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. Tony Buzan is 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: 

The 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:

Enquiries for Mr Tony Buzan should be addressed to his Personal Secretary

email: rhian.connell@buzanworld.com 

This website is run by the World Memory Sports Council the governing body for the Mind Sport of Memory worldwide on behalf of the World Memory Championships International Ltd.