Teams and Registration

  • All teams must have exactly four students and a faculty/staff team advisor. All students on a team must attend the same school.
  • No student can be a member of two or more teams. It is not possible to substitute or exchange team members at any stage of the competition.
  • A school may register at most two teams for the competition.
  • All applications must be submitted in English.
  • The faculty/staff advisor will be responsible for registering the team and for all prior and subsequent communication with organizers.
  • To register a team, please fill out the application form. (a link to the form will become active closer to start of the event)
  • The registration deadline is mid February. Please see ‘Important dates’ for more information.
  • The application decisions will be sent out via e-mail on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

 

Format of the Competition

  • The competition will consist of two rounds: a Preliminary round in February 2020 and a Final round in March 2020.
  • Both rounds of the competition will be conducted in English yet Arabic translations will also be available.
  • The mathematical content of the competition will be consistent with the topics listed in the Curriculum Standards for grades 9-11 as set by the Supreme Education Council.

 

Preliminary Round

  • The Preliminary round will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Carnegie Mellon University Qatar campus in Education City.
  • Contestants are requested to arrive by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the competition.
  • The preliminary round will be a written test. Teams will be given 90 minutes to complete a set of 40 questions of varying difficulty.
  • A question booklet (in English and Arabic) and an answer sheet will be provided to each team. Team members may work on different problems; however, each team may submit only one answer sheet.
  • There will be penalty for incorrect answers: ¼ of the respective points will be deducted from the overall total points.
  • Calculators are not allowed during the competition.
  • Formula sheets are not permitted during the competition.
  • The top 4 teams from the preliminary round will advance to the final round. In case of a tie, decisions will be made by a random draw.
  • The finalists will be contacted by email by February 27, 2020.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.


Final Round

  • The Final round will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Carnegie Mellon University Qatar campus in Education City.
  • Contestants are required to arrive by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the competition.
  • The Final round will be held in a “Quiz Bowl” format.
  • In case of a tie, tiebreaker questions will be used and the first team to answer correctly will win.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.

 Prizes

  • Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all participants of the  Preliminary round immediately after the completion of the round.
  • More prestigious prizes will be awarded to finalists at an award ceremony to be held immediately after the completion of the Final round.