Northern California State

2022 Northern California State Competition

Details coming soon!

2020 — Important update: State Competition Canceled

March 12, 2020 — MATHCOUNTS of California has received notice that the MATHCOUNTS national office has decided to cancel all remaining state competitions this year due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. That means the MATHCOUNTS of California State Competition has been canceled. No further state events will be held.

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution regarding the outbreak, because the safety and well-being of our Mathletes, coaches, and other volunteers are our top priority. MATHCOUNTS sincerely regrets not only the inconvenience this causes for participants and guests, but also the incredible disappointment this brings to the entire MATHCOUNTS community.

The MATHCOUNTS national office is working on an alternate method for determining the national competitors and will make an announcement about this no later than March 31, 2020. 

A statement about today’s decision, as well as future updates, will be posted at Please direct any questions or concerns about this decision to the MATHCOUNTS national office at

Thank you for your enthusiasm for MATHCOUNTS and for your understanding during this difficult time.

Ken Discenza, P.E.
State Coordinator
MATHCOUNTS of California

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.

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