The morning of the USA Memory Championship event will feature a Qualifying round of four events that will culminate with the top eight scoring Mental Athletes (MAs) advancing to the Championship Round in the afternoon. The afternoon event features the Championship round that will determine the USA National Memory Champion.

Qualifying Events

The qualifying events (not  in order) are:

  1. Names and Faces
  2. Speed Numbers
  3. Speed Cards
  4. Poetry

Please note that all MAs will compete in all four Qualifying events.  Raw Scores for individual events will be calculated into Championship Points utilizing a Bell Curve and will be rounded to two decimal places. After all four events, the top eight scoring MAs will advance to the Championship Round.

Championship Events

The 3 Championship Round Events in order are:

  1. Spoken Words
  2. Three Strikes You’re Out
  3. Double Deck O’Cards

Each of the three events will be conducted in a round-robin style tournament commencing with 8 Mental Athletes.   Three MAs will be eliminated after the first event, two after the second and two during the third to crown the US Champion.  Please review each event for detailed information.


For more details on scoring, see the scoring page.