8th Mental Calculation World Cup 2018

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#1 13 January, 2018 - 06:32
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8th Mental Calculation World Cup 2018


This is a post regarding the Mental Calculation World Cup 2018 . This competition's general information is quoted below from a recent post in Yahoo's Mental Calculation Group by the competition's organizer: Dr. Ralf Laue. The official announcement was published yesterday 12th January 2018 in the Yahoo Mental Calculation Group (1200+ members there, since 2002)

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Mental calculators from all over the world are invited to the 8th Mental Calculation World Cup 2018. The Mental Calculation World Cup 2018 will be held in Wolfsburg, Germany
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Venue: Science Centre Phaeno (http://www.phaeno.de)

Date: 28-30 September 2018

Contest Details:
Calculators will have to solve tasks in different categories (addition,
multiplication, extracting roots, day-of-the-week calculations) and
various surprise tasks. Only strict mental calculation (no tools, no writing down of intermediate results) is allowed.

Prizes:
There will be several titles and trophies for the best participants.
In particular, the MEMORIAD Association will sponsor free flights to the
MEMORIAD 2020 competition (planned to be held in Dubai, UAE)
(http://www.memoriad.com) for the winners in the categories addition,
multiplication, square roots and calendar calculation as well for the
winner of the combination. (does not apply for participants who are not allowed to enter MEMORIAD contests according to decisions of the MEMORIAD Association).

Registration:
The registration form can be found on the MCWC web site
(http://www.recordholders.org/en/events/worldcup/2018/).

Calculators who already took part at a previous MCWC event are welcome to send the application form by e-mail to [email protected]. First-time participants please download the entry form on the MCWC web site. Please send it by airmail together with the documentation that is necessary for qualification to the address given in the form. Please note that we have a tough qualification (with usually far more than 40 people registering). Calculators who took part in one of the
previous years may want to send additional documentation about their
recent results in the same way as the first-timers (by airmail with all
the paperwork) in order to have better chances in the qualification.

Deadline for Registrations: 1 June 2018
You can help us with the organization if you register soon.

Qualification:
The number of participants is limited to 40. If more people register for
the event, the organizer will select the participants who qualify. For
this purpose, information about previous results at mental calculation
events (achieved in the past ten years), other mental sports contests
and verified achievements with the Memoriad software
(http://memoriad.com/memoriadsoftware.asp) are taken into consideration. The results achieved should be documented (category, number of correct answers, time) and sent together with the application form. These results must be confirmed by a witness with some background in mental calculation (for example a maths teacher or a university researcher who works in a field close to mathematics).

Organizational stuff:
There is no entry fee, but participants have to pay their travel
expenses. We will publish hotel recommendations soon enough on the MCWC web site.

Please contact us soon enough if you need a formal invitation letter for
visa purposes. Keep in mind that in some countries visa formalities can
take a long time!

More information can be found on the web site:
http://www.recordholders.org/en/events/worldcup/2018/

Contacts:
If you have any questions on the MCWC, please contact me at
[email protected].

I am looking forward to meet the world's best calculators in Wolfsburg!

Ralf Laue

Also a few more links about this competition:

Its wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_Calculation_World_Cup
For anyone with a FB page, a fanpage of the competition can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/mentalcalculationworldcup
An intro article on the purpose of this competition, in UK's Guardian here:https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2012/...
And some videos with highlights from previous competitions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzgaRkBjWMQ (MCWC 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pJXfQCe6yM ('14 closing ceremony)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yhyw_bsDjg (MCWC 2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPTKZ4PLkMc ('12 champion doing Anzan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq_6b6Yo0d4 (MCWC 2010 champion)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz9--bTcGGo (MCWC 2008)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o25DtVKj63U (MCWC 2006)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCy43eDYyI (MCWC 2004)

Nodas

6 June, 2018 - 08:55
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New post in Yahoo's Mental Calculation Group from the event's organizer about the 40 finalists of the Mental Calculation World Cup 2018 taking place in Wolfsburg, Germany (28-30 September 2018) :

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Hello,

For the Mental Calculation World Cup 2018, we got a record number of 78 registrations from 22 countries. One registration has been withdrawn, so the 40 starters had to be selected from 77 registered calculators. All those who have applied should have already received a notification e-mail. In addition to the 40 qualified starters, there are a few "backup" starters that can replace others in case that some of the qualified calculators are unable to attend. Those "backup starters" have also been informed. And here are the names of the qualified participants who will be invited to the Mental Calculation World Cup 2018 in Wolfsburg (in no particular order):

Shashank Jain (India)
Maitri Maniar (India)
Gunishka Jain (India)
Mishti Shah (India)
Jinansh Dedhia (India)
Nandini Garg (India)
Daniel Timms (Great Britain)
Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash (India)
Alberto Rodriguez (Spain)
Kenneth Wilshire (Great Britain)
Mohammed Seghir Said (Algeria)
Sreenidhi Neermanvi (India)
Tomohiro Iseda (Japan)
Hiroto Ihara (Japan)
Arsen Rakhymbekov (Kyrgyzstan)
Nodas Boukovalas (Greece)
Andy Robertshaw (Great Britain)
Erich Prem (Austria)
Jean-Jacques Bruyant (France)
Milana Kowalewa (Russia)
Georgi Georgiev (Bulgaria)
Freddis Reyes Hernandez (Cuba)
Wenzel Grüß (Germany)
Jean Béland (Canada)
Andreas Berger (Germany)
Samuel Engel (USA)
Granth Thakkar (India)
Ali Bayat Movahhed (Iran)
Robert Fountain (Great Britain)
Pascal Kaul (Switzerland)
Jeonghee Lee (South Korea)
Martin Drees (Germany)
Arturo Mendoza (Peru)
Jamshaid Aslam (Pakistan)
Marc Jornet Sanz (Spain)
Bjoern Gumboldt (Germany)
George Lane (Great Britain)
Tina Bauer (Germany)
Hakim Belouad (Algeria)
Angel Mejía (Dominican Republic)

In the next weeks, more information about the event will be sent to all participants by e-mail. I am looking forward to meet many of the world's best calculators in September in Wolfsburg.

Kind Regards,
Ralf

11 September, 2018 - 08:43
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I read here about the updated list of MCWC 2018 participants, which was formed recently:
https://worldmentalcalculation.com/2018/07/02/world-cup-2018-list-of-par...

Apparently, there were a few cancellations of the Genius Kid team from Mumbai. But there are plenty of experienced runner-ups summoned in order to make the new final list of around 40 participants. (from 21 countries so far)

The new list is here:

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Algeria: Hakim Belouad, Mohammed Seghir Said
Austria: Erich Prem
Bulgaria: Georgi Georgiev
Canada: Jean Béland
Cuba: Freddis Reyes Hernandez
Dominican Republic: Angel Mejía
France: Jean-Jacques Bruyant
Germany: Alexander Drygalla, Andreas Berger, Bjoern Gumboldt, Christopher Beeg, Dirk Ewers , Martin Drees, Tina Bauer, Wenzel Grüß
Greece: Nodas Boukovalas
India: Granth Thakkar , Hetansh, Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash, Sreenidhi Neermanvi
Iran: Ali Bayat Movahhed
Japan: Hiroto Ihara, Takuma Osaka, Tomohiro Iseda
Kyrgyzstan: Arsen Rakhymbekov
Pakistan: Jamshaid Aslam
Peru: Arturo Mendoza
Russia: Milana Kowalewa
South Korea: Jeonghee Lee
Spain: Alberto Rodriguez, Marc Jornet Sanz
Switzerland: Pascal Kaul
United Kingdom: Andy Robertshaw, Daniel Timms, George Lane, Kenneth Wilshire, Robert Fountain
USA: Samuel Engel

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