British Mathematical Olympiad

Balkan Mathematical Olympiad

The UK has competed as a guest team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad since 2005, with the 2008 and 2015 entries being as joint guest teams with Ireland.

The UK IMO programme views the Balkan MO as an opportunity to increase the number of students able to benefit from attending a worthwhile international competition. Students who have attended the IMO or a previous Balkan MO are not eligible. Students who have attended RMM in Year N will not be prioritised for a place on the Balkan MO team in Year N. Balkan MO eligibility is unrelated to participation in EGMO. The team for this competition is generally selected at the end of the Trinity olympiad training and selection camp, along with the squad of about ten from which the IMO team and reserve will be selected.

Teams consist of six people; the UK does not normally name a reserve. There is a single paper of four questions, each marked out of 10 points. For past papers, see Art of Problem Solving.

Balkan MO year Town Country Dates Team Leader’s report
Balkan MO 2005 Iași Romania 4–10 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2006 Agros Cyprus 27 April–3 May
Balkan MO 2007 Rhodes Greece 26 April–2 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2008 Ohrid Macedonia 4–10 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2009 Kragujevac Serbia 28 April–4 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2010 Chişinău Moldova 2–8 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2011 Iași Romania 4–8 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2012 Antalya Turkey 26 April–2 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2013 Agros Cyprus 28 June–3 July HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2014 Pleven Bulgaria 2–7 May
Balkan MO 2015 Athens Greece 3–8 May HTML or PDF
Balkan MO 2016 Tirana Albania 5–10 May PDF
Balkan MO 2017 Ohrid Macedonia 2–7 May PDF
Balkan MO 2018 Belgrade Serbia 7–12 May PDF
Balkan MO 2019 Chişinău Moldova 30 April–5 May PDF
Balkan MO 2020 Bușteni Romania 31 October–5 November PDF; virtual event because of COVID-19 pandemic
Balkan MO 2021 Cyprus 6–10 September virtual event because of COVID-19 pandemic
Balkan MO 2022 Agros Cyprus 4–9 May PDF
Balkan MO 2023 Antalya Turkey 8–13 May PDF