Adam Brewster from CLYW documented his road trip with Alec Campbell and Bryce Benton to the 2014 Triple Crown of YoYo in Chicago, and dropped a 12-minute video recap of the event. Featuring Adam Brewster, Alec Campbell, Michael Ferdico, Colin Beckford, Eric Koloski, and more.
The 2014 Triple Crown of YoYo was yesterday in Chicago, IL at Navy Pier, and in spite of the contest moving indoors at the last second due to rain, the event was a tremendous success! More than 50 competitors showed up for a chance at cash and prizes, including a $1000 First Place! CLYW player Michael Kurti took home the top prize, with Duncan’s Isaac Sams in second place and Wisconsin State Champion Nehemiah Peterson in third. Duncan player and former National Champion Sebastian Brock came in fourth place, and took home an Honorable Mention prize in the form of an original painting by John Higby!
Full results are below…thanks to all the players and sponsors for making this such a fantastic event.
1st Place – Michael Kurti (CLYW)
2nd Place – Isaac Sams (Duncan Toys)
3rd Place – Nehemiah Peterson
Standard Pro Final Results
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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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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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Rotofugi launched a new colorway of the Triple Crown Monster vinyl figures at this years San Diego Comic Con, and they’ve finally released the leftovers online.
This latest edition of the Triple Crown of YoYo mascot is lavender, and available painted or unpainted. Unpainted version retails for $70 each, and painted versions are $100 each. The Triple Crown Monster is the official mascot of the Triple Crown of YoYo, a yoyo contest series that André Boulay, Seth Peterson, and myself started back in 2011. The monster was designed by Chris Ryniak, and sculpted by Shinbone Creative. The vinyl figures are produced by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi.
We regret to announce that we will not be holding a Triple Crown of YoYo event in 2013. But it’s all good…we’ve just chosen to take the year off to allow Triple Crown organizer André Boulay and his wife Devon to concentrate on the birth of their first child, who is due right when the contest would have been held. Congratulations, you two!
Without André, the quality just wouldn’t have been as high as it should be and one thing we absolutely insist with the Triple Crown of YoYo is bringing you the highest quality event possible. So we’re passing on 2013, and immediately beginning work on the 2014 event!
And we’ve confirmed a new venue for Chicago 2014…the event will be held at Navy Pier!
Historic Navy Pier® is Chicago’s lakefront playground. And it’s the Midwest’s #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8.6 million visitors a year. Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all – in a location unlike any other!
We’ll update with a firm event date soon, and will be opening early registration at the end of the year. Thanks so much for your continued support…and enjoy the rest of the summer contest season!
Our awesome sponsor, Vannen Watches, has a special one-day-only deal going right now…Lucky Bags!
Unreleased watches, sold out watches, t-shirts, strap sets, and other special surprises could all be part of the Vannen Lucky Bag.
Vannen has teamed up with the Triple Crown of YoYo to release a very limited matte grey watch, featuring their contest mascot designed by Chris Ryniak. Limited to only 50 pieces, this is one of the smallest runs of a Vannen watch ever produced and sure to disappear quickly.
The Triple Crown of YoYo is one of the largest professional yoyo contests in the United States, drawing World and National champions from the US, Mexico, Japan, Philippines, and more. Hosted by Millennium Park in Chicago, the event has drawn more than 10,000 people to watch the best yoyo players in the world compete for cash, prizes, and amazing trophies featuring the Triple Crown Monster vinyl figures, produced by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi.
The Triple Crown of YoYo Watch features a matte grey band and body, with face art of the Triple Crown Monster created by Chris Ryniak. With special engraving on the back and crown, this watch is a minimalistic piece that gets right to the point….three-headed monsters are pretty damn cool.
Available Wednesday, December 5th 2012, only online at www.TripleCrownYoYo.com. All orders placed on the release date will ship in time for Christmas delivery.
Limited to only 50 pieces and available online only at www.TripleCrownYoYo.com, this matte grey watch is sure to sell out quickly. Check back tomorrow for pics and availability.
Our friends at Rotofugi have announce the December colorway of their Helper Dragon figures…Army Man Green! This nifty art toy is the perfect gift this holiday season for that friend who has everything…everything except a weird cyclops dragon toy made from an old blow-molding toy machine in Chicago.
For December 2012 we’ve taken inspiration from the classic plastic Army Man and made the Helper Dragon the same shade of green. Put a Helper Dragon under (or on) the tree this year!
Designed and sculpted by Tim Biskup, the Helper Dragon is the very first Roto-a-Matic figure. Made in a vintage Mold-a-Rama machine that we’ve rehabbed and renamed the Roto-a-Matic, the Helper Dragon is 4.5 inches of blow-molded polyethylene art! Each figure comes with it’s own Certificate of Authenticity indicating the name of the figure, name of the artist, date of manufacture and color.
About the Roto-a-Matic
The Roto-a-Matic™ began it’s life as a vintage Mold-a-Rama* machine, invented in the mid-1950’s by Tike Miller, formerly of Quincy, Illinois. If you are lucky enough to have lived in the few midwest states (as well as some parts of California and Florida) where Mold-a-Rama machines have been operating for the past 40-plus years you have probably seen one at a zoo or a museum making souvenir animals, dinosaurs and the like.
Our machine once lived in the Los Angeles Zoo where it last made kangaroos, but was retired after decades of service. We have lovingly rehabbed this machine, re-christening it The Roto-a-Matic™. Then we asked some of our artist and toy designer friends to make new sculpts for the machine so it now makes art “toys” instead of zoo souvenirs, but the spirit is still the same…visit us in Chicago, put in your token and see your toy made right before your eyes! There’s nothing better than the feel of the warm plastic as you reach into the bin to pull out your newly made treasure. We sincerely hope you enjoy this figure as much as we have enjoyed making it possible.
For more information please visit the Roto-a-Matic Project Blog at http://roto-a-matic.com.