The results are in, and Germany’s Naoto Okada is the new European 2A Division Champion! Check out the full results and scoring breakdowns below. Videos coming soon!
Watching Shinnosuke Ishizaka kinda makes you want to dust off those loopers, doesn’t it?
Yoyo used is the YoYoMonster Crook.
C3yoyodesign has finally joined the 2A game with a new looping yoyo, the Initiator!
Scheduled for release at the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Japan this weekend, the Initiator is the result of a year of development and testing between C3yoyodesign and a team of champions in Hong Kong and Japan. The Initiator is designed to be fully contest-ready without any modifications for all skill levels of 2A players.
C3yoyodesign Initiator Specs:
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All the way from Thailand, yoyo player Wasakorn L. bring us a really nicely done 2A video…something we just don’t see much of these days! 2A is still one of the most visually exciting styles of play to watch, and it’s a shame that it’s dying out as a contest division. Watching this video makes me want to take another crack at it, though, so I’m going to strap on some Loop 1080s and go spend the morning hitting myself in the face.
The 2014 US National YoYo Contest is tomorrow in Chico, California and the best players in the US will gather to compete for the title of National Champion. The lineup this year is absolutely stellar! Here’s the full list of competitors for the 2A Division.
2A Finals Seeds
- Connor SCHOLTEN
- Yoshi MIKAMOTO
- Joseph HARRIS
2A Prelims – Competitor Order
- Adam BOTTIGLIA
- Josh YEE
- Alexander KIDO
- Ben MCPHEE
The results are in, and Takuma Yamamoto has kept his title and won the 2A Division here at the 2014 World YoYo Contest!
1 Takuma Yamamoto 88.7
2 Yasushi Furukawa 74.1
3 Hiraku Fujii 68.1
4 Tomoyuki Kaneko 65.8
5 Shuhei Kanai 62.4
6 Joseph Harris 58.9
7 Liu Man Ki 50.7
8 Dave Geigle 43.3
9 JongKi Yoon 38.6
Here are the results for the 2014 World YoYo Contest 2A Prelims…these players will move to tomorrow’s finals!
1 Yasushi Furukawa 89.8
2 Shuhei Kanai 76.5
3 Tomoyuki Kaneko 75.7
4 Hiraku Fujii 73.4
5 JongKi Yoon 56.0
6 Matyáš Racek 47.4
7 Hsing Yu Lin 44.4
8 Jan Bubák 38.3
9 Ben McPhee 31.3
We’ve got results for Day Two of the 2014 European YoYo Championship!
EYYC 2014 – 2A Freestyle Winners
1st Place – Dave Geigle
2nd Place – Matyas Racek
3rd Place – Dominique Vionnet
4th Place – Andres “PAC” Pegam
EYYC 2014 – 3A Freestyle Winners
1st Place – Michal Jasko
2nd Place – Stepan Kosintzev
3rd Place – Stephen Langley
4th Place – Palli Gudmundsson
5th Place – Lorenzo Sabatini
6th Place – Attila Botlik
EYYC 2014 – 4A Freestyle Winners
1st Place – Quentin Godet
2nd Place – Lorenzo Sabatini
3rd Place – Groger Nandor
4th Place – Jenei Norbert
5th Place – Ondrej Schmid
6th Place – George Stoyanov
7th Place – Florian Kock
EYYC 2014 – 1A Open Winners
1st Place – Paul Kerbel
2nd Place – Marcus Koh
3rd Place – Iori Yamaki
4th Place – Yusuke Otsuka
5th Place – Li Ho Kwan
6th Place – Tatsuya Fujisaka
7th Place – Yixing Tan
8th Place – Ken Takabayashi
9th Place – Wong Wai Sheuk
10th Place – Kengo Kido
11th Place – Tal Mordoch
12th Place – Chingiz Alpyspayev
13th Place – Junliang Tan
And now for a look at our top contenders in the 2A and 3A divisions at EYYC 2014! Both divisions are pretty thin this year, but there’s still plenty of talent to look forward to.
Sponsored by YoYoFactory Europe
As the 2013 EYYC champion in the 2A division (and possibly the most advanced 2A player in Europe), Dave Geigle is the easy choice for this year’s top contender. We’re fully expecting a repeat from this this year, although
Country: Czech Republic
With a 3rd Place finish at Czech Nationals, Matyas is a strong contender for Top 3 the sparse 2A division at EYYC.
Country: Czech Republic
Returning 2013 EYYC champion Michal Jasko is our top contender for the 3A division…but with World Champion Hank Freeman judging the division this year, Michal will have to be on top of his game if he wants the top score.
City: abbadia san salvatore (SI)
Sponsored by Oxygene
Last year’s 2nd Place winner, Oxygene’s Lorenzo Sabatini is a strong contender for the title this year, but Michal Jasko is going to be a tough act to beat.
Country: United Kingdom
And rounding out our list of top contenders, last year’s 3rd Place winner! The Top Three from EYYC 2013 will all be competing in top form, and it’s going to be tough for any other players to crack this group of last year’s champs.
The 2014 California State website went live today, and it is extremely slick with a redesigned logo featuring the California Grizzly bear; with the live website came the opening of registration. With over $3000 in cash prizes, it will be well worth the $25 to enter. The event has been attracting tons of talent for years and has grown accordingly. This is an event you will not want to miss! The contest takes place on March 1st, 2014, in Sacramento, California.
Here is an official statement from contest organizer Johnnie DelValle:
– All Championship Divisions WILL have prelims
– We hope to take 25 Finalists into 1A
– Championship and Sports Ladder Registration is ONLINE only
– Prelims will have 15 set songs to choose from, once you register; a list of songs is emailed to you for you to choose from.
– There will be a Friday night even (Coming soon)
– Sponsors will be coming soon
– 1A Championship Division will have a minimum of $1,000 CASH for first place.
– Junior 1A will also be awarded for highest placing contestant under the age of 13
Good luck and get registered!
In the meantime, check out the winners from last years event:
We don’t get nearly enough 2A videos these days, but here’s some great footage from Tomoyuki Kaneko. What do we have to do to get more 2A player making videos? Grant Johnson, where you at?