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For a while there, 2013 was starting to look like a “Year of Two Worlds”. The World Yo-Yo Contest in Florida and “Worlds’13″ in the Czech Republic were scheduled on the same day and seperated by the Atlantic Ocean. Lines started to cross in the yo-yo world as players began declaring that they were True to Worlds in Florida, or Making the Change to the Euro scene. Some saw Worlds’13 as needed and welcome change. Some saw it as Mafia style strong arming against Greg. Big names started to form on both sides. I have actually been getting ready to write teh article “A Case for Two Worlds” when rumors started flying that Worlds’13 may not happen, or that it would be a week apart from the traditional contest. It was even speculated that the event would be a co-op in two locations, relying heavly on broadband for dual site judging. The situation is full of rumor and speculation and players who are looking to get a jump on cheap airfare are looking at the Czech or Florida. This Friday on YoYoRadio all the rumors get cleared up. Joe, Tom and AJ will be talking to Ondrej Sedivy, Rafael Matsunaga and Hironori Mii. The three international yoyoers, two of which are National Masters will make an announcement on YoYoRadio about the future of the World Yo-Yo Competitions.
YoYoRadio will be the first place this info goes public and it all starts at 9:30PM EST
If you’d like to talk to them during our live show, you no longer need Skype – you can call them at that’s (302)319-YOYO! (302-319-9696) If you want to listen to the show LIVE, it airs (almost) every Friday night at 9:30pm EST. If you a in a computer, click this link HERE. If you on an iPhone, click this link HERE, and if you have an android phone, download “Just Playlists” and click HERE and select”Just Playlists” as the application.
Easy as that!
YoYoRadio Facebook is also good for some socialocity.
1A TOP THREE
1st – Hiroyuki Suzuki (CONGRATS)
2nd – Marcus Koh
3rd – Christopher Chia
5A TOP THREE
1st – Takeshi Matsuura (CONGRATS)
2nd – Takuma Inoue
3rd – Hiroyasu Ishihara
1A – (NOTE: I have not heard if all “seeded” players are in attendance)
- Pong Si Yee Peter
- Shinya Kido
- Izuru Hasumi
- Benson Fok
- Tatsuya Fujisaka
- Takeshi Matsuura
- Gentry Stein
- Ryota Ogi
- Paolo Bueno
- Zach Gormley
- Ricardo Marechal (seeded)
- Tomas Bubak (seeded)
- Francesco Gioia (seeded)
- Hiroyuki Suzuki (seeded)
- Wong Kin Kwan(Zannix) (seeded)
- Vilmos Zoltan Kiss (seeded)
- Luis Enrique Villasenor (seeded)
- Christopher Chia (seeded)
- Harold Owens III (seeded)
- Marcus KOH (seeded)
5A - (NOTE: I have not heard if all “seeded” players are in attendance)
- Hideo Ishida
- Hiroyasu Ishihara
- Tyler Severance
- Maya Nakamura
- Miguel Correa
- Naoya Takeuchi
- Gabriel Pedrosa (seeded)
- Takuma Inoue (seeded)
- Ko Kwan Ho(Denny) (seeded)
- Samm Scott (seeded)
- Takeshi MATSUURA (seeded)
- Diameter: 56mm
- Width: 47.5mm
- Weight: 67g
- Gap: 4.25mm
- Bearing: Large
The Orbitron 5000 is available only during the registration for the WYYC for an additional $85.
During Worlds we here at YoYoSkills.com will be broadcasting the live stream from the World Yo-Yo Contest. In the mean time if your headed to Worlds and want to tweet your experiences, use the #WYYC tag.
The video feed archive is at the WYYC Ustream Account
Man I want to go to Worlds…..
Oh, and Language Warning
Just Tweet with any of these Hash Tags “#” to appear on the feed: wyyc OR #WYYC OR #WYYC2010 OR WYYC2010
Archived video can be found HERE – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/world-yo-yo-contest-2010
Over on ThrowDevice.jp, they have what I think, are the new models yoyoRe:Creation is bringing to Worlds.
Hiro from YoYoNews.jp provided me with some translation
[Overdrive - meets Ryota Ogi.
Size up Sleipnir (1g weight up) version. Feeling quite light weight for.
Thirdimpact  meets Kengo Kido.
Principal owner signature rainy day. Overdrive and similar in size, and Dreadnought crashes between weight (72g). Three-tier structure like Max Bet.
Tatsuya vs Roan Series
[Blink] meets Tatsuya Fujisaka.
Stardust weight up. Stardust different from any other weight.
[E = mc ² - meets Hiro Irifune.
The 2010 World Yo-Yo Contest will be held in Orlando Florida at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.
This amazing collection of the most skilled yo-yo players happens August 12th, 13th, and 14th.
The hall will open Wednesday evening August 11th, with competition starting on Thursday morning August 12th and will close about 11pm on Saturday August 14th. There will be no events on Sunday August 15th.
Just like Last Year, YoYoSkills.com will have both a live Twitter feed (using the code #WYYC) and a Live Stream from the floor of the contest event. On Monday I will start the Twitter feed so everyone that is traveling to Worlds can Tweet about the trip getting there.
Good luck everyone!
Awesome marbled Worlds Editions XCon and Dark Magic have dropped at TheYoStore.com.
YoYoJam’s X-Con 09 Sp. Ed. – 64.95
YoYoJam’s Dark Magic 09 Sp. Ed. 64.95
TONS of Proto’s and Exclusives ended up at the World YoYoContest, and if you missed out on the fun, here is your chance. Add in the $1 shipping promo, and it is almost as as good as hitting the sales floor yourself!
Spyy Sky Chaser Save Deth Vol II WYYC 2009 Shirt
2a Golden God Shinji Saito takes home his 11th World Title! (10th was 2a, 11th was Combined)
Here he is posing with Kentaro the new 3a Champion
Congrats to you Both!
Thanks for the Picture Ben
Leaked at midnight by Facebook ninjas, and now confirmed by the YYF Countdown Blog.
John Ando Signature Yo-Yo
Duncan Collectible Cards – First Look
Duncan is really making my day. This is a YoYoSkills Exclusive at the moment.
This poster has images of all the cards on it, and will be sold at Worlds for a few bucks
The Cards themselves will ONLY be available at the Duncan table at Worlds!
Announced by Jack Rinca
On top of launching Screaming Eagle, Duncan is running two other promotions starting this weekend.
First up, Duncan is launching a set of 80 trading cards to go along with the 80th anniversary! The cards will be packaged with the classic models and will be available in mass starting this fall. Similar to the Duncan Online game, these will be a part of a scratch off sweepstakes and will have online codes to enter to win one of 3000 prizes. Looking back at previous Duncan sweepstakes, you stand to win some really cool stuff. The cards will feature the Duncan Crew and a few past Duncan Players and events. At worlds, there will be full sets of trading cards and posters featuring all of the cards available for sale. This will likely be the only time that complete sets of these cards will be available. Don’t miss a chance to own some history.
Next up, in previous years, Duncan has offered up an MG as a bounty for the player that places highest at worlds using a duncan product. This year, we are all about pushing it even further and sweetening that pot. This year, the player that places the highest using a duncan product at worlds will recieve $1,000 and one of each screaming eagle release until next worlds. So far, that means a MayheM, a Vendetta and the suprise Screaming Eagle release for worlds along with $1,000 and any releases with the Screaming Eagle brand name until Worlds 2010.
Simply put, get practicing and Throw Duncan!
These are the exclusives to start saving your nickles for this year at Worlds
Big Brother Yo-Yos presents the SWIRLY
One Drop presents the Worlds 09 Project 2
SPYY presents the SKY CHASER
(Pictures and Info from the Worlds 2009 Website)
Weight: 68 gr.
Diameter: 49,5 mm
Width: 37,7 mm
Response System: recessed silicone response system
Bearing: ceramic konkave bearing
www.oxygeneyoyo.com is updated. I really hope you like the Ti! Even if I wont’ be there, you should be able to see a sample alive at Worlds and at the NYOpen.
More info HERE
The YYF Countdown Blog is constantly updating with great info.
Like this interview with former 5a champion Tyler Severence.
yyfcountdown: And what about in Arizona, how is the yo-yo scene there?
Tyler: The Az scene is pretty small. It is like its own little island. Some of the kids have a lot of potential but they need to get out more. I think it has hampered their development that there is no contests here.
yyfcountdown: Any plans to change that?
Tyler: I’d love to get behind an Az state contest. Get the Cali folks over and maybe a few people from back east. would have to run it in a cooler time of year though. Its 115 here today.
(Pics and Interview by Ben)
You’ll need to head over the the YYF Countdown blog to read the rest.
From the YoYoFactory Worlds Countdown Blog
YoYoFactory Undeniable DvD
Making its debut at the World YoYocontest will be YoYoFactorys’ 1st full length DvD.
45minutes of the best players using the best products and playing at the highest level.
YoYoFactory Undeniable is scheduled for limited release at the World Yo-yo Contest with Broader Distribution this FALL.