Mindsports International 2016 Championships

Schedules for all of our events are listed below, along with information about each event and how to register

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MSI French
World Championships

Grand Palais Lille

Day 1. Sat, Aug 27th  9.00 - 18:00  3 - Day Event

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MSI French World Championships

Open to all rated players, or by invitation of FISF or WMSF

The largest French classic Scrabble tournament ever held.

24 games played over 3 days (8 games a day), players have 20 minutes each per game.

At the end of 24 parts the top two ranked players will play a best of 5 sets using the famous RFID Scrabble board providing live coverage.

Dates:

Saturday 27th August 2016 to Monday 29th August 2016

Entry Fee: €100

Estimated Prize Pool:  €10,000 in cash and prizes

 

Championnats mondiaux francophones MSI

Ouverts à tous les joueurs licenciés ou invités par la FISF ou la WMSF.

Le plus grand tournoi de Scrabble classique francophone jamais organisé : 24 parties jouées en trois jours (8 par jour), les joueurs disposent de 20 minutes chacun par partie.

À l’issue des 24 parties, les deux premiers joueurs classés disputeront une finale, au meilleur des cinq manches, en utilisant le fameux plateau de Scrabble doté de puces RFID assurant la retransmission en direct des parties.

Dates:

Samedi 27, dimanche 28 et lundi 29 août 2016.

Début des parties à 9h le matin et 14h l’après-midi.

Frais d’inscription: 100 € Il sera possible de prendre sa licence sur place.

Dotation: 10 000 € en cash et en lots. Environ 10% des participants seront dotés (premiers du classement et premiers par séries).

€100

World Youth
Scrabble Championship

Grand Palais Lille

Day 1. Sat, Aug 27th  10.30 - 18:30  3 day event

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This event is for 7-17 year olds only

There will be a free quota for each country, this will be confirmed via Karen Richards.

All players to report to the venue at 9am Saturday 27th

Dates:

Saturday 27th August Tournament starts 10:30am

Sunday 28th  August Tournament starts 9am

Monday 29th  August Tournament starts 9am

 

Fee: €100

Estimated Prize Pool: €4,000

€100

VIII Duplicate World Championship

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Sat, Aug 27th  10:00 - 20:00  

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VIII Duplicate World Championship

This event is open to all.

Each games takes 90 minutes approximately. Requires playing against a Master computer that places the best play at each round. The progress of the game is projected against a big screen. Each player sits in a table with a board and a complete set of tiles facing the screen.

Dates:

Saturday 27 August 2016, 3 games starting from 10am

Online registration will close on 20th August 2016 11:59pm (UK time).

Anyone wishing to register from 21st will need to contact FISE, please note the registration fee will increase to €120.

 

VIII Campeonato Mundial de Duplicada

Este evento es abierto para todos.

Cada juego dura 90 minutos aproximadamente. Consiste en jugar contra el programa Master de la computadora que siempre coloca la mejor jugada en cada turno. The progreso del juego se proyecta en una gran pantalla. Cada jugador, sentado en frente de la pantalla, cuenta con un tablero y un juego completo de fichas de letras para colocar su mejor jugada en un lapso de tres minutos por turno. El objetivo es acumular la mayor cantidad de puntos cercanos a los que realiza el  Master luego de varios turnos hasta agotarse las fichas.

Fecha:

Sábado 27 de agosto de 2016, 3 juegos comenzando a partir de las 10:00am

€100

Which tournament(s) do you want?

(This is a fixed price, no matter how many tournaments you choose)

X World Cup & I Friendship Cup

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Sun, Aug 28th 10:00 - 20:00

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X World Cup

Each team consists of 3 or 5 players playing against another team.

The teams are arranged by countries.

 

I Friendship Cup

This event is open to all and will be hold in parallel with the X World Cup.

Each team consists of 3 or 5 players playing against another team.

The teams are arranged freely by participants.

Dates:

Sunday 28 August 2016, 7 games starting from 9am

Online registration will close on 20th August 2016 11:59pm (UK time).

Anyone wishing to register from 21st will need to contact FISE, please note the registration fee will increase to €120.

 

X Copa de Naciones

Cada equipo, seleccionado previamente por la asociación de su país, consiste de 3 a 5 jugadores enfrentando a la selección de otro país. Cada match se define por el triunfo de al menos 2 de las 3 partidas entre dos países.  El campeón de la Copa de Naciones es el que equipo que acumule más matches ganados. 

Fecha:

Domingo 28 de agosto de 2016, 7 partidas comenzando a las 9am

 

I Copa de la Amistad

Este evento es abierto para todos y se realizara en paralelo con la  Copa de las Naciones.

Cada equipo consiste de 3 a 5 jugadores de cualquier nacionalidad y nivel competitive. Cada match se define por el triunfo de al menos 2 de las partidas entre dos equipos. El campeón de la Copa de la Amistad es el equipo que acumule más matches gandos.

Fecho: Domingo 28 de Agosto de 2016, 7 partidas comenzando a las 9am

 

€100

Which tournament(s) do you want?

(This is a fixed price, no matter how many tournaments you choose)

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XX World Classic Championship

Grand Palais Lille

4 - Day Event, starting Mon, Aug 29th

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XX World Classic Championship

One hour duration per round.

A total of 25 rounds in 4 days. Breaks are of 10 minutes between rounds. Max 2 hours break for lunch.

Dates:

  • Monday 29 August 2016, Rounds 1-7 starting from 9am
  • Tuesday 30 August 2016, Rounds 8-14 starting from 9am
  • Wednesday 31 August, Rounds 15-21 starting from 9am
  • Thursday 1 September 2016, Rounds 22-25 starting from 9am
  • Thursday 1 September 1 2016 (afternoon): Exhibition games among champs

 ESTIMATED MINIMUM PRIZE POOL FOR THE ENTIRE SPANISH SPEAKING EVENT €14,000

Please note prize pools for each event will be updated over the coming weeks!

Online registration will close on 20th August 2016 11:59pm (UK time).

Anyone wishing to register from 21st will need to contact FISE, please note the registration fee will increase to €120.

 

XX Campeonato Mundial Clásico

Este evento es abierto para todos y cada partida tiene una duración de 1 hora aproximadamente.

Se realizará un máximo de 25 rondas(partidas) en 4 days. Recesos son de 10 minutos entre rondas con un máximo de 2 horas de receso para el almuerzo. Se contempla flexibilidad de entrada y salida antes de jugar cada ronda y se premiará según categoría competitiva de los jugadores.

Fechas:

Lunes 29 de augusto de 2016, Rondas 1-7 comenzando a partir de las 9am

Martes 30 de augusto de 2016, Rondas 8-14 comenzando a partir de las 9am

Miércoles 31 de augusto de 2016, Rondas 15-21 comenzando a partir de las 9am

Jueves 1 de septiembre de 2016 (mañana), Rondas 22-25 comenzando a partir de las 9am

Jueves 1 de septiembre de 2016 (tarde): Juegos de exhibición entre los campeones

MÍNIMO MONTO EN PREMIOS A DISTRIBUIR ENTRE LOS EVENTOS: €14.000

¡Detalles sobre la asignación de premios en cada evento se estarán actualizando en las próximas semanas

€100

Which tournament(s) do you want?

(This is a fixed price, no matter how many tournaments you choose)

Daily Challenge

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Mon, Aug 29th  10:00 - 17:00

€20

Daily Challenge

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Tue, Aug 30th 10:00 - 17:00

€20

WSC Warm Up Event

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Tue, Aug 30th 11:00 - 18:00

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A 5 round warm up event on Tuesday 30 August.

This open to anyone who wants to join and we have set the entrance fee at 25 Euros.

There will be cash prizes for the top 5 positions and pay-outs will depend on the number of entrants.

Dictionary: SOWPODS

Challenge: 5 points

Dates: 30th August, 5 rounds starting from 11am

Entry Fee: € 25

€25

MSI World Scrabble
Championships

Grand Palais Lille

5 Day Event, starting Wed, Aug 31st

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This event is open to all and split into two divisions.

Each division will have its own champion and all will be played in the same way. All divisions will play to a Semi and then Final.

Each Division is set by a WESPA rating.

The divisional splits are:

  • Division 1 Lexiko  Rating 1700 + or by invitation by WESPA or the WMSF
  • Division 2 Mosher Rating up to 1699

Dates:

  • Wednesday 31st August 2016, 8 games, starting from 9am
  • Thursday 1st September 2016, 8 games, starting from 9am
  • Friday 2nd September 2016, 8 games, starting from 9am
  • Saturday 3rd September 2016, quarter finals consisting of 3 games starting at 9am followed by semi-finals consisting of 5 games
  • Sunday 4th September, Finals 5 starting at 11am

Entry Fees:

  • Division 1 € 140
  • Division 2 € 140
  • Late registration after August 1st € 180

Prize Pool:

    • € 25,000 in cash and prizes

Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out

€180

Which division do you want?

Division 1 Wespa (1700+)

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Division 2 (Up to 1699)

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Daily Challenge

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Wed, Aug 31st 10:00 - 17:00

€20

Daily Challenge

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Thu, Sep 1st 10:00 - 17:00

€20

Norwegian
Championships

Grand Palais Lille

2 - Day Event, starting Fri, Sep 2nd

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Open to all.

A 14 round tournament over two days. 25 minutes per player per game.

Dates:

Friday 2nd September 2016 to Saturday 3rd September 2016

Entry Fee: €40

Estimated Prize Pool: €320 in cash and prizes

€40

German
Championships

Grand Palais Lille

2 Day Event starting Fri, Sep 2nd

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Open to all

14 round tournament over 2 days. 30 min per player per game

Dates:

Fri 2nd Sept to Sat Sep 3rd 

Estimated prize pool €400 in cash and prizes

€50

Daily Challenge

Grand Palais Lille

One day event. Fri, Sep 2nd 10:00 - 17:00

€20

Weekend
Scrabble

Grand Palais Lille

1 Day Event  Sat, Sep 3rd

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This is an 8 round tournament for players who do not make the top 8.

Entry will be FREE for participants of the World Scrabble Championships who register before 15th May 2016. This means you are assured 32 games and a chance at 2 prize pools.

This tournament is also open for players who do not want to play in the WSC but want to take part in the one day event. There will be a nominal entry fee of 20€.

Dates:

Saturday 3 September, starting at 9.00am

Entry fee:

  • € 20 per person
  • Free to players in the WSC if registered by 15th May 2016

Estimated Prize pool: € 2,000 in cash and prizes

€20

Catalan International Classic Scrabble Festival

Grand Palais Lille

1 Day Event  Sat, Aug 27th

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Consists of 6 rounds, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. 

Every round lasts one hour and the Swiss system is used to pair the players. The Championship is open to everybody. 

In the beginning, it will be given a short explanation of the rules, based on the official ones

 

27 d'agost - Campionat de Scrabble Clàssic en Català

El Campionat de Scrabble Clàssic en Català consta de 6 rondes, 3 al matí i 3 a la tarda.

Cada ronda té una durada d'una hora. Es farà servir el sistema Swiss per a emparellar els jugadors. El Campionat és obert a tothom.

Abans de començar, hom n'explicarà breument el reglament, basat en l'oficial

€20

Catalan International Duplicate Scrabble Festival

Grand Palais Lille

1 Day Event  Sun, Aug 28th

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Consists of 2 games, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. 

Every game normally has a duration of about 2 hours.

The Championship is open to everybody. 
In the beginning, it will be given a short explanation of the rules, based on the official ones

 

28 d'agost - Campionat de Scrabble Duplicat en Català

El Campionat de Scrabble Duplicat en Català consta de 2 partides, 1 al matí i 1 a la tarda.

Cada partida sol tenir una durada de 2 hores aproximadament. El Campionat és obert a tothom.

Abans de començar, hom n'explicarà breument el reglament, basat en l'oficial

€20

Mindsports International (MSI) – Security Announcement

MSI are extremely aware of the current situation across the world due to recent events in the US, France and Germany. We understand everyone is concerned and with this in mind please note security is high priority.

In Lille we shall have the highest security. The playing area is a closed area with limited entrance. Everyone will be checked including their bags by security officers. There will be security on the door at all times, day and night. MSI have double the normal amount of staff on the ground to ensure diligent checks are held in and out of the building at all times.

Registration and check in times will be announced shortly, we ask that you arrive on time and bring a form of identification with you. If there are any concerns, please contact the team via email: info@mindsportsacademy.com

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