Official Statement


It is with great pleasure that we announce an important update regarding the recognition of World Memory Championship records achieved in the years 2020, 2021, and 2022. In light of the unprecedented global circumstances that led to a shift in our championship format, we are implementing a special categorization for the records achieved during these years. Specifically, the records achieved during the years 2020, 2021, and 2022 will be officially recognized as Online World Records.

Understanding the distinctive nature of the circumstances surrounding these events, we believe that designating these records as online World Records appropriately reflects the unique challenges and adaptations faced by our participants during this period. This decision aims to acknowledge the commendable efforts and achievements of our participants who demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in adapting to the online format of the championship.

 Looking ahead to the upcoming year, 2023, we are committed to maintaining the integrity and consistency of the World Memory Championship records. Therefore, for the year 2023, the standard reference for world records will be based on the achievements of the 2019 world record. This approach ensures a clear and recognized benchmark for all future championship records, facilitating a fair and consistent evaluation of participants’ performances.

 We believe that these adjustments uphold the prestige and honour associated with the world memory championship, while also acknowledging the unique circumstances that have shaped the recent editions of the championship. As we move forward, we remain dedicated to fostering an environment that celebrates the remarkable abilities and accomplishments of our participants while upholding the tradition of excellence and integrity that defines the world memory championship.

 We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all participants, organizers, and supporters for their understanding and commitment to the championship during these unprecedented times. Your resilience and dedication have been instrumental in shaping the evolution of the World Memory Championship, and we look forward to a future filled with continued achievements and successes.

 Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to the World Memory Championship. We look forward to the continued participation and contributions of our esteemed community as we embark on this new chapter together.


 Chris Day

General Secretary

World Memory Championship