2021 Mind Sports Olympiad Provisional Schedule

 

The 2021 MSO will take place from August 13 to September 5 and will be online. The provisional schedule can be viewed at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pQXPB22KOnK0srAHgnwhzJ31XDEHaQm7TTvQK5QGajw/

Registration will open in July alongside a final schedule.

This will be the 25th year of the Mind Sports Olympiad. Last year’s MSO had the largest number of participants ever (5,884 unique competitors from 106 countries) and we hope to build on that success.

MSO Winter Games

We wish everyone good health and resilience during the challenges of the pandemic. We’re organizing a weekend of friendly tournaments all of which are free and open to everyone on Feb 19, 20 and 21. Although there are no medals or prizes we are still expecting a strong and fun series of events including Catan, Stone Age, Battle Sheep, 7 Wonders, Crazy House Chess, Lines of Action, Quoridor, and Hyper Backgammon.

All times are in GMT, and events are scheduled for Friday Feb 19 to Sunday, Feb 21.

Visit https://discord.gg/mRhtB4M for the latest information. Please make sure to register/check-in before the start time of the published start time.

Chess Crazyhouse Arena

Friday 7.00pm – 8.30pm; 2min+1sec over 90 minutes. Register at: https://lichess.org/tournament/73d9z7jv

Hyper Backgammon

Friday 9.00 – 11.00pm; Each player begins with three pieces, rather than fifteen! 5pt knockout tournament. Platform: Backgammon Studio Heroes.

CATAN Variants

Saturday – 330pm to 830pm; Platform: Catan Universe

3 swiss rounds (each with a different and unique rule) + 1 final table. Round 1:You win with 9 Victory Points. Round 2:The first four settlements can’t be placed on Ore. Round 3:One of the two settlements needs to be played on the coast.- Final table: all rules combined.

Lines of Action

Saturday 5.00pm – 7.00pm Swiss – 6rd x 20min. Platform: boardgamearena

Quoridor

Saturday 8.00pm – 10.00pm; Swiss – 6rd x 20min

Platform: boardgamearena

Stone Age

Sunday 3.00pm – 7.00pm; 3 rounds + final

Platform: boardgamearena

7 Wonders

Sunday 7.30pm – 10.30pm:3 double rounds + final

Platform: boardgamearena

Battle Sheep

Sunday 4.00pm – 6.00pm 5rd Swiss (each round players play two games alternating who starts)

Platform: boardgamearena

Circle of Life

Sunday 8.00pm – 10.00pm; Swiss – 5rd x 15min

Platform: boardgamearena

 

Stay tuned for more info on this webpage and on our Discord channel where you can also ask us any questions.