Filipinos continue to shine in the Memory Sports Arena. In the recently held 6th Philippine International Open Memory Championship, the Philippine Memory Team got the Overall Champion Trophy. The event took place last July 13 and 14, 2019 at Dreamworld Hotel North EDSA, Quezon City.
Dubbed as the Battle of Mind Agility and Metal Prowess, the competition brought together 6 countries and 74 Memory Athletes from China, Indonesia, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, and host country Philippines.
In the International Open Category, two Filipinos shine and got the Overall 1st and 2nd Place with Erwin Balines garnering a total of 5835 points and Jamyla Lambunao with a total of 4973 points. Third Place went to Team Indonesia’s Shafa Annisa Rahmadani Arianata, who got 4805 points.In the Kids Division, Shi Jiaming of China (2328 points), Muhammad Daffa Dhiyauddin of Indonesia (1873 points), and Patricia Vnyz R. Lopez of Philippines (1667) got the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place respectively.
Juniors Division was topped by Shafa Annisa Rahmadani Arianata (4805 points) and Aisha Nadine Sharikha (4085 points) of Indonesia, and Ananya Narayanaswamy (3922 points) of India.
Adults Division was dominated by Philippine Team’s Erwin G. Balines (5835 points), Jamyla Domingo Lambunao (4973 points), Liu Renjie of China (4315 points).
For the Country Rankings, after getting the total score from the Top 3 Players of each country, Team Philippines got a total of 13,178 points bagging the Overall Country Champion of the event. 2nd Place went to Team Indonesia with 10,589 points followed by Team China with 9,937 points.
“It was an exceptional battle of the mind as each country try to outperform each other in a friendly competition that attempts to break the limits of the human brain through Memory Sports”, noted by Anne Bernadette Bonita, President of the Philippine Mind Sports Association Inc.
The championship organized by the Philippine Mind Sports Association Inc. is sanctioned by the Asia Memory Sports Alliance and the Global Association of Memory Athletics and is supported by Eurotel – where service and comfort meet, Hotel Sogo – So Clean So Good, Megasoft Hygienic Products Inc., and Paragon Group of Companies. The competition involves remembering large quantities of information perfectly in order such as hundreds of words, numbers, binary digits, names and faces, shuffled deck of cards, images and dates in a very short time.
Several Medals were also given away to the Top 3 Memory Athletes in the 10 Memory Sports Disciplines, 10 Best New Players in each Division, and the Memory Practitioner Title achievers.
Ms. Bonita also added, “Team Pilipinas continues to grow in strength and numbers. This competition serves as our warm-up round for the upcoming Asia Memory Championship to be held in Bali, Indonesia on Oct. 5 and 6, 2019”.
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