Tan wins silver and bronze for PH at Math Without Borders competition in Bulgaria

July 03, 2018
(from an online report by AMSLI Philippines)

Alison Chloe Tan Representing the Philippines, Ateneo Senior High School student Alison Chloe Tan of GA/12-Gonzalez won a bronze medal in the individual final round of the Mathematics Without Borders (MWB) 5th International Tournament held in Nessebar, Bulgaria from June 30 to July 2, 2018. She was also one of the three members of the Philippine team that won second place in the Team competition.

The 14 Filipino students representing various schools in the Philippines in Bulgaria won five gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in the competition’s individual final round. This is an impressive feat for the Philippine team given that this is their first time to join the said competition, which is organized by the Education without Borders Pedagogical Association (Bulgaria) and Innovation Science & Education Center (Kazakhstan) under the patronage of the Mayor of Nessebar, Mr. Nikolay Dimitrov.
For the team competition, the Philippine students were assigned to 7 different teams which competed with other countries.  One Philippine team composed of three high school students beat the Vietnam team to win 2nd place (tied with Iran), behind eventual champion Bulgaria.  The members of the Philippine team that placed 2nd in the Team Competition are Bikram Chohan Singh (Grade 12- Notre Dame of Greater Manila), Angelo Vince Perez (Grade 9- De La Salle Lipa Integrated School), and Alison Chloe Lim Tan (Grade 11- Ateneo de Manila Senior High School).

Almost a thousand students from 15 countries (Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the Philippines) participated in the final round after three preliminary rounds held during the school year. Ranking was determined based on the sum of the two best results of the three remote rounds and the doubled result of the final competition.