Congratulations to Braden Adams for Winning the 2017 BC Memory Championship!

Vancouver-  Braden Adams successfully defended his title for the second year in a row against a couple of challengers with a new British Columbia Provincial record at Speed Cards recalling perfectly a shuffled deck of cards memorized in just 1 minute and 58 seconds. Awesome! One of the best time ever in the history of the Provincial Memory Championships. Congratulations to all the participants!

2017 Provincial Memory Championships- Alberta- Registration is now open and closes Feb. 28/2017

Provincial Memory Championships- British Columbia-

If you live in British Columbia,  please see the details of this competition in the Resources tab under the Arbiter Check List or contact us at [email protected]

Board Member Drewe McIver, twice BC Memory Champion, is organizing a local competition in Vancouver for 11 AM, Feburary 19 at the Vancouver Public Library. Defending champion Braden Adams plans to defend his title at that competition.

Big changes planned for the 2017 Canadian Memory Championships:

For your information, we are currently planning a dual Canadian Memory Championships for 2017,  with one competition taking place in Edmonton and the other taking place simultaneously in Montreal.  This simultaneous competition at these two locations will feature the same  4 Memory Disciplines that we had in 2016.  In 2017, we will have our first Eastern and Western Canadian Memory Champions along with the overall new Canadian Memory Champion.



Les Resultats du Championnat provincial du Québec 2016

Merci a Francis Blondin Gravel pour ce rapport du Championnat de mémoire du Québec 2016:


Le samedi 16 Juillet 2016- Montréal – Les résultats de la compétition
– Monsieur Frédéric Leclair a clairement le potentiel de tous nous battre, mais égaler ses records personnels sous pression n’est pas chose facile et il a dû se contenter d’une 4e place.
– Monsieur Micaël Boulet a fait une solide 3e place avec 80 mots en 15 minutes (3 erreurs plus 3 fautes ramènent le score à 47), 80 décimales en 5 minutes (score de 70 à cause d’une erreur) et un jeu de cartes en 3 minutes et 43,77 secondes.
– Monsieur Reuben Hosler a fait 60 mots, 130 décimales et un jeu de cartes en 1 minute et 25,44 secondes. Aucune erreur. Il aurait gagné si on comptait les points de la même façon qu’au “World Memory Championships”.
– Je me suis sauvé in extremis avec la victoire avec 76 mots (116 mots mémorisés avec plusieurs erreurs), 140 décimales et un jeu de cartes en 2 minutes 38.10 secondes.

Thanks to Francis for the above report: Here is a summary:
The winner and the new 2016 Quebec Memory Champion is Francis Blondin Gravel with a Speed Card time of 2 min and 38 seconds. Congratulations. A big thank to Olga Plakhova and Guillaume Boutin for volunteering as arbiters.

The 2016 Canadian Memory Championships

Résultats- Le Championnnat de la mémoire canadien 2016



Félicitations au nouveau Champion de la mémoire du Canada Francis Blondin-Gravel! Félicitations aussi à Valérie Grenon pour sa 2e place après avoir été initiée aux techniques de mémorisation il y a à peine 2 ou 3 mois, à Micael Boulet, Mike Rodin et Darren Michalczuk qui se partagent la 3e place, et à Reuben Hosler qui a remporté la section ouverte en mémorisant un jeu de cartes en 1 minute et 19 secondes! Merci à Darren Michalczuk et sa famille pour leur contribution importante à la tenue de l’événement. Merci aux bénévoles Elise Baril, Marie-Ève Tremblay et Tony St-Pierre. Et merci à tous ceux qui ont aidé à faire de cette compétition la meilleure de notre histoire!

Congratulations to the new 2016 Canadian Memory Champion Francis Blondin-Gravel! Congratulations also to Valérie Grenon for her second place after having learned memory techniques only 2 or 3 months ago, to Micael Boulet, Mike Rodin and Darren Michalczuk who share third place, and to Reuben Hosler who won the open section after memorizing a deck of cards in 1 minute and 19 seconds! Thanks to Darren Michalczuk and his family for their important contribution to the organization of the event. Thanks to the volunteers Elise Baril, Marie-Ève Tremblay et Tony St-Pierre. And thanks to all who have helped make of this competition our best ever!

2016 results


Or Argent Bronze 2016 Mike Rodin

Gold/or: Francis Blondin-Gravel; Silver/Argent: Valérie Grenon; Bronze: Micael Boulet, Darren Michalczuk, Mike Rodin.


In the Open Section, Reuben Hosler and Sanja Vukosavljevic finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Dans la Section ouverte, Reuben Hosler et Sanja Vukosavljevic ont terminé 1er et 2e respectivement.

2016CMC Junior and Kid

Kid Champions2016 Alex

Noha set the new records for the the Kid Section in Names and Faces. Mackenzie’s score at Speed Cards surpassed even the best score achieved at her school during the Alberta Provincial Memory Championships. Congratulations to both of them.

In the Junior Section, Alex McAdam won the title of 2016 Canadian Junior Memory Champion undisputed. Since he was the first junior to participate in the Canadian Memory Championships,  he set and now holds all the new records in the four Memory Disciplines for Juniors in Canada.

Noha et Mackenzie ont établient les nouveaux records canadiens dans la section des enfants.

Dans la section Junior, Alex McAdam a obtenu le titre de Champion junior de la mémoire canadian 2016. Tous les 4 résultats d’Alex forment maintenant les records officiels de mémoire pour les juniors au Canada.


2016 group

Thanks to all the contestants!

Merci à tout les participants!



Free Memory Tutorial Meetings

In preparation for the 2017 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. If you live in Montreal, please see Francis Blondin in the contact tab.

5 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.

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