Past Canadian Memory Championships

Results of the 2016 Canadian Memory Championships

Résultats du Championnat canadien de la mémoire 2016


Montréal – 2 juillet 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 canadien junior de la mémoire 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!





Official Results

2015 Canadian Memory Championships


June 15, 2015 Toronto- All Canadian Memory Championships Records have been surpassed in yesterday’s competition. In the Canadian Only Section, Greg Sutherland, from small town southern Ontario, lead the charge with first beating the current Speed Cards Canadian Memory Championships Record by more than a minute. Then Greg went on to setting a new Canadian record in Random Words. Finally, he edged by a few seconds his own new Canadian Memory Championships Record at Speed Cards that he had just established during his second Speed Cards attempt. With this superb performance, Greg Sutherland earns the 2015 Canadian Memory Champion Title.

Micael Boulet of Sherbrooke took second place, followed by Matthew Kazakov of Newmarket in third place. Matthew’s Speed Cards attempts clocked at less than 1min 20 seconds each but he was unable to put the packs back in order perfectly. This was the first time that a Canadian Memory Athlete attempted to memorize a deck of cards at such high speed in the history of the Canadian Memory Championships.

In the Open Section, Livan Grijalva had no difficulty cruising to victory with a very impressive Speed Cards time under 50 seconds achieved with speedy pack re-ordering.

Thank you so much to all the volunteer who made this competition possible, Vincent, Sophia, Lei and her boy, Jesprete, AnnaMaria, Dilyan, and He. Thanks to Joel and his cameraman of the French CBC for showing up at this event. Thanks to all the contestants, many of you traveling long distances to participate in this event. Thanks to our sponsor Damien Michaud. Sorry if we forgot to mention you. Let us know and we’ll put your name up here.

2015 Canadian Memory Championships Official Results-Championnat Canadien


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Toronto– The Canadian Memory Championships is excited to announce the participation of a world renown memory athlete, at this year’s competition to be this Sunday, June 14th at Metro Hall.
The Open Competition of the Canadian Memory Championships welcomes competitors from all over the world. Livan Grijalva, the US’s Memory Sportsman of the Year, will be there.
In the Canadian Only section, we’ll be expecting a small contingent of French Memory Athletes from Quebec along with a memory athlete from Vancouver. We will have a larger room this year due to a marked increase in the number of participants. Given the quality of the expected contestants, possibly all current Canadian Memory Championships Memory Records could fall at this event.
Memory Championships have been gaining in popularity since the recent best-selling book, Moonwalking with Einstein.
The competition consists of 2 memory disciplines: Speed Cards and Random Words.
This year’s Canadian Memory Champion will receive a cash prize of $100.00.

Spectators do not need to register.
Please contact: 647-885-2514
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Place: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308-309, Toronto
Time: 2:00—5:00 pm
Admission: FREE
Sections: Canadian, Open, Adults, Juniors, and Kids


There will be five excellent memory books being given away as prizes and door prizes!

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2014 Canadian Memory Championships

Official Results

June 9, 2014 at Metro Hall

Congratulations to Arnov Rahman for winning the 2014 Canadian Memory Championships with 6 points, ahead of 8 other Canadian Memory Athletes. In second place, Albertan Damien Michaud with two points won the tie breaker with an overall better score over John Tuyen who also had two points and finished third. For his victory, Arnov received the cup, 50$ and the 2014 Canadian Memory Champion Certificate!


A big thank to Winnie Wang and her friend for volunteering their help at the event and especially to Helena Chang for her role as official arbiter. Thanks to everyone who showed up, the contestants and the brave souls who decided at the last minute to face this memory challenge. All of you have contributed to the success of this event, the best and biggest memory competition in Canada’s history. Arnov Rahman has set a new Canadian 15 minutes Random Words record with 85 points!

2014 Open Canadian Memory Championships -Official Results

Congratulations to Melanie Niu for winning the 2014 Open Canadian Memory Championships for the second year in a row ahead of two other contestants. For her accomplishments, which include the only perfectly memorized pack of cards of the competition, Melanie received a medal and a certificate as the 2014 Open Canadian Memory Champion.



2013 Canadian Memory Championships

Official Results

June 9, 2013 at Metro Hall

Congratulations to Peter Dornan for winning the 2013 Canadian Memory Championships with 6 points. Tied for second and third place are Arnov Rahman and Carlson Ng. As far as prizes for the winners, Peter Dornan received a trophy, 50$ and the book Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain. Arnov Rahman received the book You can Have an Amazing Memory: Learn Life-Changing Techniques and Tips from the Memory Maestro. Carlson Ng received the book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. Thanks to Jean-Charles Vinet for donating these great books.

Contestant’s name 1st attempt Speed Cards number/300 seconds 2nd attempt Speed Cards number/300 seconds Speed Cards Rank Position/points Random Words score Random Words Rank   Position/points Total points
1) Altamash Baig 4 11 Third/1 27 Third/1 2
2) Peter Dornan 30 22 First/3 49 Frist/3 6
3) Arnov Rahman 9 13 Second/2 27 Third/1 3
4) Carlson Ng 1 11 Third/1 31 Second/2 3
5) I. Shen N/A 7 N/A
6) Anonymous 101 N/A N/A 26

3 points for a first place, 2 points for a second place, 1 point for a third place

Open Canadian Memory Championships 2013-Official Results

We also decided to run an unannounced Open Contest for anyone and not just Canadians. This Open Championship had exactly the same memory tests and was taken at the same time as the Canadian Memory Championships 2013. Here are the results of that Open Memory Championship:

Open Canadian Memory Championship 2013 -Official Results

Congratulations to Melanie Niu for winning the Open Canadian Memory Championships 2013.

It was a close race. She won on a tiebreaker due to more Random Words memorized in columns where there were errors.

Contestant’s name 1st attempt Speed Cards number/300 seconds 2nd attempt Speed Cards number/300 seconds Speed Card Rank Position/points Random Words score Random Words Rank   Position/points Total points
1) Melanie Niu 15 19 First/3 48 Second/2 5*
2) Reza M. Hessabi 13 2 Second/2 51 First/3 5

3 points for a first place, 2 points for a second place, 1 point for a third place.

*Melanie Niu wins first place because she memorized more Random Words in columns where there were errors.

2012 Canadian Memory Championships

The 2012 Canadian Memory Champion is Angel Yuen Man Lai. Her time in Speed Cards was 3 minutes 35 seconds 22/100 using a speed stacks timer. in Random Words, she scored 79 points. (79 words memorized with no error)
A young student from Oakville and a man drawn from the audience also competed anonymously in this event.

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