The World Memory Sports Council for India organised the 8th Indian National Memory Championship 2017, on Sunday at Jal vihar, Necklace Road, under the stewardship of squad leader Jayasimha, president, World Memory Sports Council for India and multiple Guinness World Record holder.
Two international observers — Phil Chambers, the chief arbiter of World Memory Sports Council and David Zhang, president, World Memory Sports Council Asia-Pacific region, supervised and monitored the event.
Around 345 participants from 13 States of India took part in the championship, which incidentally is the highest participation at any Memory Championship in the world.
The top 50 winners at this Indian National Memory Championship will gain eligibility to represent India at the World Memory Championship to be held at China on December 5, 2017, the winner of which gets a prize money of Rs 1 crore.
World Memory Sports Council had taken the initiative to organise memory sports across the globe and the National Memory Council for India under the aegis of World Memory Sports Council organised the Indian National Open Memory Championships – 2017.
The Championship which began at 9 am, was organised in the categories of kids (12 years and below) with 58 participants; juniors (13 to 17 years) with 113 participants; 172 adults (18 to 59 years) and 2 participants in seniors (60 years and above).
The participants were tested in the 10 memory disciplines of memorising names and faces, memorising binary numbers, memorising random numbers, memorising abstract images, memorising speed numbers, memorising historic/future dates, memorising random playing cards, memorising random words, memorising spoken numbers and memorising speed cards.
The winner was awarded the title, “The Indian National Memory Champion 2017”, a trophy, certificate and a prize money of Rs 1,00,000. The first runner-up was presented a trophy, certificate and prize money of Rs 50,000 and the second runner-up took away a trophy, certificate and a prize money of Rs 25,000. The topper of each event was awarded a medal and a certificate.