suprise for you, so this probably is your first year. Next year you wont have these mistakes. And I hope that others will learn from this too, so we don't need to read about "that is so unfair..." every year.
  • There are no programming bugs in my code
  • The forward test that I performed did not consume much resources/memory

You see, this is trading championship, not strategy tester championship, so the above 2 rules should be based on trading, not backtesting. My multicurrency EA consumes more than 10 fold resources in strategy tester due to the algorithm but in realtime trading it does not...

2010.09.28 10:31 rforex
rforex:

I did upload the EA numerous times weeks before the deadline, and most of them did pass. The last one just had some parameters tweak.

Now I got this message:

My questions: 

1) Why testing speed is a criteria for qualification? It is not trading speed but backtesting speed which is not going to affect real time trading.

2) Why is this not mentioned in the rules?

3) If testing speed is a criteria for qualification, MUST have mentioned this in the rules and I would have PLENTY of time to correct it! Why only informing this criteria AFTER the registration close and when the initial EA has been approved? The CPU & memory use on real trading is minimal.

 I disagree with this reason given as it is like pulling the carpet from down under, most importantly, the backtesting speed is IRRELEVANT to the real trading! This is UNFAIR

As the EA contained no errors, it should be allowed to participate in the ATC. My EA is built for trading, not testing and that's why I did not bother about the slow testing process. Only if you guys have mentioned it, I'd have immediately corrected that.

 

 

Hi  Rforex

   You are wrong about the testing speed. I think it should be one  of the criteria for qualification (in ACT2010 15 minutes). I had to improve my EA because of too long testing speed (see below). I had to remove some calculations , change logical diagram, change input parameters, change period from 30MIN to 1H and  resign from some symbols (first I wanted to use 12 pair but unfortunately because of testing speed I had to resign from some symbols and finally my EA uses only 4 pairs ). Now you see this criteria influence EA.

 

Toyota 

 

Errors found in your Expert Advisors during checking:

2010.09.15 01:38

1. Copy
   indicators\second-lwma-multi.ex5 ok
   indicators\first-lwma-multi-new.ex5 ok
   experts\act2010-new.ex5 ok

2. Compile

3. Configuration
   act2010-new on EURUSD:M30 every tick 2010.01.01-2010.08.01


4. Start
   expert takes too long time (more than 15 minutes)

1 errors
2010.09.15 02:24 ATC.Tester reply
private
 
Errors found in your Expert Advisors during checking:
2010.09.15 20:43

1. Copy
   experts\act2010-shortertime.ex5 ok
   indicators\first-lwma-multi-new.ex5 ok

2. Compile

3. Configuration
   act2010-shortertime on EURUSD:M30 every tick 2010.01.01-2010.08.01


4. Start
   expert takes too long time (more than 15 minutes)

1 errors
2010.09.15 21:41 ATC.Tester reply
private
Dear Wlodzimierz,

Errors found in your Expert Advisors during checking:
2010.09.16 17:15

1. Copy
   indicators\first-lwma-multi-1h.ex5 ok
   experts\act2010-1h-15l.ex5 ok

2. Compile

3. Configuration
   act2010-1h-15l on EURUSD:H1 every tick 2010.01.01-2010.08.01


4. Start
   expert takes too long time (more than 15 minutes)

1 errors
The verification of your Expert Advisor is complete. Expert Advisor checking report:
2010.09.18 20:42

1. Copy
   experts\act2010-1h-0-4-6-7-8-90pr-15l.ex5 ok
   indicators\first-lwma-multi-1h.ex5 ok

2. Compile

3. Configuration
   act2010-1h-0-4-6-7-8-90pr-15l on EURUSD:H1 every tick 2010.01.01-2010.08.01


4. Start
   finished in 12 min 45 sec


5. Statistics
   1422 kb of log files
   834 trades, 1674 deals, profit 1073696.01 USD

No errors!
2010.09.28 12:51 Toyota189
How to check that your EA will be applicable for the championship. I never received any email. Does it mean that it's not approved?
2010.09.28 17:49 yanuarsu113
yanuarsu:
How to check that your EA will is applicable for the championship. I never received any email. Does it mean that it's not approved?
I think it's approved and participating in the contest when you've two ticks on the main page. one for personal details and one for your EA files.
2010.09.28 18:40 avrspeedy234
Can anyone help me? my ea is not approve yet.
2010.09.26 09:26

1. Copy
   include\trade_j05.mqh ok
   include\symbolinfo_j05.mqh ok
   include\positioninfo_j05.mqh ok
   include\accountinfo_j05.mqh ok
   experts\j05ua.ex5 ok

2. Compile

3. Configuration
   j05ua on GBPUSD:H1 every tick 2010.01.01-2010.08.01


4. Start
   finished in 1 min 52 sec


5. Statistics
   320 kb of log files
   32 trades, 64 deals, profit -8530.80 USD
   profit is too small


1 errors
2010.09.29 09:05 j05ua

j05ua:

profit -8530.80 USD 

 Can I buy your EA?

:D

2010.09.29 11:23 tsaktuo188
tsaktuo:

 Can I buy your EA?

:D

Are you sure? 

This EA is based on Sideways and make alot profit since 3 months. IF ATC just test my EA in the last 3 monts I think they will agree my EA is profitable and maybe have a chance to be the winner. who knows the situation in the next 3 months.

2010.09.30 04:36 j05ua
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