2023 Open Online Tournament
We will be hosting a second Open Online Tournament in Spring 2023! All students in high school or below will be welcome to participate 🙂
The dates are (tentatively) as follows:
Level 1: February 19, 2023
Level 2: February 26, 2023
Level 3: March 5, 2023
(Note that these dates are all on Sundays this year, not Saturdays! This is to avoid conflicts with other competitions and important exams taking place in February and March.)
Contest Level Descriptions and Format
In each of the three levels, there are two divisions: Middle School (up to 8th grade) and High School (up to 12th grade). Unlike 2022’s contests, there will be no differentiation between time zones for the 2023 contests. Each contest will be administered at a single time for every participant.
This will be an open, accessible contest intended for students of all ages and backgrounds. There are no requirements to enter (this is not an invitational contest, unlike Levels 2 and 3). This is a new level of competition! The intention is that a student with no prior competition experience will be able to get something out of the contest, and many students will be able to solve most of the problems.
For both divisions, there will be 15 multiple-choice questions, and the time limit will be 30 minutes. 1 point will be awarded per correct answer, and no points will be awarded for an incorrect answer or question left blank. There will be no guessing penalty.
At least the top 50% of scorers in each division will advance to the Level 2 competitions!
This will be a slightly more difficult contest than Level 1, but still fairly accessible to students with little or no competition math background. The difficulty level will be set considerably easier than 2022’s Open Online Tournament; no higher than AMC 8 level for middle school, and no higher than AMC 10 level for high school.
For both divisions, there will be 20 questions (~10 multiple choice, and ~10 fill-in-the-blank), and the time limit will be 1 hour. Each question is worth 1 point for a correct answer, with no penalty for incorrect answers.
The top 10 scorers in each division will advance to the Level 3 competitions!
This is an advanced, invitational competition reserved for the top scorers from the Level 2 competition. The Level 3 contest will be comparable to (but somewhat easier than) the 2022 Invitational Math Tournament; generally around AMC 10 to AMC 12 level for middle school, and AMC 12 to AIME level for high school.
This level will have two phases; the first phase is a 10-question short answer test which lasts 45 minutes, and the second phase will consist of 3 written proof questions to be completed in 30 minutes.
In the Qualifying Round, each question is worth 2 points, with no penalty for incorrect answers. In the Live Round, each question is graded on a scale of 0-5, with partial credit for correct reasoning and/or significant progress. The total score is therefore out of 35.
A participant’s final score is the sum of their Level 1 score, Level 2 score, and Level 3 score (so it is out of 70). Final rankings will be decided according to these scores.
Prizes (subject to change for 2023)
1st Place Winners: $250 Amazon Gift Card and 50% Scholarship at CyberMath Summer Camps
2nd Place Winners: $150 Amazon Gift Card and 25% Scholarship at CyberMath Summer Camps
3rd Place Winners: $100 Amazon Gift Card and 15% Scholarship at CyberMath Summer Camps
4th-10th Place Winners: $50 Amazon Gift Card and 10% Scholarship at CyberMath Summer Camps
Honorable Mention: 10% Scholarship at CyberMath Summer Camps
Past Problems and Solutions
2022 problems, solutions, and statistics/winners are available here!