British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust

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2–7 April: Trinity camp
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Welcome to the British Mathematical Olympiad

(17 March 2019)

The Romanian Master of Mathematics information now includes Gabriel Gendler’s report on RMM 2019.

(5 March 2019)

The Christopher Bradley elegance prize has been awarded to Yuka Machino (Millfield School), Ang Boon Han Nathaniel (Anglo Chinese Independent School) and Timothy Wallace (Hampton School) for their solutions to BMO2 problem 1.

(24 February 2019)

The UK participants in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition have achieved the following results, coming 16th out of 24 teams in the team competition. The medal boundaries are 37 for gold, 30 for silver and 24 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Naomi Bazlov 7 0 0 7 1 015Honourable Mention
Alex Darby 7 0 2 7 2 018Honourable Mention
Tom Hillman 7 7 1 7 3 025Bronze Medal
Benedict Randall Shaw 7 0 1 7 1 420Honourable Mention
Aron Thomas 7 7 1 7 4 026Bronze Medal
Tommy Walker Mackay 7 0 1 0 0 08Honourable Mention

(12 February 2019)

The 8th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, 7–13 April. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Naomi BazlovKing Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham
Sarah GleghornSkipton Girls’ High School
Yihua LuoSt George’s School for Girls
Yuhka MachinoMillfield School

The reserve is Lily Kearney of Exeter Mathematics School. The Team Leader is Jenny Owladi of the Bank of England and the Deputy Leader is Kasia Warburton of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(25 January 2019)

This year’s BMO Round 2 paper was taken yesterday.

(7 January 2019)

BMO Round 1 was marked in Cambridge on 7–9 December. Gold medals are awarded for scores of 48 or more, silver medals for scores of 41 to 47, bronze medals for scores of 35 to 40, certificates of distinction for scores of 22 and above, certificates of merit for scores of 9 to 21. The report for schools, with statistics on results, is also available.

The BMO2 qualifying cut-off scores are 35 for students in year 13 (England and Wales), year S6 (Scotland), year 14 (Northern Ireland); 32 for students in year 12 (England and Wales), year S5 (Scotland), year 13 (Northern Ireland); 29 for students in year 11 (England and Wales), year S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland); and 26 for students in lower school years. Scoring at least the cut-off on BMO1 gives free entry to BMO2 provided that the candidate is eligible to represent the UK at the IMO. Any participant in BMO1 may enter BMO2 by paying the entry fee. BMO2 will take place on 24 January.

(5–8 January 2019)

Following the annual IMO Winter School held in Tata, Hungary, 27 December to 4 January, the students to represent the UK at the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition have been selected as:

NameSchool
Naomi BazlovKing Edward VI HS for Girls, Birmingham
Alex DarbySutton Grammar School for Boys
Tom HillmanSt Albans School
Benedict Randall ShawWestminster School
Aron ThomasDame Alice Owen’s School
Tommy Walker MackayStretford Grammar School

The Team Leader is Gabriel Gendler (HUJI) and the Deputy Leader is James Gazet (St. Paul’s School); Georgina Majury (Peterhouse, Cambridge) is Observer with Contestants. The reserves are Yuhka Machino (Millfield School) and Thomas Pelling (Bedford School). The RMM will take place in Bucharest, 20–25 February.

(1 December 2018)

This year’s BMO Round 1 paper was taken yesterday; video solutions are available online. Production facilities for the video were donated by the University of Bath Audio Visual Unit.

(9 November 2018)

Video of Ursula Martin’s IMO lecture at the Science Museum is now available.

(28 October 2018)

The markers’ report for the 2018 UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls paper is now available, including extended discussions of the problems and the approaches taken by candidates.

(3 October 2018)

The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) paper was taken yesterday. Solutions are also available. The paper will be marked on the weekend of 13–14 October.

(9 August 2018)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2018.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(5 August 2018)

A report on IMO 2018 by Deputy Leader Dominic Yeo is now available.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(12 July 2018)

The IMO papers were sat on 9 and 10 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained one gold and four silver medals and an Honourable Mention and a score of 161 out of 252, coming 12th out of 107 participating countries. The medal boundaries were 31 for Gold, 25 for Silver and 16 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Agnijo Banerjee 7 7 7 7 7 742Gold Medal
Sam Bealing 7 2 0 2 0 011Honourable Mention
Tom Hillman 7 4 0 7 5 326Silver Medal
Benedict Randall Shaw 7 7 0 7 7 028Silver Medal
Aron Thomas 7 3 0 7 7 125Silver Medal
Harvey Yau 7 7 0 7 7 129Silver Medal

The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Science Museum on Monday 24 September, when Professor Ursula Martin CBE will give the 41st annual IMO lecture.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(10 July 2018)

The IMO 2018 papers were sat on 9 and 10 July in Romania; the problems are available. The problems were submitted by Greece, Slovakia, Iran, Armenia, Mongolia and Poland respectively.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(6 July 2018)

Australia has won the 11th Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of today’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Budapest; the results for the two teams were as follows, with the UK scoring a total of 98 and Australia scoring a total of 99:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Agnijo Banerjee 77721
UNK2Sam Bealing 57012
UNK3Tom Hillman 7209
UNK4Benedict Randall Shaw 77620
UNK5Aron Thomas 77115
UNK6Harvey Yau 77721
AUS1William Hu 77721
AUS2Charles Dacheng Li 71715
AUS3William George Steinberg75113
AUS4Ethan Yong-Ern Tan 77620
AUS5Hadyn Ka Ming Tang 71210
AUS6Guowen Zhang 77620

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(3 July 2018)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Dominic Yeo’s report on the 2018 olympiad.

(30 May 2018)

After the training camp held at Tonbridge School, 26–30 May, the team of six for the IMO in Romania has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Agnijo BanerjeeGrove Academy
Sam BealingBridgewater High School
Tom HillmanSt Albans School
Benedict Randall ShawWestminster School
Aron ThomasDame Alice Owen’s School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The reserves are:

NameSchool
Emily Beatty (first reserve)King Edward VII School, Sheffield
Alex DarbySutton Grammar School for Boys

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dr Dominic Yeo of the Technion. Dr Rosie Cretney (University of Oxford) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 3–14 July.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(14 May 2018)

Congratulations to David Monk on being awarded the Paul Erdős Award by the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions.

(10 May 2018)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Belgrade, Serbia have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 40 for gold, 29 for silver and 15 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Agnijo Banerjee 11010 1 22Bronze Medal
Nathan Creighton 310 8 0 21Bronze Medal
Alex Darby 0 5 3 0 8
Tom Hillman 0 610 0 16Bronze Medal
Giles Shaw 0 8 0 0 8
Aron Thomas 1010 9 0 29Silver Medal

(10 May 2018)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad paper was sat yesterday. Problem 2, a UK submission, is by Jeremy King.

(14 April 2018)

The UK team in the seventh European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 3rd out of 52 participating teams (2nd out of 36 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 32 for gold, 22 for silver and 15 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Emily Beatty 7 7 7 7 7 7 42Gold Medal
Melissa Quail 7 2 0 7 2 0 18Bronze Medal
Alevtina Studenikina 7 2 0 7 7 0 23Silver Medal
Naomi Wei 7 5 2 7 7 0 28Silver Medal

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(12 April 2018)

The problems from the second paper at the seventh European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Florence, are now available. The problems were submitted by the Netherlands, Poland and the Netherlands respectively.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(11 April 2018)

The problems from the first paper at the seventh European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Florence, are now available. The problems were submitted by Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary respectively.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.