Baltic Way (mathematical contest)
The Baltic Way mathematical contest has been organized annually since 1990, usually in early November, to commemorate the Baltic Way demonstration of 1989. Unlike most international mathematical competitions, Baltic Way is a true team contest. Each team consists of five secondary-school students, who are allowed and expected to collaborate on the twenty problems during the four and a half hours of the contest.
Originally, the three Baltic states participated, but the list of invitees has since grown to include all countries around the Baltic Sea; Germany sends a team representing only its northernmost parts, and Russia a team from St. Petersburg. Iceland is invited on grounds of being the first state to recognize the newfound independence of the Baltic states. Extra "guest" teams are occasionally invited at the discretion of the organizers: Israel was invited in 2001, Belarus in 2004 and 2014, Belgium in 2005 and South Africa in 2011. Responsibility for organizing the contest circulates among the regular participants.
- Forewords in Better (1997), Nummert, Willemson (2002), Villemoes (2007); see below.
- Lists of results in first reference below and web sites linked there and in the next two references.
- 2 teams from each of 3 countries - Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania.
- No tie-breaker rules of Baltic Way 1997 found.
- Norway is placed in 4th, according to the tie-breaker rules of Baltic Way 2001.
- Estonia & Lithuania are placed in 4th, according to the tie-breaker rules of Baltic Way 2007.
Estonian Math Competitions, "Baltic Way Mathematical Contests", retrieved 2012-05-24.
Organisers, Baltic Way 2011, "Earlier BW's", retrieved 2012-05-24.
Baltic Way 2012 web site
Organisers, Baltic Way 2012, "Baltic Way '12, Tartu, Estonia", retrieved 2013-01-31.
Marcus Better (1997), Baltic way 1990-1996: mathematical team competition, Stockholm, Sweden: Department of Mathematics (link valid 2012-05-24), University of Stockholm. Library information retrieved 2012-05-24.
Rasmus Villemoes (2007), Baltic Way 2002-2006. Problems and solutions, Århus, Denmark: Department of Mathematical Sciences (link valid 2012-05-24), University of Aarhus. Online and print versions retrieved 2012-05-24.
Art of Problem Solving Community, "International Competitions Baltic Way", retrieved 2012-05-24.
IMO Compendium Group, "Baltic Way", retrieved 2012-05-24.