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Trick List & Divisions

This contest is divided into categories for all levels of player from amateur to professional. We encourage everyone to compete and have fun!

You must be a National Yo-Yo League (NYYL) member to compete in the Championship level divisions.
The NYYL has a $25 fee to be paid to them to help promote Yo-Yo contests throughout the USA.

The confirmed judges for this years contest are: (if you are interested in judging please contact me)
• Dave Schulte
• John Narum

• Matt Schmidt
• Eric Tran-Ton


PROTIPS to get better at freestyle scoring.

Listed below are the 7 different divisions that are offered at the event.
Players can enter the amateur and ladder divisions, or the Championship 1A-5A divisions, but not both. We will be using the trick list and rules from the National Yo-Yo League (NYYL). All rules from the NYYL will be followed, except where notations have been made on this website.

We WILL be using a 1 minute prelim freestyle in divisions with more then 15 entrants. No division will run unless 3 players have registered to compete.

• Sport Ladder
(Does NOT need to be a NYYL Member can also enter the
Amateur 1A division)
Videos
Detailed videos of each trick in order.
• Trick List PDF You can use this sheet to practice for the event. An identical one will be used by the judges.
SPECIAL RULES NOTE- We will be using a (5pt, 3pt, 0pt) two try system for each trick. The second 0pt retires you from the ladder.
- Age groups will be based on the registration.
- Both the String and Loop ladder will be used.
- 2 yo-yos are allowed on the string ladder. The contestant determines when to switch from one to the next. (only 1 change allowed)
- 4 yo-yos are allowed on the loop ladder. The contestant determines when to switch from one to the next, or one set to the next set when doing 2 hand tricks.

• Amateur 1A Freestyle
(Does NOT need to be a NYYL Member. Can also enter the Sport Ladder)
- Players use one yo-yo to perform intricate string tricks to 1 minutes of music of their choice. The player decides what tricks to perform. (There are no FINALS for this division. All players are judged based on the 1 minute freestyle)
- Top player recognized as the Amateur Champion.

Championship Freestyle Scoring Rules:

• 1A Championship Freestyle

- Players use one yo-yo to perform intricate string tricks to 2 minutes of music of their choice. The player decides what tricks to perform.
- The top 5 players receive a spot in the 1 minute semi-finals at Nationals.

- The MWR area winner receives the seed to the 3 minute finals at the National Yo-Yo Championships in Chico, California.

• 2A Championship Freestyle
- Players use 2 looping yo-yos during a 2 minute song of their choice.
- The top 5 players receive a spot in the 1 minute semi-finals at Nationals.
- The MWR area winner receives the seed to the 3 minute finals at the National Yo-Yo Championships in Chico, California.

• 3A Championship Freestyle
- Players use 2 long spinning yo-yos to do string tricks with both during a 2 minute song of their choice.
- The top 5 players receive a spot in the 1 minute semi-finals at Nationals.
- The winner receives the seed to the 3 minute finals at the National Yo-Yo Championships in Chico, California.

• 4A Championship Freestyle
- Players use a yo-yo that is not attached to the string but it is still required to come back to the hand during a 2 minute song of their choice.
- The top 5 players receive a spot in the 1 minute semi-finals at Nationals.
- The winner receives the seed to the 3 minute finals at the National Yo-Yo Championships in Chico, California.

• 5A Championship Freestyle
- Players use a counterweight griped in the hand instead of tying the string to a finger during a 2 minute song of their choice.
- The top 5 players receive a spot in the 1 minute semi-finals at Nationals.
- The winner receives the seed to the 3 minute finals at the National Yo-Yo Championships in Chico, California.