For the Professional 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 on (1) Technical Execution (60% - Clickers), (2) Technical Evaluation (20% - 2 Criterias), (3) Performance Evaluation (20% - 2 Criterias) and (4) Major Deductions. 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 60 points)

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

  2. Clicker scores will be normalized to a maximum of 60 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) Rareness (Uniqueness, 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 20 points) (4 Categories)

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

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

  3. 2) Body Control (Variation in difficulty level and speed, movement, expression, etc) (0.0 - 5.0 points) 

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

  5. 4) 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.

*If you would like more detailed rules for the 1 minute / 3 minute freestyle judging, please head on over to the IYYF Freestyle Rules page here: http://iyyf.org/rules/freestyle-rule/

AP Champion of Champions 2016

  1. The winners of the 5 AP divisions will battle it out together with AP15 Champion of Champions, Shinji Saito and another 2 other Wildcard Competitors.

  2. These 8 competitors will need to battle each other 1-on-1 showcasing their best tricks in any style they choose.

  3. The judges will cast their votes on the winner of each battle based on stage presence, showmanship, trick difficulty and appeal.

  4. The 4 winners will move on the the next round and battle each other 1-on-1 and the 2 winners will proceed to the finals.

  5. The final battle will be 1-on-1 and the judges will vote on the AP 2016 Champion of Champions!



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