Much love to Fist Salud for a solid trick compilation video from 44Fest Vol. 20! 44Festa events always bring out some of our favorites from the Japanese yoyo scene, and this video brings a pile of great tricks from too many players to list.
Check out video of the winners of the 2016 INJOY contest in the Czech Republic! Nice!
1st Place – David Stejskal
2nd Place – Filip David
3rd Place – Joe Black
Check out this great video recap of the 2016 Czech National YoYo contest, held this past weekend in Prague!
Check out results, scoring breakdowns, and video from the 2016 Budapest Throwdown, held October 8th in Budapest, Hungary.
1st Place – Racz Denes
2nd Place – Viktor Kollar
3rd Place – Gabor Kocsis
1st Place – Viktor Kollar
1st Place – Kristof Gal
44Festa is always a good time! Check out some fantastic tricks from the Vol. 19 event, presented by Fist Salud.
The first National Futures YoYo Contest was held last weekend in Chico, California, the home of the National YoYo Museum. It was a great turnout for a first year contest, with local champs on-hand to judge the event and cheer on the next generation of champions. Check out results below, click here to download a .pdf with full scoring breakdowns, and head over to www.chicoer.com for a great write-up of the event.
10 and Under – Finals
- James CERUSSI – Davis, CA
- Jeremiah BAZAN – Meridian, ID
- Titus PITTENGER – Chico, CA
- Will WALTER – Napa, CA
- Rowan BROOKS – Chico, CA
11-12 Years old – Finals
- Hunter FEUERSTEIN – Chandler, AZ
- Christian LEE – Buffalo, NY
- Alfonso CHAVEZ – Chico, CA
- Laird FOWLE – San Ramon, CA
13-14 Years old – Finals
- Ryan CVIJANOVICH – Chandler, AZ
- Chris Godsey – Auburn, CA
- Jack MARGETTS – Chico, CA
- Christian KENNEDY – Placentia, CA
- Josh GOTTHEIL – San Jose, CA
15-16 Years old – Finals
- Daniel BELLO – Chico, CA
- Alex VANDERWYST – Meridian, ID
- Robin STRICKLEN – Davis, CA
17-18 Years old – Finals
- Marc ZUNO – Ontario, CA
- Andrew CONTRERAS – Chico, CA
10 and Under – Prelim
- James CERUSSI – Davis CA
- Titus PITTENGER – Chico CA
- Jeremiah BAZAN – Merdian ID
- Rowan BROOKS – Chico CA
- Will WALTER – Napa CA
11-12 Years old – Prelim
- Hunter FEUERSTEIN – Chandler AZ
- Christian LEE – Buffalo NY
- Alfonso CHAVEZ – Chico CA
- Laird FOWLE – San Ramon CA
13-14 Years old – Prelim
- Chris GODSEY – Auburn CA
- Ryan CVIJANOVICH – Chandler AZ
- Christian KENNEDY – Placentia CA
- Jack MARGETTS – Chico CA
- Josh GOTTHEIL – San Jose CA
- Joshua KENDRA – San Jose CA
- David GONZALEZ – Santa Rosa CA
- Lukas GRO – Boise ID
- Max GIRARD – Murphys CA
- Ian WATANABE – Galt CA
- Zach MARTIN – Rocklin CA
- Adrien NARANJO – Corpus Christi TX
15-16 Years old – Prelim
- Alex VANDERWYST – Meridian ID
- Daniel BELLO – Chico CA
- Robin STRICKLIN – Davis CA
17-18 Years old – Prelim
- Marc ZUNO – Ontario CA
- Andrew CONTRERAS – Chico CA
Josh Yee has released his 2016 US National YoYo Contest clip video, and it clocks in at just under 9 minutes of tricks and quality hanging out from the best players in the country. Check it out!
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.
Check out this insanely long (and dense) trick compilation video, assembled by Nehemiah Peterson. Filmed mostly at Worlds (but with some submitted player footage mixed in), this video highlights modern “technical” yoyo play. Featuring…well, featuring a crapload of people. Who do you want to see? They’re in here. Zach Gormley, Anthony Rojas, Evan Nagao, Andrew Maider, Ahmad Kharisma, Harold Owens III….it’s a crazy pile of talent.
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and videos of the winners for the 2016 US National YoYo Contest!
1A Champion – Gentry Stein (YoYoFactory Shutter)
2A Champion – Joseph Harris (Yomega Fireball)
3A Champion – Alex Hattori (Unparalleled Ignite)
4A Champion – Philip White (Something JetSet EG)
5A Champion – John Wolfe (Recess Vacation)
The 2016 Philippine National YoYo Contest just happened, and if you have any love for the history of yoyoing then this event holds a special place in your heart. Plus, you know, tons of talent and kick-ass players. Check out a great write-up of the contest by Kyle Capiral, and video of the winners below!
2016 marked the 12th Philippine National YoYo Contest. The National Contest was held last September 10 and 11, 2016 at SM City Marikina, home to some of the best players in the Philippines. Around 50 players joined the contest and battled it out for the Preliminaries on the 1st day. 31 players played their best on the 2nd day for the Finals which was joined by seeded players Johan Baylosis from Dumaguete and Meejay Olaybar from Manila who won the 2016 Visayas Regional YoYo Contest for 1A and X-Division (with 5A) respectively.
3A saw John Eric Galicha winning his 3rd National title with a clean and technical packed freestyle. Michael Ayuyao followed on 2nd with some basic 3A stuff while John Hernandez tried his best to keep up for 3A finishing 3rd.
Kyle Capiral won 2A again grabbing his 9th National title in consecutive years, followed by Kenneth Santiago on 2nd place with a clean freestyle and various looping tricks. Attempting some risky around the world tricks, Martin Desamito finished in 3rd place.
4A saw a new champion as former champion Sean Perez is back in the USA and 4A powerhouse player Rocky Loyola left for New Zealand. Hailing from Cavite, Macky Profeta blazed the crowd with an energetic and technical freestyle wowing the crowd and the judges (which could easily be dubbed as the Freestyle of the Day). Macky was crowned as the new 4A National Champion, followed by MagicYoYo’s Jaued Cervas who showed his versatility in other styles placing 2nd in 4A, while Jake Marcelo finished 3rd with a clean and classy routine which felt like a cool breeze of air.
5A and 1A became the most contested divisions for the year as new generation players showed great competition for the senior players of the Philippines.
5A had a surprising turnout of events as former 5A champion Jaued Cervas fell out of the podium. YoYofficer’s Paolo Alto showed great variety of bouncing counterweight partnered with an entertaining and smooth freestyle placing him in 3rd. Miggy Hizon of BlkSens placed his highest finish to date at 2nd place with a unique combination of tricks and amazing flow. Gaining back his title and grabbing his 7th National Title for 5A is Bryan Jardin of Duncan Toys. Bryan showed what it’s like to be a top world class player and gave 5A players a run for their money with technicality and banger tricks!
Finally, 1A saw the highest level of competition from all the past years. Majority of new generation players dropped out the senior players and made it through the finals.
Placing 3rd in 1A is first time National competitor Kyle Toribio from Davao who showed technical stuff with cleanliness and difficulty. Consistent 1A finalist, Matthew Garcia had his first podium finish placing 2nd with his smooth freestyle showing top class tricks and variety of hops, whips and lacerations. Reymark Zavalla gained his 5th National 1A Title through a technically-packed and overall entertaining and well-planned performance.
The PNYYC 2016 saw the most exciting players to date and we can’t wait to see what players can offer for the next contests!
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1st Place – Reymark Zavalla
2nd Place – Matthew Garcia
3rd Place – Kyle Toribio
1st Place – Kyle Capiral
2nd – Kenneth Santiago
3rd – Martin Desamito
1st Place – John Eric Galicha
2nd Place – Michael Ayuyao
3rd Place – John Hernandez
1st Place – Macky Profeta
2nd Place – Jaued Cervas
3rd Place – Jake Marcelo
1st Place – Bryan Jardin
2nd Place – Miggy Hizon
3rd Place – Paolo Alto
(Editor’s Note: My apologies to Clément Bertaux and all the players who competed at French Nationals this year…the email with the results was accidentally deleted and Clément was kind enough to send me a reminder. Sorry for the delay, and congrats to all who competed! -S)
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the winners from the 2016 French National YoYo Contest!
1st Place – Clément Bertaux
2nd Place – William Thamrong
3rd Place – Quentin Godet
1st Place – Quentin Godet
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the winners from the 2016 South East Classic! This years event served as the regional seed for both the South East and South Central regionals to the upcoming US National YoYo Contest. Congratulations to all the winners!
1st Place – Andrew Maider
2nd Place – Darren Tan
3rd Place – Alec Jones
1st Place – Philip Nsaja
1st Place – Caleb Philips
1st Place – Luis Sanchez
1st Place – Andrew Maider
2nd Place – Evan Gronberg
3rd Place – Charlie Byers
Ibrahim Rahman a.k.a. IBS dropped a fantastic video reckoning of his trip to the 2016 World YoYo Contest. Must watch. And now the video is private. It was great though. Trust me.
And now it’s back. Ibs, you’re killing me.