Chilliwack resident Braden Adams absolutely DESTROYED the competition* at the July 13 2019 British Columbia Memory Championship and set several new national records. In a series of short 5-minute intervals, he memorized no less than 47 names and faces, 263 images, 43 fictitious historical dates and 86 random words. His images score is equal to his previous competition record while his dates and words scores are now the new national records. He also memorized a full deck of cards in just 47 SECONDS, beating by a long shot the previous national records set by Ezequiel Valenzuela (56 seconds) and Francis Blondin (66 seconds). Thanks to Joaquim Ayala for his help organizing this competition. To everyone reading this, no matter how good or how bad your memory currently is**, we hope to see you at our next National Memory Championship that will happen in mid-November simultaneously in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
* Just to be clear, the first sentence of this post is partly tongue in cheek. Unfortunately everyone else who was originally planning to compete yesterday weren’t able to for different reasons. That doesn’t in any way diminish the fact that he managed to set some particularly impressive new national records. This was the very first CMSA British Columbia Memory Championship, but it won’t be the last. The number of B.C. residents with enough knowledge and experience with memory techniques is currently very low, but we fully intend to change this : )
** If you’d like to be able to perform similar memory feats, you can. You’re not gonna be able to memorize a deck of cards in 47 seconds by next week, but you will still be amazed by what you will manage to accomplish with a little bit of training. And you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions about this subject.
Past CMSA Memory Championships:
- The 2019 Quebec Memory Championship was held on March 23 at Laval University in Quebec City.
- The 2018 National Memory Championship was held on September 16 simultaneously in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Braden Adams in Vancouver broke three national records and became the new Canadian Memory Champion. You can click on the link if you’re curious to see the full results. The 2018 National Mental Math Championship (won by Jean Béland in Montreal) and the 2018 Friendly Cubing Championship (won by Kenny Zhong in Vancouver) were held the day before.