Friday, March 10, 2006

Youngest USA Memory Championship Contestant Hopes To Make A Memorable Impression

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – He might have a hard time remembering to do his chores, but one 12-year-old boy from Long Island, New York, has no problem memorizing 300 words in five minutes.

Pre-teen processor Christian Kalinowski will be the youngest contestant competing this Saturday (Mar. 11) in the 9th annual USA Memory Championship in New York.

Contestants are required to memorize a string of 250 digits; 300 random words; 99 names and faces; a deck of shuffled cards and more.

The memory maverick says he’s been gearing up for the event by labeling things around his room and “really concentrating on names, faces and words.”

Kalinowski says he was inspired by his older brother, who placed 10th at the event several years ago. He says his impeccable memory skills have helped him do well in school, even if he gets memory loss when it comes to taking out the trash.

The winner of the competition will move on to the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this August.

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