California’s MATHCOUNTS State Competition is held in two locations. Results from both competitions are considered together when determining the state team.

2020 Northern California State Competition

Date: To be announced
Location: To be announced


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2019 Northern California Results

2019 Northern California State Competition

March 23, 2019
Stanford University

To download directions to the competition, click HERE.
To download a map, click HERE.

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00 – Team Arrival and Registration
9:00-9:15 – Informal Welcome
9:15-9:35 – Competition Begins – Rules and Instructions (proctors and Mathletes only)

9:35-12:00 – COMPETITION (proctors and Mathletes only)
9:35-10:25 – Sprint Round (40 minutes)
10:25-10:35 – Break (10 minutes)
10:35-11:15 – Target Round (30 minutes)
11:15-11:25 – Team Huddle/Break (10 minutes)
11:25-12:00 – Team Round (20 minutes – independents stay and take the test for fun)

12:00-1:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:30 – Countdown Round (open to all)
2:30-3:30 – Awards and Program Closing (open to all)
3:30 – Certificates of Participation and Score Sheets Presented to All Coaches in the Lobby

Important Information

It is required that spectators leave the competition room during the written portion of the testing. You will not be permitted to communicate with the contestants until completion of the final round.

Coaches/chaperones for each student are required to supervise their students whenever the students are released outside the testing room. Lunch will be provided free of charge for all registered Mathletes, coaches and registered volunteers. Lunch is not provided for parents.

You are highly encouraged to watch the exciting Countdown Round in the afternoon. The Awards Ceremony will follow the Countdown Round.

Student Participation Certificates and scores will be available in the lobby immediately following the awards ceremony.

Exam questions and answers will be posted to the California MATHCOUNTS website,, as soon as they have been released by National MATHCOUNTS.

Facilities: All events listed will take place at the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center.

Parking: All marked “A,” “C,” and metered spaces across campus are available free parking.

Feeder Competitions

The following local competitions feed into the Northern California State Competition:

Northern California Coordinators

Tim McCarthy

Julia Gee

State Coordinator

Ken Discenza, PE, F NSPE, DM CSPE

If you have questions about the California MATHCOUNTS program in your area, please send a detailed email to CSPEEF Executive Director Jeanne Marie Tokunaga at

If your question requires immediate assistance, please contact the National MATHCOUNTS Office at 703-684-2828 or