USA Memory Championship®
What is the USA Memory Championship®?
The USA Memory Championship® is a competition for ‘thinking’ games. Set up as a sporting event for Mental Athletes, the tournament consists of memory challenging tournament-style competitive events including memorization of 135 names and faces, a shuffled deck of cards, an unpublished poem, and speed numbers.
Mental Athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze awards in individual competitions.
The top Mental Athletes from the preliminary round will advance to the Championship Round to compete for the title of USA Memory Champion.
What is the mission of the USA Memory Championship®?
The USA Memory Championship and its organizing committee are dedicated to showcasing intellectual achievement by providing a demonstration of the unlimited abilities of the human brain. We provide a forum to compete in the most important and fundamental skill of mental ability – memory.
Who can compete?
ONLY UNITED STATES CITIZENS thirteen (13) years and older are eligible to compete. If requested, the applicant must prove eligibility status by providing documentation as listed below:
United States of America citizen as supported by official government-issued documents such as a state notarized birth certificate with a photo ID or USA issued passport.
Founder and President
Tony Dottino founded the USA Memory Championship® in November 1997. He has the conviction that each of us has the potential for far greater intellectual achievements than we ever thought possible. The USA Memory Championship emerged as an ideal venue for raising public awareness about memory and its critical role as the foundation for all our mental abilities.
In 1993, Tony launched the Florida based Dottino Consulting Group, which specializes in creativity, culture change, brain-to-brain communication, and process innovation. He has co-authored two books, The BrainSmart Leader (1999) and Grass Roots Leaders: The BrainSmart Revolution in Business (2007), both which provide practical instruction by applying knowledge of how the brain works to improve business results.
Tony has been featured in the New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Business News, USA Today, Newsweek, Vogue, and Human Capital magazines, as well as on television and radio programs. Tony has adapted these skills to the health care industry and is teaching health care providers on how to utilize these skills to improve patient care and their hospital experience.
Tony is currently collaborating with neuroscientists from Princeton, Columbia, and MIT on a research study about memory techniques and their impact on the brain.
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