The US Memory Open will return in the second year as the only fully rankable memory championship in the United States. Unlike last year, this event will be a pen & paper competition. It will use the shorter National Standard with 5min Names, 10min Cards and 15min Numbers.
The fifth and final week of the Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT) online qualification events is over. It was all about memorizing words, which ultimately decided the 16 slots for the altogether 24 positions of the XMT 2016 (8 athletes are already qualified from last years event).
The Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT) Qualifiers 2016 in week number four was all about the Number discipline. The athletes had to memorize 80 digits, for which they had a maximum of 60 seconds, like in all XMT events. All top 16 qualified athletes did that task in much less than the given time.
The third week of the XMT Qualifiers 2016 was all about memorizing up to 30 names in 60 seconds or less. The current world record was set in 2015 by the German memory athlete Simon Reinhard, with 27 names in 60 seconds. Although the Qualifiers are no official results, we have seen some very impressive scores, with three athletes equalizing and another three even breaking the current record.
The Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT) is one of the hottest memory events. A few days ago I wrote a little bit about it and presented the top 16 qualification attempts with cards for the 2016 event. Today we will look at the best Qualifier results with the unique Images discipline.