Check out this awesome clip video from the 2014 YoYoNest Cup, a small event in Japan that drew some big talent! YoYoNest.jp is a Japanese yoyo retailer owned by Kensuke Goto, and he clearly knows how to throw a great event.
The 2014 Triple Crown of YoYo is almost here!
The 2014 Triple Crown of YoYo is a 1A only freestyle event held at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL…three winners will take home the crowns and a total of $1750 in cash prizes! Competitors will have a chance to perform for some of the biggest crowds of any yoyo contest in the country, with thousands of people in attendance to watch the best players compete on stage for cash and glory. There is also a special 21+ only pre-party for the contest, hosted by the Le Tigre Stage at Tour De Fat, and an after-party at Chicago designer toy store and gallery, Rotofugi!
A limited edition of the Triple Crown Monster vinyl toy will also be released at the event, painted in the contest logo colors! This figure is 7″ tall and 8″ wide….it’s massive! The 2014 Contest Edition Triple Crown Monster is limited to only 25 pieces, and will be available at the contest and after-party for $100. Any remaining figures after the event will be available online at TripleCrownYoYo.com. Monster designed by Chris Ryniak, sculpted by Shinbone Creative, and produced by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi.
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This year we tried out a new multi-camera filming setup, and despite an exciting variety of equipment issues, the Top 10 of 1A are presented in this exclusive new configuration. This is the first time I’ve ever seen multiple camera angles edited together for an American contest, and these videos turned out pretty awesome.
And here are a few moments aside from the winning routines that are worth checking out:
Air YoYoing Freestyles
Players compete with imaginary yo-yos to win a YoYofficer Aura. With demos by judges Paul Dang and Graeme Steller, and competitors David Kane, Anthony Federici, Gabe Carter-Weidenfeld, and Hudson Wright.
The Blindfolded Legends Sports Ladder
Hosted by Graeme Steller, yo-yoing legends Daniel Dietz, Eric Koloski, Jeff Coons, Mark Montgomery, and Paul Dang perform classic 1A Sport Ladder tricks, without using their eyes!
John Wolfe does awesome 5A juggling, also crazy Rei-Dragon (dual-string 5A) tricks in his 3rd place routine.
And congratulations to Adam Lord for earning the Brett Outchcunis award, in recognition for his efforts to encourage and support the yoyo community. Adam is a Yomega Ambassador and also responsible for organizing the NH State YoYo Contest, which is coming up soon on June 21st.
Full results are in for the 2014 North East Regional YoYo Contest! Held June 6th & 7th in Northampton, MA, the North East Regional seeds players from Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island to the US National YoYo Contest in October in Chico, California.
***UPDATE: The official contest videos are being uploaded now….three angles for each freestyle!***
1st Place – Andrew Maider – 94.43
2nd Place – Tylor McCallumore – 89.86
3rd Place – Tyler Severance – 84.47
4th Place – Michael Kurti – 78.05
5th Place – Nicholas de Valpine – 75.27
6th Place – Adam Schultz – 68.49
7th Place – Mark Mangarin – 65.97
8th Place – Nehemiah Peterson – 64.53
9th Place – Michael Ferdico – 63.10
10th Place – Philip White – 61.94
11th Place – Eric Koloski – 61.76
12th Place – CJ Atkinson – 59.67
13th Place – Daniel Dietz – 57.64
14th Place – Darnell Hairston – 56.85
15th Place – Stuart White – 49.84
16th Place – Graeme Steller – 47.31
17th Place – Noah Bachofen – 46.77
18th Place – Doug Kapinos – 45.50
19th Place – Ethan Cheung – 42.27
20th Place – Louis Munson – 33.99
21st Place – Jack Demaree – 28.49
1st Place – John Higby – 91.00
2nd Place – Christopher Castro – 57.88
3rd Place – John Wolfe – 39.02
4th Place – Jeff Coons – 24.17
1st Place – Donald Hodgkinson – 88.16
2nd Place – Stuart White – 57.77
3rd Place – Jeff Coons – 39.36
4th Place – John Wolfe – 39.11
5th Place – Tylor McCallumore – 27.95
1st Place – Philip White – 77.93
2nd Place – Jeff Coons – 73.76
3rd Place – David Kane – 64.76
4th Place – Tylor McCallumore – 61.03
5th Place – Nathaniel Topham – 57.44
6th Place – Stuart White – 48.01
7th Place – Noah Bachofen – 47.87
8th Place – Daniel Dietz – 44.02
9th Place – John Wolfe – 43.02
10th Place – Ryan Connolly – 32.04
11th Place – Nehemiah Peterson – 24.51
1st Place – Tyler Severance – 91.25
2nd Place – Jeff Coons – 85.25
3rd Place – John Wolfe – 61.23
4th Place – Philip White – 59.90
5th Place – Darnell Hairston – 57.09
6th Place – David Kane – 56.63
7th Place – Andrew Maider – 43.57
8th Place – Michael Ferdico – 38.19
9th Place – Ethan Bein – 36.58
10th Place – Adam Schultz – 35.21
Check out video of the top three in 1A and X below.
First Place – Marcus Koh
Second Place – Christopher Chia
Third Place – Ian Loh
First Place – Sean Hung
Second Place – Iskander Shah
Third Place – Chen Kun
Registration is now open for the 2014 Triple Crown of YoYo, to be held at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 12th!
This years contest will be a 1A only event, with $1000 cash prize for the top winner! Second place will take home $500 and third place takes $250, and we’ll also have a 1A Amateur division for the champions of tomorrow.
There will once again be an after-party at Rotofugi on Saturday night, and this year we’re really excited to announce a Friday night event as well! More details on that coming soon!
Click the button below to go to the site and register for this year’s event. To help you get it in gear, we’re going to give away Triple Crown of YoYo x Vannen Watches to THREE randomly selected registered competitors on Monday, June 9th. To win, all you have to do is be registered for the contest by noon on Monday, June 9th. If you’re already registered, you’re already eligible to win!
Register now for the 2014 Triple Crown of YoYo!
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Duncan Toys has announced the first annual Duncan International YoYo Championship, to be held at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida (located in Downtown Disney).
The event will be held August 1st and 2nd; see below for the official Duncan statement about the event, and visit InternationalYoYoChampionship.com for more info!
The International Yo-Yo Championship was created by classic toy brand Duncan to bring together the world’s best yo-yo professionals for an annual can’t-miss competition of innovative performances and stellar tricks. This Championship brings together two of the most legendary entertainment enterprises, Duncan Toys Co. and The Walt Disney Company, in creating a new tradition: crowning the International Yo-Yo Champion. In celebration of this exciting partnership, the IYYC will take place at the House of Blues Orlando in the Walt Disney World Resort, the globe’s most visited vacation destination.
Join Duncan and Disney for the Championship’s very first edition, which launches this August! More than 20 countries wil be represented by 100 professionals in a demonstration of the power of the world’s oldest toy.
On August 1st and 2nd 2014 the best yo-yo players from around the globe will compete for over $17,500 in total cash prizes and the title of International Yo-Yo Champion. Registration will open June 1st and will remain open until July 25th. Competition divisions include 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A.
We’re excited to announce the 2014 Las Vegas Open YoYo Championship, a new event that will be held in conjunction with SkillCon, a massive skill toy convention and competition to be held this December at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The Las Vegas Open is an IYYF-sanctioned event that will serve as the Multi-National event for North & South America, seeding to the final round of the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Tokyo, Japan.
The main competition will be held December 29th and 30th, and on December 31st we’ll be holding special workshops and best trick contests, ending with an all-night glow & light-up prop party to ring in the New Year!
SkillCon is an 8-day convention that will include the Las Vegas Open YoYo Championship, the 10th World Juggling Federation Championship, as well as an international flair bartending competition and a massive kendama event. Running from December 26th – January 2nd, SkillCon will have portions of the event filmed for broadcast on ESPN International, and we’re working to make sure the yoyo competition is part of that filming schedule!
Remember that 3D printed yoyo we showed you a week ago? Check out the video above to see it in action at the East Japan B-Block contest.
G-Squared YoYos is giving away a custom Albatross to thank their fans for crossing the 1500 mark on Instagram…check out the photo above for the sweet custom ano job.
To win, follow @G2Jake on Instagram and post as many G-Squared related pictures as you want, starting now through April 6th. You can post anything…pics of yoyos, drawings, videos, whatever you want. Each post must tag @g2jake, #g2yoyos, and #g2giveaway. The winner will be chosen on April 7th by the G2 team. The more original your entry, the better!
And keep an eye on GSquaredYoYos.com…rumor has it that G-Squared has 2 major releases coming soon.
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Spinworkx posted results and video for their 2014 West Coast Classic event, held in Singapore this past weekend. Looks like it was a great event with some top notch talent, as we’ve come to expect from the amazing and long-running scene in Singapore.
1A Pro Division
1st Place – Marcus Koh
2nd Place – Ian Loh
3rd Place – Sean Hung
2A Pro Division
1st Place – Chong Yichen
2nd Place – Li Tiancheng
3rd Place – Jeremy Tan
4A Pro Division
1st Place – Sean Hung
2nd Place – Ian Loh
3rd Place – Kenneth Bay
5A Pro Division
1st Place – Malcolm Chiu
2nd Place – Chong Yichen
1A Spinner Division
1st Place – Javier Soong
2A Spinner Division
1st Place – Alexander Teo
4A Spinner Division
1st Place – Wee Teng Ee
5A Spinner Division
1st Place – D. Karthikeyan
TYC (Tuchoměřická Yoyo Contest) is a yoyo contest held just outside of Prague and organized by Jirka Zavadil. We’ve got video of the top winners in each division, and CLYW’s Petr Kavka took top honors in both 1A and X Division! Congratulations, Petr! Throw ya Cliff in the air and wave it like ya just don’t care!
Thanks to Slusny.net for the video.
TYC (Czech Republic) – 1A Freestyle
1st Place – Petr Kavka
2nd Place – Robert Kučera
3rd Place – Vashek Kroutil
TYC (Czech Republic) – X Division Freestyle
1st Place – Petr Kavka
2nd Place – Matyáš Racek
3rd Place – Michal Švarc
We’ve got results for the Redondo Beach Yoyo Contest, held on the Redondo Beach Pier in Southern California as part of the 40th Annual Festival of the Kite.