Indian National Memory Championship Schedule 2017 by Squadron Leader Jayasimha, President World Memory Sports Council for India

National memory Council of India under the dynamic Leadership of Squadron Leader Jayasimha had taken up the initiative of promoting the Memory Sports in India. This year – 2017, we are expecting Maximum participation of the Memory Athletes on 15th October, 2017, Sunday in Hyderabad. Many athletes want to know the various events, the scoring pattern and how to go about practicing. From now onwards, Squadron Leader Jayasimha will clearly explain about these Memory sports, disciplines and the scoring pattern in different write ups every day.

The event is going to start at 8 am on 15th October and for the first time, we are going to have a dinner night along with the award ceremony.

Event Snapshot

Date :  15 October 2017,  Sunday

Time :  08.00 am to 09.00 pm

Venue : Hyderabad (Exact venue will be intimated for those registered participants)

Location : Hyderabad

Event Closing Ceremony : 6:00 pm

Dinner Night  : 08.00 pm

Estimated Participation : 200 Participants from all over India

Estimated Turnout for the closing Ceremony :  300 including Audience

Competition Events Schedule

15 Oct 2017, Sunday


One Day Memory Competition

The Indian National Open Memory Championship 2017 is competitions are run over a one day format. The disciplines listed below are in the order of the official scoring spreadsheet

Time Discipline/Agenda Item

Memorizing Phase

8:00 – 9:00 Welcome, General Briefing, Overview, ContestDetails, Guidelines and questions & Answers  1 Hour
9:15 – 9:30 1. Memorising Random Words 5 Min 10 Min
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:00 2.  Memorising Binary Numbers 5 Min 10 Min
10:00 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:25 3. Memorising  Names and Faces 5 Min 10 Min
10:25 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 12:20 4.  Random Numbers 15 Min 30 Min
12:20 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 13:10 5. Random Cards 10 Min 30 Min
13:10 – 14:00 Lunch Break and Results 1- 5 Disciplines
14:00 – 14:15 Post Lunch Assembly – Getting Ready – Phase II
14:15 – 14:30 6. Speed Numbers 5 Min 10 Min
14:30 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:25 7. Memorising Abstract Images 15 Min  30 Min
15:25 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 15:50 8.  Historic/Future Dates and Events 5 Min 10 Min
15:50 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:30 9. Memorising Spoken Numbers 100 Sec    300 Sec 5 Min         15 Min
16:30 – 16:40 Break
16:40 – 17:00 10. Speed Cards 5 Min             5 Min 5 Min           5 Min
18:00 – 21:00 Declaration of Results, Prize Distribution, Speeches by the Chief Guest and the  Guests of Honour, followed by Dinner Night


  1. The Winner of National Memory Championship-2017 is declared on the basis of maximum points scored by the contestants after the completion of all the ten memorizing events.
  1. The Winner of the National Memory Championship will be awarded the title, “Indian National Memory Champion -2017”
  1. The Winner will be awarded prize money of Rs 1,00,000/- , the first Runner Up Rs 50,000/- and the Second Runner up Rs 25,000/- prize money besides being given National Memory Champion Trophy 2017, 1st Runner up Trophy, 2nd Runner Up Trophy.
  1. Medals will be awarded to the contestants who stand 4th to 10th in the Points list.
  1. Medals also will be awarded to all the toppers who score highest points in each of the ten memorizing events.
  1. Certificate of Participation in National Memory Championship -2017 will be awarded to all the contestants.

Why Memory as a sport?

Our ability to remember is being eroded day by day. This is especially significant and dangerous as Memory is at the heart of everything we do – all communication, all creativity, all physical movement and all thinking – indeed at the very heart of our existence.

Hence, there is a need to train and practice memory as a sport, as a hobby so that we remain active throughout our life. 

Why Memory Championships?

  1. To promote Memory as a new Mind Sport, and in so doing to expand opportunities for mental athletes and Warriors of the Mind in India.
  2. To redefine the art and the science of Memory by establishing new norms, benchmarks and records, and to provide certification and ranking for these norms.
  3. To reintroduce Memory as a fundamental skill for early childhood education, thereby reinvigorating faith in, and enjoyment of, Memory.
  4. To reverse the global misconception that Memory deteriorates with age and demonstrate, by example, that it will continually get better.
  5. To demonstrate that Memory is the basis of creativity.
  6. To recover, validate and preserve for future generations the mnemonic systems of earlier human cultures and to revive the traditions of oral Memory.
  7. To create a global community of like-minded individuals fascinated by exploring the power and potential of Memory and the human mind.
  8. It is also designed to shed light on the need for unleashing that extraordinary, largely untapped, and crucial resource for the future benefit of humanity: the Power of the Human Brain.
  9. To create Memory competitions which are truly global and human. The Indian National Memory Championship competitions are open to all people, regardless of age, race, religion, education, language, creed, gender or physical ability, and which promote the positive human values of understanding, mutual respect, open exchange, co-operation and harmony, leading to a greater probability of world peace.
  10. To open up fresh and significant opportunities for mental athletes by providing recognition, employment and financial opportunities.
  11. To create a global community and network of like-minded individuals; a community fascinated by the exploration of the power and potential of Memory and the Human Mind.
  12. To provide deeper understanding of Memory and to spread this information globally as a resource for the benefit of all those who wish to understand and improve their own performance and Memory skills.
  13. To defend the human brain against the dangers of relying on excessive tools and props. 

2017 Indian Memory Championship :

Memory is a skill and it can be learnt. Like any other skill that can be mastered, Memory can be improved at any time in life. A critical component of the brain’s functioning; memory has always assumed significance in ones’ day-to-day life.

Unlike physical sport, the mind sport is totally neglected in India. To spread this mind awareness and to contribute significantly to the intellectual empowerment and to showcase India’s brain power to the World, the National Memory Council of India is organising Memory Championships every year. The National Memory Championship is a contest that tests the memory of all participants in various dimensions. Participants who are above 12 years of age are eligible to take part in the Championship. This contest is conducted once in a year, and this year – 2017, the 8th Indian National Open Memory Championship is going to take place on 15th October, 2017, Sunday in Hyderabad (India).

Memory Maestro and Multiple Guinness World Record Holder, Squadron Leader Jayasimha is the President World Memory Sports Council for India.  His main aim is to develop India through mentally healthy people. The mental health depends on how much we train and exercise our brains. Hence, exercising our mental muscle from an early age would definitely enhance creativity, memory power and enhance maximum brain usage.

National Memory Council of India:

Development from various dimensions is what enables the progress of a society. Building a better future generation is what is needed to reinforce step into a new zone of development. On those lines, Squadron Leader Jayasimha has taken an initiative to form a National Memory Council whose objective is to contribute to the mind development of the younger generation. Already well-established as a trainer, Jayasimha, the multiple Guinness World Record holder, conducts public workshops on creative memory, art of parenting, motivation, leadership and self-improvement. With the National Memory Council, the vision is to reach out to a wider section of the society to create awareness and to communicate the need and significance of mind development.

India is the latest addition to the list of affiliate countries under World Memory Sports Council. And hence the council is young. The council is recognized and licensed by the World Memory Sports Council to now authenticate and publish the National Rankings in the Sport. NMCI is now an independent body governing the mind sport of memory in India. It now regulates competitions throughout India and also provides training to anybody willing to take part in the competition. The body also assumes the responsibility of letting the sport permeate through the system, and to make this a brand vehicle to communicate to the world, the power of an Indian mind.

Squadron Leader Jayasimha’s contribution to Indian Memory:

Squadron Leader Jayasimha is the first and only Indian with Maximum Guinness Book of Records in the World.

He has innovated a special Memory Technique, “3 – Dimensional Memory System” by which he had trained more than 2,95,000 students and adults in India and abroad. He is instrumental in organising the Indian National Memory Championships in India every year.

The 8th Indian National Open Memory Championship 2017

The Aim:

The aim of this Championship is to spread the awareness about Memory and to showcase India’s Brain power to the world. This will help students/adults learn and practice various memory techniques in their academics and in personal/ professional life. This would enhance the all-round development of the country through creative and healthy brains. 

The Highlights of Indian National Open Memory Championship 2017:

Mr Phil Chambers, the Chief Arbiter, World Memory Sports Council will be present along with Mr David Zhang, the President World Memory Sports Council Asia Pacific Region will there for  the Championship.

The Winner of National Memory Championship-2017 is declared on the basis of maximum points scored by the contestants after the completion of all the ten memorizing events.

The winner will be awarded the title, “Indian National Memory Champion – 2017”.

The Winner will also be awarded Rs 1,00,000/- and the First Runner up Rs 50,000/-  and the Second Runner up Rs 25,000/- as the prize money.

“Certificate of Participation” in National Memory Championship -2017 will be awarded to all the contestants.

The contestants would be awarded World Memory Rankings depending on their performance

Since, India and China will both be using the International Open format, the competitors from India and China should first participate in either of these international open competitions.

In other words, an Indian competitor should take either Indian Open or China Open before he registers for World Memory Championship final.   Indian and Chinese competitors will be given priority in entering the 2017 WMC, for there will be limited number of entrants this year.

This will be good platform for all the Indian Memory Athletes to practice and prepare for the World Memory Championship 2017 to be held in China in December 2017. All the Indian Memory athletes to note here that without participation in the Indian or Chinese National Memory Championship, you will not be permitted to compete in the World Memory Championships.

Different Disciplines of the Competition: 2017

The Championship would be conducted in ten different events as listed below:

  1. Random Words
  2. Binary Numbers
  3. Names and Faces
  4. Random Numbers
  5. Random Cards
  6. Speed Numbers
  7. Abstract Images
  8. Historic / Future Dates
  9. Spoken Numbers (2 Trials: 100 and 200 Digits)
  10. Speed Cards (2 Trials) 

The Scoring System for the Championship:

There will be scoring for each event. The final Championship winner will be decided on the overall points scored after all the events. The competition will begin on 15 October 2017, Sunday in Hyderabad at 8 am and would culminate with an award ceremony & Dinner night at 9 pm.

Who can Participate & How to Register?

8th Indian National Open Memory Championship – 2017 will be held on 15 October 2017 (Sunday) in Hyderabad. The registrations are opened wef 10 July 2017.  Registration is on first come – first serve basis. The participation fee for the championship is Rs.5000/-.

The championship is open-to-all Indian and Foreign Nationals to compete. You may visit the OFFICIAL National Memory Council of India website and fill in the registration form or or call us on 9866018989 or 8498005454 or mail us to

 Authorized Training Centres:

Participation without preparation means no value addition. With an estimate that the contest would have two hundred trained participants, the contest would definitely be intense. Every participant is hence suggested to undergo training before taking part in the contest. The training is not only aimed at making a participant fare good in the standings published at the end of the event, but also at holistically improving the way the dynamics of the participant’s mind work. The training services are available round the year and make them proficient at different levels. The participants are suggested to keep in contact with our authorized training centres to update their competencies regularly.

Jayasimha Mind Dynamics, an establishment by Squadron Leader Jayasimha is an authorized training centre in Hyderabad. To avail the training services you may contact them on 8498005454 or 9866018989 or visit our website or mail us at

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