Five Mental Athletes (MAs) will have 15 minutes to hear and review facts about 6 different people. The information will include: name, date of birth, where they live, phone number, pet, favorite three hobbies, favorite car and favorite three foods. The information will be presented to the MAs both orally and in written format. Example:
- Name (first, middle, last): Dorothy Jane Haynes
- Date of Birth (month, date, year): June 26, 1957
- Residence (city, state, zip code): Old Tappan, NJ 07675
- Phone number: 555-4761
- Pet (type, color, name): black cat Sally
- Favorite 3 hobbies: fishing, golfing, reading
- Favorite car (year, make/model, color): 1957 blue Chevy Corvette
- Favorite 3 foods: spaghetti, chocolate, steak
Once the retention period is over, the MAs will be randomly selected and ordered to begin the oral recall of information. Each of the six people will be brought back, but in a different order than they appeared. The announcer will then instruct MAs to begin with the first piece of information and continue consecutively. Each MA will be allowed no more than 15 seconds to answer. All pieces of information presented must be correct as well as complete (i.e. date of birth must include correct month, date and year).
Each MA will be allowed 3 incorrect or incomplete answers before being eliminated. The first 2 MAs with three errors each will be eliminated.
** 2018 TEAM COMPETITION TEA PARTY **
Three teams will hear 8 personal facts presented on stage by 5 different people. The personal information will include: name, date of birth, where they live, phone number, pet, favorite three hobbies, favorite car, and favorite three foods. Each of the 5 people will be brought back on stage, but in a different order than they appeared. Two MAs will represent each school, and will be seated from lowest to highest seeded school. An MA from the lowest seeded school will be asked to begin oral recall of the information. All information recalled must be correct as well as complete (e.g., date of birth must include correct month, date and year). The first team of MAs representing a school that accumulates three strikes on EACH MA will be eliminated. The remaining two teams will advance to the final event.