Tour de Maths Wrap 2017

November 14, 2017 | Campus | Author: Eugene Stolk and Marc Ancillotti

Following the final leg of the Tour De Maths at the end of October, the final standings, overall, for the year have been calculated and we would like to congratulate the Boys' College and Girls' College for placing first and second place, respectively, in 2017. This is the first time in the history of the competition that we have taken the top two places, overall, as a College. 

The two Tour de Maths teams and their maths teachers at the final leg. Photo by Eugene Stolk

In total, 26 of the top schools in Johannesburg participated in seven legs of the competition which saw 831 students take part in what is, essentially, a Grade 10 competition. In the individual component of the competition the Boys’ College achieved first, second, and third place with the Girls’ College taking up the next two places on the log. Congratulations to Bradley Hultzer and Willem van Ryskwyk who came first and second. Eight of our College students placed in the top 20 overall, which is a magnificent achievement.

The winning Tour de Maths team. Photo by Marc Ancilotti

Below is a selection of the top results achieved by the Boys’ and Girls’ College participants:

  Name School Grade
1 Bradley Hultzer BC 9
2 Willem van Ryswyck BC 9
3 Muhammad Moola BC 10
4 Kundra Oosthuizen GC 10
5 Sindi Pitikoe GC 10
16 Nicole Brink GC 9
17 Amber Beresford GC 9
18 Caitlyn Ancillotti GC 8

It has been eight years since the Boys’ College won the competition, and they had to wrestle hard across the whole year to take it back from the Girls’ College who won it last year. In a very tight finish, St Stithians Boys’ College pipped St Stithians Girls’ College to win overall by 1 point, and the Saints teams were 12 and 13 points clear of of third placed school Kingsmead.

Bradley Hultzer (Grade 9) placed first overall and won the Ken Finley trophy for top junior

Overall, mathematics at St Stithians is in very good hands and the future looks very bright for these young mathematicians to try retain titles in 2018.

Willem van Ryskwyk (Grade 9) placed second overall

A massive thank you to the teachers of the Boys’ and Girls’ College who travel with the teams each leg, and a special thank you to Ms Mellor and Mr Lombard who help train the team and mentor the competitors.

The first leg of 2018 will be hosted by St Stithians College on 25 January 2018. See you then!