World Memory Championships 2017 Shenzhen, China

The World Memory Championships 2017 are going to take place in Shenzhen, China. The Championship dates are from 5th to 8th  December 2017 announces Squadron Leader Jayasimha, President World Memory Sports Council for India.

The  Locationof the Championship is :  Shenzhen,  China.  The event will take place at Shenzhen Baolilai International Hotel. Address: Fu Yong Road, Fu Yong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China Phone:0086-0755-2738 8888. There is a PRIZE FUND – $100,000 USD to be won at the World Championships in China.

After the successful completion of the Indian National Memory Championship on 15th October 2017 in Hyderabad, the Indian Memory Contingent is training in full time in Hyderabad under the guidance of Squadron Leader Jayasimha. The World Memory Sports Council for India’s aim is to present the best Indian contingent at the World Championships, improve our Country’s ranking, produce the World Memory Champion from India and host World Memory Championships in India in the year 2020.

You can see the pictures of the students preparing for the World Memory Championships. Those who have wants to register, participate and get trained for the Memory Championship can contact Squadron Leader Jayasimha on 9866018989 or mail us at [email protected] or visit website or

Indian team will have minimum 20 participants representing the country at the World Memory Championships. Besides Squadron Leader Jayasimha, Mr Krishna & Mr Manjunath from IIMD Bangalore and few other Memory trainers, teachers and parents are going to accompany the team.

Those Memory athletes from India wanting to participate at WMC, China should register for the Championship first, in possession of valid passport, get the visa approved, book flight tickets and reserve hotel accommodation and practice for the Championship. Since time is running short, memory athletes are requested to get in touch with Squadron Leader Jayasimha, immediately.

Also there is an opportunity still open for those memory athletes who did not participate in the Indian National Memory Championship 2017 to represent India subject to the approval by Squadron Leader Jayasimha.

The Championship will be held in 4 different categories :

  • Kids Category – 12 years or under in the Calendar year of the Competition
  • Junior Category – 13 to 17 years in the calendar year of the competition
  • Adult Category – 18 to 59 years in the calendar year of the competition
  • Senior Category – 60 years and above.


The schedule of the Indian team is as follows:

3 December 2017 – Indian Team leaves India for China

4 December 2017 – Arrival of Indian Team in Shenzhen, China & Check in the Baolilai International Hotel and rest for the day. The Indian team is going to stay in the same hotel where the Memory Championship is going to take place.

5 December 2017 – Attend the Inaugural function

6 December 2017 – First day of the competition

  • Names and Faces – 15 mts memorisation – 30 mts recall
  • Binary numbers – 30 mts memorisation – 60 mts recall

Lunch Break

  • Random Numbers – 60 mts Memorisation – 120 mts recall

7 December 2017 – Second Day of the Competition

  • Abstract Images – 15 Mts Memorisation – 30 Mts Recall
  • Speed Numbers (Trial 1) 5 Mts Memorisation – 15 Mts Recall
  • Historic/ Future Dates – 5 Mts Memorisation – 15 Mts Recall
  • Speed Numbers (Trial 2) 5 Mts Memorisation – 15 Mts Recall

Lunch Break

  • Random Cards – 60 Mts Memorisation – 120 Mts Recall

8 December 2017 – Third Day of the Competition

  • Random Words – 15 Mts Memorisation – 30 Mts Recall
  • Spoken Numbers (3 Trials) – Actual time

Lunch Break

  • Speed cards (2 Trials) 5 Mts Memorisation – 5 Mts Recall
  • Declaration of Results, Awards Presentation and Closing Ceremony & Dinner Night


9 December 2017 – Stay back in Shenzhen for a day outing, sightseeing and interaction with the Memory Athletes

10 December 2017 – Start back from Shenzhen, China to India

11 December 2017 – Arrival India

The Importance of the events as per the scoring weightage the Memory athletes should focus is :

  1. Spoken Numbers 2. Historic/ Future dates 3. Random Words 4. Speed cards 5. Names & faces 6. Abstract Images 7. Speed Numbers 8. Binary Numbers 9. Random Numbers 10. Random Cards

If one focuses in these events in that order of importance, one can put in a commendable performance at the World Memory Championships.

Question Paper pattern :

Names & Faces – 5 pictures in a row, 3 Rows in a page

Abstract images – 5 pictures in a row, 10 rows in a page

Binary numbers – 30 digits in a row, 25 rows in a page

Historic / Future dates – 40 dates & events in a page

Random Numbers – 40 numbers in a row, 30 rows in a page

Random Words – 20 words in a column, 5 columns in a page

Rest of the events are self-explanatory.

If you have any further questions, queries regarding participation in the World Memory Championships please contact Squadron Leader Jayasimha, President World Memory Sports Council for India on 9866018989


Wish you good luck to all the Neutrons from India !!!!

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