VTRMC Results 09

85 schools took part in the 31st contest and there were 503 participants. The maximum possible score was 70. The leading scores were (if anybody has any objections about putting these leading scores on the WEB, please inform the Contest Director immediately!)

Score Name
Institution State Major/Grad
61 Pardon, John V Princeton Univ NJ Math 11
60 McCutchen, Richard Matthew Univ of MD MD CS/Math 11
50 Deng, Calvin Duke NC High School
50 Mebane, Palmer C Harvey Mudd College CA Math 12
50 Scher, Henry B Univ of MD MD Math/Econ/Phys 11
50 Hesterberg, Adam C Princeton Univ NJ Math 11
46 Shi, Peng Duke NC CS 10
46 Katsevich, Gene A Univ of Central Florida FL High School
46 Frankel, Ian A Princeton Univ NJ Math 12
45 Qi, Han Univ of Michigan MI Math 12
45 Chongchitmate, Wutichai Duke NC Math 10
43 Schlieper, William UNC at Chapel Hill NC Math 12
40 Tuan, Le N Fairmont Prep CA High School
40 Taylor, Bryce W NC School of Sci&Math NC High School
40 Lavrov, Mikhail P Duke NC Math 11
40 Jiang, Tian-Yi D NC School of Sci&Math NC High School
39 Superdock, Matthew C Princeton Univ NJ Math/CS 13
38 Tay, Kenneth J Princeton Univ NJ Math 10
37 Wang, Peichun Duke NC Math 12
37 Sae Sue, Tanawit Duke NC Math 11
37 Cao, Yue Univ of TN TN EE/Math 11
37 Fei, Song UVA VA ? 13
37 Li, Lidang Univ of MD MD AeroEng 10
37 Adams, Johathan K Carnegie Mellon PA CS 12
34 Isoda, Mitchell Y Illinois Inst of Technology IL ApplMath 10
33 Huang, Zili Univ of Michigan MI Math 10
33 Jiang, Chuan UNC at Chapel Hill NC Math 11
33 Schafer, Daniel L Carnegie Mellon PA CS/Math 10
33 Apeia-Sheriff, Jacob M George Washington Univ DC CS/Math 10
32 Liu, Gaku Princeton Univ NJ Math 12
31 Garrabrant, Scott M Harvey Mudd College CA Math 12
30 Ragtah, Gaurav Colgate NY ? 13
30 Trongsiriwot, Wuttisak UVA VA Math/CS 10
30 Triantafillou, Nicholas Univ of Michigan MI Math 13
30 Mohr, Christopher Carnegie Mellon PA Math 12
29 Katz, Mitchell C Univ of MD MD CS/Math 10
29 Bhattacharya, Vivek Duke NC Econ/Phys 12

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
50 and above 6
40 to 49 10
30 to 39 19
20 to 29 40
15 to 19 81
10 to 14 45
5 to 9 133
1 to 4 73
0 96

For more details, see all the scores ranked

The order of difficulty of the problems indicated by the scores, starting with the hardest, was 7,5,3,6,1,4,2.

I would like to thank all the schools who took part, and I hope you will all take part again next year. I also hope that many schools who did not take part this year will take part next year. Watch these WEB pages; even if you do not get an invitation, we will still be delighted for you to take part provided you fill in the registration forms before the closing date for entries.

I apologize for being rather slow this year in getting the results out. This was caused by me being in Bonn and my inexperience of directing the contest remotely. In this regard I am extremely grateful for considerable assistance from Jim Shockley

The most likely date for the contest next year is Saturday, October 30, 2010. Occasionally announcements about the competition will be posted in the newsgroup sci.math.