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The 2019 Ontario Memory Championship

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Toronto– June 30/2019  Toronto (GTA) – Congratulations to Claire Jeong for winning the event and the  2019 Ontario Memory Champion title. Claire, a new memory athltete who just recently learned to used the Person-Action method, dominated the field and made it look easy to memorize a shuffled deck of cards in 5 minutes.  No one else came close to matching her score and she achieved it twice!

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In what was most likely a world’s first, all 5 competitors in this event worked out their memorization on a gym mat!

Mathew Lane, being the only Junior participant, becomes the 2019 Ontario Junior Memory Champion. He established the new (and first) Junior Ontario Provincial Record. Congratulations!

Congratulations to all the participants for taking part in this event.

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The 2019 Canadian Memory Championships will take place on Sunday,  September 1 at the Trireme Academy, 1850 Victoria Park.

The registration for this event is now open.

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Introducing the New Pan-Provincial Memory Championship

So, what’s new for 2019?

The Canadian Memory Championship last year featured:

1) Four memory disciplines Names, Numbers, Words and Cards.
2) Sections as usual, such as the Open Section, Junior and Kid Section.
3) The winner of the Toronto event in the Canadian Main section (for adults–but any Canadian can choose to participate in it)  received the title of Canadian Memory Champion.
4) A separate mental math challenge.

How it will work this year -2019-:

A) We will do exactly as last year (above). But we are considering opening a Senior section (60+). Only the mental math challenge will differ because we will allow any competitor in the Pan Provincial Memory Championship to participate in it from their own province. The format for the mental math challenge will also differ a little. See the Mental Math Tab for more details.
B) The same day that the 2019 Canadian Memory Championships will take place, we will feature a new competition, the Pan-Provincial Canadian Memory Championship. This will be a separate competition from the 2019 Canadian Memory Championship (except for the mental maths challenge as all participants –Pan Provincial and Canadian Memory Championship– are pooled together) meant to establish a memory champion among the winners of the Provincial Memory Championships.
[Winning the title at any of the Provincial Memory Championships qualifies you for this competition, but even if you didn’t win the provincial championship, you may be able to participate locally, with permission or invitation from your local Provincial Memory Champion.]

Here is how it works:

a) The Canadian Memory Championships will mail to the winners of each Provincial Memory Championship a sealed copy (or copies) of the 2019 Canadian Memory Championship Memory Disciplines, including Names, Words and Numbers along with the separate mental math challenge.
b) The Provincial Memory Championship Winners will be competing against each other in the Pan-Provincial Memory Championship using preferably the same arbiters that they used to win their Provincial Memory Champion title and preferably at the same location where they won their provincial memory championship title.
c) The Provincial Champion will have the permission to open up his or her competition to a few others, at his or her discretion. These other participants will be able to get a national ranking, but only the scores of the current Provincial Champions will be used to determine the Pan-Provincial Memory Champion.
d) Although the same memory disciplines will be used on the same day in both the Pan-Provincial and the 2019 Canadian Memory Championships, a contestant must compete in Toronto to be eligible to win the 2019 Canadian Memory Championship title or to rank in that competition. Only a Provincial Championship winner who participates in the main event in Toronto will be eligible to be ranked in both competitions. There are no qualification requirements to participate in the 2019 Canadian Memory Championships in Toronto.
 e)  Only the Pan-Provincial Mental Math Challenge Participants will have their scores included in the 2019 Canadian Memory Championship results of the Mental Math Challenge. This means that a Pan-Provincial Memory Championship participant, who was invited to participate by the Provincial Memory Champion, could win the mental math challenge of the 2019 Canadian Memory Championship.
  We have decided to do it this way this year to encourage and facilitate the participation of more people.

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The Provincials 2018Capture

Here are all the winners of this year’s Provincial Memory Championships. New records were established: In Manitoba, David Russell doubled his previous record of 21 cards and in Alberta, Jim Gerwing shaved 11 seconds from his previous record.  Congratulations!

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CMC 2018 MP Capture

The scores above reflect the best ever results achieved by Canadian Competitors at a Canadian Memory Championship. For more details on how we calculated these points please check this link 2018 Millennium-points-of-the-Canadian-Memory-Championships.

The scores below reflect the best ever results achieved in the Open Section of the Canadian Memory Championships. The points were calculated using the 2018 Millennium-points-of-the-Canadian-Memory-Championships.

Open Millennium Points 2018Capture

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Free Memory Tutorial Meetings

In preparation for the 2019 Canadian Memory Championship, we are organizing free memory tutorial club meetings, led by a memory technique expert. This is now a monthly meeting on Saturdays, in a downtown Toronto Library to help people improve their memories. Space is limited. Reserve your seat at [email protected] for the Toronto meetings.

9 thoughts on “Home

  1. Emmanuel Martin-Jean

    Hello ! I wanted to know if the championship is an open event ? I would like to film and interview people in for a documentary project.

    Thank you.

  2. Simon Luisi

    Yes, spectators are welcome and you can bring a camera with you. You are free to talk to contestants but they are also free not to talk to you; typically, memory athletes prefer to be left alone in the minutes prior to the competition to save their mental energies.

  3. Selim

    Hi ! I am Selim I am interesting with Memory championships I am from Afghanistan But leaving in Turkey. I was attend on Turkey Memoriad Championship which take place on first of October in İstanbul. I make the first degree on speed cards category by 72. second. Now I want to attend to 2017 Canada Memory Championship Could you direct me what must I do Now.
    Thanks already for your help.

  4. Simon Luisi

    Hi Selim, the 2017 Canadian Memory Championships does not have a definite date or location set yet and the registration is not open yet. I will notify you once we open the registration.

  5. Simon Luisi

    For the provincial competitions, there is a registration form in the resource tab. Once completed, you just email it to [email protected]
    Never mind the registration deadline: The situation is unusual right now in Ontario because we have a central location for this event and there will not be any individual events. In light of this, we’ve decided to allow late competitor registrations for the Metro Hall competition only.

  6. Nahee KIM

    Hi ,
    I have kids who are 10 and 15 years old and like to help and train them how to remember things better,
    Is there any place or website for preparing for this memory champion?
    Thanks.

    FRO MANITOBA.

  7. Simon Luisi

    Sorry about taking so long to answer. It went in the spam folder. Yes, you can help your kid improve and one of the best way is to participate in a memory cimpetition. Lucky for you the 2019 Manitoba Provincial Memory Championship registration is now open.

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