US Memory Championship Tea Party

At this time every year, Nelson Dellis asks his friends to dream up some information for him to memorise in practice for one of the most fun disciplines of the USA Memory Championship - it used to be called “Tea Party”, but now that’s been hijacked as the name of a political movement, it’s just called “Three Strikes You’re Out”. (click on the words for the full description)

But the idea is that you meet someone who tells you some information about themselves, and you have to remember it. The information mainly comes in threes, and falls into eight sections, as follows:

:black_medium_small_square:Name (first, middle, last):
:black_medium_small_square:Date of Birth (month, date, year):
:black_medium_small_square:Residence (city, state, zip code):
:black_medium_small_square:Phone number (7 digits):
:black_medium_small_square:Pet (type, color, name):
:black_medium_small_square:Favorite 3 hobbies:
:black_medium_small_square:Favorite car (year, make/model, color):
:black_medium_small_square:Favorite 3 foods:

For example:

:black_medium_small_square:Robert Winston Rudyard
:black_medium_small_square:December 18 1983
:black_medium_small_square:Springfield, Delaware, 59423
:black_medium_small_square:Tabby cat called Arthur
:black_medium_small_square:Swimming, cycling, skydiving
:black_medium_small_square:1983 Honda Accord, blue
:black_medium_small_square:Pasta, turtle soup, cheesecake

If everyone volunteers an example or two, we can all have fun practicing memorising them! So please chip in with some suggestions! The best ones are a nice mixture of the extremely silly and the mundane. :slight_smile:

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Thanks Ben :smiley:

:black_medium_small_square:Iris Eleanor Nechayev
:black_medium_small_square:June 30 1962
:black_medium_small_square:Chesterfield, Oregon 65881
:black_medium_small_square:Silver goldfish called Brooklyn
:black_medium_small_square:Chess, fencing, painting
:black_medium_small_square:2009 Toyota Yaris, silver
:black_medium_small_square:Beef, crackers, gum

In the “training” tab up above, there is a script that Josh made which randomizes information for six people at a time :slight_smile:

But here’s mine:

Lester Andrew Purelung
March 30, 1988
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Hairless Rat named Robin
Unicycle Football, Bass Guitar, Scientific literature
2010 Blue Nissan Versa Hatchback with 87,430 miles on it :slight_smile:
Salmon, Fried butter, Happy Tracks Flavored Ice Cream

:black_medium_small_square:Mary Sue Pendergast
:black_medium_small_square:January 3, 1960
:black_medium_small_square:Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
:black_medium_small_square:White Yorkshire terrier named Chi-chi
:black_medium_small_square:Writing poetry, Dungeons & Dragons, scrapbooking
:black_medium_small_square:1935 Yellow Studebaker Commander
:black_medium_small_square:French fries, waffles, chicken curry

:black_medium_small_square:Amelia Michelle Jones
:black_medium_small_square:January 17, 1987
:black_medium_small_square:Whitesburg, Kentucky, 41858
:black_medium_small_square:Red iguana named Smaug
:black_medium_small_square:Favorite 3 hobbies: Reading, ballet, hunting
:black_medium_small_square:Green 2010 Ford F-250
:black_medium_small_square:Shrimp, venison, sour cream

Since there is interest in training for this event, I spent a little time last night rewriting the script so you can now hide the answers and test yourself:

Let me know what you think and if there is any way I could make it more useful… :slight_smile:

Great job Josh!

I don’t actually use it, but it looks fantastic. In my humble opinion, it could be improved by adding a button that shows all the information in a table. As in, after you memorize, press hide all, type the information out, then click one button to show all the hidden information. But still works amazingly. Thanks for the script Josh.

I’ll put a much better version online soon, but I just added some input fields where you can type in the answers. It doesn’t automatically score it, but the next version will.

Hi, what´s the best way to train for this event?
example: I assume that for the name is like name and face event, date of birth and telephone are just numbers, but the rest?
(food, car, pet and hobbies) how to memorice that? is there some kind of system for this event?