Unfortunately we had to move to date to the 5th/6th of May. That is in the middle of the week. But on the other hand it is only two days after the XMT, so it will be easier for many competitors coming from far away.
Registrations are now available under http://www.memoryathletes.org/maa-us-memory-open-2015/.
The official location:
CBRE Global Headquarter
400 South Hope Street, 11th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The date will be the 9th/10th of May. The location in LA will be announced soon.
For 2014 I am planning the 1. MAA US Memory Open. I am in contact with the World Memory Sports Council to make it the first rankable WMSC championships in the United States. This is still under discussion and I don’t know their final decision yet. But I am optimistic that they can clear any concers. In any case the tournaments will happen, the demand is clearly there.
The format will be National Standard:
Random Words 5min Binary Numbers 5min Names & Faces 5min Numbers 15min Cards 10min Numbers 5min Abstract Images 15min Historic Dates 5min Spoken Numbers Speed Cards
The championship will be an Open and therefor open for all non-US citizens.
To make the dream of a MAA competition true, we will include a full WCA cubing event, with official delegate. And also a version of the Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT). All three together will crown the 1. MAA All-Star. ore rules will be announced shortly.
Please contribute to our Indigogo campaign to raise enough money to make that happen.
Additionally I would love to present some ideas for interesting future team disciplines with a few volunteer athletes.
So please discuss and make suggestions.
If you want to contact me please do so under [email protected].