The Philippine National yo-yo contest was held this weekend in Imus, right next to Manila, and all 5 divisions were disputed.
Over 70 players registered, making this one of the biggest national contests out there.
Kyle Capiral was the only competitor to repeat last year’s title, securing the 2A victory ahead of Martin Desamito and Hiro Koba.
Koba and Capiral switched places in 3A, with Koba in 1st place, Sean Perez in 2nd and Capiral in 3rd.
In 1A, last year’s winner Ernest Kahn was unable to repeat his good result and ended up in 4th place, behind winners Robert Tamayo, Reymark Zavalla, and Preslie Saraza.
5A also saw last year’s champion drop a couple of positions, with Duncan Crew’s Bryan Jardin finishing 3rd behind runner-up Paolo Alto and the new champion, Jaued Cervas.
The toughest battle was once again in 4A, with long time rivals and teammates Sean Perez and Paul Murillo battling for 1st place. In 2010, Murillo was able to secure the title, and this year he had the highest technical score (70.00 against Sean’s 68.30), but was beaten by Sean Perez in the Perfomance score (26.40 against 30.00), bringing the “Coffeeboy” back to the top for his 5th national title!
Full results can be found on the contest’s Facebook page.