Following the great success of the first edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games, a second edition will be held in Beijing – China from 12 until 19 December 2012.
An Online tournament will be organized like it was last year.
See press release
Lausanne, 23 July 2012 – Following the great success of the first edition of the online tournament which involved more than 300.000 participants, SportAccord has decided to reiterate the experience in 2012, with the support of its member federations – WBF (World Bridge Federation), FIDE (World Chess Federation), FMJD (World Draughts Federation), IGF (International Go Federation), WXF (World Xiangqi Federation) and IMSA (International Mind Sports Association) – as well as the most important mind games online platforms, including BBO (Bridge Base Online), ChessBase, Draughts server, GOTO Games, Ourgames, Pandanet and Swan Games.
Tournaments in each sport will take place in September and October 2012 on all major online platforms.
Participants may play in different categories based on their skill levels. Additional efforts will be made to involve the young audience as well as universities. One winner selected for each sport will be invited for a one week journey to attend the 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing (travel and accommodation included) and will have the chance to play against some of the world’s best professional players. Online winners will also receive a commemorative medal and a certificate at the closing ceremony of the event. Other prizes may be awarded to more players depending on their performance.
Additional information related to the schedule and the participating online platforms will soon be available on the official website of SportAccord World Mind Games www.worldmindgames.net
SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for 107 international sports federations and organisations. Its mission is to support and unite the common interests of the sports movement. Activities include the organisation of multi-sports games (SportAccord World Combat Games, World Beach Games, World Artistic Games, World Mind Games); doping-free sport; sports’ social/environmental responsibility and sports’ integrity; International Federations recognition processes; the online video portal The Sports Hub as well as several other strategic initiatives, all developed and implemented on behalf, and to the benefit, of SportAccord’s members.