W.J. Blundon Contest

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Contents:

  1. General Information

  2. Registration

  3. Past Winners

  4. Past Contests


General Information

Professor W.J. Blundon was the first head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at MUN, and an avid problem solver.

(For a short biography of Professor Blundon and information on Experiences in Problem Solving, a compilation of his published solutions to a wide variety of mathematical problems, click here.)

The Blundon Contest is written each year on the same date as the CEMC Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat contests.We encourage those who was placed on the provincial honour roll in Fermat Contest last year, as well as the mathematically capable Level II students, to write the Blundon contest. This is our most important provincial senior high contest, and we would like more students to write it.

Students who recieve top scores at the Bluncdon Contest are invited to attend the Annual Blundon Seminar Camp at Memorial held in May. For more information regarding this event please click here.

2017 Contest Information
Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Note: Calculators, tables, etc. are not permitted.


Registration

The deadline for applying to write the Blundon Contest is January 31, 2017. The registration form is now available and the event will take place on February 28, 2017.

The first place winner is presented with the Blundon Shield at our annual Seminar held in May each year. The shield is kept by the school for one year. This shield has been donated by the Mathematics Council of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association in recognition of the outstanding contribution to mathematics education made by the late Professor W.J. Blundon, and in appreciation of the work done by the MUN Competitions Committee in holding the annual seminar.

Two Blundon shields have been presented to the winners of the Blundon Contest:


Past Winners

 2016 Andrew Dawson, Gonzaga High School
 2015 Jared Loder, Ascension Collegiate
 2014  Mason Nolan, Gander Collegiate
 2013  Jordan Naterer, Holy Heart of Mary
 2012  Alexander Mackay, Holy Heart of Mary
 2011  Nathan WIlson, Holy Heart of Mary
 2010  Brian Peach, O'Donel High School
 2009  Adam Gardner, Gonzaga High
 2008  Louis Kim, O'Donel High School
 2007  Mark Yang, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 2006 Roger He, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 Ian Payne, Pasadena Academy
 2005  Shuang Han, Holy Heart of Mary
 2004  Andrew Critch, Clarenville High 
 2003  Andrew Critch, Clarenville High
 2002  Nithum Thain, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 2001  Michael Watson, Bishops College
 2000  Joshua Hollett, Musgravetown High
 1999  Leslie Rose, St. Francis High
 1998  Dale Whitmore, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 1997  Dale Whitmore, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 1996  Ed Kent, Gonzaga High
 1995  Ian Barrett, Ascension Collegiate
 1994  Robert Bridson, Bishops College
 Reza Shahidi, Bishops College
 1993  Robert Bridson, Bishops College
 1992  Hao Ming Wu, Booth Memorial
 1991  Hari Mallidi, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 1990  Keir Colbo, Bishops College
 1989  Jamie Stuckless, Botwood Collegiate
 1988  Brett Oakley, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 1987  Allen Chen, Prince of Wales Collegiate
 1986  Jeff Pelley, Gander Collegiate
 1985  Neil Power, St. Stephens High
 1984 Timothy Churchill, Eugene Vaters Collegiate
 Samuel Sharpe, Queen Elizabeth High

 

Past Contests

The following are the Blundon Contest and solutions for the past several years:

 2016 Contest 2016 Solutions 
 2015 Contest 2015 Solutions 
 2012 Contest 2012 Solutions
 2011 Contest 2011 Solutions
 2010 Contest 2010 Solutions 
 2009 Contest 2009 Solutions
 2008 Contest 2008 Solutions
 2007 Contest 2007 Solutions
 2006 Contest 2006 Solutions
 2005 Contest 2005 Solutions
 2004 Contest 2004 Solutions
 2003 Contest 2003 Solutions
 2002 Contest 2002 Solutions
 2001 Contest 2001 Solutions
 2000 Contest 2000 Solutions
 1999 Contest 1999 Solutions
 1998 Contest 1998 Solutions

Contact

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