Freshly Dirty just surprised the hell out of me with this new video. A look back at the 2016 World YoYo Contest filmed entirely on a vintage VHS camera, this video clocks in at over 12 minutes long but it really cruises by, and it’s a truly endearing, lo-fi look back at the stuff that makes a contest the most fun – hanging out with your friends. See you all back in Cleveland in 2019!
Coffin, Meep, and the rest of the OhYesYo gang teamed up with Alex Morton for this video, filmed on an old VHS camera at the 2016 World YoYo Contest in Cleveland, Ohio. Dirty and fun, and with 93% more spikes than any other yoyo video.
We’ve got video of the winners of the 2016 World YoYo Contest! You can view Prelim & Semi-Final routines here: YoYoVideoArchive, and the rest of the Finals are being uploaded slowly but surely here: 2016 World YoYo Contest on YouTube.
1A Division – Shion Araya
2A Division – Shu Takada (YoYoFactory)
3A Division – Hajime Miura (Something)
4A Division – Rei Iwakura
5A Division – Takeshi Matsuura
Women’s Division – Beatrix Gallegos Gracia (YoYoFactory)
Over-40 Division – Takahiko Hasegawa
Spin Top – Chris Neff
The results are in for the 2016 World YoYo Contest! Check out full scoring breakdowns for all divisions below. Winning freestyles will be uploaded soon.
We’ve got full results and scoring breakdowns for the Semi-Finals at the 2016 World YoYo Contest, as well as a player order for Finals in all divisions.
Final Performance Order – All Divisions
Check out full results for the Prelim round at the 2016 World YoYo Contest! Player names in bold will advance to Semi Finals.
Day One of the 2016 World YoYo Contest has drawn to a close, and we have the results of the 1A Wild Card round! The top 37 players will be advancing to tomorrow’s Prelim round. Check out the full score list below, and check back tomorrow for the Day Two player order.
CLYW and YoYoFactory have teamed up for a massive collaboration called BASECAMP, and it’s launching at the 2016 World YoYo Contest! The new collaborative brand will feature yoyo designs inspired by models from both companies, as well as new designs created collaboratively and other accessories like patches, stickers, tin mugs, and more.
The official release party and the first opportunity to buy BASECAMP releases will be Thursday, August 4th at SPACES Gallery, a short walk from the main contest venue & hotel. The party starts at 8 PM, and there will be a food truck for anyone who wants to pick up some dinner. Check out the official announcement below, as well as some teaser images of the new yoyos. You can also head over to BasecampYoYo.com for more teaser images of the new lineup.
We’re excited to announce BASECAMP, a new collaboration with our friends at YoYoFactory!
BASECAMP is where we all come together. A place to take refuge, a place to make plans and share stories…a place where one adventure ends and another begins.
This collaboration between CLYW and YoYoFactory is about working to create something that forges a new path forward for both companies, together or apart.
Sometimes, the best view isn’t from the summit.
Please bookmark BASECAMPYOYO.COM for more details, and follow the project on social for updates:
Online registration has ended for the 2016 World YoYo Contest, and we’ve got the final list of registered competitors!
Updates for the 2016 World YoYo Contest will be completely taking over YoYoNews.com very soon. We’ll have full coverage of the event, an embedded live stream of the contest with schedule, and we’ll have final results and scoring breakdowns posted direct from the contest as the winners are announced!
|Charles||Saunders, III||United States|
|Ho Kwan||Li||Hong Kong|
|Jose Wing Tung||Lam||Hong Kong|
|luis orlando||abrajan flores||Mexico|
|Nicholas||de Valpine||United States|
|Philip||Pacific, Jr.||United States|
|Sean||de los Santos||United States|
|Chun Hin||Chan||Hong Kong|
|Justin Weber and the NEW YORK YO-YO CLUB||United States|
|Lin Hsing Yu (WHO Theatre)||Taiwan|
|OLD SKOOL FAMOUS||Japan|
|Tomiyuki Watanabe (TOMMY)||Japan|
Spin Top Division
We’re incredibly excited to announce that 2015 World YoYo Champion Zach Gormley will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Cleveland Indians baseball game the night before the 2016 World YoYo Contest begins!
On August 2nd the Cleveland Indians will play the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, and Zach Gormley will kick everything off with the first pitch and then stick around for a quick yoyo routine during the 7th Inning Stretch. (Progressive Field is just a 15-minute walk from the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, the venue and hotel for the World YoYo Contest.) The 2016 World YoYo Contest runs August 3-6.
Tickets for the game range from $10 – $84, and can be purchased online here:
The 2016 World YoYo Contest is nearly here, and we have a couple of updates for competitors and attendees.
Music upload deadline for all competitors is July 15, 2016. You must upload music for ALL rounds of competition that you intend to compete in. Wild Card competitors do not need to upload music, they simply have to choose from this list, but if you are competing in Wild Card you should still upload music for Prelims, Semi-Finals, and Finals.
Just added to the site is a special package for a group trip to Cedar Point, the second largest amusement park in the United States and located just an hour outside of Cleveland. The package includes admission to the park and round-trip transportation on a chartered bus. The bus will leave the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel at 10 am on Sunday, August 7th, bring you to the park, and then leave the park at 10 pm to return you to the hotel. Space is limited, get your tickets now!
Oh snap, it’s me!
I appeared last night on WKYC Channel 3 here in Cleveland to promote the announcement that Cleveland, Ohio will be the host city for the 2016 World YoYo Contest. Check out my awesome shirt and the beginnings of a truly ferocious winter beard.
Cleveland yoyo player and recent addition to the Recess Intl. team Colin Beckford picked up a nice interview in the recent wave of press for the announcement of Cleveland, Ohio as the host city for the 2016 World YoYo Contest. Check out an excerpt below, along with a link to the full article.
Colin Beckford, a 15-year-old junior at St. Ignatius High School, practices two to four hours a day. He doesn’t play video games, he doesn’t watch television. This past summer he beat out hundreds to win the 2015 International Yo-Yo Championship (IYYC), which ranks him 17th on the planet. Beckford is an international yo-yo champion. You read that right – yo-yos.
In pursuit of excellence, this past summer alone, Beckford traveled to Orlando, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. In Minnesota he competed in the Midwest Regional Yo-Yo Championship and won in the 1A and 3A categories.* In Michigan he completed in the Mideast Regional Yo-Yo Championship, where he won 1A and 3A categories as well. In August it was the International Yo-Yo Championship in Anaheim, where he took first place in the 1A category, beating over 100 competitors.
Beckford’s mom and dad, Dawn and Nelson, couldn’t be more proud. “At a very young age, Colin was fascinated by the alphabet — he could recite it forwards or backwards,” Nelson says. “Then it was other alphabets, then weather, then maps and countries. His mind, his personality is to grasp and devour. He simply isn’t done with something unless he’s mastered it.”
Beckford’s parents point to his tenacity, focus and skill “[Yo-yoing] is not like throwing and catching a ball,” Dawn says. “There’s a lot more to it – it’s nerdy and smart; he’s really found his niche.” She suggests watching some of his skill on YouTube videos.
Check out the full article on FreshwaterCleveland.com.
The 2016 World YoYo Contest location has officially been announced, and it’s Cleveland, Ohio! National YoYo Master and YoYoNews editor Steve Brown will be the lead organizer for the event, with support from the Cleveland Sports Commission, International YoYo Federation, and US National YoYo League.
Cleveland was ranked one of the Top Ten best food cities in the United States by TIME Magazine and Jetsetter, and has been called one of the best cities to visit in 2015 by Travel + Leisure, the LA Times, Fodor’s Travel, and Forbes.
Recently, more than $16.7 billion of public and private investment has been pumped into Downtown Cleveland, including nearly $3 billion of visitor-related infrastructure development. Cleveland currently sees more than 16 million tourist visitors annually.
The event will take place in downtown Cleveland, within walking distance of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and some of the very best restaurants the city has to offer including Michael Symon’s Lola and Jonathan Sawyer’s Greenhouse Tavern. The official venue will be announced soon.
For more information, please sign up for the email list at the official contest website Worlds16.com.