The General Secretary is Mr Chris Day
Postal address:

The World Memory Sports Council
16, Croydon Road, Beddington, Croydon, Surrey CR0 4PA
Tel: +44(0)208 688 2598
Fax: +44(0)870 116 3530
Email address:

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 residing in the 10 Memory Disciplines, the rules and regulations of the sport, and in the official World Rankings.

The Global President is Raymond Keene OBE Email address:

General Enquiries email:  

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 day to day administration of the sport is carried out by the Executive. This consists of; the Founders, General Secretary, Chief Arbiter, Head of Ethics and any other members they co-opt to assist them with this task

The Sports Council consists of our Patrons, and specially invited representatives of Education, Industry, Governments, and other prominent individuals who support our work and act as Ambassadors to promote Mental Literacy around the world.

The Chief Arbiter of the WMSC is Mr Phil Chambers
Email address:

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