Event Agenda for 21st Annual USAMC at Penn State

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Penn State University Harrisburg

9:00 a.m.         OPENING REMARKS

9:15 a.m.         1st EVENT:  MEMORIZATION FOR NAMES AND FACES

15 minute memorization, 20 minute recall

10:15 a.m.       2ND EVENT:  MEMORIZATION FOR SPEED NUMBERS

5 minute memorization, 10 minute recall, 2 trials

11:00 a.m.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NAMES AND FACES AND INITIAL RANKINGS

11:15 a.m.       3RD EVENT:  MEMORIZATION OF POETRY

15 minute memorization, 20 minute recall

12:00 p.m.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPEED NUMBERS AND UPDATED RANKINGS

12:15 p.m.       4TH EVENT: MEMORIZATION OF SPEED CARDS

5 minute memorization, 5 minute recall, 2 trials

12:45p.m.        LUNCH BREAK

1:45 p.m.         PRESENTATION

2:00 p.m.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF TOP 8 MENTAL ATHLETES

2:15 p.m.         CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1: WORDS TO REMEMBER

15 minute memorization time, 15 seconds allowed per MA per turn for recall

2:20 p.m.         PRESENTATION                     

3:00 p.m.         CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2:  TEA PARTY / 3 STRIKE’S YOU’RE OUT

15 minute memorization time, 15 seconds allowed per MA per turn for recall

3:20 p.m.         PRESENTATION

4:00 p.m.         CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 3:  DOUBLE DECK O’CARDS

5 minute memorization time, 15 seconds per MA per turn recall

4:15 p.m.         AWARDS PRESENTATION

About Us

The USA Memory Championship was founded in 1997 by Tony Dottino and Marshall Tarley. It is an annual one-day event open to US citizens that invites competitors of age 10 and older to compete for the opportunity to be recognized as the national US Memory Champion.

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