The 8th Portuguese Tournament of Mathematical Games

During March 9, 2012, more than 2500 students (aging 7 to 17) from all Portugal joined at Coimbra to play six different abstract games. The event was organized by the University of Coimbra at its Sport Stadium.

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The Portuguese Tournament of Mathematical Games started months before in several hundreds of schools, scattered thru all Portugal, with local tournaments to find what students were the best players.

The games were the same of the previous edition:

The games were divided by students' age:

This meant 12 independent tournaments (a tournament per age per game). More information can be found at (in Portuguese) and more photos here.

Here's a video from a public broadcast TV (in Portuguese...):

Here are some pictures just before the event started:

And then the games began:

a set of slimetrail for blind students

The best student of each tournament was selected to the afternoon's final. This last tournament decided the winners. There were about 200 students. The next picture shows how many people were at the awards:

More photos here.

The finalists

Check this document with the finalist names.


We wish to thank the University of Coimbra, namely, all the wonderful people that work hard to make this possible: Marta Pascoal, Ana Paula Escada, Carlota Simões, Daniel Pinto, Gonçalo Conceição, Jaime Silva, Manuel Vicente, Ricardo Mamede, Silvia Barbeiro. Also, to the usual suspects: Alda Carvalho, Ana Fraga, Carlos Santos, João Neto, Jorge Nuno Silva, Luís Malheiro, Teresa Santos and all the great professors that volunteer to help us with this wonderful event.

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