Ron White has been the USA Memory Champion for two years in a row and is the current USA Memory Champion. Below is an article on the 14th USA Memory Championship that Ron will be competing in going for three in a row.
14th Annual USA Memory Championship
|14th Annual USA Memory Championship is hosted by Dottino Consulting Group.|
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Let it be known that memorizing facts and numbers can get you worldwide recognition, as evidenced by Joshua Foer, the 2006 Memory Champion. He landed a $1.25 million dollar book deal from Penguin Press. Moonwalking with Einstein: the Art and Science of Remembering Everything will be available in bookstores on March 3, 2011.
Competitors will attempt to memorize the following in 5 to 15 minute time periods — depending on the event:
• 500 numbers
• 99 names and faces
• An unpublished poem including punctuation
• Two decks of shuffled cards
According to Tony Dottino, chairman and founder of the U.S.A. Memory Championship, and an expert in memory techniques, business innovation, and creativity in the workplace, “The number of mental feats accomplished by our competitors never ceases to amaze us. Whether they are students from New Jersey, actors from California or sales professionals from New York City, the competition gets tougher every year!”
Last year’s champion, Afghanistan war veteran and Texas native Ron White will return to defend his crown for the third year in a row. White holds the North American record for the fastest memorization of a shuffled deck of cards (1 minute, 27 seconds). “Anyone can train his or her mind to remember more effectively with just a few minutes of practice each day. There’s a lot more you can do with your brain and your memory than you ever believed possible,” White says.
The winner will represent America in the World Games, scheduled for November. Previous World Games were held in London, China, Bahrain, and Kuala Lumpur.
Spectators are welcome for free, throughout the day, and are eligible to receive an iCue Memory App. for the iPhone, courtesy of Sponsor, Concentric Sky (http://icue-memory.com) and a Good Thinking Kit courtesy of Marbles: The Brain Store (www.marblesthebrainstore.com).
There’s still time to register as a competitor for the 2011 U.S.A. Memory Championship. Visit the official web site at www.usamemorychampionship.com. No pre-qualification is necessary. The deadline to enter is February 28, 2011.
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