This week’s episode of the CLYW Vlog Cabin shows off the team having a great time at the 2017 Bay Area Classic yoyo contest, the 20th Anniversary of this much-loved event.
2017 Bay Area Classic – Full Results & Winner Video
Check out scoring breakdowns for all divisions, plus video of the winners from the 2017 Bay Area Classic yoyo contest!
1st Place – Yuki Nishisako
2nd Place – Michael Ferdico
3rd Place – Paolo Bueno
1st Place – Tyler Hsieh
1st Place – Ian Bellman
1st Place – Ayumu Harada
1st Place – Will Hahn
CLYW Presents: Bay Area Classic 2016
The CLYW team seems to have had an amazing time at the 2016 Bay Area Classic! This contest is considered one of the absolute best in the nation, and it’s not just for the level of competition…it’s for the fantastic time that everyone has in San Francisco.
Featuring Aaron Davis, Alec Campbell, Andrew Maider, Yuuki Spencer, Anthony Rojas, Michael Kurti and Ernest Kahn.
2016 Bay Area Classic – Paolo Bueno Wins!
We’ve got the full results from the 2016 Bay Area Classic…congratulations to YoYoFactory’s Paolo Bueno on winning the highly coveted 1A division!!
Check our full scoring breakdowns for all divisions below…video coming soon!
1st Place – Paolo Bueno
2nd Place – Andrew Maider
3rd Place – Nate Dailey
1st Place – Joseph Harris
1st Place – Ian Smith
1st Place – Michael Nakamura
1st Place – John Wolfe
2016 Bay Area Classic – Important Update!
The 2016 Bay Area Classic is coming up really soon…are you ready?
The contest is being held May 27th & 28th…prelims on Friday night, and Finals on Saturday. Registration closes on May 25th and all competitors must register and upload their music in advance. Register and upload your music online at yoyocontest.com.
If you’re heading to the 2016 Bay Area Classic, you definitely want to stay in the official contest hotel. Rooms are going fast and the contest rate is going to expire soon and trust me…staying in the Bay Area can get real pricey, real quick! Take advantage of this deal and get your room….the special contest pricing is only available through Friday, May 13th so hurry up and book NOW at the link below.
The Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco is the official Hotel of this year’s BAC. It’s located in the heart of Japan Town within walking distance of Peace Plaza and the Japan Center Mall.
We’ve reserved a block of rooms to accommodate our traveling contest attendees and they’re available for our special contest rate. Rooms are limited so please book fast.
Harrison Lee’s BAC Recap Video
Harrison Lee comes through again with another great contest recap video! Check out this latest clip from his trip to San Francisco for the 2015 Bay Area Classic yoyo contest.
Bay Area Classic 2015
The folks at YoYo Mexico dropped a crazy good video from the 2015 Bay Area Classic. Fast and fun, just like being there…great job!
Bay Area Classic 2015 – Follow The Light
Looks like Josh Yee skipped the after-party and went straight home to start editing this post-contest video for the 2015 Bay Area Classic. Thanks, Josh!
Harrison Lee’s Bay Area Classic Recap Video
Another excellent contest recap video from CLYW team member and Canadian National Champion, Harrison Lee! The 2014 Bay Area Classic was held last month in San Francisco, CA and drew some of the top yoyo players in the country together for a weekend of fierce competition.
Thanks for the video, Harrison!
Bay Area Classic 2014 – The BAC Experience
The 2014 Bay Area Classic was another amazing event, filled with the top talent in the nation. Check out this video from the contest, featuring Ky Zizan, James Reed, Charles Haycock, Eric Koloski, Tyler Severance, Tessa Piccillo, Paul Dang, and more!
Common Ground – The Art of YoYo & Kendama
The 2014 Bay Area Classic is just around the corner, and this year’s Friday night pre-party is definitely next level…BAC has teamed up with San Franpsycho to host an art exhibit called “Common Ground – The Art of YoYo & Kendama”.
The Common Ground exhibit will feature artwork by CAB, Paul Escolar, John Higby, Jero, JiJan, Jensen Kimmitt, Sonny Patrick, Matt Rice, Anthony Rojas, Sourmash, Nik Stergios, Drew Tetz, Jason Week, and Jake Wiens. The opening reception will be Friday, May 23rd from 5-8 pm, and the exhibit will only be up for one week, ending on May 30th.
Once again, BAC is proving to be one of the biggest and most unique yoyo events of the US contest season!
505 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
The BAC Experience (NSFW)
This video is recommended for audiences 18 years and older.
Youtube version here.
Because it is my regional contest, The Bay Area Classic is dear to my heart. Currently held in San Francisco, CA, the BAC always manages to bring together many of the world’s greatest players.
Since I personally never compete, I am always a spectator on the sidelines. I don’t mind this. In fact, I embrace it. Very rarely do you see me without my trusty camera. Since 1998, I have shot video at pretty much every yoyo event I’ve gone to. Some people have said that my work has documented the growth and change of yoyoing over the past 15 years. While I don’t feel I’m worthy of such high praise, I do feel that my videos have made a large impact in the yoyo community. That is why when the BAC committee asked me if I was willing to help shoot freestyles for the event, I gladly accepted. This acceptance, however, came with a downside.
This year, BAC ran freestyles throughout the day (as opposed to the end of the day). While this made everything run much smoother, it meant that I was unable to film tricks for a clip video since I would be busy with freestyles all day. I was pretty bummed, as I really enjoy making clip videos. So, to get my “documenting fix” in, I decided to shoot photographs and maybe hope that I could grab some good video footage at the Official BAC BBQ on Sunday.
My initial video plan was to make a video that showed people hanging out at the BAC BBQ. I wanted to make a sequel to last year’s BAC video, but this time focus on the players themselves, instead of their tricks. I wanted to show all of us hanging out, laughing, having a good time, making up and sharing tricks, and relaxing after a tough competition. This was the plan until I got home and realized that the photos I had taken all weekend showed a much more interesting story.
Over the course of the weekend, I shot approximately 2000 photos using a combination of my iPhone, Lumix LX7, and Sony NEX-5N using (primarily) a 8mm fisheye. If you were in my vicinity at any point this weekend, odds are I took your picture.
Inspired by Kohta’s EYYC 2012 video, this BAC 2013 video shows a different side of the contest filled with friends, family, spirits, camaraderie, yoyoing, and kendama.
Harrison Lee’s 8-Minute BAC Super Cut
CLYW‘s shortest team member, Harrison Lee, put together a crazy 8-minute video love letter to the Bay Area Classic yoyo contest. Totally worth watching if you missed the event, or slept through parts of it like Paul Escolar usually does.
2013 Bay Area Classic Results – TIE FOR FIRST PLACE!!! (Video)
1st – TIE!! – Gentry Stein & Luis Enrique
3rd – Paul Kerbel
1st – Joseph Harris
2nd – Patrick Mitchell
3rd – Yoshi Mikamoto
1st – Eric Tran-ton
2nd – Elliot Ogawa
3rd – Patrick Borgerding
1st – Michael Nakamura
2nd – Bryan Figueroa
3rd – Zac Rubino
1st – Tyler Severance
2nd – Josh Yee
3rd – Elliot Jackson