HIQORA would like to congratulate Tammy McLeod as the inaugural HIQORA High IQ World Champion! In a gruelling day of testing on Saturday July 2 in San Diego, where Finalists sat through the latest IQ test and a range of interactive challenges, Tammy McLeod proved to be a worthy High IQ World Champion with excellent results across the various challenge disciplines. In a tight finish at the top, Jim Poserina from the United States placed 2nd and Joseph Palisoc of the Philippines finished in 3rd place. It was the second win in 24-hours for Tammy and Jim, as they teamed up on Friday to take out the scavenger hunt at the Annual Gathering!



Meet the HIQORA 2016 World Finalists

HIQORA are proud to announce the 12 Finalists for the 2016 HIQORA High IQ World Championship Finals, the Finalists represent a great cross section of competitors representing 9 countries globally. The 2016 HIQORA Finalists include current US Sudoku Champion Tammy McLeod, and former ModelOff Financial Modeling World Champion Diarmuid Early! We are very excited to see this group face-off in San Diego on July 2.

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HIQORA World Championships – For the Smart, Talented and Genius

The 2016 High IQ World Championships are an educational and intellectually-stimulating competition for the world’s brightest and most gifted minds. Participants of all ages and countries engage in a wide-range of innovative activities and questions to test intelligence in quantitative puzzles, games-based learning and real-world IQ aptitude tests. HIQORA helps foster intellectual education and continuous learning across areas of ability and interest for the high-achieving intellectual community.

How It Works

HIQORA involves participants competing individually in two Online Qualification Rounds, held simultaneously worldwide. The Top 12 highest-scoring participants will receive flights and accommodation to the LIVE World Finals in San Diego, California, USA in July 2016.


HIQORA commenced with Online Qualification Round 1 on May 28th, 2016.

Cost of Entry

Non-Mensa Members pay a fee of US$40. Mensa Members enter for FREE.Note: Registrations close 24 hours before the commencement of Round 1.


Finals Judge Announcement!

HIQORA are proud to announce Rick Rosner as one of the judges for the Live Finals to be held in San Diego. Rick has been a writer for numerous TV productions, including quiz shows as well as talk shows such as Jimmy Kimmel and the Emmy Awards. Known for his quirky personality and sharp intelligence, Rick Rosner will no doubt bring an air of excitement to the HIQORA Finals.Rick-Rosner-TV

Competition Timeline

May 28, 2016
Online Round

June 11, 2016
Online Round

July 2016
San Diego, USA

Round 2 Start Times

Round 2 of HIQORA 2016 will be held on Saturday June 11 worldwide, starting at 8am San Francisco time / 4pm London time.

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HIQORA Preparatory Framework – Be The Genius

Below is an overview of the key learning themes and topics at the 2016 High IQ World Championships. These topics form the general structure from which the real-world case studies and questions are drawn. Round 1 and Round 2 will be 2-4 hours in duration and conducted simultaneously worldwide. Questions will be randomized.

Note that all registered participants will receive Briefing Materials 72 hours prior to Round 1 and Round 2. This will outline specific pre-reading or knowledge that will be required for each Round (e.g. familiarity with specific board games).

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