2017-2019 WYYC Candidate Country Deadlines

Here is the outline of the general schedule of decision making process for the coming WYYC beginning with 2017.

3 years in advance: All Candidate Country/City/National Contest Organizers must submit their application
2.5 years in advance: Country decided by IYYF
2 years in advance: Country announced
1 year in advance: Venue determined/announced

2017 EUROPE Deadlines

OCT.15, 2015: All Candidate Countries submit their application
NOV.1, 2015: Country decided by IYYF
NOV.15, 2015: Country announced

2018 ASIA Deadlines

DEC.1, 2015: All Candidate Countries submit their application
FEB.1, 2016: Country decided by IYYF
AUG.1, 2016: Country announced
AUG.1, 2017: Venue determined/announced

2019 AMERICAS Deadlines

AUG.1, 2016: All Candidate Countries submit their application

We will try to keep to this schedule, but there may be some cases in which we cannot follow exactly as it is planned above.
Our goal with this schedule is to give each contest’s local organizers at least two years of preparation time to be able to make a good, well-planned contest.

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Change in WYYC15 seeding from Multi-National Contests

Previously for WYYC14, MNC Champions were seeded to the FINALS of the World Yo-Yo Contest.

Starting with World Yo-Yo Contest 2015, the Top 3 in each division of each MNC will instead be seeded to the SEMI-FINALS of WYYC15.

EYYC (Poland), AP (Singapore), Las Vegas Open (United States) and Latin America (Mexico) are the qualifying Multi-National Contests for WYYC15.

Not only EYYC, AP and Pan-America, but in the near future, we see a strong possibility of other regions being able to host their own MNC. Therefore, in order to accommodate all MNCs to be seeded to the World Contest, IYYF has decided to seed the MNC winners to the semi-finals instead. Furthermore, we value the quality of skill and performance of the top placing winners of MNCs and have decided to seed the top 3 from each division of all MNCs.

*Previous year’s World Champions are still seeded to the finals as they were in past years.
*National Champions remain seeded to the Semi-Finals, as they were last year.

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WYYC15 Venue & Date Confirmed!


Date: August 13-17, 2015

  • Aug. 13 – WildCard Round
  • Aug. 14 – Prelim Round
  • Aug. 15 – Semi-Final
  • Aug. 16 – FINAL
  • Aug. 17 – Stage / Demo

Place: Belle Salle Akihabara

(ベルサール秋葉原) Official Web Site

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World Yo-Yo Contest 2014 Prague is in a few weeks!


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World Yo-Yo Contest 2014 is up!


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2014 World Yo-Yo Contest Venue

The 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest venue will be Archa Theatre.


It is at the heart of Prague City and the venue for 2011, 2012 EYYC.



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Seeding Rule and Round Structure for 2014WYYC

Here is the rules for seeding and Round Structure for the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest. If you are considering to compete at your National Contest or World Yo-Yo Contest, please read those carefully.

Seeding Rules for the World Yo-Yo Contest

Round Structure for the World Yo-Yo Contest

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2014 World Yo-Yo Contest

2014 World Yo-Yo Contest
Date: August 7th – 9th, 2014
Place: Prague, Czech Republic

Web Site: To Be Announced.

Please keep checking this web site for further information.

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2013 World Yo-Yo Contest

This year’s World Contest will be held in Orlando Florida, USA.

Date: August 8, 9 and 10, 2013

Place: Rosen Plaza Hotel (Same as 2001-2012)

Web Site: 2013 Worlds Official Web Site

If you have any question, please contact from the above web site.

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IYYF Official Announcement

We are proud to announce that the World Yo-Yo Contest and the newly formed International Yo-Yo Federation (IYYF) are going to merge into one organization, with the IYYF taking over the running of the World Yo-Yo Contest.

IYYF is a nonprofit organization that unites national associations and is designed to become the governing body for yo-yoing as a sport. Starting in 2014 the IYYF will be responsible for hosting the World Yo-Yo Contest. After 14 years as chairman of the contest, Gregory Cohen is passing the torch to the IYYF so that, together with national yo-yo associations, the IYYF will host the WYYC in countries around the world. The planned schedule for the next four years is:

* 2013 United States of America (Orlando, Florida)

* 2014 Czech Republic (Prague)

* 2015 Japan (Tokyo)

* 2016 United States of America


The exact locations and dates of these events will be announced when they become available.

We will do our best to help the yo-yo community grow, support contests and national associations around the world and much more. You can find more information at http://iyyf.org and at http://worldyoyocontest.com


Ondrej Sedivy (CYA), Hironori Mii (JYYF), Rafael Matsunaga (ABI), Thad Winzenz (NYYL), Gregory Cohen (WYYC)

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