In mind games and memory sports, Filipinos are considered one of the best in the world.
And the Philippine memory sports team aims to prove that once again in the 6th Philippine International Open Memory Championship on July 13-14 at the Dreamworld Hotel in North Edsa, Quezon City.
“We have been preparing and training for 6th Philippine International Open Memory Championship,” said coach Anne Bernadette “AB” Bonita, who is also the president of the Philippine Mind Sports Association, Inc. “This year’s event will be the biggest ever. From 44 players who participated last year, so far we already have 83 memory athletes who registered from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, India and of course, host Philippines.”
Joining Coach AB at the weekly Usapang Sports forum organized by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) on Thursday at the National Press Club in Intramuros, Manila were Grandmaster of Memory Enzo Gabriel Castillon, reigning Philippine kids memory sports champion Chloe Andrea Galamgam and the country’s top juniors memory athlete Jan Jelo Juanir, who was once featured in Little Big Shots PH.
Castillon, Galamgam and Juanir also showcased their extraordinary skills in speed cards, spoken words and spoken numbers in front of the TOPS members and livestream viewers via glitter.
Usapang Sports is sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Community Basketball Association, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), NPC and HG Guyabano Tea Leaf Drinks. Also competing for Team Philippines are Jamyla Lambunao, Erwin Balines, Jaychelle Miranda Calumpong and Chelsea Acogido, among others.
The 6th Philippine International Open Memory Championship is sanctioned by the World Memory Sports Council and supported by Eurotel, Hotel Sogo, Megasoft Hygienic Products and Paragon Business Consultancy Inc. It covers 10 memory disciplines where competitors demonstrate their ability to memorize numbers, words, dates, abstract images, cards, spoken numbers, names and faces.