Mental Calculation World Cup 2016

Bielefeld, Germany, 23.-25. September 2016

CONTENTS: Mental Calculation World Cup Web Site | Maths Links
WORLD CUP 2016:  General Information | Results| Program | FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take part in the contest?
Everyone who is a very good calculator. The number of participants is limited to 40. If more people register for the event, the organizer reserves the right to select the participants who qualify.

How do I qualify?
Please document your achievements in mental calculation, memory or maths competitions. In addition, please send us your results achieved with the Memoriad software. These results must have been achieved in front of a witness who should be in a responsible position - for example a teacher or a journalist. This person should document the results on a separate signed letter.

When will I know whether I am qualified?
The deadline for registrations is 1 June. The qualified participants will be announced around 10 June.

Is there an entry fee? Any other costs?
The participants will not have to pay an entry fee and they will not receive a payment for their participation.
All travel and accomodation costs have to be paid by the participants. Also, accompanying persons have to pay if they want to take part in the social events.
We have reserved a number of rooms at the youth hostel where the event takes part, but the reservations must be made individually by the participants. We have a reserved the rooms until 29 July. Use the keyword "WM 2016" when booking!

Can I take part in a selection of the categories only?
Although we strongly recommend to take part in all categories, taking part in a selection of the categories only is possible.

Is it allowed to write down intermediate results?
No, this is strictly forbidden. The contest is for straightforward mental calculation.

What are the rules for the contest?
The challenge is to solve as many tasks as possible in the given time. However, the most basic rule is: "correct calculations are more important than speed." You can find detailed information about the rules in the "Rules" file that can be downloaded on the "general information" page.

Which prizes will be offered?
There will be trophies for the best calculators in various categories and various additional prizes.
The MEMORIAD Association has sponsored free flights to the MEMORIAD 2016 competition for the winners in the combination and in the categories addition, multiplication, square roots and day-of-the week.
(does not apply for participants who are not allowed to enter MEMORIAD contests according to decisions of the MEMORIAD Association and for calculators who already won a free flight/accomodation package at MCWC 2014)

Can I send the application form by e-mail?
If you did not take part in any MCWC contest in previous years, you have to send the application form by airmail.. For all other correspondence, e-mail will be welcome.
Previous MCWC participants can send the application form by e-mail as well. However, they may also consider to send additioinal documentation about previous mental calculation results in order to qualify.

CONTENTS: Mental Calculation World Cup Web Site | Maths Links
WORLD CUP 2016:  General Information | Results| Program | FAQ