The Pleasanton Geometry Bee is an annual event taking place in the Spring. The qualifier event, which happens in late April or early May, is open to all students through 9th grade in Pleasanton who are currently taking or have previously taken a Geometry course in school. Approximately the top 30 scorers from the qualifier round are invited to a live invitational round, where students enjoy multiple rounds of challenging geometry problems with a chance to win the title of Pleasanton Geometry Bee Champion. Contestants at the annual Pleasanton Geometry Bee usually represent both of Pleasanton's high schools and all three of Pleasanton's middle schools.
The qualifier round is distributed to every Honors Geometry class, and for students meeting the requirement of being a freshman or younger but not in Honors Geometry, there will be opportunities at local math clubs (including ours!) to take the qualifier round.
The preliminary round is 10 questions, 30 minutes, ordered in roughly increasing difficulty. No calculators are allowed.
The invitational round is an onsite competition. The individual round is 10 questions, 45 minutes, ordered in roughly increasing difficulty. No calculators are allowed. Following the individual round, there is an individual guts round, where students work on sets of 3 problems at a time and only receive set N after turning in set N-1. This round lasts for 60 minutes and also has no calculators. The top combined scores are awarded prizes and participate in a live countdown round for additional prizes.