CONFUSION REGARDING CLOSED CONTEST!!!!

HEY @admin
Recently the competition code royale 2017 ( https://www.codechef.com/COR2017 ) was ended due copied questions and then restarted as it turned out to be a closed contest.
According to the definition of closed contest
“We can restrict access to your contest for a set of usernames or a set of IP addresses. Such contests are closed contests and only available to those people whom you give them access to. These can be used for a targetted audience like your college/school club or a group of friends”.

But the link of Code Royale 2017 can we accessed by anybody and anyone can submit the solution even if he is not registered with the college fest.

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It was a closed contest. The only reason why you were able to submit solutions was because you were a part of the college. Isnt it?

Other people could view the problems but not submit.

@admin please clarify the doubt.

no. Any one was able to participate in the contest( https://www.codechef.com/COR2017 ) as a matter of fact the rank 1 was not from our college.

Can you not confirm this from the organizers of your college? The official statement @admin received is that its a closed contest.

we can easily see that it was a open contest and anyone with the link was able to participate ( https://www.codechef.com/COR2017 )