Algenio is BBB math Olympiad champ; Abarquez is 2nd runner-up

May 06, 2021

Representing the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Junior High School mathletes Xavier Algenio (Montserrat/8-Isore) and Lance Abarquez (La Storta/8-Delgado) emerged as champion and 2nd runner-up, respectively, of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Big Bay Bei (BBB) Mathematical Olympiad Final Round’s Secondary 2 division. They each received a 1st prize/gold award as well.

More than 930 mathletes from Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam joined the BBB final round, which was conducted online using the Eklavvya platform on March 21, 2021. Of these 900+ participants, 134 were 1st prize/gold award-winners, 263 were second prize/silver award-winners, and 422 were third prize/bronze award-winners.   

Big Bay Bei highlights the importance of mathematics education and honors the brilliance of young mathematicians from all over the world. It is an annual international Olympiad hosted and organized by Olympiad Champion Education Centre (OCEC), in partnership with Math Olympiad’s Training League, Inc. (MOTLI). The online awarding ceremony was streamed on YouTube on May 2, 2021.