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.

COMPETITION FORMAT


1A
All competitors (unless Seeded), will need to compete in 1min Preliminaries. Following which, the top 5 Qualifiers from the 1min Preliminaries will move on straight to the 3min Finals. The 6th to 25th place from the 1min Preliminaries will move on to the 1.5min Semi-Finals. The top 10 from the pool of Semi-Finalists will then move on to the 3min Finals. 1A Finals will consist of Seeded Players, Top 5 from 1min Preliminaries and Top 10 from 1.5min Semi-Finals.

2A / 3A / 4A / 5A
All competitors (unless Seeded), will need to compete in 1min Preliminaries. The top qualifiers will then progress on to the 3min Finals and compete against the Seeded players.

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%)


Control
(Control of yo-yo/string, Smoothness, Smooth flow and landings, Yo-Yo movement)
(0 – 10 points)

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

Performance Evaluation
(20%)


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 1A SEMI-FINALS (1.5 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%)


Control
(Control of yo-yo/string, Smoothness, Smooth flow and landings, Yo-Yo movement)
(0 – 10 points)

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

Performance Evaluation
(20%)


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.

Freestyle Evaluation
(40%)


Control
(Control of yo-yo/string, Smoothness, Smooth flow and landings, Yo-Yo movement)
(0 – 10 points)

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

Trick Diversity
(Trick choice, Trick mix, Trick presentation, Trick order)
(0 – 10 points)

Space Use & Emphasis
(Stage movement, Effective stage use, Expression size)
(0 – 10 points)

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

Construction
(Music use focusing on mood, tone, theme)
(0 – 10 points)

Body Control
(Stage professionalism, Posture, Attitude, Confidence)
(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
Arata Imai (2017 CoC Champion)
2018 1A Champion
2018 2A Champion
2018 3A Champion
2018 4A Champion
2018 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 two 45second rounds.

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

SECOND ROUND
Both players will get to choose whatever style they wish to perform BUT it cannot be the same style of play that they did in the FIRST ROUND.

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.