Adjusted Seeding Rules for WYYC2021 Budapest

We hope everyone is taking care during this time of great uncertainty.
As you may know, due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, World Yo-Yo Contest 2020 in Budapest has been officially postponed to the summer of 2021. Also, there are many national contests that have been cancelled or rescheduled around the world.

Therefore, we have adjusted our yearly World Yo-Yo Contest seeding rules as follows:

Seeding from National Contests (NC)

Originally, NCs which were held between WYYC2019 and WYYC2020 would have seeded to WYYC2020 Budapest and NCs which were held between WYYC2020 and WYYC2021 would have seeded to WYYC2021 Tokyo.

Now, NCs will seed to the nearest WYYC like this:
– NCs between WYYC2019 and summer 2020 seed to WYYC2021 Budapest
– NCs between summer 2020 and WYYC2021 also seed to WYYC2021 Budapest
– NCs between WYYC2021 and WYYC2022 seed to WYYC2022 Tokyo

Here are some clarifications about this rule adjustment:
We expect that not many NCs will be held in 2020. However, if the health and safety of participants can be guaranteed and if the situation allows, the IYYF would encourage NC organizers to run their contest. Also, having a seed to WYYC is a national champion’s privilege we respect. Therefore, we will grant all the national champions between WYYC2019 and WYYC2021 a seed to WYYC2021.
With this adjustment, some countries may possibly have 2 NCs that can seed to 2021 Budapest (not 3 NCs).
NCs must be a different year number for both to seed to WYYC2021 Budapest from the same country.
Even if the same player wins 2 NCs, the 2nd NC seed will not transfer to the 2nd place winner.

For example:
– Country-A NC in Oct. 2019 seeds to WYYC2021 Budapest (Assuming no 2020)
– Country-B NC in June 2021 seeds to WYYC2021 Budapest (Assuming no 2020)
– Country-C NC in Oct. 2020 and June 2021 both seed to WYYC2021 (Assuming both 2020 & 2021 exist)

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All 1A-5A Division National Contest Champions will be seeded into the Semi-Final Round, and their Top 10 will be seeded into the Prelim Round.


Seeding from WYYC2019

Champions and finalists from WYYC2019 (the previous WYYC) will be seeded to WYYC2021 Budapest as usual.

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For 1A-5A Divisions:
1st place – Seed to Final
2nd & 3rd place – Seed to Semi-Final
Other Finalists – Seed to Prelim

The 2019 AP Division Grand-Prix Champion will be seeded to WYYC2021 Final.


Seeding from Multi-National Contests (MNC)

Same as National Contest seeding, all AP2020 (canceled), EYYC2020 (postponed), EYYC2021, and AP2021 will seed to WYYC2021 Budapest.

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If a contestant from a country which does not have a National Contest places in the Top 10 at an MNC, the contestant will be seeded to the Prelim Round.

Fore more details about seeding rules, please check the latest seeding rules page.

If you have any questions, please use this form to contact us.

The IYYF and WYYC teams are hoping for the best that there will be a quick end to this pandemic, and that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this difficult time. Meanwhile, we are working hard to get ready to host WYYC in Budapest in 2021 and Tokyo in 2022. See you at the World Yo-Yo Contest!