W.J. Blundon Contest
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.
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:
|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
The following are the Blundon Contest and solutions for the past several years: