Ann Connolly gives us a great player-level view of the recent European YoYo Championship with another fun vlog entry from everyone’s favorite American emigrant to the Czech Republic who isn’t named “Hank”.
Japan Nationals is one of the biggest National events in the world, and it’s frequently a really good look at the players who will be at the top of their divisions in that year’s World YoYo Contest. If you’ve never been, I HIGHLY recommend it.
The 2017 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest will be held from June 17th to 18th at Sakura Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo.
This year marks the 19th annual Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. During that time it has evolved from a small contest in a local community center with around 50 in attendance, to its current size of 600-800 in professional convention halls and auditoriums throughout Japan in recent years. JN is arguably one of the most competitive yo-yo contests in the world, which makes it an incredibly exciting event to attend in-person. Among those fighting for this year’s five national titles are many former and current national and world champions. See your heroes up close and personal and cheer them on for the win!
This year, in addition to the 1-5A Championship Divisions, Women’s, Over 40, Team, and Compulsory Trick divisions, we are happy to announce a brand new International Open Freestyle (IOF) division! This division is open only to players who are not Japanese citizens, nor residents of Japan, so if you’re visiting for JN this is your chance to share the stage with top Japanese players and perform in front of one of the best yo-yo audiences in the world.
Whether you’re ready to get in on the action, or just want to cheer on and interact with your favorite players, we warmly invite you to attend the 2017 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. See you in Tokyo!
Josh Yee brings us a great highlights reel from this past weekend’s 2017 California State YoYo Championship. Featuring a ton of players, including Alann “Hotpocket” Herrera, Daniel Flaherty, Zac Rubino, Michael Ferdico, Keiran Cooper, Ernest Kahn, and more.
iYoYo produced a really beautiful look back at the 2017 European YoYo Championship, featuring team member and 4A European Champion Quentin Godet. This is definitely a top notch contest video…great shooting/editing, and gives a really nice feel of the event. Thanks, iYoYo, and congratulations Quentin!
Yoyo used is the iYoYo Air Dive.
Keiran Cooper said:
Opting out of competing at this year’s PNWR yielded arguably the most fun I’ve had at a yo-yo competition
and after watching this video, we agree. Looks like PNWR was an absolute blast, and huge thanks to Keiran for putting together such a beautiful love letter to this contest.
The website is now live for the 2017 World YoYo Contest!
The 2017 World YoYo Contest will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland from August 10 – 12. Organized by Ben McPhee, this year’s event promise to be one of the most exotic World YoYo Contests yet…a true destination event!
Eiji Okuyama from Fist Salud decided to take a peek at the site of the 2017 World YoYo Contest, the glorious frozen wonderland of Iceland! Locals Palli and Oskar were on-hand to show off some tricks and guide the cameras through a sneak peek at their home country for tourist Graeme Stellar. Tons of fun from Fist Salud, as always.
Here’s the full announcement:
The International Yo-yo Federation is pleased to announce that Reykjavik, Iceland, has been elected as the host city for the 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest!
Featuring some of the most experienced and well-known yo-yo contest organizers from Europe and the USA, the team behind the 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest is ready to deliver an event focused on players, where contestants from around the globe will be able focus on competing in the best possible conditions.
The IYYF congratulates the Icelandic team, and is looking forward to a fantastic event! Further details about the event and Reykjavik itself will be available in the coming days.
We would also like to express our gratitude towards team Poland, for stepping up to the challenge and presenting themselves as candidates to run the most important event for the worldwide yo-yo community.
We’ll surely hear more about the contest in the coming days, so keep your eyes open for more information soon!
The 2018 (Asia), and 2019 (Americas) cycles are also ongoing, with candidate application deadlines for the former scheduled for December 1st, 2015 and August 1st, 2016.