2020 USA Memory Championship

I just received a notification about the 2020 USA Memory Championship:

Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual USA Memory Championship! Sign-up today to lock-in your spot for the Pre-Qualifying Round at Penn State’s Harrisburg, PA campus on April 18, 2020. This year’s competition is limited to 200 individual contestants and 10 academic teams. Act now to reserve your spot.

12 finalists will advance to compete in the 22nd Annual USA Memory Championship at MIT in Cambridge, MA and their share of $9,000 in cash prizes. The final date will be announced and is pending approval for late October 2020.

Registration Fees

$125 Adults (18+)
$49 Youth (10 and older)
$100 Academic Teams

Sign-up Links

Adults - https://form.jotform.com/92827578002158
Youth - https://form.jotform.com/92826851856168
Teams - https://form.jotform.com/92827620614155
(Student) Team Members - https://form.jotform.com/92827247273161

2020 USAMC Event Details

Registration - https://www.usamemorychampionship.com/registration/
List of Events - https://www.usamemorychampionship.com/events/

Update:

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From an email:

We are excited to announce that registration to compete in the 2020 Memory Championship is now open!

The 2020 competition will be held in two parts; a qualifying round and the finals.

Our qualifying event will be in Harrisburg, PA at Penn State University on April 18. Registration for adults is $125 and for minors is $49. Mental athletes compete in four events - Names and Faces, Speed Numbers, Memorizing a Poem, and Speed Cards (deck of 52 cards being memorized in less than 5 minutes). Each event is scored and totaled.

Based on scores from the qualifying round, twelve people will advance to the to compete live, on-stage at the finals held at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. The date is still being finalized but we expect it to be late October.

The Kresge Auditorium can hold over 1,000 people, and we expect it to be full!
The date is still being finalized but we expect it to be late October. People will compete in a “knock-out” format in four events - Words to Remember, Three Strikes You’re Out, Long-Term Memory, and Double Deck Or Bust.

The finals will be part of an all day memory expo hosted by the USAMC and Lumosity.

This year’s competition will offer the largest prize pool in our history. The total prize pool will be $9,000 and will be awarded to the top three finalists.

To register for the event, please click here!

According to an email I received today, it looks like the USA Memory Championships qualifying event in April was postponed due to the new coronavirus.

USAMC announces postponement of April 18 qualifying event at Penn State Harrisburg

The USA Memory Championship will be postponing the April 18th qualifying round and team competition of the 2020 Memory Championship until a later date.

Because of the uncertainty predicting impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable at this time to provide the new date. We encourage you to visit our Facebook page for regular updates as this will be our primary method of communicating real-time information to you.

Please know that the well-being of our mental athletes, coaches, spectators and judges is of paramount importance to us.

We will provide updates to you about the qualifying round as information becomes available. We do not anticipate any impact to the October 30 finals occurring at Kresge Auditorium at MIT.