Skip to content

World memory championships

Bill Jarrard's picture
Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Monday, 3 December 2012 - 8:54am

My father told me a joke the other day that went like this.  “An old man and his wife needed some white bread and milk, so the husband decided to go down to the store to buy some.  His wife said “you’d better write it down or you’ll forget what to get.” He of course said he wouldn’t, and even though she’s pressed him to write it down, off he went without doing so.  About 45 minutes later he arrives back with a tub of Vanilla ice-cream – no bread, no milk.  His wife is now clearly annoyed and says “See I told you you should have written it down, I knew you’d forget –

Read more 1 comment
Bill Jarrard's picture
Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 - 1:09pm

Jennifer got back from the World Memory Championships last week, and once again the feats of the master memorists were truly astounding.  But memory isn't just about memorising packs of cards, long lists of numbers and words, or even remembering hundreds of names and faces. 

Read more
Jennifer Goddard's picture
Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 4 November 2011 - 7:07am

Ever wondered what it is like to compete in a test of remember names and faces?

I thought I would share the Memorisation, Recall and marking sheets (see below) for the recent Indian Memory Championships so you can see what it contains as well as for people practicing and getting ready for next month's World memory Championships in Guangzhou.

A big thanks to Phil Chambers for all his work in putting the competition papers together every year.

Read more
Bill Jarrard's picture
Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Monday, 30 May 2011 - 2:25pm

The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia On 25 May Jennifer was the keynote speaker at the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) Queensland Division breakfast to launch the 2011 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Awards.

Read more 1 comment
Jennifer Goddard's picture
Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 12 November 2010 - 11:09am

Just came across an old posting by Ben Pridmore, the current World Memory Champion, that I had saved on my computer and thought I would share it with you in lead up to the World Memory Championships in China

=========================
Hi Alberto

My techniques aren't a secret, I'm quite happy to share them with
anyone who's interested. ... I've rewritten it and made it hopefully a bit easier

Read more
Jennifer Goddard's picture
Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 12 November 2010 - 11:09am

This fantastic group where volunteers of 2008 World Memory Championships in Bahrain

For those volunteering at this year's event and those interested in what goes on behind the scenes at the World memory Championships...thought we would share this agenda/overview

More volunteers welcome!! Particularly if you can read German or Chinese

======================

Read more
Jennifer Goddard's picture
Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 3:02pm

To celebrate the 2009 World Memory Championships, we have re-released a series of 10 videos to provide insight into how a National Memory Championships is run.

The competitions are generally the same except the length of events are longer in the World Memory Championships.

These 3-4 minute videos are suitable for people interested in competing in a memory event, volunteers who help adjudicate and journalists and other people interested in how a memory championships is run.

01 Random Words

Read more
Jennifer Goddard's picture
Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Thursday, 23 December 2010 - 3:09pm

In a field of over 40 people, Ben Pridmore is the World Memory Champion for the second time.

.

Thanks to all the competitors and my fabulous group of Arbitors for making it a memorable event! Also thanks to Phil Chambers, Chris Day, Dominic O'Brien and Tony Buzan for making my job easier.

.

Check out a previous blog post http://www.mindwerx.com/node/1054/ to see what is involved in a Memory championships

Read more
buzzgirl's picture
Posted by: buzzgirl on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 - 12:59pm

As Britain’s physical athletes clock up record hauls of gold medals in Beijing, our mental athletes have been seeking to make their own mark in London in the UK Open Memory Championships at Simpsons in the Strand over the weekend of August 16 and 17.

Read more