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#WYYC2013 1a, AP and 5a results WITH video! #wyyc

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Fresh off the presses, your new 5a, AP, and 1A Champions of the WORLD!!!!!

Video courtesy of Duncan Toys and YoYoFactory

1a:
1st place:
János Karancz

2nd place:
Christopher Chia

3rd place:
Luis Enrique

5a:
1st place:
Takeshi Matsuura

2nd place:
Tyler Severance

3rd place:
Samm Scott

AP:
1st place:
Spination

2nd place:
Tuan Chih-Min

3rd place:
Chang Tsu-Wei

Full division breakdowns will be posted once pictures get online

#WYYC2013 2a, 3a, and 4a results WITH video! #wyyc

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Since they finished the 2a-4a today, they announced the winners! Congrats to all the Champions!

Video courtesy of Duncan Toys and YoYoFactory
Pictures courtesy of Spingear

2A:
1st Takuma Yamamoto

2nd Shu Takada

3rd Ryo Yamashita

3A:
1st – Hank Freeman

2nd – Patrick Borgerding

3rd – Yasuki Tachibana

4A:
1st – Michael Nakamura

2nd – Naoto Okada

3rd – Chun Hin Chan

Full results for all three divisions after the jump
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BAC 2013 – ITS A TIE? Q&A

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Meat and potatoes first. BAC was incredible, but even more incredible is what happened in the 1a Finals. Gentry and Luis TIED for first, dead on scored. Take a look


There are 11 positive categories in judging and one negative category. You can see here that both Luis and Gentry were scored very evenly. The result is a legitimate tie! As far as I know, this has never happened before in modern competition. When I asked a few of the more veteran experts, they said the same. The BAC Judges team awarded 1st place to both Gentry and Luis as a shared victory. Back in the day, if there was a tie in the Ladder the two contestants would do a Loop Off, but that would hardly be fair in this circumstance when neither players are performing in a looping division. Personally, I think the tie was the only way to go.
But I want to head from you.
Take a look at the videos. Who do you think won? Should the judges have instituted a Tie Breaker and if so what?

Bay Area Classics 2013 Tweet Stream #BACyoyo – UPDATED LIVESTREAM

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Video streaming by Ustream

Just a note on the Video Stream. Golden Gate Park has terrible cell service, and in the past getting a live stream set up from there has proven to be very difficult. All we can do is hope.


2013 California State Yo-Yo Championship COMPLETE RESULTS #calstateyoyo (FIXED)

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Fixed some import errors that occurred when posted these the first time. Thanks to Shane for pointing it out

2013 Cal States 1A Finals Freestyles Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 Gentry Stein 88.66
2 Zach Gormley 86.60
3 Charles Haycock 84.63
4 Anthony Rojas 84.62
5 Jensen Kimmitt 80.50
6 Tyler Severance 70.45
7 Paolo Bueno 69.22
8 Kevin Nicholas 65.45
9 Eric Koloski 64.21
10 Paul Dang 63.95
11 Tessa Piccilo 63.83
12 Jaime Kenedy 60.95
13 Ty goldman 60.11
14 Patrick Canny 57.33
15 Ernest Kahn 56.64
16 Mitchell Ruskin 56.40
17 Mike Marshal 55.52
18 Michael Nakamura 53.92
19 Clint Armstrong 53.68
20 Josh Yee 53.61
21 Adrien La 52.42
22 Wilson Van Gundy 49.98
23 Ian Lawson 47.40
24 Keiran Cooper 43.46
25 Nate Dailey 42.64
26 Cory Hendon 42.03
27 J T Nickel
2013 Cal States 1A Prelims Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 Charles Haycock 94.26
2 Anthony Rojas 92.98
3 tyler severance 89.85
4 Jensen Kimmitt 88.26
5 Zach Gromley 84.49
6 Eric Koloski 82.84
7 Kevin Nicholas 78.45
8 Clint Armstrong 77.74
9 Paul Dang 76.70
10 Adrien La 76.13
11 Jaime Kenedy 76.08
12 Ernest Kahn 74.01
13 Ian Lawson 72.24
14 Nate Dailey 71.98
15 Patrick Canny 71.67
16 J T Nickel 71.25
17 Ty goldman 69.31
18 Mike Marshal 68.35
19 Josh Yee 68.30
20 Keiran Cooper 68.14
21 Michael Nakamura 67.25
22 Wilson Van Gundy 65.21
23 Cory Hendon 64.52
24 Mitchell Ruskin 63.56
25 Joshua Ray 63.56
26 CJ Atkinson 63.50
27 Alex Hattori 63.04
28 Angelo Aquire 62.46
29 Nick Azevedo 61.24
30 Sam Bramer 60.68
31 Masamitsu Yanase 58.85
32 Dylan Benharris 58.41
33 Ibrahim Rahman 57.55
34 juliette oliver 57.38
35 James Reed 56.59
36 Sam Ungerer 55.51
37 Alex Gallimore 55.19
38 Michael Goody 53.20
39 Jordan Shen 52.33
40 Daniel Bello 50.79
41 Spencer Nelson 50.72
42 K. J. Costich III 50.28
43 Aaron Bendich 50.09
44 Nicholas Arredondo 48.38
45 Austin Germain 47.76
46 Alex Lee 45.32
47 Daniel Flaherty 42.74
48 Isaac Fouch 42.41
49 Will Hahn 42.39
50 Connor Burns 42.12
51 Shannon Jackson 40.10
52 Albert Xing 39.78
53 Max Tripolsky 38.57
54 Andrew Contreras 38.42
55 hans baker 38.38
56 Jacob Cross 38.22
57 Jordan O’Brien 38.17
58 A. J. Garcia 38.17
59 Raul Rivera Jr 36.43
60 Paul Yath 35.00
61 matthew seibell 34.62
62 Darrel Nunan 34.19
63 Anthony Tran 33.55
64 Trevor moreno 32.86
65 Kian Chew Khoo 32.67
66 Jacob Sanson 32.64
67 Ryan Rivera 32.09
68 cj waterman 32.05
69 Jose Cazares 31.48
70 Newman Becker 31.47
71 Amanda Vogt 30.17
72 Felix Cadiz 28.79
73 Tristan Baesen 28.61
74 Nico Sorensen 28.48
75 Bryon Masuja 26.77
76 Jake Tran 26.67
77 Steven Martinez 24.85
78 Nathaniel Nunan 24.40
79 Demetrius Tipton 24.17
80 James Yoster Mort 21.43
81 joey montoya 17.00
82 Maverick Deatherage 16.94
83 Jonah McFadden 15.56
2013 Cal States – 2A Finals Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 Joseph Harris 85.17
2 Shane Karan 62.57
3 Yoshi Mikamoto 52.91
4 Ian Lawson 36.25
5 Bill deBoisblanc 24.25
6 Josh Yee 17.19
2013 Cal States 3A Finals Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 Patrick Borgerding 83.83
2 Yoshi Mikamoto 67.15
3 Ian Smith 65.32
4 Elliot Ogawa 53.32
5 Josh Yee 39.25
6 Alex Hattori 29.84
7 Newman Becker 21.40
2013 Cal States 4A Finals Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 Bryan Figueroa 79.78
2 Zac Rubino 69.20
3 Steven Lee 50.10
4 Josh Yee 49.46
5 Michael Nakamura 49.39
6 Cory Hendon 45.77
7 Ian Lawson 31.27
8 Rick Cobb 28.47
9 Michael Goody 22.64
10 Kevin Tandean 16.57
11 Newman Becker 14.15
12 Austin Germain 13.63
13 Kevin Canario 3.84
2013 Cal States 5A Finals Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 Tyler Severance 86.33
2 Paolo Bueno 68.48
3 Josh Yee 58.77
4 Shannon Jackson 55.03
5 Juan Renteria 49.44
6 Patrick Canny 45.54
7 Nathan Crissey 37.95
8 Steven Lee 33.51
9 Nicholas Arredondo 3.70
2013 Cal States Fixed Axle Freestyles Results
Place First Name Last Name Final Score
1 CJ Atkinson 94.00
2 Josh Yee 82.00
3 Blake Freeman 70.00
4 Hans Baker 64.00
4 Dylan Benharris 64.00
6 Nathan Crissey 36.00
7 Michael Nakamura 28.00
8 William Hahn 4.00

10 hours of Cal States, time lapsed into under 4 minutes

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For those who have not heard yet, I have stepped down as event organizer and host of the California State Yo-Yo Championship. The 2013 Cal State championship was my fourth and final state contest (for now) as I go back and focus on my masters degree. Cal States is a huge job, and requires planning up to 8 months in advance. I have been putting off my masters degree for a few years as I let things align around me. Now that I have a job that supports it, and my family is ready, it is time. I had to make a grown up choice of which item of my life to put on hold. YoYoSkills is not done yet. There is too much I want to accomplish. Too much left I want to do. Cal States was, is, and has been a huge success for me and after 4 amazing contests I knew that I could let it go and be completely satisfied, happy, and proud of what was accomplished. Cal States is as important to me as one of my family members. The choice was hard to make, but it was the right one.

To name everyone I want to thank would be insane, so:

To my dedicated sponsors
To my esteemed colleges
To my best friends
To my multi-week phone call recipients
To my fellow journalists
To my competitors
To my critics
To my contestants
To my wife and daughter
To my community

It has been an honor to serve as the California State Yo-Yo Championship host for the last 4 years.
With your help and support I have accomplished the goals I set 4 years ago and I am proud of what we have done.
Most importantly, I feel that I can step back, satisfied, and knowing that the future of Cal States is safe.

I am truly going out on a high point

Starting with the 2014 contest, Cal States will be in the hands of the very talented JD Steel.

Signed – Chris Allen
– YoYoSkills.com

PNWR Top 3 Results!

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Waiting on videos of 1st place. KingYoStar has a number of videos waiting names

1A results
1st – Zach Gormley

2nd – Eric Koloski
3rd – Kevin Nicolas

2A results
1st – Yoshi Mikamoto
2nd – Ryan Lai
3rd – Ian Lawson,, 1st Yoshi

3A results
1st – Donald Hodgkinson
2nd – Patrick Borgerding
3rd – Yoshi Mikamoto

4A results
1st – Bryan Figueroa
2nd – Zach Rubino
3rd – Kevin Nicolas

5A results
1st – Sterling Quinn
2nd – Michael Kurti
3rd – Kyle Hedges

EYYC Day 2 Results!

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First, check out this Demo that Mickey did

And now the results. Still waiting on a few of the first place videos

1a Division
1st – János Karancz

2nd – Grzegorz Wojcik
3rd – Maxim Gruzintzev

3A Division
1st – Michal Jasko

2nd – Lorenzo Sabatini
3rd – Stephen Langley

5A Division
1st – Ján Hlinka
2nd – Daniel Budai
3rd – Maciek Cwynar

AP Division
InMotion! (Switzerland)

1A International Division
1st – Kohta Watanabe
2nd – Tyler Severance
3rd – Ricardo Marechal