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What the memory championship is about

The Singapore Open Memory Championship 2015, which is organised by the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild and Memory Ark, will be held next month.

It is to be held under the auspices of the World Memory Council, founded by Englishmen Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene.

Fifty participants from countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Hong Kong and China will compete in Singapore in 10 disciplines.

Participants will be given a time limit to memorise something, such as a deck of playing cards, and a time limit to recall as much as they can in the correct order.

The winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1,500 in cash. The runner-up gets $1,000 and the third place winner $500.

For more information, visit the Singapore Open Memory Championship website at singaporememorycha.wix.com/smc2015