Round 1 Problems, Solutions, and Results are Available!

Thank you for joining us in this year’s Woburn Challenge, new and returning participants alike! It certainly did take us a couple of extra months to get things back in order this contest season – our sincerest apologies for the anticipation! However, you can be sure that we’re back now, ready to challenge you with new rules and a new intermediate division for the new year. 

We witnessed several perfect scores in all of the divisions, with Zixiang Zhou of University Heights Public School coming out on top of the senior division. Zixiang is only in grade 8. Wow! It looks like many of you have been practising over the summer and winter breaks – which is fantastic. But worry not, as even greater challenges await in the months to follow! 

The senior division prizewinners for this round are: 

  1. Zixiang Zhou of University Heights Public School ($100) 
  2. Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50) 
  3. Joey Yu of Thornhill Secondary School ($25) 
  4. Henning Jiang of Vincent Massey Secondary School ($25) 
  5. Anish Mahto of Turner Fenton Secondary School ($25) 
  6. William Fung of Richmond Hill High School ($25) 
  7. Steven Mai of University of Toronto Schools ($25) 
  8. Andrew Tang of Erindale Secondary School ($25) 

The intermediate division prizewinners for this round are: 

  1. Michael Huang of Bell High School ($50) 
  2. Aaron Tang of Churchill Heights Public School ($25) 
  3. Sunny Lan of Richmond Hill High School ($25) 
  4. Kevin Wang of Glenforest Secondary School ($25) 

Finally, we would like to applaud a job well done to the top Junior division finishers: Patrick Jung and Ri Xin Yang of Dr. Normal Bethune Collegiate Institute, Young Yu of Bayview Secondary School, and Henry Guo of A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. 

Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards during the on-site finals in May to which all of the above winners are invited (more details to come later). Do not fret if you may not be able to make the final round in person – we will mail your prize to you afterwards. 

Remember that we will have many prizes in the remaining rounds of the year, so keep on practicing! Problems and solutions for this round are now posted at: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests. Once again, we thank all of you who participated, as well as teachers for sharing this with your students. 

See the full contest results.

2018 Online Round 1 Announced!

Hello Challengers!

Our 1st online round of the 2018 season will be held on Friday, January 26th, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm ET.

We have made some exciting updates to the contest structure, including the addition of an intermediate division! Please read more about the contest details and register to participate!  (If you participated last year, you must complete this year's registration form using the link on the registration page but you can continue using the same PEG Judge username.)

If you are new to the Woburn Challenge, you can visit http://wcipeg.com/contests to check out some of the past contests and familiarize yourself with submitting solutions to our online grading environment (the PEG Judge). It is also a good idea to try and solve some of the problems on the WCIPEG website in order to sharpen your problem-solving prowess!

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2018 Season Update

Hi Challengers,

We have been hard at work re-organizing the contest that you know and love to make it even more amazing and accessible to students! Due to these structural changes, the 2017-18 season has been delayed to January. Worry not, however! We will be back in the new year with monthly rounds concluding in another amazing on-site finals in May.

Hang tight for more news coming soon!

Sincerely,
The Woburn Challenge Team

2017 Finals Results

The Woburn Challenge 2016-17 on-site finals was a great success! This year, we witnessed 10 schools battle it out for the title of Woburn Challenge champion. In the end, Jason Yuen and William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School came out on top of the senior and junior divisions respectively. We truly hope that you enjoyed tackling all the problems which we have so carefully prepared with love. Thank you to all the helping hands that made this event possible, as well as contestants and teachers alike, who stayed with us through to the end of the season.

The senior division prizewinners are:

  1. Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($250)
  2. Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($200)
  3. Joey Yu of Thornhill Secondary School ($150)

The junior division prizewinners are:

  1. William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($150)
  2. William Fung and Sunny Lan of Richmond Hill High School ($100)
  3. Jeffrey Gao and Richard Yi of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($75)

Congratulations! We would love to hear your feedback about how to improve for next year, so please send them to woburnchallenge@gmail.com. That said, we hope you enjoyed the last round of the season and look forward to bringing you many more exciting challenges in the years to come!

Full results, problems, and solutions are now posted here: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests

Round 4 Problems, Solutions, and Results are Available!

Thank you for joining us for the final online round of the year! We thought the problems for this round were tough but fair. There were several perfect scores in both divisions despite how challenging the problems have become. Superb! Congratulations to Brian Chau from Woburn, along with Justin Pu from William Lyon Mackenzie High for winning the senior and junior divisions respectively.

The senior division prizewinners for this round are:

  1. Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($200)
  2. Leo Feng of Vincent Massey Secondary School ($100)
  3. Arielle Shannon of University of Toronto Schools ($50)
  4. Zixiang Zhou of University Heights Public School ($50)
  5. William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($50)

The junior division prizewinners for this round are:

  1. Justin Pu of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($50)
  2. Allan Xu of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($25)
  3. Arsh Raza of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($25)

Congratulations again! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out! Problems and solutions for this round are now posted at: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests. Once again, we thank all of you who participated, as well as teachers for sharing this with your students.

The date and location of the Woburn Challenge on-site finals will be released in the middle of next week, when the invitations will also be sent out. Be on the lookout!

See the full contest results.

Next Contest on Sunday, April 9!

Hello Challengers!

Our 4th and final online round of the season will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.  If you participated in the previous online rounds, please use the same WCI PEG Judge username and there's no need to register again.  

If you are new to the Woburn Challenge, please read more about the contest details and register to participate!  You can visit http://wcipeg.com/contests to check out some of the past contests and familiarize yourself with submitting solutions to our online grading environment (the PEG Judge). It is also a good idea to try and solve some of the problems on the WCIPEG website in order to sharpen your problem-solving prowess!

Stay tuned!

Round 3 Problems, Solutions, and Results are Available!

Hello Challengers!

Thank you for joining us in round 3! This contest proved to be one of our toughest yet, with the third problem of the senior division proven to be especially perplexing due to its ad-hoc nature. You may also have noticed that we decided to provide a kick to the junior division’s difficulty. The reason of course, is to keep all of you (even juniors!) on your toes and habitually challenged! This time, we witnessed only one perfect scorer in the senior division and none in the junior. Congratulations to Jason Yuen from Pierre Elliott Trudeau High, along with Arsh Raza from William Lyon Mackenzie High for winning the senior and junior divisions respectively.

The senior division prizewinners for this round are:

  1. Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($200)
  2. Joey Yu of Thornhill Secondary School ($100)
  3. William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($50)
  4. Leo Feng of Vincent Massey Secondary School ($50)
  5. Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50)

The junior division prizewinners for this round are:

  1. Arsh Raza of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($50)
  2. Justin Pu of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($25)
  3. Henning Jiang of Vincent Massey Secondary School ($25)

Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out. Remember to keep on practicing, since we still have many prizes in the remaining online round, as well as the invitational finals! Problems and solutions for this round are now posted at: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests. Once again, we thank all of you who participated, as well as teachers for sharing this with your students.

Good luck for next round, and be on the lookout for the on-site finals in May!

Click here to see the full contest results.

February Contest

Hello Challengers!

Our 3rd online round of the season will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.  If you participated in the previous online rounds, please use the same WCI PEG Judge username and there's no need to register again.  

If you are new to the Woburn Challenge, please read more about the contest details and register to participate!  You can visit http://wcipeg.com/contests to check out some of the past contests and familiarize yourself with submitting solutions to our online grading environment (the PEG Judge). It is also a good idea to try and solve some of the problems on the WCIPEG website in order to sharpen your problem-solving prowess!

Stay tuned!

Round 2 Problems, Solutions, and Results are Available!

Hello Challengers!

Thank you for joining us for round 2 of this year’s Woburn Challenge! As you could probably tell, we are cranking up the difficulty as the 2016-17 contest season progresses. While we expect you to be constantly practicing, we are also working to improve the contest experience from our end. In particular, we are aware that the judge was slow to provide live feedback due to the quantity of submissions being queued. In future rounds, improvements to the site and server will be made to help prevent this issue. This time, we witnessed three perfect scores in both divisions. Congratulations to Woburn students Allan Xu and Brian Chau for winning the junior and senior divisions respectively

The senior division prizewinners for this round are:

  1. Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($200)
  2. William Wen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($100)
  3. Jason Yuen of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($50)
  4. Zixiang Zhou of University Heights Public School ($50)
  5. Andrew Lin of University Hill Secondary School ($50)

The junior division prizewinners for this round are:

  1. Allan Xu of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50)
  2. Justin Pu of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($25)
  3. William Fung of Richmond Hill High School ($25)

Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards, and we will be contacting your teachers shortly about sending them out. Remember that we will have many prizes in the remaining rounds of the year, so keep on practicing! Problems and solutions for this round are now posted at: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests. Once again, we thank all of you who participated, as well as teachers for sharing this with your students.

Click here to see the full contest results.

December Contest

Hello Challengers!

Our 2nd online round of the season will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.  If you participated in our 1st online round in October, please use the same WCI PEG Judge username and there's no need to register again.  

If you are new to the Woburn Challenge, please read more about the contest details and register to participate!  You can visit http://wcipeg.com/contests to check out some of the past contests and familiarize yourself with submitting solutions to our online grading environment (the PEG Judge). It is also a good idea to try and solve some of the problems on the WCIPEG website in order to sharpen your problem-solving prowess!

Stay tuned!