Here’s a fun clip video from the 2012 Russian National YoYo Contest. The talent in Russia is solid, and I can’t wait to see them start taking world titles. I’m betting that with Prague angling to become the host of the largest and most prestigious yoyo contests in the world, we’ll see a heavy Russian contingent competing at the much discussed “Worlds13” in Prague this August.
Maxim Gruzintsev, who was the runner-up at 44CLASH Moscow, and 6th at this year’s European Yo-yo Championship, came out on top just one tenth of a point ahead of Vlad Zamahaev! Their scores were 89.17 and 89.07, respectively! Check the results below!
- Maxim Gruzintsev
- Vlad Zamahaev
- Maxim Shestakov
- Bogdan Bezugly
- Sergey Bandurin
- Igor Galiev
- Alexandr Pelevin
- Ilya Matros
- Ivan Maslin
- Gena Malinin
Thanks to YoyoFactory for the results!
Team YoyoFactory Russia’s Victor Gravitsky maintained his 1A dominance in Russia and scored yet another title in Moscow yesterday. The ever-growing Russian scene held its 6th national contest over the weekend, including a strong open international division.
In 1A, right behind champion Gravitsky were Aero-Yo’s Sergey Bukanov and Cold Metal Strike Force’s Dron Glukhov. The Aero team also got first place in 3A with Stepan Kosintsev, and 4A with Rodion Sigov. 5A winner was this year’s EYYC runner-up Alexey Nemchik, also from team Cold Metal (thanks, RSFSR).
The open international division saw Singaporean World Champion Marcus Koh from Turning Point win the title, followed by YoyoFactory’ Augie Fash (USA) and Duncan Crew’s Kohta Watanabe (Japan).
Check out some clips from the contest, courtesy of 9.8 Yo-yos.
On December 3rd and 4th, Moscow will host the sixth Russian Yo-yo Contest.
A very welcome addition this year is the Open International Division, which kicks off with a very strong line-up: world champions Marcus Koh (Singapore) and Kentaro Kimura (Japan) from Turning Point, Krisztian Kaluzsa (UK) and Petr Kavka (Czech Republic) from CLYW, Augie Fash, Ann Connolly (USA) and Vashek Kroutil (Czech Republic) from YoyoFactory, and Kohta Watanabe (Japan) from Duncan Crew will all compete in the new division, along with European champions Nandor Groger and David Molnar.
On the home front, YoyoFactory’s Victor Gravitsky will try to defend his title against an ever growing local competition. The Russian winner will receive a trip to the European Yo-yo Contest, to be held in January, in Prague. All divisions will be held for Russian players, including an Artistic Performance division.
In addition to the international guests, the Winter Aero-Yo Fest, featuring a range of juggling and skill toys, should make this a most excellent event!
Be sure to check the official contest page (in Russian) for more information.