New York, NY, February 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Remembering faces and facts could get you some worldwide recognition. The 11th Annual USA Memory Championship will return to New York City on Saturday, March 8, and the organizers are currently seeking mnemonics masters and adventurous newcomers with good memory skills (anyone from students to secretaries to salesmen to retired folks) – to compete in the brain-busting events, and then go on to represent the USA in the international competition in Bahrain later this year.
Two year’s ago, the 2006 winner went on to signed a $1.2 million dollar book deal with Penguin; then Paramount Pictures bought the movie rights.
To win the crown, contestants participate in an array of exacting events, including memorizing a 50-line unpublished poem, recalling the order of a shuffled deck of cards, and mastering a list of 500 random numbers in only 5 minutes.
Championship founder Tony Dottino explains, "Our mental athletes use as much energy as aerobic athletes. When they finish recalling the 50 line poem, or as much of it as they can recall, you see heads drop on the table!"
This cranium challenge invites contestants as young as 12 and as old as 100+.
Saturday, March 8th, NYC
Con Edison Grand Auditorium (14 Irving Place near Union Square)
Lunch break: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Contestants: $25 to register (no pre-qualification required)
Students 22 and under: free registration
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