If you missed out on the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland, you missed out on some crazy sightseeing. Thanks to Ahmad Kharisma and Kazuki Morii for bringing us some of their fresh tricks with the backdrop of some of Iceland’s memorable landscape.
Members from the Duncan Team Worldwide show off the new Windrunner! Filmed during the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland, this video has solid tricks and stunning backdrops. Featuring Team Duncan Members Tal Mordoch, Janos Karancz, Remy Baskin, Javier Augusto, Tylor Maccallumore and Viktor Kollar.
Yoyo used is the Duncan Windrunner.
Check out full results and scoring breakdowns for Semi-Finals at the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Reykjavik, Iceland!
Check out full results for Prelims in all divisions at the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland!
This years World YoYo Contest will be held in Iceland in just 6 weeks! Here’s what you need to know:
- The next registration deadline is coming up soon…after that, competitor fee jumps from $30 to $60. Registration is available HERE.
- If you are registering to compete, you still have to purchase a day pass! In previous years this was all done at the same time, but due to venue restrictions you must purchase your day pass separately. Do that HERE.
If you haven’t uploaded your music yet, do that HERE.(Music upload isn’t available yet, but should be soon.)
- Submission deadline for the Art & Performance Division has been extended to July 10th! Details HERE.
- There’s a good FAQ on the website about Iceland HERE.
- There is no specific “contest hotel” this year. Because Iceland is small, the lodging is going to be more like past years of EYYC…a sort of “players village” with everyone scattered at multiple hotels, hostels, and Air BnBs all very close to each other. There are 7 different options listed on the event site HERE, plus you can search AirBnB if you want something a little more private.
- Freestyle rules are HERE. If you are competing, it’s your responsibility to know these rules inside and out. If you have questions, please contact the IYYF for clarification as soon as possible.
Good luck, and see you there!
The Scales Collective is back with two more episodes of their podcast…a mini episode discussing the first two events of the 2017 Japan YoYo League, and an interview with…well, with me. Neat.
2017 has already proven to be one of the most competitive years of yo-yo of all time, and Japan is at the forefront of it. Scales members Patrick Canny, Colin Beckford, and Keiran Cooper discuss the first two contests of the 2017 Japan Yo-yo League – East Japan A Block and Central Japan – and analyze some of their favorite freestyles from each, as well as predictions for what the rest of the year will show for yo-yo in Japan.
Steve Brown is one of the most important yo-yo players of all time – from being an inventor of a world-renowned division, a National Master, yo-yo news website leader, contest organizer and more, it is safe to say that his impact on the community has been something worth noting. In this episode of the Scales Podcast, member Andrew Bergen interviews Steve on some topics such as running the 2016 World YoYo Competition, his insight on people who are interested in running competitions, and more. Listen to this episode and gain some knowledge from one of the industry’s best! Thank you to our sponsors: YoYoExpert, Caribou Lodge, and Recess International!
The website is now live for the 2017 World YoYo Contest!
The 2017 World YoYo Contest will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland from August 10 – 12. Organized by Ben McPhee, this year’s event promise to be one of the most exotic World YoYo Contests yet…a true destination event!
Check out some great raw footage of Ahmad Kharisma going hard at the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Tokyo. Are you a fan of Ahmad? Of course you are. Because he’s rad. Enjoy!
Harrison Lee always puts together the best contest recap videos! We’ll even totally forgive him for getting the dates wrong on his title card, ha ha!
Check out his recap of the 2016 World YoYo Contest, held this past August in Cleveland, Ohio.
The IYYF announced their new Executive Board Members at the 2016 World YoYo Contest in Cleveland, Ohio, during their yearly meeting on August 5, 2016. They also formally announced the location of the 2018 World YoYo Contest!
The new Executive Board and its Audit Committee will serve a two-year term from September 1, 2016 until August 31, 2018.
Executive Board Members:
Ondra Sedivy (Czech Republic)
Hironori Mii (Japan)
Andre Boulay (USA)
Alfredo Mascali (Spain)
Steve Brown (USA)
Moyo Lin (Taiwan)
Grace Welch (UK)
Marcus Springer (Germany)
Nathan Crissey (USA)
Roy Teo (Singapore)
Hassy from 44FESTA sends word about the PROJECT2015 wrap-up report.
PROJECT2015 was 44FESTA’s contribution to the 2015 World Yo-yo Contest, held last year in Tokyo.
In addition to helping promote the contest, the crew was also present on the contest floor running side events like the 44CLASH Battle Tournament, and the 44FESTA game booth.
FESTALAND, the game booth, was super popular among attendees, and featured traditional Eastern and Western carnival games like ring-toss, goldfish (or in this case bouncy-ball) fishing, and shooting range.
Another hugely successful side event was of course the 44CLASH Battle Tournament, featuring some of the most creative and acrobatic yo-yo players from around the globe.
The event was led by Fist Salud’s leader and 44CLASH organizer Dee:
The Battle Tournament was of course hugely popular, and featured names like János Karancz, Tsubasa Onishi, Rei Iwakura, and the eventual winner, Paul Kerbel.
Be sure to check out PROJECT2015’s event report with lots more pictures. The crew worked hard for month to help make Tokyo 2015 the greatest yo-yo contest ever held and it shows!
Online registration has ended for the 2016 World YoYo Contest, and we’ve got the final list of registered competitors!
Updates for the 2016 World YoYo Contest will be completely taking over YoYoNews.com very soon. We’ll have full coverage of the event, an embedded live stream of the contest with schedule, and we’ll have final results and scoring breakdowns posted direct from the contest as the winners are announced!
|Charles||Saunders, III||United States|
|Ho Kwan||Li||Hong Kong|
|Jose Wing Tung||Lam||Hong Kong|
|luis orlando||abrajan flores||Mexico|
|Nicholas||de Valpine||United States|
|Philip||Pacific, Jr.||United States|
|Sean||de los Santos||United States|
|Chun Hin||Chan||Hong Kong|
|Justin Weber and the NEW YORK YO-YO CLUB||United States|
|Lin Hsing Yu (WHO Theatre)||Taiwan|
|OLD SKOOL FAMOUS||Japan|
|Tomiyuki Watanabe (TOMMY)||Japan|
Spin Top Division
Guinness World Record holder John Higby appeared on The Today Show to celebrate National YoYo Day, and he knocked a quarter off Al Roker’s ear with a yoyo. Because John Higby is the absolute best!
John will be one of the emcees at the 2016 World YoYo Contest in Cleveland, Ohio this August. The best players from more than 30 countries will gather at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel to compete for the title of World YoYo Champion, and John Higby will be on stage to cheer them on!
The folks at TYM.de (which might be one of the longest running yoyo websites in the world…click here for an eye-shattering glimpse of what the site looked like in 1999) have released a video of their trip to the 2015 World YoYo Contest in Tokyo. It’s a long one, so settle in with some snacks and take another look back at Japan!