8th Mental Calculation World Cup 2018
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)
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
Venue: Science Centre Phaeno (http://www.phaeno.de)
Date: 28-30 September 2018
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.
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).
The registration form can be found on the MCWC web site
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.
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).
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:
If you have any questions on the MCWC, please contact me at
I am looking forward to meet the world's best calculators in Wolfsburg!
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)