This is in response to some of the anger and outcry I have been seeing on facebook and elsewhere by some certain yoyoers over the 1A preliminary round judging, semi final judging, and finals judging.
Nothing makes me more angry than seeing people complain about worlds judges and how “blind” they are, when the people talking weren’t the ones who had to sit through 180 + preliminary freestyles. 20 + preliminary freestyles, and 20+ final freestyles.
I watched all those freestyles happen, and I can see how the judges are scoring, lots of people didn’t make it who many thought would, but take an honest look back, seriously analyze what you are looking at, some big names messed up, and to the untrained eye, maybe it looks like they went clean, but look closer.
there are little misses here and there that judges can see quite well, some more blatant than others, some of the “big names” had some significant ones, no other way around it.
Looking at the top players on that list, while some may not have had the most interesting tricks, they went much cleaner.
MISTAKES COST YOU POINTS. No other way to say it, and no matter how great of a player you are, no matter how much hype you may have had around you, nothing will change whether or not you had a good day or bad day.
It is how it is.
And for people to talk bad to judges as if they aren’t doing their job right is plain disgusting, as its one of the most difficult jobs in the entire yoyo world and so many don’t even know.
Just be happy for those who made it, and look forward to some interesting new names in the finals.
I was shocked to see some people going as far to say that the judges were “autistic” to place players in the finals where they were. That is downright offensive, and makes me embarrassed to be part of community where people would say such things. People need to understand that the worlds judges have an extremely trained eye, an eye that many of the players complaining might not have as they have not developed it yet.
Those who take a serious look back, can find exactly why the judges judge as they do.
Also, on the note of respect.
I was very saddened by the amount of people who “booed” and groaned when they announced that they were going to announce the spin top winners.
How do you think that feels? For a player to prepare for a whole year, a perfect top freestyle, working long hours, going up, doing well, getting ready to hear the big names announced, and a large percentage of the room groans when they say that the results are going to be announced. Disgusting, and again, a total embarrassment to the yoyo community.
Anyways, something to think about.