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The World Memory Championships are produced by the world's brains, the inventor of MindMap, the Tony Parents of the world's memory, and the world famous chess master Raymond Keene OBE) co-sponsored by the World Memory Movement Council (WMSC) organized the world's highest level of memory events.

The history of the World Brain Tournament dates back to 1991, and Tony Bozan offered a high level of memory movement around the world and was immediately welcomed by all sectors of the community, including the Liechtenstein royal family. The first World Mind Tournament was held under the auspices of the British Brain Foundation.

2004 Mexico International tournament has 65 international media for live, London "The Times" is the 2004 event as a front page news to be reported. To date, the World Mind Tournament has been successfully held in the following countries: the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Germany, Malaysia and Mexico. With the growing influence of the tournament, more and more countries began to pay attention to and participate in this competition, the world power almost all players to participate in the competition.

After 25 years of development, the World Mind Tournament, which has created countless brain stars, has become the most influential international event in the Olympic Olympiad. Every year, thousands of memory players from more than 20 countries around the world Sign up to participate, it represents the world's highest level of memory technology, international brain thinking competitive events. By 2015, has been successfully held in a number of countries around the world twenty-four. In 2016, will celebrate the World Mind Tournament of the Jubilee celebration of the year, to celebrate the world of mental movement through a quarter of a century.

In China, Jiangsu TV for three consecutive quarters of the "most powerful brain" program invited domestic and foreign players, more than 80% are from the World War Tournament in the experience of the excellent racers, the vast majority of them have the world memory master Qualification certificates, and some even more projects of the world champion, all-around project of the global championship!

In this famous global memory game, the record has been refreshed. For example, Simon REINHARD remembered a scuffled poker card in 20.44 seconds at the fourth German Southern Memory Championship tournament in 2015, breaking by the Chinese player Wang Feng World Records World Championships in 2010 founded 24.22 seconds of the world record. Alex Mullen, who won the US championship in the 24th World Basketball World Championships in the past, spent only 21.504 seconds. In a lot of years, a pair of poker cards are considered to be the equivalent of a 4-minute race in a sports game within 30 seconds. And this level of achievement, in the world of athletics, More and more people can reach, even 12-year-old children (for example, Chinese player Ding Wenxuan, Chen Zeqi).

Human beings have unlimited potential, the more challenges, the more miracles!


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The Mind Sport of Memory is both a fun, valuable hobby, as well as an amateur sport. At the fun end of memory, informal competitions take place in Brain Clubs and in other Mind Sport groups taking many different forms.

At a competitive level, there are specific disciplines which were created in 1991 by the founders of the sport, Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene OBE, and which lay down a common competition framework that has enabled international competition to take place. It is based on the ten memory disciplines.

Competitions that comply with the WMSC rules standards can be included in the World Rankings.

At a World level, some disciplines like cards and number can have a one hour memorisation period and a two hour recall time. At a national level, memorisation times can be reduced to five minutes, with a ten or fifteen minute recall time to suit the level of competitors taking part.

Another factor in the choice of disciplines is the preparation of competition materials. Some disciplines, like Names and Faces, Binary Numbers etc take some time to produce the memorisation and recall papers. These types of discipline require experienced Arbiters and time for marking.

Although it is not essential when organising fun memory events and competitions, it is recommended that by joining the International Guild of Mind Sports Arbiters, and taking at least the Level One training, an organiser would gain invaluable experience in running their own club or event

The Mind Sport of Memory was founded in 1991 by the inventor of Mind Maps and expert on Mental Literacy, Tony Buzan and Chess Grand Master, Raymond Keene OBE. The Ten Discplines which formed the basis of the first competition are largely unchanged today and have been adopted worldwide as the basis for competitive memory competitions. There are now competitors from 30 countries participating in the sport, all competing to become the next World Memory Champion.

The sport is administered by the World Memory Sports Council which is the governing body for the sport. It compiles the World Rankings, is the custodian of the ten diciplines and ensures fair play worldwide through its Ethics Committee chaired by eight times World Memory Champion, Dominic O’Brien.

Memory is a sport in which everyone can take part. None of the top competitors would claim to be born with a great memory. All of them have learnt all the necessary techniques to develop their skills, and have practiced to a high level to get them to the top of the sport. You can do the same! Why not start today?

Memory is one of the five “Learning Mind Sports” which are Speed Reading, IQ, Creativity, Mind Mapping and Memory. All of them are competitive sports, and collectively they can help anyone to become better in their studies or in their work.

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