I was looking for this video of Nelson on the Today Show and just found it: Read more
Nelson Dellis and Ron White both posted writeups of the 2011 USA Memory Championship.
Ron’s is here. (Nelson’s post is no longer online.)
Congratulations to Nelson Dellis — the new USA Memory Champion!
I saw the news on Twitter and Facebook. I’m hoping that full details will be published soon.
UPDATE: “In addition to winning the title, Nelson also set new US Records in Speed Numbers, 248 digits, and Speed Cards of 52 in 1:03.”
UPDATE: Nelson posted a writeup of the competition in his blog.
Yan linked to some videos of the World Memory Championships in Guangzhou. The videos are in Japanese, but there is a lot of footage.
Here are the videos: Read more
Does anyone have information on the 2011 World Memory Championships? I heard it was going to be in Guangzhou, China again, but the website doesn’t say anything about it.
Also, who is going? 🙂
This kind of coverage is good for memory techniques.
Joshua Foer’s New York Times article is here.
The USA Memory Championship is fewer than two months away. I don’t think I’m going to be ready by then. Because of my hand injury, I haven’t been able to practice cards at all since December, and I’m still revising my systems for numbers.
In any case, I’m going to try to go, at least to watch the event. Read more
The UK, Germany, and now China, have the highest number of record breaking mnemonists. The USA is still lagging behind. China had over 100 competitors in the last World Memory Championships, and the US had just one. Read more