Registration is NOW OPEN
22nd Annual USA Memory Championship™
The 22nd Annual USA Memory Championship, sponsored by Lumosity, features $9,000 in cash prizes. The April 18, 2020, pre-qualifying round will be held at Penn State University (Harrisburg), and the final Championship Round in October 30, 2020, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA – for the title of USA Memory Champion!
DEADLINE TO ENTER
March 18, 2020
$125 Adults (18+)
$49 Minors (10+)
$100 Academic Teams
* Each Mental Athlete who wants to participate in the Qualifying Events must complete an application.
** The Team form must be completed by the coach of the team (of the middle and high school, college or university). Each Mental Athlete competing on an academic team MUST complete their student registration.
A team will consist of a minimum of 4 Mental Athletes and a maximum of 6. All members of the team will also need to complete an individual form as well to fully complete registration. Registration fee for Teams is $100.
ROUND 1 – PRE-QUALIFYING EVENT
Penn State University
DATE – April 18, 2020
LOCATION – Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA
TIME – 9a-5p
EVENTS – Names and Faces, Speed Numbers, Speed Cards, Poetry
- Limited to 200 Individual Participants & 10 Academic Teams (4-6 Students Each)
- All academic teams must compete in April at PSU. We crown a team as champion, and the top 3 teams get to nominate people to compete as individuals at MIT. First place team nominates 2, second place and third place team get 1 person each.
ROUND 2 – CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
DATE – October 30, 2020
LOCATION – Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
EVENTS – Words To Remember, Three Strikes You’re Out, Double Deck Or Bust, It’s Been A Long Time
1ST PLACE – $5,000 CASH PRIZE
2ND PLACE – $3,000 CASH PRIZE
3RD PLACE – $1,000 CASH PRIZE
We will advance 12 people from the pre-qualifying event to the finals at MIT and hold the remaining spots in the finals for former Memory Champions.