SportAccord set to launch the biggest ever World Mind Games online tournament

This is a guest article by Thomas Hsiang.

Ahead of the 4th edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games organized in Beijing on December 11-17, 2014, SportAccord in partnership with RSportz, the community-based global sports network, and online platforms Bridge Base Online, and Pandanet, launches the 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament featuring Bridge, Chess and Go.


Following last year’s success with participation reaching 700,000 players, SportAccord is launching the World Mind Games Online Tournament Portal:, a community-based destination for all participants featuring information on the online games’ rules, mind sports’ news and tournaments’ results.

The Bridge, Chess and Go online games will be operated and hosted by platform partners Bridge Base Online, and Pandanet respectively.

Open to players of all levels

Registration is open for players from all levels, advanced to beginner. All participants get a chance to win prizes including Samsung TVs, tablets, Rado watches, and more.

$12,000 prize money will be shared among the winners of the tournaments. The tournaments will start from September 15 on all platforms.

SportAccord, the Union of International Sports Federations, operates 4 Multi-Sports Games, the World Combat Games, the World Beach Games, the World Urban Games and the World Mind Games.

The 4th edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games will be organized in Beijing on December 11-17, 2014, featuring bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi in cooperation with the respective International Sports Federations.

The SportAccord World Mind Games reunites the world’s best players who compete for glory and prize money.

SportAccord is constantly looking to engage more people in mind sports in a fun and exciting way through cultural programs and online games.

Register now



Click here to register now

Tournament details

Tournament dates: September 15 – November 15
Official hashtag: #mindgames2014


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  1. Announcement one day before registration closes? Not everyone reads their emails immediately 🙁

    • David Ormerod says:

      Yes, well Thomas did send this to me earlier, but I was too busy with Learn Go Week stuff, so it was delayed. I thought it was better to still let people know because they could still join (the announcement was also posted on other websites).

      By the way, did you join this event? And are you doing anything for Learn Go Week HA?

  2. I might go to my local Go club this Sunday!.

    • David Ormerod says:

      Great! If everyone just did that it would make the Go community so much more vibrant 🙂

      Have a good time.

  3. Elad Zipper says:

    This is going to be EGF rated?

  4. Apparently registration has been extended, and is now open until the 30th september.

  5. “There are no competitions open for registration”
    is what I see on the registration page.

    I think this is the correct link. The one you mentionned is actually a registration form for the REAL WMG. However, I can’t find any information about the format of the tournament, the schedule or anything else. Does anyone do ?