Our newest YoYoNews contributor, Piotrek Smietana, was the official videographer for the 2014 Duncan Toys International YoYo Championship held this past August at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. Piotrek brought his skill and craftsmanship to the event, and this video really gives you a great idea of what it was like to be at this top-level contest with some of the best yoyo players in the world.
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.