WYYC2018 Contest Rules

Championship Divisions

Yo-Yo has various play styles, and in competition there are five main divisions from 1A to 5A. They are separated depending on the number and type of Yo-Yo they use. The winner of each division will be crowned a World Champion title.

*There are no class divisions by gender or age.

  • 1A – String Trick Freestyle with One Long-Spinning Yo-Yo
  • 2A – Looping Trick Freestyle with Two Responsive Yo-Yos
  • 3A – String Trick Freestyle with Two Long-Spinning Yo-Yos
  • 4A – Freestyle with Off String Yo-Yo(s)
  • 5A – Freestyle with Counter-Weight Yo-Yo(s)
  • AP – Art & Performance Division
Freestyle Competition. Technical ability and performance will be scored.

In the Final round, contestants will perform a freestyle routine to music of 3 minutes (Semi-Final: 90 seconds, Prelim: 1 minute, WildCard: 30 seconds), and judges will score Technical Execution and Freestyle Evaluation.

Depending on their latest contest placement, players will be seeded into different rounds.

Last year’s World Champions are seeded to Finals, Last year’s World 2nd and 3rd place and National Champions are seeded to Semi-Finals, and National Contest Top 10 are seeded to Preliminaries. All other contestants must compete from the WildCard Round.

Round Structure & Seeding Rules
Seeded Players
Freestyle Music Guidelines
WildCard Round & Music
Freestyle Scoring Rules
Summary of Freestyle Scoring Criteria
Detail of freestyle Rules
AP Division Rules

Non-Championship Divisions

Women’s Freestyle
  • Only women can compete
  • 2 minute freestyle
  • Choose one style from 1A-5A
Over-40 Freestyle
  • Only players 40 years old or older can compete
  • 2 minute freestyle
  • Choose one style from 1A-5A