World yoyo contest 2014 in PRAGUE! - info thread - Schedule, wildcard, page 3.


(BĂ­na) #1

Hi, webpage for world yoyo contest 2014 is up! Registration will be open shortly.

http://www.worldyoyocontest.com/2014worlds/

So who is coming? :slight_smile:

If you need any help or advice, you can contact me and I will try to help you.

PS: remember, in restaurants beer is here cheaper than water :slight_smile: And some other things to know about Czech http://thepraguething.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/33-things-ive-learnt-from-prague/


#2

Great stuff. Glad to know everything is on schedule. I’d love to go, but I am an American who has never been to a contest, so that doesn’t sound like the best of things. It’s also too short of a notice to head over there. :smiley:


(Steve Brown) #3

It was announced at Worlds last August…that’s too short of notice? ::slight_smile:


#4

No, I knew that. It’s too short of notice to bring it up to my parents now, who already have other plans this summer. :smiley:


#5

Man it would be cool to got to Prague for the summer… But the airfare is bound to be expensive though but if I were to go it would be amazing!


#6

Sadly, my skill level is way too low to compete.
So low, it wouldn’t be a wise choice to even go and watch. :stuck_out_tongue:


(BĂ­na) #7

Rules at WYYC will be very similiar to one used at EYYC http://www.worldyoyocontest.com/2014worlds/contest/rules/

You can already check out how prelims will be scored, so you can have enough time to prepare.


(BĂ­na) #8

Registration pricing is online, registration will open soon.
Payment will be done through paypal, so you can use your paypal account or standard credit card.

http://www.worldyoyocontest.com/2014worlds/contest/registration/


#9

That really is no reason not to go. It’s a great time watching and meeting players around the world. Heck, I stood in line for registration with Janos for three hours and I got to know him! Little did I know, he was about to win it all.


(BĂ­na) #10

WYYC will continue with tradition of woman category that Prague organizators started at EYYC. This will not be championship division and all women can also compete in all main divisions.


#11

man! Now I want to go even more I had no idea there was a women’s division! More competitions need a women’s division…


(BĂ­na) #12

(BĂ­na) #13

http://www.worldyoyocontest.com/2014worlds/registration-for-the-contest-is-now-open/

Registration open!!


(BĂ­na) #14

Most limited are spots for yoyocamp, just 37 left. I recommend you booking them asap, so you than can decide on exact traveling dates.


(BĂ­na) #15

Update about wildcard round - random music will be used for your 30 second routine.


(BĂ­na) #16

You still have 5 days to register with cheapest price, in june price will increase. There are also still available places for Yoyocamp!

Also first yoyo company sponsoring WYYC is YOYOFFICER :slight_smile:


#17

What’s the point of women’s division?


(Steve Brown) #18

The point is to encourage more female players. There is debate about whether or not this is the best way to do that.


#19

I’m all for diversity, but personally I feel like this kind of thing might encourage in small doses, but discourage in the long run.

I’d be just as opposed if there were a “Black division” or awards for “Best Asian player”

being a woman doesn’t put someone into a different skill category.

I realize also, that being a man, I’m not the most qualified to make that judgment call… but from my limited perspective, that’s how I see it.

It’s also encouraging to note from Steve’s comment that it’s not just a “given” that everyone accepts…


#20

A female division seems counterproductive and a bit insulting… this isn’t track and field or some other sport where women have an actual physical disadvantage, there is absolutely no reason for a separation.

If you want more girls in yo-yos, figure out how to teach teenage boys to be less creepy/awkward around them… I don’t think there are any girls out there yoyoing who don’t compete just because they think that boys are inherently better at it than them.

Kyle