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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:09 pm 

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Mind Sports International Academy are holding a live event in Bristol on 10th - 11th May 2014. The chess element will consist of coaching and Rapidplay Tournaments with the opportunity to qualify for the World Finals in London in November with a prize fund of £10,000.

Anyone wishing to be involved as a player, coach, organiser or provider of equipment should contact Adam Raoof at

Here is the full press release regarding the event

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Leading company Mind Sports International bring the Mind Sports Academy to Bristol!

The Bristol Pavilion, County Ground, Bristol plays host to some of the most talented minds in the UK

Plymouth, United Kingdom (2 April, 2014) - Mind Sports Academy , part of Mind Sports (International) Ltd is delighted to announce we are coming to Bristol’s’ new ‘state of the art building’ The Bristol Pavilion. The Mind Sports Academy provides a fantastic opportunity for mind sports enthusiasts to play in one of Bristol’s finest venues. The events will be both held on Saturday May 10th and Sunday 11th from 9am to 6pm.

Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to the event; you can play for free or buy in to cash prize tournaments and win a seat at our World Championships at the ExCel in London in November.

We are excited to announce that for the first time at a Mind Sports Academy event, popular eSports titles Hearthstone® and Starcraft II® will be playable directly at the Bristol event. With experienced eSports tournament organisers Multiplay on hand to provide a high-quality gaming experience, Bristol will be the first stop in a tour incorporating both live and online events on the path towards the Mind Sports International World Championship.

Parent company, Mind Sports International brand Ambassador, Rachel Riley, feels the Academy is a great avenue for new and existing Mind Sport's fans, "Mind Sports International are providing a great community for mind sports players to meet like-minded people and compete in good spirit for truly rewarding prizes."

Since January 2014 monthly events have been held across the Country where intellectual sports enthusiasts and newcomers to the games will be able to learn, train and compete at as many events as they wish. Over the course of the year Mind Sports Academy events will visit 12 different cities and distribute over £40,000 in cash and prizes.

The event, which is open to any member of the public to both attend and take part, includes a wide variety of tournaments spanning Chess, Scrabble and Magic: the Gathering. There will be discovery sessions each day at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm for you to learn more about the different mind sports.

Bristol’s Mind Sports Academy Live 'welcome event' will give the public an opportunity to experience the fun and benefits associated with playing mind sports and includes Scrabble, Chess and Magic: The Gathering with the opportunity to win prizes for participating as well as up to £400 per game in the competitive taster tournaments, a total £3750 in prizes guaranteed split between cash prizes, appearance fees and free entries to the Mind Sports International World Championships.

The Academy events complement our rapidly growing online community on, where members enjoy discounts at events, exclusive training videos and interactive games, discussing these games with other people they are interested in on our forum.

The idea for the Mind Sports Academy came about thanks to the growing global demand for more organised mind sports events and integration programmes with clubs and schools. The development of the £120 membership programme gives players and clubs the opportunity to become a part of what will become a worldwide network that participates in structured events and general community engagement.

The first of its kind, the Mind Sports Academy offers individuals and groups an array of learning and training opportunities, as well as the opportunity to take part and compete in tournaments hosted across the country for a yearly membership fee.

All Academy events lead to the Mind Sports International World Championships at the prestigious ExCel in London November 19-23, with a £10,000 prize fund. Winning players at this Bristol event will get the opportunity to compete in the finals in London alongside fellow enthusiasts from across the world.



To request additional quotes, media passes, information and imagery, please contact:

Simon Pitt
+44 (0)1752 231810

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Damon Lenszner
+44 (0)1752 231810

Mind Sports International Ltd brings the world's most popular mind sports together, giving leading brands and players across the globe the opportunity to take part in the very best mind sports events and experiences. Official organizers of the Prague Mind Sports Festival and other global events, Mind Sports (International) Ltd. bring fun and excitement to millions of enthusiasts worldwide.

Mind Sports Academy:
Mind Sports International:

Bowman House 3753 Howard Hughes Parkway
Beechwood Way Suite #200
Langage Business Park Las Vegas, NV
Plymouth 89169
United Kingdom

Simon Pitt
Marketing Manager
Mind Sports (International) Ltd
Tel: 01752 231810
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm 

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Dear Friends

Mind Sports come to Bristol in May! There will be chess, Scrabble and Magic the Gathering and much more over the weekend of 10-11 May 2014, organised by Mind Sports International -


Saturday 10th May: One section rapid chess, SIX ROUNDS, 1st £100, £300 in total guaranteed prizes

Sunday 11th May: A rapid event in three sections, SIX ROUNDS, £500 in guaranteed prizes, 1st place - £80.00 / £50.00 / £30.00, 4th place (Open only) - £20

The overall winner for the Sunday Open Section will also be awarded a £250 appearance fee upon attendance at the Mind Sports International Chess World Championship. The winner of each section gets a free entry worth £150 to the MSI World Championship.

VENUE is the lovely Bristol Pavilion, Gloucestershire Cricket, Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol BS7 9EJ -

Players can pre-buy tickets here:
For more information about the chess and to REGISTER see here - and note that the grand final in London in November is standard play and FIDE rated.

I am looking for someone to do coaching and to run the rapid tournaments at the Bristol event. If you are interested in getting involved contact me!

Adam Raoof
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter

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