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Subject: Mind Sports Olympiad 2009 rss

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David Bush
United States
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Info about the latest MSO has been posted at

The venue is the Horticultural Halls Conference Center in London, from Friday 21 August through Monday 31 August. The games involved are:

TRADITIONAL: Backgammon, Cribbage, Dominoes, Draughts, Go, Hare & Tortoise, Mah Jongg, Othello, Scrabble, Xiangqi

CHESS: Olympiad, Rapidplay, 15 minute, 5 minute, chess 960

MENTAL ATIVITIES: Creative thinking, Decamentathlon, Mental calculations, Speed reading

ABSTRACTS: Abalone, Azacru, Blokus, Boku, Continuo, Entropy, Lines of Action, Mastermind, Mensa Connections, Nubble, Pacru, Retsami, Shacru, Triolet, Twixt

OTHER PROPRIETARY: Acquire, Alfred's Wyke, Carcassonne, Diplomacy, Lost Cities, Monopoly, Power Grid, Rummikub, Settlers

POKER: 7 card stud pot, 5 card draw pot, Canadian stud pot, Pineapple Hold'em pot, London lowball pot, Texas hold'em pot, Omaha high pot, Texas hold'em no limit, Mexican stud pot
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Mike Wellman
United Kingdom
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Now the old URL is working but there is also a freshly organised website for the MSO

The word is also that 2010's schedule and venue will be available shortly after this year's MSO.

Anybody who
enters one of the
specialist abstract game tournaments,
a traditional abstract game (Chess, Go etc)
registers their participation with the MSO at any time before the draw on 22nd August
has never been a participant at the MSO or last participated before 2007
will be allocated a raffle number;the numbers will be drawn on the evening of Saturday 22nd August 2009. The lucky recipients of the first 12 numbers drawn at random will receive a free Pacru 302 set which includes 3 complete games! (Azacru, Shacru & Pacru: retail price £20) Winners can pick up their game at the MSO from 22 - 30 August during open hours.

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