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2017 WMC

PRIZE FUND – $100,000 USD

Location:  Shenzhen,  China.  December 5th -9th

Shenzhen Baolilai International Hotel. Address:: Fu Yong Road, Fu Yong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China Phone:0086-0755-2738 8888

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Tuesday 5th New Arbiter Training Morning
WMC Opening Ceremony Afternoon
Wednesday 6th Day one of competition All day
Thursday 7th Day Two of competition All day
Friday 8th Day three of competition All day
Closing Ceremony and Awards Evening
Saturday 9th 9th World Mind Mapping Championships Opening  


WMMC competition Afternoon
Sunday 10th WMMC Championships 9am – 15.30
WMMC Closing Ceremony 16.30
Sunday to Tuesday Dominic O’Brien Training Course 9am to 17.30
Monday to Wednesday 2nd Seminar for Master of Mind Mapping Tony Buzan

Guidelines for Competitors

  1. Venue: Shenzhen Baolilai International Hotel (No.1, Fu Yong Road, Fu Yong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China)
  2. Sign-in location: The lobby on the 1st floor at Shenzhen Baolilai International Hotel
  3. Time for sign-in: 3th – 4th, Dec, 2017 (all day)
  4. Time of the opening ceremony: 14:30-16:00, 5th, Dec, 2017
  5. Time of players’ Q&A meeting: 16:10-17:00, 5th, Dec, 2017
  6. Time of the competition: 6th-8th, Dec, 2017
  7. Time of the closing ceremony: evening, 8th, Dec, 2017

Distribution of the Prize Fund

Awards distribution of the 26th WMC

Awards National Team Award Overall Ranking in the Game Overall Ranking in Group Ranking in an individual event
1st 30,000 30,000 10,000 1,000
2nd 25,000 25,000 9,000 800
3rd 20,000 20,000 8,000 500
4th 18,000 18,000 7,000
5th 16,000 16,000 6,000
6th 13,000 14,000 5,000
7th 10,000 12,000 4,000
8th 8,000 10,000 3,000
9th 7,000 8,000 2,000
10th 6,000 7,000 1,000
11th 5,000 6,000
12th 4,000 5,000
13th 3,000 4,000
14th 2,000 3,000
15th 1,000 2,000
Subtotal 168,000 180,000 220,000 92,000
Total:  RMB 660,000

Contact the WMC organising team

Contact person: Candy Zhou  (especially if you require an official  invitation)

PS: If you are   required to submit an official invitation which provided by the foreign affairs office of Chinese government (it usually contains a bar code), we are so sorry to say it goes beyond our ability to deal with, we suggest you can ask for help from your local travel agency or visa agent company.



  1. Didi fast ride/tailored taxi/taxi:

From the “Baoan International Airport T3 Terminal” to “Baoli International Hotel”

About 15 km from the distance, 20 minutes by taxi.

  1. Airport shuttle bus:

Shenzhen Baolilai International Hotel is about 15 km from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and Fuyong Harbour, Baolilai International Hotel offers an indoor pool, tennis courts and a modern gym. The hotel has 502 luxurious rooms of various styles. Modern and elegant, the large air-conditioned rooms are fitted with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV. A minibar, electric kettle and personal safe are included. Bathrooms have a bathtub and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi and foreign network line is available in all areas.

Guests can dine at 4 restaurants and party or sing karaoke at the on-site night club. Enjoying views of the city, Phoenix Court Revolving Restaurant serves international buffet spreads which is the only one revolving restaurant in Bao’an District. Other dining options include Nansen Chinese Restaurant, Fukujima Japanese Restaurant and Sialan Western Restaurant.

Shenzhen Baolilai International Hotel is less than 43 km from Dongmen Pedestrian Street and Gaojiao Exhibition Centre. It is 50 km from Luohu Railway Station and Luohu Harbour. Free parking is available.

Baolilai International Hotel has especially invited Chef Liang Deguang-“god of kitchen in the world” to be in charge of cooking and offers high-grade and famous Cantonese and Hong Kong dishes to guests from all over the world. The hotel has graceful and noble banquet hall, elegantly-decorated Chinese restaurant, elegant and exquisite western restaurant, pure local Japanese cuisine restaurant and 41 Chinese deluxe booths. Baolilai International Hotel can satisfy various demands, no matter business banquets, family parties, different meetings or banquets.

502 Deluxe guestrooms , fashionable ,comfortable, elegant and unique, With complete fittings and elegant decorations, the guestrooms will make you more adorable ,comfortable and relaxed.

Book a room with our official website( or Wechat, enjoy the rights to have these benefits:

  • Welcome fruit upon arrival at the hotel.
  • Check-in or Check-out at the executive floor reception.
  • Late check-out until 16:00 depends on availability on that day.
  • Stay in our Suites and you may have a complimentary access to afternoon tea at the executive floor lounge.
  • Special assistance by Hotel’s Sales Manager within the hotel vicinity.


Competition Dates

World Memory Championships –  Opening Ceremony 5th December. Competition  December. Closing Ceremony and Awards 8th December.

On the 10th of January the press conference took place in the Beijing National Convention Centre to launch the countdown to the 2017 World Memory Championship with over 200 people in attendance .

Present at the event was the global president Raymond Keene OBE and the eight times World Memory Champion Dominic O’Brien, David Zhang the president of the Asia Pacific Region of the World Memory Sports Council, the media, sponsors, and members of the organising team.

This will be the 26th World Memory Championship since the sport was founded by Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene in 1991.

In addition to the World Memory Championships which will be taking place in December, the first China Schools Memory Championships are also taking place this year.


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