OVER-40 FREESTYLE

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Yo-Yo is one of the few sports which is not affected by the contestant’s age or physical strength. There are many former National and World Champions who were over 40-50 when they won their title. Today, more and more parents, as well as people of older generations, are playing yo-yo all over the world.

However, the number of older yo-yo players are still very few compared to the number of 10-30 year old yo-yo players. This Freestyle event is designed to spotlight and showcase the talent of those who may be a minority in the community for now, but definitely deserve to be seen and amaze the audience on stage.

Competition Format

  • Only players 40 years old or older can compete in this event (Born on August 11, 1977 or earlier)
  • 2 minute freestyle
  • Player may choose their own music
  • Player must choose one style among 1A-5A
  • Scoring rules are the same as 1A-5A
  • Evaluation categories will be the same as the Semi-Final Round of 1A-5A
  • We will adjust/normalize the clicker score difference among styles with a coefficient.
Prelim

If we have 20 or more contestants in this event, we will hold a Prelim round.

  • Same rules as WildCard for 1A-5A
  • 30 second freestyle
  • Player must choose music from WildCard Music
  • Only Technical Execution will be judged (No Evaluations, No Major Deductions)
  • Player must choose one style among 1A-5A
  • Scoring rules are the same as 1A-5A
  • We will adjust/normalize the clicker score difference among styles with a coefficient.

* Winning this freestyle event does not make the winner a “Yo-Yo World Champion.” Therefore, the contestants in this event are also welcome to compete in 1A-5A to aim for a World Title.

Normalization Among Different Styles

To eliminate the difference of raw clicker number among different styles, we will multiply the sum of positive and negative clickers of each judge with the following value.

1A –
2A –
3A –
4A –
5A –

These values are calculated from the scores of the WYYC2016 Finals Top 5. (TBA)