Rules

SETTING UP TO BE A COMPETITOR


Determine which of the 5 Divisions you would like to compete in

Pick a song for your 1 Minute Prelim and 3 Minute Final Freestyle routine.
**Song must be family-friendly, no explicits/profanities.**

Gather the yo-yos best suited for your Division of choice and start practicing hard.

When the call for registration opens, register early and keep refining and practicing your routine.

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PRELIMINARIES (1 MINUTE)


Technical Execution
(60%)


Judges use 2 Main Clickers:

1st Clicker – Positive points
Positive Clicks are given per unique trick element.

2nd Clicker – Negative points
Negative Clicks are given due to trick or control miss.

Technical Evaluation
(20%)


Cleanliness
(Control, Smoothness, String flow, Yo-Yo movement)
(0 – 10 points)

Execution
(Success rate, Trick completion, # of mistakes)
(0 – 10 points)

Performance Evaluation
(20%)


Music Use
(Choreography, Music timing, Hit cues, Rhythm)
(0 – 10 points)

Body Control
(Stage professionalism, Posture, Attitude, Confidence)
(0 – 10 points)

Major Deductions


1-Point Deduction
Restarting a fully unwound yo-yo

3-Point Deduction
Changing a yo-yo for any reason

5-Point Deduction
Yo-yo gets detached from string causing danger

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR FINALS (3 MINUTES)


Technical Execution
(60%)


Judges use 2 Main Clickers:

1st Clicker – Positive points
Positive Clicks are given per unique trick element.

2nd Clicker – Negative points
Negative Clicks are given due to trick or control miss.

Technical Evaluation
(20%)


Cleanliness
(Control, Smoothness, String flow, Yo-Yo movement)
(0 – 10 points)

Execution
(Success rate, Trick completion, # of mistakes)
(0 – 10 points)

Variation
(Different trick styles, Techniques)
(0 – 10 points)

Rareness
(Uniqueness, Creativity, Originality)
(0 – 10 points)

Performance Evaluation
(20%)


Music Use
(Choreography, Music timing, Hit cues, Rhythm)
(0 – 10 points)

Body Control
(Stage professionalism, Posture, Attitude, Confidence)
(0 – 10 points)

Space Use
(Stage movement, Largeness, Expression size)
(0 – 10 points)

Showmanship
(Theme, Entertainment, Overall Impression)
(0 – 10 points)

Major Deductions


1-Point Deduction
Restarting a fully unwound yo-yo

3-Point Deduction
Changing a yo-yo for any reason

5-Point Deduction
Yo-yo gets detached from string causing danger

DISQUALIFICATION


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

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.

For more detailed freestyle judging rules, please head on over to the IYYF Freestyle Rules page here:
http://iyyf.org/rules/freestyle-rule/

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS BATTLE


8 COMPETITORS
Shinji Saito (2016 CoC Champion)
2017 1A Champion
2017 2A Champion
2017 3A Champion
2017 4A Champion
2017 5A Champion
Wildcard 1
Wildcard 2

The Battles will be 1-on-1, and the format is:
Quarter-Finals (8 competitors)
Semi-Finals (4 competitors)
Grand-Finals (2 competitors)

Each Battle will have 2 one-minute rounds.

FIRST ROUND
Judges will randomly pick a style of play that both players will need to perform.

SECOND ROUND
Both players will get to choose whatever style they wish to perform.

For the Grand-Final Battle, there will be 3 rounds instead of 2 rounds. The first 2 rounds will be done in the same format as all the other Battles, but for the 3rd round, the 2 competitors will get to choose what style/division they wish to perform as well.

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