World Memory Championships

Croydon Charity Chess Challenge, Saturday 16th May at the Fairfield Halls

Posted on March 31st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

On Saturday 16th May the Fairfield Halls will play host to a charity chess challenge and to an International Chess Grandmaster, Raymond Keene. Local businesses are invited to enter their best chess player to challenge Keene, in order to raise money for the Croydon Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Release begins: Croydon businesses are invited to sponsor a chess board and send their best chess player to … Read More »

Report on the 2014 World Puzzle Championships in Croydon

Posted on August 19th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Last week Croydon welcomed the world’s greatest mindbogglers, brainteasers and lovers of the cryptic and abstruse. The reasons aren’t puzzling

All last week the Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon, was a hive of head-scratching activity. Forty nations were represented in the World Puzzle Championships, as 180 competitors ranging in age from 65 to just 7 years old fought it out across a range of puzzle disciplines.

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How Croydon will host the World Memory Championships 2013

Posted on November 13th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 1 Comment

In outlining a great coup for Croydon, Liz Sheppard-Jones explains how our town is the most memorable in the world

In autumn 2013, the attention of the world (or at least that part of it fascinated by mental gymnastics) will be fixed upon Croydon Conference Centre. At the former site of Folly’s End Church in Surrey Street, now re-born as a successful conferencing and events … Read More »