New IYYF Executive Board Members Appointed

IYYF had its second General Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on August 5, 2016.
We elected the next Executive Board and its Audit Committee, to serve a two-year term from September 1, 2016 until August 31, 2018.

Executive Board Members:
Ondra Sedivy (Czech Republic)
Hironori Mii (Japan)
Andre Boulay (USA)
Alfredo Mascali (Spain)
Steve Brown (USA)
Moyo Lin (Taiwan)
Grace Welch (UK)

Audit Committee:
Marcus Springer (Germany)
Nathan Crissey (USA)
Roy Teo (Singapore)

WYYC 2018 Host Country Announcement

The host country of the 2018 World Yo-Yo Contest will be announced at the end of the award ceremony at the 2016 World Yo-Yo Contest in Cleveland.

Thank you for your patience and please look forward to the announcement.

Deadline for WYYC2019 proposal is extended to Oct. 1, 2016

There have been some inquiries for running WYYC2019 in Americas, however they are not yet ready to put together their proposals. Therefore, the IYYF has extended the submission deadline (originally Aug. 1, 2016) to Oct. 1, 2016.

WYYC2016 is coming soon


2016 WORLD YOYO CONTEST will be held on Aug. 3-6, 2016 at Cleveland, Ohio, USA.


Deadline for WYYC2018 proposal is extended to Feb. 2016

There have been some inquiries for running WYYC2018 in Asia, however they are not yet ready to put together their proposals. Therefore, the IYYF has extended the submission deadline (originally Dec. 1, 2015) to Feb. 1, 2016.

If you are in Asia and are interested in running WYYC2018 in your country, please send your proposal to iyyf (at) by Feb. 1, 2016.

WYYC2017 will be in Iceland

The International Yo-yo Federation is pleased to announce that Reykjavik, Iceland, has been elected as the host city for the 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest!

Featuring some of the most experienced and well-known yo-yo contest organizers from Europe and the USA, the team behind the 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest is ready to deliver an event focused on players, where contestants from around the globe will be able focus on competing in the best possible conditions.

The IYYF congratulates the Icelandic team, and is looking forward to a fantastic event! Further details about the event and Reykjavik itself will be available in the coming days.

We would also like to express our gratitude towards team Poland, for stepping up to the challenge and presenting themselves as candidates to run the most important event for the worldwide yo-yo community.

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.

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.

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

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