British Mathematical Olympiad

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(4 December 2021)

This year’s BMO Round 1 paper was taken on 2 December; video solutions are available online. Production facilities for the video were donated by the University of Bath Audio Visual Unit. The problems were by Dominic Rowland (problems 1 and 3), Daniel Griller (problems 2 and 6), Stuart Haring and Maya Brock (problem 4) and Jeremy King (problem 5).

(7 November 2021)

The report for schools on the 2021 UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls paper, with statistics of results, is now available.

(8 October 2021)

The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) paper was taken yesterday. Solutions are also available.

(24 September 2021)

The reports on past IMOs now include Dominic Yeo’s report on IMO 2021.

(10 September 2021)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 35 for gold, 24 for silver and 16 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Rhys Lewis 10 9 1 6 26Silver Medal
Ilya Misyura 10 2 2 0 14Honourable Mention
James Sarkies 0 5 9 0 14
William Thomson 010 1 0 11Honourable Mention
Velian Velikov 010 4 1 15Honourable Mention
George Zhou 0 3 610 19Bronze Medal

(8 September 2021)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad paper was sat today, with the UK team sitting the paper in Leeds. The problems were proposed by the UK (Aron Thomas), Greece, Serbia and the UK (Sam Bealing and Alexander Betts), respectively.

(16 August 2021)

The UK has been invited as a guest nation to send a team to the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, organised by Cyprus and to be held online, 6–10 September, with the exam on 8 September. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Rhys LewisHaverfordwest High VC School
Ilya MisyuraWestminster School
James SarkiesLawrence Sheriff School
William ThomsonWinchester College
Velian VelikovSt Olave’s Grammar School
George ZhouWestminster School

The Leader is Freddie Illingworth (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) and the Deputy Leader is Emily Beatty (Trinity College, Cambridge).

(23 July 2021)

The IMO papers were sat on 19 and 20 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained two gold and three silver medals and an Honourable Mention and a score of 131 out of 252, coming equal 9th out of 107 participating countries. The medal boundaries were 24 for Gold, 19 for Silver and 12 for Bronze. A press release about the UK performance is available.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Mohit Hulse 7 0 0 7 7 021Silver Medal
Isaac King 7 0 0 7 7 021Silver Medal
Samuel Liew 7 0 1 7 7 729Gold Medal
Yuka Machino 7 0 1 7 7 729Gold Medal
Daniel Naylor 7 1 1 0 0 0 9Honourable Mention
Jenni Voon 7 1 0 7 7 022Silver Medal

The IMO problems were submitted by Australia, Canada, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Austria, respectively.

(6 June 2021)

The UK team for IMO 2021 will be:

NameSchool
Mohit HulseSri Kumaran Public School
Isaac KingTonbridge School
Samuel LiewThe West Bridgford School
Yuka MachinoMillfield School
Daniel NaylorMatthew Arnold School
Jenni VoonLandau Forte College

The first reserve is Tommy Walker Mackay (Stretford Grammar School). Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s selection tests.

The Team Leader is Dominic Yeo (University of Oxford) and the Deputy Leader is Sam Bealing (Trinity College, Cambridge). The IMO will take place as a remote event, organised by Russia with the exams on 19 and 20 July.

(20 April 2021)

Following the first round of selection tests, the squad of ten from which the team of six for IMO 2021 will be selected has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Wilfred AshworthSutton Grammar School for Boys
Mohit HulseSri Kumaran Public School
Isaac KingTonbridge School
Rhys LewisHaverfordwest High VC School
Samuel LiewThe West Bridgford School
Yuka MachinoMillfield School
Ilya MisyuraWestminster School
Daniel NaylorMatthew Arnold School, Oxford
Jenni VoonLandau Forte College
Tommy Walker MackayStretford Grammar School

The IMO will take place 14–24 July, organised by Russia in a format to be determined.

(20 April 2021)

The Romanian Master of Mathematics competition will be held online, 20–26 May. The students to represent the UK will be:

NameSchool
Mohit HulseSri Kumaran Public School
Isaac KingTonbridge School
Samuel LiewThe West Bridgford School
Yuka MachinoMillfield School
Daniel NaylorMatthew Arnold School, Oxford
Tommy Walker MackayStretford Grammar School

The team is led by Geoff Smith (University of Bath).

(15 April 2021, press release added 16 April)

The UK team in the tenth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 5th out of 55 participating teams (3rd out of 37 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 21 for gold, 14 for silver and 8 for bronze. A UKMT press release is available.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Aanya Goyal 7 1 1 1 1 0 11Bronze Medal
Eleanor MacGillivray 7 6 0 2 0 1 16Silver Medal
Yuka Machino 7 7 2 7 3 7 33Gold Medal
Jenni Voon 7 7 7 7 2 0 30Gold Medal

(13 April 2021)

The problems (day 1, day 2) from the tenth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, held as a virtual competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now available. The problems were submitted by Australia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Australia, Austria and Austria, respectively.

(6 March 2021)

The 2021 edition of the annual residential olympiad camp, normally hosted in Cambridge, was cancelled because of the ongoing UK restrictions. The 2020 edition of the annual summer school for students new to olympiads, normally hosted in Oxford, was also cancelled.

BMOS is currently planning an online event from April 6th to 9th as partial replacement for both of these cancelled residential activities. Invited students will be contacted shortly.

A first round of selection tests for the team to represent UK at IMO 2021, will be held on 17th and 18th April in an online format.

(26 February 2021)

The 10th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, organised by Georgia, will be held 9–15 April. The UK team, taking part remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be:

NameSchool
Aanya GoyalAlleyn’s School
Eleanor MacGillivrayKing’s Ely
Yuka MachinoMillfield School
Jenni VoonLandau Forte College

The reserve is Rebekah Glaze of West Kirby Grammar School. The Team Leader is Jenny Owladi of the Bank of England and the Deputy Leader is Kasia Warburton of Trinity College, Cambridge.

(19 February 2021)

BMO Round 2 was marked remotely over the period 6–7 February. The following candidates scored 20 or more out of 40. Solutions are also available.

Mohit Hulse31
Isaac King30
Sherman Yip30
Tommy Walker Mackay29
Wilfred Ashworth28
Yuka Machino28
Thomas Frith27
Jenni Voon26
Solal Afota25
Henry Jaspars24
Ilya Misyura23
Kian Moshiri22
Velian Velikov22
Samuel Liew21
Alston Xu21
George Zhou21
Robin Bradfield20
Erekle Roinishvili20
James Sarkies20
Kishan Sharma20
Thien Udomsrirungruang20

(29 January 2021)

This year’s BMO Round 2 paper was taken yesterday. The problems were by Ivan Chan (problem 1), Dominic Rowland (problem 2), Freddie Illingworth and Dominic Yeo (problem 3) and Jeremy King (problem 4).