Mental Calculation World Cup 2020 / 2021Heinz Nixdorf
        MuseumsForum

Paderborn, Germany

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MCWC 2020 had to be postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
All registrations made for MCWC 2020 will be considered for the postponed event in 2021 too. All calculators who sent a registration will be informed about the new date as soon as it is known. In addition, it is still possible to send additional registrations and additional documentation on mental calculation achievements (that will be considered in the qualification) until the new deadline on 1 May 2021.


The best mental calculators from all over the world are invited to the 9th Mental Calculation World Cup. Date: 2021 (postponed)

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).

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)".

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 and 2018

Registration:
The deadline for registrations is 1 May 2021. We cannot guarantee that registrations arriving after this deadline can be taken into consideration.
Please send the registration form and additional documentation soon enough.
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. Affordable hotel offers will be published soon at this web site.
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 50 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 2020 / 21:  General Information | Venue | Program | FAQ