In the age of information overload, more and more people have been studying methods that enhance their ability to retain and recall enormous amounts of information. With the awareness that memory is a mental skill that can be learned and used in a wide variety of ways, there’s a phenomenal increase in the participation of memory competitions. In recent years, the biggest growth in the Mind Sport of Memory has been in the Asia Pacific Region. Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, is one of them.
National Open Championship in Bandung, Indonesia
The situation of Indonesia Memory Championship, November 2014
After successfully held The 1st Indonesia Memory Championship in 2014, Indonesia Memory Sports Association (IMSA) will be conducting another international scale memory championship in Bandung on the 5th of November 2016. This is a perfect opportunity for you, memory athletes, to show your unlimited passion for memory sports and to prepare yourself for the next World Memory Championship.
Many tourist attractions in Bandung, Indonesia
As one of the top tourism destinations in Indonesia, Bandung is well known for its cool calming weather, highland plantation area, varieties of food, and cheaper shopping destination for fashion products. Nestled between three mountains, this capital city of the West Java province has plenty of family-friendly attractions that cater to both adults and children of all ages.
That’s also probably a reason why Bandung is commonly referred to ‘Parijs Van Java’ (Paris of Java) for its rich heritage in arts and culture. Be it the food, shopping, or the gorgeous views, visitors come from all over the world to experience different things to do in Bandung’s exquisite atmosphere. More information about traveling to Bandung: http://wikitravel.org/en/Bandung.
Eduplex, café and co-working space in Bandung
Newly established in 2016, Eduplex is an education themed café and co-working space that provide a comfortable, relaxed, and inspiring place for the competitors of 2nd Indonesia Memory Championship 2016. More information about the venue: http://eduplex.id
Here are the details of The 2nd Indonesia Memory Championship 2016.
Date : Saturday – Sunday, 5th – 6th November 2016
Time : 09:00 – 17:00
Venue : EduPlex 4th floor, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 84, Bandung,
West Java, Indonesia
Seat Capacity : 100 competitors
Participation Fee : USD 70/participant (foreign competitors)
IDR 300,000/participant (local competitors)
Registration Closing Date : 22nd October 2016 (foreign competitors)
29th October 2016 (local competitors)
The competition prize for the winners, both local and foreign, are as follows.
• 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Champions:
Trophy + Medal + International Certificate + Prize Money
• 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Category Champions (Kids, Junior, Adults):
Trophy + Medal + International Certificate + Prize Money
• Winners of each discipline from every category (Kids, Junior, Adults):
Medal + International Certificate + Gift
There are four age categories for competitors in a Memory Championship:
Kids – must be 12 years or under in the calendar year of the competition.
Junior – must be between 13 and 17 years old in the calendar year of the competition.
Adult – for those between the ages of 18 and 59 in the calendar year of the competition.
Senior – for those 60 years and over in the calendar year of the competition.
The competition will have 10 disciplines which comply with conventional national championship standard rules.
1. 5 Min Names and Faces
To commit to memory as many names and faces as possible within 5 minutes, and link the names to the right faces.
2. 5 Min Binary Numbers
To commit to memory as many binary digits (e.g. 101101) as possible within 5 minutes, and recall them perfectly.
3. 15 Min Random Numbers
To commit to memory as many random digits (1, 3, 5, 8, 2, 5, etc.) in complete rows of 40 digits within 15 minutes, and recall them perfectly.
4. 15 Min Abstract Images
To commit to memory the sequence of abstract images in as many rows as possible within 15 minutes, and recall the sequence correctly.
5. Speed Numbers – 2 Trials
To commit to memory as many random digits (1, 3, 5, 8, 2, 5, etc.) in complete rows of 40 digits within 5 minutes, and recall them perfectly. The best result of 2 attempts will be taken into account.
6. Historic/Future Dates
To commit to memory as many numerical historic/future dates as possible within 5 minutes, and link them to the correct fictional event.
7. 10 Min Playing Cards
To commit to memory as many separate packs (decks) of 52 playing cards as possible within 10 minutes, and recall the sequence correctly.
8. 5 Min Random Words
To commit to memory as many random words (e.g. dog, vase, guitar, etc.) in complete columns of 20 words as possible within 5 minutes, and recall them perfectly.
9. Spoken Numbers – 3 Trials
To commit to memory and recall as many Spoken Numbers as possible, with the interval of 1 number per second. The best result of 3 attempts will be taken into account.
10. Speed Cards – 2 Trials
To commit to memory a single pack (deck) of 52 playing cards in the shortest possible time, and recall the sequence correctly. The best result of 2 attempts will be taken into account.
3 NEW MEMORY CHALLENGES
In order to promote Mind Sport of Memory in Indonesia and the world, the organizers present a new memory challenges which will be witnessed by the public and media. Every challenge will be given in 3 minutes memorization time and 3 minutes recall time.
These tests will be having separate values from the other 10 disciplines, thus any results will not affect the final score which has been obtained by the competitors. For these challenges, the organizers provide prize money, medals, and certificates for the Top 3 of each of this new memory tests.
3 New Memory Challenges will be held shortly before the announcement of the overall results of 10 disciplines. Embracing the concept of interactive and fun challenges, here are the 3 New Memory Challenges:
3 minutes, Fictional Formula and Random Password. A total of 21 questions, 11 formulas, 10 passwords with a combination of numbers and alphabets in 6 characters.
3 minutes, Flash Pictures with Surprise Distractive Sounds. While remembering the sequence of images which will be displayed at 2 seconds intervals per image, competitors will be surprised by distractive sounds. To win this challenge, high concentration skill is a must.
- 3 Min Flash Picture Memo (.ppt)
3 minutes, Human Calendar. Answering the day of 100 random dates, months, and years.
The scoring of each test will be stopped when the arbiter found the first wrong answer. For example, if a competitor answered 10 formula/password, while it turns out the third formula/password is wrong, then the fourth will not be scored even if it correct, thus making the competitor only scored two. The Flash Pictures challenges also comply with this rules. Especially for Human Calendar, the rules is similar to Historic Future Dates Event. The correct answer of the date given will be score 1 and the wrong answer of the date given will be score -0.5. The winner is the competitor who achieve the highest score of total correct and wrong answer.
Competitors do not have to remember all the questions in these tests. Memorization strategy, accuracy, and ability to control your emotions will be the key to victory.
SORRY, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Chief of Indonesia Memory Sports Association