Ten Events of a Memory Championship

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Every National Standard Event is a One Day Championship with ten different memory events.

1. NAMES AND FACES 

Colour photographs of different people (head and shoulder shots without backgrounds) with a first name and a second name printed underneath each picture.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 15 minutes

2. BINARY NUMBERS

Computer-generated numbers are presented in rows of 30 digits.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 15 minutes

3. RANDOM NUMBERS

Computer-generated numbers are presented in rows of 40 digits with 25 rows per page.

Memorization  : 15 minutes

Recall                  : 30 minutes

4. RANDOM IMAGES

To commit to memory and recall the sequence of images in as many rows as possible. Each row has five images.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 15 minutes

5. SPEED NUMBERS

Computer-generated numbers are presented in rows of 40 digits with up to 25 rows per page.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 15 minutes

6. FICTIONAL DATES

The aim is to commit to memory as many numerical historic/future dates as possible and to link them to the correct fictional event.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 15 minutes

7. RANDOM CARDS

To commit to memory and recall as many separate packs (decks) of 52 playing cards as possible.

Memorization  : 10 minutes

Recall                  : 30 minutes

8. RANDOM WORDS

A list of generally known words organised in columns of 20 words with 5 columns to a page. Approximately 80% concrete nouns, 10% abstract nouns and 10% infinitive verbs.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 15 minutes

9. SPOKEN NUMBERS

Randomized decimal digits are broadcast via a software program and good quality speakers in English (e.g. 1, 5, 4, 8, etc) at a speed of one second per digit.

Memorization  : 100 seconds & 300 seconds

Recall                  : 5 minutes & 15 minutes

10. SPEED CARDS

To commit to memory and recall a single pack (deck) of 52 playing cards in the shortest possible time. There are two attempts at this discipline with a ‘fresh’ deck provided
at each trial.

Memorization  : 5 minutes

Recall                  : 5 minutes

Now that you have an idea about what you are getting yourself into, let’s get started with the madness!

Happy Neurons!!

8 thoughts on “Ten Events of a Memory Championship

    1. Yes, the memorization and recall times change according to the format of the championships. But the events and rules remain the same! The Indian Open Memory Championship this year will follow this format. 🙂

  1. Okay i Got it. I am practicing with it but where i can practice in these formats i mean Random words , Binary and whole that ?can you please suggest me any digital Platform or any other source?

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