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Current events:
1–7 July: pre-IMO camp
4–16 July: IMO 2015
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(7 July 2015)

The 8th Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of today’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Putrajaya, was tied; the results for the two teams were as follows, with each team scoring a total of 84:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Joe Benton 77519
UNK2Lawrence Hollom 7209
UNK3Samuel Kittle 5005
UNK4Warren Li 37717
UNK5Neel Nanda 76720
UNK6Harvey Yau 77014
AUS1Alexander Gunning77721
AUS2Ilia Kucherov 70714
AUS3Seyoon Ragavan 77014
AUS4Yang Song 75012
AUS5Kevin Xian 36110
AUS6Jeremy Yip 67013

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

(27 May 2015)

After the training camp held at Tonbridge School, 23–27 May, the team of six for the IMO in Chiang Mai, Thailand has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Samuel KittleSimon Langton Boys’ Grammar School
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The two reserves are:

NameSchool
Liam Hughes (first reserve)Robert Smyth Academy
Harry MetrebianWinchester College

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the University of Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 4–16 July.

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

(6–7 May 2015)

The United Kingdom and Ireland team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Athens, Greece have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10), coming 15th out of 21 participating (member and guest) countries. The medal cut-offs were 31 for gold, 24 for silver and 12 for bronze. The problems are available.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Luke Gardiner 310 0 0 13Bronze Medal
Alex Harris 1010 0 0 20Bronze Medal
Lawrence Hollom10 1 0 1 12Bronze Medal
Samuel Kittle 0 0 2 0 2
Kirsten Land 0 1 0 0 1
Philip Peters 1010 0 0 20Bronze Medal

(18 April 2015)

The UK team in the fourth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 12th out of 30 participating teams. The medal boundaries are 26 for gold, 20 for silver and 11 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Olivia Aaronson 1 0 6 7 7 0 21Silver Medal
Rosie Cates 1 3 0 1 6 0 11Bronze Medal
Kirsten Land 1 2 0 7 0 0 10Honourable Mention
Joanna Yass 7 2 0 1 1 0 11Bronze Medal

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

(17 April 2015)

The problems from the second paper at the fourth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Minsk, are now available. The problems were submitted by Japan, the Netherlands and Ukraine respectively.

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

(16 April 2015)

The problems from the first paper at the fourth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Minsk, are now available. The problems were submitted by Luxembourg, Turkey and the USA respectively.

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

(30 March 2015, staff updated 10 April 2015)

A United Kingdom and Ireland guest team will compete in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, to be held in Athens, Greece from 3–8 May. The Team Leader is Alexander Betts of the University of Oxford and the Deputy Leader is Dr Gerry Leversha, formerly of St Paul’s School; Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. After the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 26–30 March, the team has been selected as follows.

NameSchool
Luke GardinerGonzaga College, Ireland
Alex HarrisThe Perse School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Samuel KittleSimon Langton Boys’ Grammar School
Kirsten LandKing’s College London Mathematics School
Philip PetersHaberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys

(30 March 2015)

At the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 26–30 March, the squad of eight from which the team of six and two reserves for the IMO in Chiang Mai, Thailand will be selected has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Liam HughesRobert Smyth Academy
Samuel KittleSimon Langton Boys’ Grammar School
Warren LiEton College
Harry MetrebianWinchester College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the University of Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 4–16 July. The final team will be selected at the Tonbridge training camp held 23–27 May.

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

(5 March 2015)

The Romanian Master of Mathematics information now includes Dominic Yeo’s report on RMM 2015.

(1 March 2015)

The UK team in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition have achieved the following results, coming 4th out of 17 teams in the team competition (determined by the sum of the top three scores from each team as per the competition rules). The medal boundaries are 32 for gold, 27 for silver and 22 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 5 0 7 7 733Gold Medal
Liam Hughes 7 0 0 7 6 020Honourable Mention
Samuel Kittle 7 6 0 0 0 316Honourable Mention
Warren Li 7 6 2 7 7 231Silver Medal
Harry Metrebian 7 1 0 0 7 015Honourable Mention
Harvey Yau 7 5 2 7 7 129Silver Medal

(1 March 2015)

The problems from the second paper at this year’s Romanian Master of Mathematics competition, sat yesterday, are now available. Problem 4 was submitted by Russia and problems 5 and 6 by Bulgaria.

(28 February 2015)

The problems from the first paper at this year’s Romanian Master of Mathematics competition, sat yesterday, are now available. Problems 2 and 3 were UK submissions, by Jeremy King and Lex Betts respectively; problem 1 was from Peru.

(8 February 2015)

The fourth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Minsk, Belarus, 14–20 April. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Olivia AaronsonSt Paul’s Girls’ School
Rosie CatesThe Perse School
Kirsten LandKing’s College London Mathematical School
Joanna YassNorth London Collegiate School

The reserve is Clarissa Costen of Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School. The Team Leader is Jo Harbour of Mayfield Primary School, Cambridge and the Deputy Leader is Jenny Owladi of the Bank of England.

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

(8 February 2015)

BMO Round 2 was marked in London on 7 February. (Some candidates from other countries also sat the paper, with their scripts being marked using the same mark schemes, and high scores from those countries will be added below when available.) Invitations to the Trinity training camp will be sent shortly to selected candidates eligible to represent the UK at the IMO, and details of marks will be sent to schools. The following candidates scored 20 or more out of 40.

Yuan Gao40
Harvey Yau40
Joe Benton39
Harry Metrebian33
Samuel Kittle31
Andrew Kenyon-Roberts30
Philip Peters30
Askhat Sarkeev30
Xiangjia Kong29
Renzhi Zhou26
Mark Cooper23
Alex Harris23
Jiani Li23
Neel Nanda23
Marcus Roberts23
Joshua Rowley23
Joshua Garfinkel22
Lawrence Hollom22
Richard Law22
Chenyu Liu22
Shenyang Wu22
Olivia Aaronson21
Kyung Chan Lee21
Thomas Wilkinson21
Jamie Bell20
Rosie Cates20
Liam Hughes20
Gareth Jones20
Kirsten Land20
Leslie Leung20
Rory Mclaurin20
Yuyang Miao20
Thomas Read20
Alex Rice20
Yukuan Tao20
Benjie Wang20
Joanna Yass20

The Christopher Bradley elegance prize is not awarded.

(30 January 2015)

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

(8 January 2015)

The UK will compete in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition in 2015, to be held in Bucharest, 25 February–1 March. The Team Leader will be Dominic Yeo (University of Oxford) and the Deputy Leader will be James Gazet (Eton College). The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Liam HughesRobert Smyth Academy
Samuel KittleSimon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Warren LiEton College
Harry MetrebianWinchester College
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf