“The Olympics of the Mind”
Some of us need notes to remember our own birthdays, but others can memorize a shuffled deck of cards in less than two minutes.
At the USA Memory Championship, "Mental Athletes" compete in brain-breaking events including the memorization of: a string of 1,000 random digits, two decks of shuffled cards, 99 names and faces, 100 spoken words and an unpublished 50 line poem. In this tournament, challengers from around the country vie for the title of "USA National Memory Champion."
The winner of the USA Memory Championship will automatically qualify to compete against champions of other countries in the World Memory Championships to be held in Bahrain in October.
Student Mental Athletes (Contestants) ages 12-21 -- Free registration
Mental Athletes (Contestants) ages 22 and up: $25 to register (pre-qualification not required)
To register & deadlines: www.usamemorychampionship.com
Con Edison Grand Auditorium
4 Irving Place (14th Street)
New York, NY
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Official Website: http://www.usamemorychampionship.com
Added by Jennifer27 on January 16, 2008