About Us

The World Memory Championships were founded by Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene OBE in 1991 and have been run annually ever since (with the exception of 1992).

World Memory Championships Ltd is the promoter of the event and owns the rights and intellectual property.

The Global Media and PR Director is Raymond Keene OBE Email address: RDKOBE@aol.com

General Enquiries email: secretary@worldmemorychampionships.com

The World Memory Sports Council is the independent governing body of the mind sport of memory and regulates competitions worldwide. It is a not-for-profit organisation. Tony Buzan is honourary President of the Council.

The WMSC is responsible for

  • Compiling the official world rankings of the sport
  • Setting the Millennium Standards
  • Setting the disciplines and rules
  • Maintaining a consistent standard of competition
  • Training and licensing official arbiters
  • Maintaining the integrity and ethics of the sport
  • Approving and licensing National Memory Sports Councils
  • Licensing official competitions and accepting the results
  • Providing the communications platform for the sport

The Chief Arbiter of the WMSC is Mr Phil Chambers
Email address:
phil@worldmemorychampionships.com

The Statistics Database is being managed by Level Three Arbiter, Jennifer Goddard.  All competition results and statistics should be sent to her by email:  jennifer@mindwerx.com

The Honorary General Secretary is Mr Chris Day
Postal address:

The World Memory Sports Council
14, Croydon Road, Waddon, Croydon, Surrey CR0 4PA
Tel: +44(0)208 688 2598
Fax: +44(0)870 116 3530
Email address:
info@worldmemorysportscouncil.com

Enquiries for Mr Tony Buzan should be addressed to his Personal Secretary Anne Reynolds
email:
rhian.connell@buzanworld.com 


Please note:  The 10 Memory Disicplines were conceived and developed by the founders of the sport, Mr Tony Buzan and Mr Raymond Keene OBE and the intellectual property is owned by them.  All the material on this site is copyright "(c) The World Memory Sports Council" who administer the sport on behalf of the founders.


World Memory Sports Council

 Members 

Role

Name

Email

President

Tony Buzan

tony.buzan@buzanworld.com

Head of Ethics Committee

Dominic O'Brien

MemoryDom@aol.com

Global Media Director

Raymond Keene OBE

rdkobe@aol.com  

General Secretary

Christopher Day

secretary@worldmemorysportscouncil.com  

Chief Arbiter

Phil Chambers

phil@worldmemorychampionships.com  

Deputy Chief Arbiter

Jennifer Goddard

jennifer@buzan.com.au

Member

Dr. Sue Whiting

sue_b_whiting@yahoo.co.uk

Member / National Competitor representatives

Simon Reinhard
Klaus Kolb
Andy Fong
Mr Guo Chuanwei

Mr Lin Chusu,
New Mind Education

 

sml_reinhard@yahoo.de
info@ggk.de
atkfong@gmail.com 
GOTOP1@126.com

 

 

 

 

National Memory Sports Councils

 

Country

Format

Language

Contact details

AUSTRALIA

National Events
10 Disciplines

Open Competition

 

English - Australian Spelling

Other languages available on request with one month's notice

Jennifer Goddard
President, Australian National Memory Sports Council and Deputy Chief Arbiter
PO Box 3588
Helensvale Town Centre Qld 4212
Telephone: +61 7 5502 6570 
Fax: +61 7 5573 5360
Website: www.buzan.com.au 
Email: Jennifer@buzan.com.au

FRANCE

 

French

Francoise Thuillier
Email: fm.thuillier@orange.fr

GERMANY

International Events

10 Disciplines

Open Competition

 

 

German and English

Klaus Kolb - German National Competition. GGK / Kolb <info@ggk.de>
President German National Memory Sports Council
Gesellschaft fur Gedachtnis-und Kreativitatsforderung e.V.
Riedstr. 9 88316 Isny

Telephone: 0049 (0) 7562 91008
Fax: 0049 (0) 7562 91059


Email: info@ggk.de info@memomasters.de
Website: www.memomasters.de

North German

Regional Event
7 Disciplines

Open Event
10 Disciplines

German

 

MemoryXL

Jurgen Petersen

Email: ackern@t-online.de

Website: www.memoryxl.de

South German

Regional Event
7 Disciplines

Open Event
10 Disciplines

German

 

MemoryXL

Johannes Mallow

Email: j.mallow@memoryxl.de

Website: www.memoryxl.de

HONG KONG

National Event
10 Disciplines

Open Competition

Traditional & Simplified Chinese and English,

Other languages available on request with one month's notice.

Andy Tsz Kit Fong, President, Hong Kong Memory Sports Council and Level 2 Arbiter

Telephone: +852 9872 7651

Website: 
www.hongkongmemorysportscouncil.com

Email: atkfong@gmail.com

Angel Yuen Man Lai, Vice-President, Hong Kong Memory Sports Council and Level 2 Arbiter

Telephone: +852 6890 6310

Email: aymlai@gmail.com

 

INDIA

National Event
10 Disciplines

English

Squadron Leader Jayasimha
President, Indian
National Memory Sports Council
Email: visionjay@gmail.com

ITALY

National Event
10 Disciplines

Italian and English

Other languages available on request with one month's notice.

Matteo Salvo

President, Italian National Memory Sports Council

Email: matteo.salvo@matteosalvo.com

LITHUANIA

 

 

Algirdas Karalius
President, Lithuanian National Memory Sports Council

Email: karalius2013@gmail.com  

MEXICO

 

Spanish - Latin American

Jorge O. Castaneda
Buzan Latin America
29760974 Lada sin costo
Mexico
Telephone: 01800 702 2905
Website: www.buzanlat.com  
Email: jorge.castaneda@buzanlat.com

P.R. CHINA

National Event
10 Disciplines

Mandarin

Mr Lin Chusu
Mr Guo Chuanwei
China Memory Sports Council
New Mind Education

Email:gotop1@126.com

SWEDEN

National Event
10 Disciplines

Open Competition

English, Swedish and all other languages available on request with one month's notice

Idriz Zogaj
Chairman, Swedish Memory Sports Council

Telephone +46 (0) 734 32 00 10
email: idriz@zogaj.se

Website: www.zogaj.se

THAILAND

National Event
10 Disciplines

Junior Event
6 Disciplines

Thai

Other languages available on request with one month's notice.

Thongchai Rojkangsadan 

Email: thongnet@gmail.com

Juraiporn Wisuttikulpanich

Email: juliewisut@gmail.com

UNITED KINGDOM

 

International Event
10 Disciplines

Open Competition

 

English

Other languages available on request with one month's notice.

President is eight times World Memory Champion Dominic O'Brien.

Christopher Day, General Secretary
The UK Memory Sports Council,
14 Croydon Road, Waddon, Croydon
Surrey CR0 4PA
Telephone: +44(0)208 688 2598 
Fax +44(0)870 116 3530 
Website:    

Email: secretary@worldmemorysportscouncil.com  

 

Cambridge (Friendly)  National Event
10 Disciplines

Open Competition

English

Ben Pridmore

Email: zoom_zoom_ben@yahoo.co.uk

USA

National Event
5 Disciplines

 

English - USA spelling

USA Memory Championships

Tony Dottino
Dottino Consulting Group
14 Lafayette Road
Larchmont, NY 10538
Telephone: (914) 633-7377  
Website: www.usamemorychampionship.com

Email: ADottino@aol.com karenpinson@verizon.net

WALES

National Event
10 Disciplines

Open Competition

English

Other languages available on request with one month's notice

Dai Griffiths

130 Tredegar Road
Hilltop, Ebbw Vale
Gwent, WALES, NP236PQ

Email: daigriffiths1982@googlemail.com

Telephone: +44 (0)7967 719 657