World Yo-Yo Contest 2018 will be held in Shanghai, China, in August of 2018.

The particular dates and venue details are coming soon.


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Here is the page for the contest rules for the World Yo-Yo Contest 2017 in Iceland.

WYYC2017 Contest Rules

In particular, the deadline for AP Division video submissions is very close. Please make sure you check the dates and submit on-time if you plan to compete in the AP Division.

For any other information aside from the Contest Rules, please visit the WYYC2017 official web site.

World Yo-Yo Contest 2017

After much discussion among judges all over the world, we have a freestyle scoring criteria change that will be effective starting with this year’s WYYC.

The only changes this year will be with evaluation criteria.

Up Until 2016:

  • Execution
  • Cleanliness
  • Variation
  • Rareness
  • Space Use
  • Music Use
  • Body Control
  • Showmanship

Beginning in 2017:

  • Execution
  • Control (Formerly “Cleanliness.” Name change only)
  • Trick Diversity (Compared to “Variation,” it concentrates on trick choice, trick mix, trick order and trick presentation.)
  • Space Use & Emphasis (Formerly “Space Use.” Name change only)
  • Choreography (Formerly “Music Use.” Concentrates on hitting sounds, beats, cues, etc.)
  • Construction (Formerly “Music Use.” Concentrates on mood, tone, routine, theme, etc.)
  • Body Control
  • Showmanship

Detailed rules are coming soon.


We have had many inquiries and ideas for running WYYC in a different place from many enthusiastic people. However, after a few rounds of application submission, we realized the allotted time was not enough for people to fully prepare their proposals. Again, we have decided to set the submission deadline back further, starting with the current application round.

2019 Americas:
Feb. 28, 2017: Deadline for the proposals (We extended the deadline until April 1, 2017)
August, 2017: Announcement at WYYC2017 in Iceland

2020 Europe:
Feb 28, 2018: Deadline for the proposals
August, 2018: Announcement at WYYC2018 in Shanghai

2021 Asia:
Feb. 28, 2019: Deadline for the proposals
August, 2019: Announcement at WYYC2019 in Americas (location to be determined)

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)

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.