May 1st marks two years of throwing for Cleveland YoYo Club member Colin Beckford, and his new video shows how far he’s come. Colin is a great talent, and it’s been a pleasure to watch his steady improvement. Congrats on your two years, Colin, and here’s looking forward to the next ten!
Information about the Chinese YoYo Championship is a little thin since I can’t read Chinese, but here’s what Google Translate had to say:
In 2012, the Chinese yo work ACG again organized by the Chinese professional yo contest, professional exchange platform for Chinese yo enthusiasts, the game continues to promote Chinese yo movement for the purpose to improve the level of the Chinese yo movement, hope that the Chinese yo players in the internationalstage goal achieved outstanding results, and make China a lengthy motion to continue moving forward.
Match time: the preliminaries Dec. 30 final Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Preliminaries Location: Guangzhou fashion Tianhe Square
Final Location: Guangzhou Pazhou Poly World Trade Expo
Huge thanks to the folks at Hong Kong YoYo Fan Club for posting videos of all the freestyles! More video is still going up, so check out their YouTube channel for the rest of the finalists. Champions freestyles are posted below!
As I understand, there are multiple “National Championships” in China due to large rival manufacturers each holding their own major contests and only recognizing their own as the championship. From the backdrop on this one it’s hard to tell who is responsible, but hopefully we’ll see one single event supported by all Chinese manufacturers in the future. Although, considering the general struggles in the worldwide contest scene and the slow, miserable death of the current World YoYo Contest over the last 6 years or so, I guess we here in the US don’t have much of a leg to stand on when asking another country to “get it together”, contest-wise.
Benson Fok – 1st Place – 1A (Single YoYo)
Yiu Siu Ho – 1st Place – 2A (Double YoYo Looping)
Wong Chak Wing – 1st Place – 3A (Double YoYo String)
Yam Lan Ting Justin – 1st Place – 4A (Offstring)
Ng Chun Kit – 1st Place – 5A (Counterweight)
Asia’s biggest contest is back! Readers will remember the contest was postponed last November with no new date defined. This week we had an announcement of a new date, from July 13th to 15th, in Singapore.
From the announcement, AP will be held along with this year’s Singapore Nationals, at the Singapore Street Festival!
Several people complained on Facebook that the dates are the same as this year’s China Yo-yo Contest, which is itself a huge contest where several players from Hong Kong and mainland China compete, so one of them will probably be missing Chinese contestants.
More information should be up in the near future, so stay tuned!