Grand Master of Memory Johnny Briones has informed us of his intention to compete in the Open Section. This will be the first time an American Grand Master of Memory competes in a memory competition in Canada.
Get set for the 2018 Canadian Memory Championship!
Beginner Preparation Class On August 4, 1pm to 2:30 pm. $5.
If you would like to participate in the 2018 Canadian Memory Championships this coming Sept. 1, we are offering this August 4, a one hour and half orientation session at the same location of the 2018 Canadian Memory Championship, 1850 Victoria Park. The gym is at the back of the building; enter by the back. The exact suite # is 107.
In this preparation presentation, we’ll show and demonstrate how you can use proven and effective mnemonic strategies that will help any beginner make the best of this challenging event. We’ll discuss one memory discipline at a time, explaining how it works and what you may do to prepare if you want. In this workshop, you will learn how to use and create memory castles (also called the journey method) used by top mnemonics and you will also learn how to use stories, imagery and other techniques to memorize things. We’ll give you a better idea of what is involved in becoming better a memorizing in general.
Date: Saturday Aug. 4 2018 at 1pm
Location: 1850 Victoria Park, #107
Cost: is $5, at the door.
To register for this class, please send an email indicating your intent to attend this preparation session at [email protected] Thank you.
The Registration for the 2018 Canadian Memory Championships is now open.
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Mike Rodin edges the others to earn himself the 2018 Ontario Memory Champion Title
Toronto- June 30, 2018- On his way to Hamilton to see a show by Shania Twain, Mike Rodin stopped at the Toronto Reference Library to demonstrate his skill at memorizing playing cards. With a perfectly memorized deck of cards in 3 min. 23 sec., he finished ahead of his two rivals, Dilyan Maleshkov who managed to memorize 14 cards and Bo Cheng with 8 cards.
Also at the competition was the Junior Canadian Memory Champion, Sami Rasheed who memorized 22 cards to take 2018 Ontario Junior Memory Champion Title unopposed.
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants. Also a big thank you to CBC Radio Reporter Jess Shane for covering the event and interviewing the contestants.
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.
David Russell sets a new benchmark to earn the 2018 Manitoba Memory Champion Title.
Winnipeg, Manitoba— David Russell doubled his previous memory Manitoba memory record by memorizing 42 cards in 5 minutes on Wednesday. This year, he had an extra motivation as he had a challenger: Paul Lewis. Congratulation to all the participants and a big thank you to the arbiters who make this event possible: Brendan Lobay and Dustin Funk.
Jim Gerwing dominates in Alberta with his third Alberta Memory Champion Title.
Left to right, Char, Jim, Kevin, Lily and Terry
March 31,2018–Alberta– Jim Gerwing, photographed above, wins the 2018 Alberta Memory Champion Title with a time of 3 min. 22 sec. to memorize perfectly a full deck of shuffled cards. Congratulations! Kevin was the runner up.
A group of kids also disputed the title of 2018 Alberta Kid Memory Champion and Mackenzie Michalczuk won that event by memorizing the whole deck in 4 min. 38 sec., setting a new Kid Provincial Record in Alberta. Congratulations to her and all the other participants, Sophia Rivard, Haylie Broad, Emma Vicente.
Thanks to all the volunteer arbiters who have made this competition successful, Char, Lily, Terry, Darren.
Braden Adams wins his 3rd British Columbia Memory Championship
Chiliwack, BC- On February 17, 2018, Braden Adams achieved what no one else in Canada has ever done: he became the first person to hold a provincial memory title for 3 years in a row. Congratulations!! Braden memorized perfectly a deck of 52 shuffled cards in 1 minute 58 seconds, equalling his own Provincial Memory Record for BC which he had set last year. Thanks to his arbiters, Ryan, Pat and Arthur for monitoring his attempt and thanks to all those who came to the Library to show their support.
First Ever Nova Scotia Memory Champion!
Nov. 7 , 2017 -Halifax We are proud to announce our new 2017 Nova Scotia Memory Champion: Jazzlyn Braddock. She’s the first woman to win such a title in Canada since they started in 2014. She won by default but still planned an Oct.29/ 2017 Speed Cards memorization attempt to set a benchmark for Nova Scotia. Due to circumstances beyond her control she was not able to complete her memorization attempt but we may allow her to settle this score at a later date.
If you’d like to support our 2017 Nova Scotia Memory Champion, she currently has a trending gofundme page for her sick dog.
Free Memory Tutorial Meetings
In preparation for the 2018 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, you can contact Francis Blondin at [email protected] or join the Facebook group “Mémorisation Montréal” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/247796952253411