Ann Connolly gives us a great player-level view of the recent European YoYo Championship with another fun vlog entry from everyone’s favorite American emigrant to the Czech Republic who isn’t named “Hank”.
Check out the latest video from SLVRANDBLK, shot during the after-party for the 2017 European YoYo Championship in Bratislava.
Japan Nationals is one of the biggest National events in the world, and it’s frequently a really good look at the players who will be at the top of their divisions in that year’s World YoYo Contest. If you’ve never been, I HIGHLY recommend it.
The 2017 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest will be held from June 17th to 18th at Sakura Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo.
This year marks the 19th annual Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. During that time it has evolved from a small contest in a local community center with around 50 in attendance, to its current size of 600-800 in professional convention halls and auditoriums throughout Japan in recent years. JN is arguably one of the most competitive yo-yo contests in the world, which makes it an incredibly exciting event to attend in-person. Among those fighting for this year’s five national titles are many former and current national and world champions. See your heroes up close and personal and cheer them on for the win!
This year, in addition to the 1-5A Championship Divisions, Women’s, Over 40, Team, and Compulsory Trick divisions, we are happy to announce a brand new International Open Freestyle (IOF) division! This division is open only to players who are not Japanese citizens, nor residents of Japan, so if you’re visiting for JN this is your chance to share the stage with top Japanese players and perform in front of one of the best yo-yo audiences in the world.
Whether you’re ready to get in on the action, or just want to cheer on and interact with your favorite players, we warmly invite you to attend the 2017 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest. See you in Tokyo!
Josh Yee brings us a great highlights reel from this past weekend’s 2017 California State YoYo Championship. Featuring a ton of players, including Alann “Hotpocket” Herrera, Daniel Flaherty, Zac Rubino, Michael Ferdico, Keiran Cooper, Ernest Kahn, and more.
The CLYW team got together at the 2017 European YoYo Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia for all the usual stuff…yoyo tricks, laughing, arm wrestling, yoyo tricks, drinking beverages, dance parties, hangovers, and more yoyo tricks. Always amazing.
Featuring Andrew Maider, Petr Kavka, Palli Gudmundsson, Nuu Gatowsky, David Kreibich, Tomas Vyletel, and Alec Campbell.
iYoYo produced a really beautiful look back at the 2017 European YoYo Championship, featuring team member and 4A European Champion Quentin Godet. This is definitely a top notch contest video…great shooting/editing, and gives a really nice feel of the event. Thanks, iYoYo, and congratulations Quentin!
Yoyo used is the iYoYo Air Dive.
Canada once again proved it is the most polite nation on Earth when they named TWO National YoYo Champions!
Harrison Lee and Luckey Li ended their runs with identical final scores. Luckey had the higher T.Ex score which, by IYYF rules, makes him the winner and the grants him the seeded spot to the 2017 World YoYo Contest in Iceland. The contest organizers abided by this rule, but also chose to grant both players the title of National Champion, and are getting another trophy made to give to Harrison. Isn’t Canada just the sweetest?
Check out full scoring breakdowns and video of the winners below!
1st Place (Tie) – Luckey Li
1st Place (Tie) – Harrison Lee
1st Place – Jeremy McKay
1st Place – Bryson Burgess
1st Place – Michael Ferdico
Ann Connolly brings is a great look at the first day of the 2017 European YoYo Championship, held in Bratislava. If you couldn’t make it to the contest, this is a great look at what you missed. If you did make it to the contest, here’s a great excuse to reminisce.
Our friends at YoYoFactory Russia put together a great look at the 2016 Russian National YoYo Contest. For the contest/history nerds out there, this year was the first year of a new event & organizer being recognized by the IYYF as the “official” Russian national competition. Hooray for progress! Featuring Mark Artsruni, Victor Gravitsky, Chingiz Alpyspayev, Bogdan Bezugliy, and Tasya Ganikhina.
Keiran Cooper said:
Opting out of competing at this year’s PNWR yielded arguably the most fun I’ve had at a yo-yo competition
and after watching this video, we agree. Looks like PNWR was an absolute blast, and huge thanks to Keiran for putting together such a beautiful love letter to this contest.
One of the best parts of heading to a contest are the house parties that spring up around them, and the videos we sometimes get from them. PNWR gave us a pile of serious talent crashing at Will Prater’s house, including Tessa Piccillo, Nehemiah Peterson, Alann “Hotpocket” Herrera, and AJ Garcia.
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the winners from the 2017 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Tal Mordoch (Israel)
2nd Place – Konstantin Tudjarov (Bulgaria)
3rd Place – Janos Karancz (Hungary)
1A Open Division
1st Place – Evan Nagao (United States)
2nd Place – Andrew Maider (United States)
3rd Place – Colin Beckford (United States)
1st Place – Clement Bertaux (France)
1st Place – Stephen Langley (UK)
1st Place – Quentin Godet (France)
1st Place – Victor Kollar (Hungary)
1st Place – Veronika Kamenska (Czech Republic)
1A Junior Division
1st Place – Dan Boura
There’s a new video up for The People’s Showdown yoyo trick video contest…this semi-final round pits Andrew Maider against Michael Ferdico. Vote for your favorite at the link below! Voting ends Monday at noon EST.
Jeffrey Pang brings us a ground level view of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Regional YoYo Contest, held recently in Seattle, WA. Featuring all the good stuff from Evan Nagao, David Ung, Colin Beckford, Harrison Lee, The Bird, Keiran Cooper, and plenty more.