Yet another reason to go to the BJC this year..............
- To see me! No not really (although you do!), this year as in the past
the BJC is Host to the UK National Yo-Yo contest.
Make sure you take a yoyo (or two) too the BJC, im running a workshop
the day before so you can all come along and hone in your skills!
There is a site for the Yo-Yo comp, that is
http://www.yo-yo.org/iceblade/uknats.html If you dont know/cant do
any of the tricks dont worry at the rate im getting prizes there
should be enough for a fair few people! (videos of the tricks comming
Get pratcercing and ill see you at the BJC!
(for all you lazy people) The Trick List is:
1. Around the World 1 revolution minimum
2. Walk the Dog
3. Rock the Baby 3 full rocks minimum
4. Man on Trapeze No flip overs
5. Brain Twister Bottom mt./3 saults
6. Double or nothing rewind dismount
7. Split the Atom split mt./2 undercuts/3 saults
8. Hydrogen Bomb
9. Roller Coaster Trap/bro/double/trap
10. Boingy Boingy split mt./3 double bounces
11. Cold Fusion trap/dbl/side atom/prop./flyaway dismount/trap
12. Budda's revenge
13. Kwijibo trap/pop wristcross dbl. /roll wrist/pop to dbl./ pop to
14. Poppin'Fresh mach mt./1 pop hop /1 fresh hop
16. Iron whip
17. Slack Trapeze
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "arron_sparks" <arron_sparks@h...> wrote:
> To see me! No not really (although you do!), this year as in the pastSo....
> the BJC is Host to the UK National Yo-Yo contest.
How are the top 5 judged?
Just on their freestyle, or do you get points carried over from the trick ladder stage?
How long is the freestyle allowed to be?
Not that i'm entering......
> How are the top 5 judged?the trick ladder stage?
> Just on their freestyle, or do you get points carried over from
> How long is the freestyle allowed to be?The rules are published at http://www.yo-
yo.org/iceblade/uknats.html. Unfortunately, some over-zealous web
design means you can't actually read them properly without
cutting&pasting them into another application. To save you the
bother, I've stuck them at the end of this reply. I'm assuming
you'll take the points from the compulsories forward, but I guess
Arron needs to clarify that. Also, note that this year, you're
allowed to skip a trick (sounds good to me). Judging by last year's
standards, I wouldn't think that too many people are going to get
anywhere near the end of the trick list. But, who knows?
For those of you not up with the terminology, videos are due to be
posted on the official site. However, you can also find
text/pictorial descriptions as follows:
1. Around the World (KWOS - http://www.kwos.yoyoing.com/)
2. Walk the Dog (KWOS - Beginner Section)
3. Rock the Baby (KWOS - Beginner Section)
4. Man on Trapeze (KWOS - 'Side Mount' in Components Section)
5. Brain Twister (KWOS - Advanced Section)
6. Double or nothing (KWOS - Beginner Section)
7. Split the Atom (KWOS - but under Atom Smasher)
8. Hydrogen Bomb (KWOS - Advanced Section*)
9. Roller Coaster (unknown)
10. Boingy Boingy (Sector Y -
11. Cold Fusion (KWOS or Sector Y)
12. Budda's revenge (KWOS or Sector Y)
13. Kwijibo (Sector Y)
14. Poppin'Fresh (Sector Y)
15. Suicide (http://www.spinworkx.com/ap03/aptricks.html)
16. Iron whip (Iconium - http://www.yo-
17. Slack Trapeze (http://www.spinworkx.com/ap03/aptricks.html)
18. Kamikaze (Sector Y)
19. Superman (Sector Y)
20. Breath (http://www.naturalbornyoers.com)
* Arron doesn't seem to like this version, for some reason. Better
to use version in Richie's appropriately-named book.
(And, no I can't do Breath. Or Superman. Or... )
General mandatory trick rules:
A counted caught yo-yo must be caught with the hand to which it is
attached and only 5 inches of the string may be showing outside the
yo-yo. A counted trick must end with a caught yo-yo!
During the trick no "missed string hits" will be counted.
Any throw in the trick box counts as an attempted. If a contestant,
during a trick, moves outside the trick box the trick is considered
Any yo-yo can be use for the competition. However the same yo-yo
must be used for each mandatory trick. This does not include the
freestyle division or if needed, tiebreakers.
Competitors must run down the list in the set order. When they miss
a trick they must retire. However one trick may be skipped. If two
or more people have the same score after freestyles the trick the
competitor chose to skip will become their tie breaker.
Good sports man/woman-ship is expected and anyone putting off
another player will be removed from the competition.
The judge(s) decision is final and not subject to appeal.
Open to the top 5 scorers of Trick Ladder. The freestyle category is
the hardest and therefore the most important category to do well in
as it will make up the vast majority of a contestant's final score.
A contestant must have prepared his or her own music prior to the
event. The music must be roughly 3 minutes in duration (10 seconds
+/- is allowed). And must be on CD format only, with instructions on
(track number, fade in/out? etc.).
There are two main different ways of scoring points in the
One way is on "technical ability" (how hard a trick or combination
of tricks are, originality of trick or combination etc.).
The other is marked on "showmanship" (how well presented a trick is,
how well the trick goes to the music, how entertaining the freestyle
Contestants are recommended to plan their freestyles before the
event if they wish to do well and impress the judges and the crowed!
what guy said bassically, FS are judged on showmanship and technical
difficualty. this score is added to the trick list score however FS have far
more points up for grabs. Freestyles (FS) are 3mins long.
and yes you are entering!
>From: "tlmbvoid" <h@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [uk_jugglers] Re: Yet another reason to go to the BJC this
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 12:47:16 -0000
>--- In email@example.com, "arron_sparks" <arron_sparks@h...>
> > To see me! No not really (although you do!), this year as in the past
> > the BJC is Host to the UK National Yo-Yo contest.
>How are the top 5 judged?
>Just on their freestyle, or do you get points carried over from the trick
>How long is the freestyle allowed to be?
>Not that i'm entering......
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