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new: Calculation World Cup 2016

Mental calculators from all over the world are invited to the 7th Mental
Calculation World Cup 2016!
Venue: Bielefeld, Germany
Calculators will have to solve tasks in different categories (addition,
Date: 23-25 September 2016

Contest Details:
various surprise tasks.
multiplication, extracting roots, day-of-the-week calculations) and
Only strict mental calculation (no tools, no physical soroban, 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
( for the winners in the categories addition,
MEMORIAD 2016 competition (planned to be held in Las Vegas, USA)
multiplication, square roots and calendar calculation as well for the
(does not apply for participants who are not allowed to enter MEMORIAD
winner of the combination. contests according to decisions of the MEMORIAD Association and for
The registration form can be found on the MCWC web site
calculators who have already won a free trip to Memoriad 2016 at MCWC 2014). Registration:
Calculators who already took part at a previous MCWC event are welcome
to send the application form by e-mail to
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.
out of 74 who have registered were qualified). Calculators who took part

Please note that we have a tough qualification (in 2014, 40 calculators
about their recent results in the same way as the first-timers (by
in one of the previous years may want to send additional documentation airmail with all the paperwork) in order to have better chances in the
The number of participants is limited to 40. If more people register for
qualification. Deadline for Registrations: 1 June 2016 You can help us with the organization if you register soon. Qualification:
events (achieved in the past ten years), other mental sports contests
the event, the organizer will select the participants who qualify. For this purpose, information about previous results at mental calculation and verified achievements with the Memoriad software
( are taken into consideration.
The results achieved should be documented (category, number of correct
answers, time) and sent together with the application form. These
calculation (for example a maths teacher or a university researcher who
results must be confirmed by a witness with some background in mental works in a field close to mathematics).
youth hostel. We have a reserved a number of rooms until 29 July. Use

Organizational stuff:
Participants have to pay their travel expenses and their room at the the keyword "WM 2016" when booking! If necessary, we will try to support those who need a travel grant by
Please contact us soon enough if you need a formal invitation letter for
looking for sponsorship. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are in need of such a sponsorship. And of course, it would also be very welcome if you or your company would offer sponsorship! 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 Bielefeld!
Ralf Laue