Again here’s our quick guide for how to compete as a beginner.
- For images, names and faces and random words, you can use the awesome new websites www.standard-memory.com and www.iamwmc.com/competition/training.html. Random words from Standard Memory will be maybe 10% more difficult than those in CMSA competitions. Names and faces from those 2 websites will be about 25% more difficult. Images will be exactly the same. Memory League is another great website for training, but the format is completely different.
- IAM images practice sets
- IAM images from past competitions
- You can create a free account on Memocamp.com and train the images event online as much as you want. Just follow the instructions here.
- Sample CMSA Names and faces
- Sample CMSA random words in English and French
- English random words from past competitions organized by the Asia Memory Sports Alliance
- English random words from past CMC competitions.
- French random words from past CMC competitions.
- Sample CMSA random numbers. Competitors can choose to see the digits separated by groups of 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 or 12 digits. All those possible formats can be compared directly by clicking here.
- An excel file you can use to produce an infinite amount of random digits presented in blocks of 12, just like in CMSA competitions. Download and then use F9 to produce new digits.
- All the IAM images and the random words from past Asia Memory Sports Alliance competitions were first published on https://www.asia-memory.org/events.php
- The sample disciplines from the Canadian Memory Championship (CMC) were first published on http://www.canadianmemorychampionships.ca/resources/
- Click here for links to good websites you can use to train online.
- During the competition you might want to use earmuffs that will block most sound and help you focus.
- For speed cards it’s certainly not mandatory but if you might want to get one of those timers. Cheaper ones from China are available here. We’ll have a few extra timers on site.
- You can of course just buy decks of cards from the dollar store, or those if you want to be able to easily spread them on the table during recall.
- If you’re competing in the Regular section, you’re allowed to print out your number and/or card system on an 8.5 by 11 inches sheet (front side of the sheet only) and use that sheet during both the memorization and recall periods.