111 schools from 28 states took part in the 36th contest and there were 786 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
67 Zbarsky, Samuel Carnegie Mellon PA Math 17
64 Brakensiek, Joshua D Carnegie Mellon PA Math 18
62 Cao, Wesley Princeton Univ NJ Math 15
62 Stoner, David W South Aiken HS SC HS
60 Adhikari, Arka Princeton Univ NJ Math 16
58 Hamilton, Linus U Carnegie Mellon PA Math 16
57 Gong, Haidong Univ IL Urbana-Champaign IL Math 17
50 Taylor, Noah J Ohio State OH Math 14
49 Erabelli, Saroja Thomas Jefferson VA HS Math
45 Nguyen, Minh P Stonybrook NY Math18
43 Greenberg, Michael J UNC at Chapel Hill NC Math dec Sci 15
43 Reddy, Sushrutha P Thomas Jefferson VA HS
40 Chao, Zehan Univ IL Urbana-Champaign IL Math 16
40 Patke, Mayank S Univ of Michigan MI Math/CS 17
40 Li, Jason M Carnegie Mellon PA CS 15
39 Li, Ray Y Carnegie Mellon PA Math 17
39 Nahar, Sunny Carnegie Mellon PA CS 17
38 Schneider, Eric Princeton Univ NJ Math 17
37 Tran, Minh Tuan Williams College MA ? 18
37 Farhangi, Sohail Virginia Tech VA Math 15
35 Loo, Andy Princeton Univ NJ Math 16
34 Shi, Tongjia Harvey Mudd College CA Math/Econ 15
33 Grebe, Anthony V WUSL MO Math/Phys
33 Park, Jongwhon WUSL MO Fin&Math 17
33 Qiao, Tony Duke NC Math 17
33 Park, Robin Thomas Jefferson VA HS
30 Gu, Albert Carnegie Mellon PA Math/CS 15
30 Pruiksma, Klaus M Carnegie Mellon PA Math 16
29 Sanderson, Abram D Harvey Mudd College CA Math/CS 17
29 Suaysom, Natchanon Harvey Mudd College CA Math 18
29 Pan, Zhao Carnegie Mellon PA Math 17

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
57 to 67 7
43 to 50 5
33 to 40 14
29 to 30 5
21 to 27 16
15 to 20 19
10 to 14 84
5 to 9 34
3 to 4 105
1 to 2 26
0 471

For more details, see all the scores ranked

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

As usual, several students failed to put their registration number on their solutions. Some of the solutions we could not assign to a student, in other cases we made a guess (so it is possible a students got points he/she never actually got). Also, some registration forms weren't filled out.

I'm grateful for help from Leonardo Mihalcea, Daniel Orr, Ahmed Roman and Tom Leong.

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.

The most likely date for the contest next year is Saturday, October 24, 2015. Occasionally announcements about the competition will be posted in the Sci.Math newsgroup.