Mental Calculation World Cup 2008

Dear Mathletes,

It is a pleasure for me to invite you to the 3rd Mental Calculation World Cup which will be held on 29 June-1 July at the University of Leipzig, Germany.The event is part of the “Summer of Science” festival, the central eventin the Year of Mathematics, as announced by the Federal Ministry for Research.

The World Cup contest will take place at 1 July. Each mental calculator
will have to solve tasks in different categories (addition of ten 10-digit numbers, multiplication, extracting the square root from a 6-digit number, calculating the day of the week and surprise tasks).

There are several prizes for the best participants.
The overall winner will be awarded the title “World Cup winner for
mental calculation”. There are titles for the best calculators for the
categories addition, multiplication, roots and calendar as well.

All the competitions are about straight mental calculation without any
aid. Registrations from calculation experts using the Abacus / Soroban
are welcome either.

You can find more information as well as the registration form at

There is a limit of 30 participants; the registration deadline is 1 May
2008. If you are interested in taking part, please register early. This
will help us with the organisation.

If there are any questions, please contact me at

Looking forward to see you in Leipzig,

Ralf Laue

By the way: We are looking for a nice person who could help us to
translate the invitation text into Japanese and Chinese language in
order to attract abacus/soroban experts.


Hi Guys,

I think this is a great Way to Show off our Talents in Calculations and to prove that High Speed Vedic Math is indeed the World’s Fastest Mental Math Technique. Go through some of the past two year’s papers and start practicing. We at the Vedic Math Forum India will be happy to sponsor an Ideal Candidate for the event scheduled in July 2008. All Applicants can please send me a mail at expressing their interest and then we can get down to training for the event.

I plan to Sit for this event in 2010. Right now in July 2008 I have lots of workshops and seminars lined up. I just came to know about this when I heard from Ralf and am very excited about this event.

You can hear more live Updates on this Blog about this World Event.

Warm Wishes
Gaurav Tekriwal.