The very first Kuwait YoYo Contest was held last week, and ArabYoYo.com put together a video of the main participants. The scene there is still incredibly tiny, but it’s encouraging to see competitive yoyo play beginning to take root so very far away. We couldn’t get a good translation of the winners’ names, but hopefully one of the organizers will reply to this post with the info.
The level of play in this region is coming up quickly, although it’s still very derivative. The players in the arab world have not yet found their voice, but they’ve come a long way in a short time…I think it’s extremely encouraging to see them organizing so effectively at this very young stage of their scene.