The Welsh Memory Championships are usually held the last weekend in March and is open to all. For more information on competing at the event, email your host Dai Griffiths
6th Welsh OPEN Memory Championships – 29 March 2014
Congratulations to John Burrows for winning the overall National championship (with a score of 3953) for the fourth time!!!
James Paterson was less than 10% (<400 points) behind with a score of 3560!
Daniel Evans competed for the very first time in a Memory Championships and came 3rd in the Welsh division and 6th overall – with 78 cards in 10 minute cards, he ranks 111th overall for that discipline
John Burrows came second overall – just behind Ben Pridmore WMChampion who competed in his (drum roll please) 41st event! since first competing at 2000 WMC. He has won the Welsh OPEN Memory Championships 5 out of 6 times. Read Ben’s blog about the event
John set the new Welsh Record for 4 events:
5 minute Binary Digits – 366 digits
10 minute cards – by just one card 174 cards (3+ decks)
Spoken Numbers from 74 to 75 digits – the record he held for nearly 5 years
5 minute cards – from 71.58 to an amazing 56.19 seconds
Soren Damtoft set the new Danish and World Senior records for:-
10 minute cards by breaking his own record – now 132 cards
15 minute Abstract Images = now 106 points
Soren also broke his own SENIOR records just one week after setting them
5 minute Binary Digits – now 246 digits
15 minute numbers – now 304 digits
5 Minute Speed Cards 121.65 secs (just over 2 minutes!!)
Marlo Knight came 3rd overall and in his first ever National event set 8 personal bests
Congrats also to Clay Knight for competing for his first ever time – coming 7th overall – with a score of 61 cards in 10 minutes, he ranks 135th in the world for that discipline at time of writing.
Jake O’Gorman has completed the trifecta – a National, International and World Memory Championship in less than a year!
Phill Ash set 8 personal bests in his third ever Memory Championship.
Darren Ferguson set 2 personal bests since last year’s event. Congratulations!
A HUGE thanks to Dai Griffiths for traveling from Hong Kong to Wales to run the event, to Phil Chambers for all his amazing support, to Claire Ferguson – for supporting Darren and for volunteering to be an Arbiter!! and to everyone else who supports those who support the event!! Great Job!
The Welsh Memory Championships are usually held the last weekend in March and is open to all.
For more information on competing at the event, email Dai Griffiths