International championship standard competition disciplines

Hi everyone - since it’s harder than it should be to find the rules of memory competitions online, I thought I’d share them here, so I can point people in the right direction if they ask.

Memory competitions come in three varieties - national, international and world standard. They each have ten disciplines, following the same format, but the length of memorisation and recall time varies between the three types of event.

Speed cards traditionally has two trials; so does 5-minute numbers. Spoken numbers has two or three trials, with varying numbers of digits. Your best score from the trials is the only one that counts.

Please post any questions below, and I’ll try to answer them!

These are the disciplines of the international championship standard:

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