2013 World Memory Championships Results
The 2013 World Memory Championships just ended yesterday. Congratulations to the new World Memory Champion, Jonas von Essen, the new Grand Masters of Memory, and all the competitors! Here’s a video from the WMSC website:
Here is some reading about the competition:
- World Memory Championships 2013 forum thread
- A good memory helps in every area of life, says eight times champion
- World Memory Championships: the current record holders
- Jonas Von Essen demonstrates how to memorise a pack of cards
- World Memory Championships: The 10 tests for competitors
- World Memory Championships: ‘It’s as if Las Vegas imposed exam conditions’
- Official scores (may not be complete at the time of this post)
- World Memory Championships: in numbers
- I was a lazy student, that’s how this started
I’ll update this post as soon as the complete rankings are online.
Edit: the country team scores [PDF] are online:
Edit #2: more links:
- Memory-Sports.com coverage
- Unforgettable upset at World Memory Championships
- WMC Video — 2 hours of footage [Unfortunately, the link is now broken. If anyone wants to search for a copy, it was formerly located at
- Brain power put to the test as hundreds come to Croydon for World Memory Championships
Edit #3: a video:
Johannes Mallow broke the world record in speed numbers with 501 digits memorized in five minutes:
[Edit: unfortunately, the video that was here is no longer available.]
Not all of the scores have been posted yet, but if there were additional records broken I will update this post.
Dates and location for the 2014 World Memory Championships have already been announced.
If you have news or want to discuss the competition, visit the forum thread.
It has been a while since I posted in the blog, because I’m working on launching some new features. That is also why I wasn’t able to attend the 2013 World Memory Championships. More news soon!
Jesper F 19 Sep 2021
Thank you for the post about the World Memory Championships. We are missing your regular blog-posts, but the announced new features sounds to be worth the wait! :-)