Mental Calculation World Cup 2024

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        Calculation World Cup 2024

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The Mental Calculation World Cup 2024 will be held on 13-15 September 2024 in Paderborn, Germany.



The best mental calculators from all over the world are invited to the 10th Mental Calculation World Cup.

Date: 13-15 September 2024

Venue: Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, the world's largest computer museum in Paderborn, Germany

Schedule and rules: Each mental calculator will have to solve tasks in different categories (addition, multiplication, extracting roots, calendar from memory and surprise tasks).

Registration: please send registration form (see below) by e-mail to info@recordholders.org.
The deadline for registrations is 15 June 2024. We cannot guarantee that registrations arriving after this deadline can be taken into consideration.
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 documentation about previous results at mental calculation events, other mental sports contests or verified achievements with the Memoriad software. Memoriad results should be clearly documented (category, number of correct answers, time). These results must be confirmed by a witness with some background in mental calculation (for example a mathematics teacher or a university researcher who works in a field close to mathematics). The documentation should include a confirmation signed by this witness. Additionally, the qualification of the witness should be documented (for example, by scanning their business card showing their professional position).

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)".
Memoriad will sponsor the flight tickets and accommodation of MCWC 2024 four category winners (addition, multiplication, square roots, calendar) to Memoriad in the UAE in November 2024.

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 , 2016, 2018 and 2022.

Organizational stuff: Participants have to book and pay their hotel rooms. Information about hotel reservations can be found here.
The participants will not have to pay an entry fee and they will not receive a fee for their participation. However, accompanying persons will have to pay a fee (about 100 per person) for social events, catering, etc.
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.



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LINKS: Mental Calculation World Cup Web Site | MathsLinks
WORLD CUP 2024:  General Information | Venue | Program | FAQ