For the Profession division, before one is able to enter the finals, he or she will have to undergo the qualifying round. During this qualifying round, the contestant needs to perform a 1 min freestyle routine. This 1 min freestyle routine will be judged solely on Technique/String Hits/Completed Tricks (Technical Execution). The top few from each division will then move on to the finals, whereby the competitor will need to perform a 3 min freestyle routine.

1) Each Competitor is to pick a song for their 1 or 3 Minute Freestyle routine.

2) Competitors will be judged according to these 3 components for their 3 minute finals routine:

(I) Technical Execution (Maximum 50 points)

  1. Based on positive clicks & negative clicks on the judge clickers.

  2. Clicker scores will be normalized to a maximum of 50 points for this component.

  3. Positive points are awarded for tricks or trick elements performed successfully.

  4. Repeated tricks, elements, mounts, etc, may be scored at a lower value or not scored at all.

  5. Additional points may be awarded based on the difficulty level of a trick element.

  6. Negative points are deducted for each trick or trick element missed including things like missed string hits, missed slacks, missed suicides, corkscrews, loss of control, repeated efforts to regain control of yo-yo, unsuccessful binds, etc.

  7. When 2 or more yo-yos are in play, each yo-yo will be judged separately.

(II) Technical Evaluation (Maximum 20 points) (4 Categories)

  1. These 4 scores are added and are not normalized.

  2. 1) Cleanliness (Line of string, smooth landings, flowing transitions, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points)

  3. 2) Variation (Different techniques within style of play, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points)

  4. 3) Uniqueness (Rareness, originality, outstanding in contest, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

  5. 4) Execution (No major deductions, near perfect, accuracy, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

(III) Performance Evaluation (Maximum 30 points) (6 Categories)

  1. These 6 scores are added and are not normalized.

  2. 1) Routine (Construction of freestyle, changes in tempo, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

  3. 2) Music Use (Choreography, music timing, cueing, rhythm, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

  4. 3) Professionalism (Stage presence, composure, presentation, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

  5. 4) Amplitude (Variation in difficulty level and speed, movement, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

  6. 5) Style (Creativity of expression, artistry, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

  7. 6) Showmanship (Enjoyment, entertainment, story, theme, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

3) Major Deductions:

  1. Restarting the spin of the yo-yo (1 point deduction)

  2. Changing a yo-yo for any reason (3 point deduction)

  3. Yo-yo leaves the stage due to a broken string, mechanical failure, negligent action, etc (5 point  deduction)

  4. Yo-yo spinning, thrown or in a mount before the time/music starts (5 point deduction)

4) Disqualification:

  1. Contestant may be disqualified for any negligent and/or willful actions that endanger judges, staff, contestants, members of the audience, etc.

  2. Any song deemed explicit, or with explicit content during the actual Freestyles will lead to an instant disqualification. If the competitor is unsure as to whether a particular song contains explicit content, it is his/her responsibility to check with the judges beforehand.

AP Champion of Champions

- The winners of the 5 AP divisions will battle it out once more for the title of Champion of Champions.

- These 5 champions will need to do another freestyle that focuses slightly more on the performance aspect.

  1. -They will be judged based on a format that is similar to the PS scoring of the regular freestyle.

Outfit - /10

Cleanness - /10

Variation - /10

Risk - /10

Theme/routine - /20

Choreography - /20

Technicality - /20



12-14 July 2013

@ Bugis+, Singapore

Jointly Organised by The Singapore Street Festival


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