Luckey Li brings us a great highlight reel from the 2018 European YoYo Contest! Check out tricks and behind-the-scenes action from some of your favorite players including Tal Mordoch, Janos Karancz, Riccardo Fraolini, Quentin Godet, and more!
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the winners from the 1A Division of the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Tal Mordoch
2nd Place – Michael Malik
3rd Place – Kacper Palatynski
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and video of the top winners from the Women’s Division at the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Veronika Kamenska
2nd Place – Dominika Stanislawska
3rd Place – Karolina Zahrubska
Check out full results and scoring breakdowns of the top winners from the International Open Division at the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Open – Luckey Li
2nd Place – Open – Ye Tong
3rd Place – Open – Ryotaro Miura
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Check out full results, scoring breakdown, and videos of the top winners from the 2A Division at the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – 2A – Matyas Racek
2nd Place – 2A – Quentin Godet
3rd Place – 2A – George Stoyanov
Check out full results, scoring breakdown, and videos of the top winners from the 3A Division at the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Takuma Inoue
2nd Place – Palli Gudmundsson
3rd Place – Lorenzo Sabatini
Check out full results, scoring breakdown, and videos of the top winners from the 4A Division at the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – 4A – Prochazka Frantisek
2nd Place – 4A – Lorenzo Sabatini
3rd Place – 4A – Quentin Godet
Check out full results, scoring breakdowns, and the top three freestyles from the 5A division at the 2018 European YoYo Championship!
1st Place – Takuma Inoue
2nd Place – Viktor Kollar
3rd Place – George Stoyanov
The 2018 East Coast Masters was the first modern yoyo contest in Pittsburgh, and the turn-out and skill level were both great! Check out video of the winners below, and huge thanks to Recess for hammering away at school programs in the area to build a player base, S.W. Randall Toyes on keeping up a steady yoyo club for all these kids to attend, and all the organizers for putting together a great event.
Check out video of the winners from the 1A Division!
1A Division – First Place – Colin Beckford
1A Division – 2nd Place – Luke Trautwein
1A Division – 3rd Place – Chandler Steele
The 2017 Hungarian Nationals was held just a week ago (there were some organizing issues that led the 2017 event to be delayed and not run until 2018), and we’ve got full scoring breakdowns and video of the winners. Check out the videos below, and then hit their YouTube page for more competitors!
1A Division – 1st Place – Janos Karancz
4A Division – 1st Place – Norbert Jenei
5A Division – 1st Place – Viktor Kollar
Open Division – 1st Place – Tal Mordoch
Video is up for the winners of the 2018 South Japan YoYo Contest, and the amount of talent on display is mind-blowing. Japan Nationals is gonna be amazing.
Izuri Hasumi took the 1A division with an intense but problematic routine. He was still able to power through a lot of small mistakes and mostly stick to his music cues, which shows how much work he’s put in. A clean version of this would could definitely be a Japan Nats contender for Top 3.
1A – First Place – Izuru Hasumi
Ryo Yamashita took the 2A division with a solid routine that only had a few minor losses of control and could probably win any 2A Division in the US easily. The level of play for 2A is so high in Japan that it’s hard to say how this routine will play out at Japan Nats, but it’s definitely up to snuff.
2A – First Place – Ryo Yamashita
Ryosuke Ito put together a nice 3A routine that led off with some interesting asymmetrical tricks, but definitely struggled to land it clean. The routine was difficult enough to pull off a win, but he’s got some work to do before Nationals.
3A – First Place – Ryosuke Ito
Yuki Uchida brought a stunning offstring routine that has definitely pushed him out to the front of the pack for Japan Nationals contenders. With 4th Place finishes at the last two World YoYo Contests, Yuki Uchida is definitely a rising star and one of the most exciting new contenders in offstring.
4A – First Place – Yuki Uchida
2015 Japan National Champion Hideo Ishida took the 5A division with a strong routine and minimal flubs. Hideo is a gifted and practiced player, and a clean run with this routine could definitely make some waves at Japan Nationals this year, as well as Worlds.
5A – First Place – Hideo Ishida
Videos are finally up from the 2017 Russian Yoyoing Competition, and looks like they were worth the wait. The scene in Russia has gone through a pretty dramatic downturn, with them losing nearly all of their “casual” player base in a very short time period. It was a pretty typical boom-to-crash scenario, but without a large retained player base afterwards to keep it sustainable. Luckily the players who have remained are all pretty amazing, and there is still a TON of talent there to inspire the next generation of Russian players. Check out the winners from this December 2017 contest!
1A – 1st Place – Ilya Agaryshev
1A – 2nd Place – Ivan Maslin
1A – 3rd Place – Yuri Karpinskiy
X Division – 1st Place – Alexey Stein
X Division – 2nd Place – Sergey Talanov
X Division – 3rd Place – Danila Potapov
Congrats to Nate Dailey on an absolutely amazing winning freestyle at this years Pacific Northwest Regional YoYo Contest! Check out video of the winners below.
1A – First Place – Nate Dailey
1A – 2nd Place – Patrick Canny
1A – 3rd Place – Shuyun Tang
2A – First Place – Hugh Higinbotham
3A – First Place – Mizuki Takimoto
4A – First Place – Michael Nakamura
5A – First Place – Patrick Canny
We finally have a date for the 2018 World YoYo Contest!
Worlds will be held in Shanghai, China on August 9-12, 2018. Venue information is coming soon, as well as information about registration and how to apply for a visa.
US PLAYERS: The visa process will take a minimum of a few weeks unless you pay way more money to expedite it. I highly recommend you go here – US Visa to China – to figure out everything you need, and make sure that you plan to apply for your visa as soon as contest registration opens, to give yourself plenty of time. (Letters of invitation will be available to all registered competitors, and are required for the visa application process.)
More details coming soon!