It was the first time an international memory competition ever held in Hong Kong. With 99 memory athletes came from 10 countires, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indoesnia, Japan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. The competition took place at Kowloon True Light School, Hong Kong.
The overall champion was Mark Anthony P. Castaneda from Philippines. Beside winning the First Hong Kong Open Champion title, he also won HKD10,000 as prize money. The national champion was Grandmaster Chan Chi Wa.
"We hope to provide a platform for the memory enthusiasts to challenge themselves."Andy Fong (HKMSC)
The result of the competition can be found here.