Yo-Yo Contest: WORLDWIDE YO-YO CONTEST Burlington, Wisconsin

 

OFFICIAL YO-YO CONTESTS   2017

..............OVER $500 of prizes!!!...........
during the 3 day convention
including fun Skill Toys as Prizes, celebrating this 22nd Year!

 Annual Action Skill Toys & Yo-Yo Convention!

SPECTATORS & PARTICIPANTS WELCOME
...bring grandpa and grandma!

T
he Annual Yo-Yo & Skill Toys Convention is presented by the non-profit Spinning Top &
Yo-Yo Museum/ Teacher Place, 533 Milwaukee Ave, downtown Burlington, WI  53105    (262) 763-3946

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&  SUNDAY, April 2, 2017 
WORLD-WIDE YO-YO CONTEST

  Event begins at 1 pm      Doors open 12:30   Free Parking
      Limited Tickets available to this fundraiser & event.   
 
Admission: $12/person, all and every age. 
$12 cash/person at the door (call ahead as this is usually sold out)
exact  amounts are appreciated, nothing over $20 bills can be accepted
Sorry, Children under age 6 are not admitted to the event.

Prizes for Contest Winners Contest prizes may include Yomega skill toys, Yo-Yo Factory Yo-Yos & DVDS, Duncan Yo-Yos,
 Yo-Yo POSTERS,  and other good stuff, PLUS the loud applause of the audience...
 
 + Door prizes for EVERYONE

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                                  Come to watch and/or enter contest 

                                Sanctioned in past years by the American Yo-Yo Association!
                                                                 

    
Sunday Divisions and Yo-Yo TRICK LIST
    You may enter your age division, and you may also enter :  
any or all of  Divisions D, E, F.       Please do read the Rules below.... 
All information is subject to change and all decisions by the judge(s), and the museum director are final.

    • DIVISION A   Age 11 years & younger
      DIVISION B   Age 12-18
      DIVISION C   Age 19 and up
      DIVISION D  FREE STYLE- Any age.  Perform a 2 minute free-style yo-yo performance with instrumental music & choreography.
      DIVISION E  OFF STRING: any age
    • DIVISION F  FREE-HAND: any age

    • Ladder trick list for Divisions A, B, C
    • 1. Forward Pass
      2. Walk the Dog. (Min. 3 feet
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    • 3. Elevator
      4. Rock the Baby (3 full rocks)
      5. Around the World (1 revolution)
      6. Eiffel Tower
      7. Flying Saucer (pick up with other hand)
      8. Man on Trapeze (no flipovers)
      9. Brain Twister (1 somersault)
      10. Reach for the Moon (3 times)
      11. Split the Atom (split mt./2 undercuts/3 somersaults/loop dismount)
      12. Drop in the Bucket
      13. Triple or Nothing
      14. Boingy Boingy (split mt./3 double bounces/loop dismount)
      15. Eli Hops (3 rep. Must go over head) 

    • Division D  FREE-STYLE:  2-3 minute performance

      Show your yo-yo talents, skills & tricks
      in a 2 minute - 3-minute choreographed yo-yo performance. (min. 2 min., max 3 min.)
      You provide music and CD player or whatever portable equipment to play your music,
      (with speakers that can be heard for a min. of 40 feet.)  All details below in line 18 in the rules. 
      Performance and music must be acceptable for a family audience. 
      >>INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ONLY, no vocal elements are allowed.

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      Division E   OFF STRING TRICK LIST                                                                                                       Photo by Katrin Schulz-Berg.   Contestant Nehemiah Peterson. 
      Continuous show of tricks in an order. Show as many as you know                                                                         
      1. Forward pass mount/The throw                                     
  • 2. Mini around the world
    3. Barrel rolls (three forward, three backward)
    4. Whip Catch (overhand)
    5. Brain Twister
    6. Recapture
    7. Under the leg whip catch
    8. Sleeper forward throw, Under hand
    9. Open Whip Bind
    10. Around the leg orbits (3 reps.)

    Division F    FREE HAND TRICK LIST  
    Continuous show of tricks in any order:
    1. 360

    2. Houdini
    3. Nunchuk
    4. Freehand double or nothing
    5. Bee Sting
    6. Half Meltdown
    7. Aerial
    8. Butterfly
    9. Eli hop chops
    10. Nunchuk Combo


  •  >>>>Tie breaker
    for Divisions A, B, C, D, E, F:   inside loops                             
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  • ……………Yo-Yo Contest Rules………….                                     

    1. Enjoy, have fun and learn.

    2. All contestants must provide own yo-yos & new string to be put on before the contest. Old & worn strings will NOT be allowed.

    3. All yo-yos are subject to judge’s inspection and/or approval for contest entry.

    4. If string breaks during contest, it may be replaced without penalty.

    5. Do enter the contest even if you cannot do all of the tricks. Try to go as far as you can on the ladder list.

    6. The entry fee to the convention event must be paid prior to contest start time. (There is no other fee to take part in the contest.)
    The liability release form, and photo/publicity/video release form must be signed before contest start time. All contestants under age
    18 must have a parent or guardian sign the forms prior to the start of the contest.

    7. Appropriate dress/appearance is required to participate. The decision of the museum & convention director is final.

    8. Suggest contestants wear plain, darker color shirt without words and without images because yo-yo tricks and string tricks will show up better.
     Images on clothes detract from you & the tricks in photos as well.

    9. A contestant may use ANY YO-YO or TWO DIFFERENT YO-YOS in their division; any number of yo-yos in the freestyle division may be used.
     Have yo-yo and slip knot ready to go!

    10. You may enter your age division, and you may also enter :  any or all of  Divisions D, E, F.

    11. SCORING Contestant must complete the tricks in order exactly as listed on the ladder. Only one attempt at each trick. Each contestant is allowed
     2 misses on the ladder. On the 3rd miss they are stopped and the final successful trick is recorded.

    12. If more than five inches of the string remains outside the yo-yo when caught, it is a miss. For yo-yos that are “non-responsive” styles, one bind
     to return yo-yo to your hand after doing the trick is allowed. More than one bind is a missed trick.
    Only
    the string hand can be used to catch the
     yo-yo, except in free style.

    13. Any throw made while in the trick circle/box counts as a try.

    14. Only the following may be done while the contestant is on deck (on stage, but outside the trick circle/box): throw down, spinner/sleeper,
     forward pass, a loop, or string adjustments.

    15. AWARDS- Contestant must successfully complete at least 5 tricks in their division for any award (except freestyle): first place for highest trick ladder,
     second for next highest, third for next highest. In a division: if top 2 or 3 contestants tie on the trick ladder, inside loops will be the tiebreaker trick. 

    16. TIEBREAKERS- Divisions A,B,C,D,E, F : All contestants in tiebreaker will begin inside looping at the same time, with feet fixed in one position:
     longest sustaining looper wins first, second wins second place, third wins third place.

    17. ALL AWARD WINNERS , PLEASE remain for a group photograph.

     18. FREESTYLE- 2 minute choreographed yo-yo performance. IMPORTANT: Instrumental Music ONLY (no vocal music). Performer's words,
    gestures appearance and clothes must be acceptable for a family audience in order to participate, and to score any points. The decision of the museum
     director is final. A freestyle performer will be cut short if anything unacceptable is presented. All aspects must be safe.

  • NOTE: for Freestyle You must Provide own music & music player with adequate volume (cannot play from a computer, it is not loud enough.)
     We provide electrical outlets.  Instrumental Music ONLY (no vocal music).

  • Performance will be judged on elegance of yo-yo control, smoothness of the line of the yo-yo; use of space around you, variety of tricks used,
     speed control, stage presence & choreography.

  •  IMPORTANT: entertain, impress & surprise the audience. Just standing in one spot doing a series of tricks doesn't make a "show" performance.

     Each of the 6 categories can receive up to 10 points. The performer with the most total number of points (over 40 pts.) receives first place, next
     highest over 40 pts. receives 2nd place, next highest over 40 pts. receives 3d place, unless a tie occurs. Two judges will score separately and their
    scores will be averaged resulting in the contestant’s score. If contestants are tied for first place, the stage presence/ choreography score will be used
    to determine the higher score. If this is a tie they will be co-champions.
    FUN FEATURE THIS YEAR: Audience can vote, too, on best Free-Style Performance!

  • Three total awards may be given in freestyle, or none if scores indicate so. We guarantee the Audience is appreciative of every performer's
    effort & showmanship, even beginners!

      • Videotaping of the contest is allowed without lights or tri-pods, or other aspects that would not interfere with the event.
        Videotaping of the rest of the convention is prohibited. Flash photography during contest is prohibited.

      • FYI: This annual event is put on by volunteers through the non-profit, museum. It is not funded by anyone or any group
        and it is helpful to know that the admission tickets do not even cover the cost of offering this event, though it is a fun event and fundraiser. 


      • Thanks to these sponsors for prizes:

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      • And the Spinning Top & YO-Yo Museum!





 

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