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    Default Mental Calculation World Cup 2012

    - Please help to circulate this call for registrations -
    Mental calculators from all over the world are invited to the 5th Mental Calculation World Cup 2012!

    [I am sure that some speedcubers are interested in this event as well!]

    Venue:
    Mathematikum, a science museum in Gießen, Germany (http://www.mathematikum.de)

    Date:
    29 September - 1 October 2012

    Contest Details:
    Calculators will have to solve tasks in different categories (addition, multiplication, extracting roots, day-of-the-week calculations) and various surprise tasks.
    Only strict mental calculation (no tools, no writing down of intermediate results) is allowed.

    Prizes:
    There will be several prizes and trophies for the best participants.
    In particular, the MEMORIAD Association will sponsor free flights to the MEMORIAD 2012 competition in Antalya, Turkey (http://www.memoriad.com) for the winners in the categories addition, multiplication, square roots and calendar calculation.
    (does not apply for participants who have already won a free flight in the MCWC 2010 event and for participants who are not allowed to enter MEMORIAD contests according to decisions of the MEMORIAD Association)

    Registration:
    The registration form can be found on the MCWC website (http://www.recordholders.org/en/events/worldcup/2012/).
    Please download the entry form and send it by airmail to the address given in the form.

    Deadline for Registrations: 1 June 2012

    More information can be found on the web site:
    http://www.recordholders.org/en/events/worldcup/2012/

    Contacts:
    If you have any questions on the MCWC, please contact [email protected].

    I am looking forward to meet you in Gießen!
    Ralf Laue

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    This sounds awesome, but I'm a minor in the States. Sorry!
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    I'm in Canada but I love mental math, even though I'm not super awesome at it.
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    Thats got to be extremely cool to watch. It is really fantastic just how fine tuned into math some minds are, and that natural ability plus education is just amazing.
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    I'd never heard of this before, but I've seen some videos of mental calculation stuff. Rüdiger Gamm is awesome at it - found a video of him today where he does 81^100 in his head in a few seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1996123 View Post
    I'd never heard of this before, but I've seen some videos of mental calculation stuff. Rüdiger Gamm is awesome at it - found a video of him today where he does 81^100 in his head in a few seconds.
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