Mental Calculation World Cup 2018Phaeno

Wolfsburg, Germany, 28-30 September 2018

CONTENTS: Mental Calculation World Cup Web Site | Maths Links
WORLD CUP 2018:  General Information | Venue | Program | FAQ

The best mental calculators from all over the world are invited to the 8th Mental Calculation World Cup 2018.

Date: 28-30 September 2018

Venue:  Science Centre phæno in Wolfsburg, Germany

Schedule and rules: The World cup contest will take place on 29/30 September. Each mental calculator will have to solve tasks in different categories (addition, multiplication, extracting roots, calendar from memory and surprise tasks).

Titles and Prizes: All participants will receive certificates.  Successful record attempts will be registered as world record.
The participant with the best total score will be awarded the title "World cup champion – combination". The participant with the best score in the surprise tasks will be awarded the title "World cup champion - most versatile calculator".
The winners in the categories "addition", "multiplication", "extracting roots" and "calendar calculation" will be awarded the title "World cup champion for (category)".
The MEMORIAD Association sponsors free flight and hotel for the categories' winners to Memoriad 2020 (planned to be held in Dubai) and presents the MEMORIAD trophy to the combined winner of the standard categories.

Problems to solve: Examples for problems to be solved in previous competitions can be found at the bottom of the results list of the years 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 , 2012, 2014 and 2016

Registration:
The deadline for registrations is 1 June 2018. We cannot guarantee that registrations arriving after this deadline can be taken into consideration.
Please send the registration form and additional documentation by airmail soon enough. Registrations by e-mail will be accepted only from calculators who already took part in MCWC in one of the previous years.
The number of participants is limited to 40. If more people register for the event, the organizer will select the participants who qualify. For improving your chances in the qualification please submit information about previous results at mental calculation events, other mental sports contests and verified achievements with the Memoriad software.
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). A signed confirmation should be sent with the registration.

Organizational stuff: Participants have to book and pay their hotel rooms. Please be sure to book your room soon enough! We have pre-reserved some hotel rooms - details can be found here.
The participants will not have to pay an entry fee and they will not receive a fee for their participation.
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!

Contacts:
If you have any questions on the MCWC, please contact info@recordholders.org.
The best place for discussions about the World Cup and mental calculation in general is the Mental Calculation Mailing List.



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LINKS: Mental Calculation World Cup Web Site | MathsLinks
WORLD CUP 2018:  General Information | Venue | Program | FAQ