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CARDS

CARDS

IMAGES

IMAGES

NAMES

NAMES

 
NUMBERS

NUMBERS

WORDS

WORDS

 

CARDS

World Record: 52 cards in 16.86s // Alex Mullen // WMLC 2016

The Basics

  • 1 minute memorization.
  • 4 minute recall.
  • 1 deck of playing cards (52 cards).
  • +1 point for a correct card. No points for an incorrect card.

Details

  • The timer can be stopped if the competitor is finished and confident.
    • Once the timer is stopped, that competitor's information vanishes and the other competitor is notified (his screen turns a light shade of blue). 
    • The other competitor can continue until the 1 minute is over or until he hits the timer as well.
  • The winner is decided by:
  1. Better Score (total points)
  2. If Equal Score, the Better Time wins.
  3. If Equal Score and Equal Time, a draw is given to both competitors.
  • TIEBREAK (Day 2 only): A random position in the deck will be shown (one that was correctly memorized by both competitors). The first competitor to buzz in with the correct answer, wins (3 seconds to respond orally). Best of 5 (first to answer correctly 3 times).

IMAGES

World Record: 30 images in 13.91s // Lance Tschirhart // WMLC 2016

The Basics

  • 1 minute memorization.
  • 4 minute recall.
  • 30 random images (pictures of any subject matter).
  • +1 point for a correct image. No points for an incorrect image.

Details

  • The timer can be stopped if the competitor is finished and confident.
    • Once the timer is stopped, that competitor's information vanishes and the other competitor is notified (his screen turns a light shade of blue). 
    • The other competitor can continue until the 1 minute is over or until he hits the timer as well.
  • The winner is decided by:
  1. Better Score (total points)
  2. If Equal Score, the Better Time wins.
  3. If Equal Score and Equal Time, a draw is given to both competitors.
  • TIEBREAK (Day 2 only): A random position in the series of images will be shown (one that was correctly memorized by both competitors). The first competitor to buzz in with the correct description of what the image was, wins (3 seconds to respond orally). Best of 5 (first to answer correctly 3 times).

NAMES

World Record: 30 names in 60.00s // Katie Kermode // WMLC 2016

The Basics

  • 1 minute memorization.
  • 4 minute recall.
  • 30 names (first name only) and photos (head-shots).
  • +1 point for a completely correct name. No points for an incorrect name.

Details

  • Simple international name selection (normal, common names).
  • The timer can be stopped if the competitor is finished and confident.
    • Once the timer is stopped, that competitor's information vanishes and the other competitor is notified (his screen turns a light shade of blue). 
    • The other competitor can continue until the 1 minute is over or until he hits the timer as well.
  • The winner is decided by:
  1. Better Score (total points)
  2. If Equal Score, the Better Time wins.
  3. If Equal Score and Equal Time, a draw is given to both competitors.
  • TIEBREAK (Day 2 only): A random face will be shown (one that was correctly memorized by both competitors). The first competitor to buzz in with the correct answer, wins (3 seconds to respond orally). Best of 5 (first to answer correctly 3 times).

NUMBERS

World Record: 80 digits in 17.65s // Alex Mullen // WMLC 2016

The Basics

  • 1 minute memorization.
  • 4 minute recall.
  • 80 digits.
  • +1 point for a correct digit. No points for an incorrect digit.

Details

  • The timer can be stopped if the competitor is finished and confident.
    • Once the timer is stopped, that competitor's information vanishes and the other competitor is notified (his screen turns a light shade of blue). 
    • The other competitor can continue until the 1 minute is over or until he hits the timer as well.
  • The winner is decided by:
  1. Better Score (total points)
  2. If Equal Score, the Better Time wins.
  3. If Equal Score and Equal Time, a draw is given to both competitors.
  • TIEBREAK (Day 2 only): A random position in the 60-digit number will be shown (one that was correctly memorized by both competitors). The first competitor to buzz in with the correct answer, wins (3 seconds to respond orally). Best of 5 (first to answer correctly 3 times)

WORDS

World Record: 50 words in 51.99s // Katie Kermode // UK MLC 2016

The Basics

  • 1 minute memorization.
  • 4 minute recall.
  • 50 words (in language of choice).
  • +1 point for a correct digit. No points for an incorrect digit.

Details

  • The timer can be stopped if the competitor is finished and confident.
    • Once the timer is stopped, that competitor's information vanishes and the other competitor is notified (his screen turns a light shade of blue). 
    • The other competitor can continue until the 1 minute is over or until he hits the timer as well.
  • The winner is decided by:
  1. Better Score (total points)
  2. If Equal Score, the Better Time wins.
  3. If Equal Score and Equal Time, a draw is given to both competitors.
  • TIEBREAK (Day 2 only): A random position in the 50-word list will be shown (one that was correctly memorized by both competitors). The first competitor to buzz in with the correct answer, wins (3 seconds to respond orally). Best of 5 (first to answer correctly 3 times).

SURPRISE EVENTS

The Basics

  • There will be different Surprise Events for the Round-of-16, QF, SF, Runner-up Match, and F.
  • The type of memorization task(s) for these Surprise Events will be totally random and unexpected. The idea being that the competitors will be using their memory skills for a task that has never been practiced.

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