World Yo-Yo Combined Division (CB)
1. Combined Division
The is an interdisciplinary freestyle division that will span three days, where number of contestants will be narrowed down each day and the winner will be the contestant with the highest total Average Normalized Score for the three disciplines. There are no compulsories or preliminary freestyles in this contest.
- To be eligible to compete in the combined division (CB) of the 2008 World Yo-Yo Contest all contestants must be Pre-Reregistered. This is a new contest requirement for the 2008 event and this rule will be strictly enforced.
- All contestants must register on-line no later than July 20, 2008 (two weeks prior to the start of the contest). You do not have to pay on-line at the time of pre-registration, you can pay at the door. Please keep in mind, it is cheaper to pay on-line.
- There will be a cash prize to be announced that will be divided between the top 6 contestants.
- Aerial: This is a combination of 4A (Off String) and 5A (Counter Weight) divisions. This division is for play with only one yo-yo that is not attached to the hand either at the string or at the finger. Any combination of these two styles is also allowed as long as only one yo-yo is in play at any time.
- Dual: This is a combination of 2A (two Yo-Yo Looping/Spinning tricks) and 3A (two Yo-Yo String/Spinning tricks). This division focuses on the simultaneous use of two yo-yos. This division will also allow any other styles that use two yo-yos simultaneously such as, but not limited to, two yo-yo Solo Ham and two yo-yo Freehand play.
- 1A: This is the traditional 1A division using only one yo-yo, and is based around string tricks where the yo-yo is attached to the hand and to the string.
2. Combined Division Contest Day 1
The first day's competition is open to all players who are registered to compete at the 2008 World Yo-Yo Contest and who have paid the Combined Division entry fee. The first event is a 90 second freestyle where the contestant may choose to compete in either the Aerial or the Dual style.
- The 6 Aerial contestants with the highest Average Normalized Scores and the 6 Dual contestants with the highest Average Normalized scores will advance to compete on Day 2. Note that these scores are tentative and will be recalculated at the end of the second day of competition along with the Day 2 scores for Aerial and Dual.
3. Combined Division Contest Day 2
The top 12 contestants (top 6 Dual and top 6 Aerial) compete on Day 2 with a 90 Second freestyle in the style they did not compete in the day before. For example, if a player competed on Day 1 in Aerial, on Day 2 that player must compete in Dual.
- The Average Normalized Scores for all 12 Aerial freestyles (6 from Day 1 and 6 from Day 2) will be calculated using all the average raw scores of the 12 Aerial contestants considered together.
- The Average Normalized Scores for all 12 Dual freestyles (6 from Day 1 and 6 from Day 2) will be calculated using all the average raw scores of the 12 Dual contestants considered together.
The top 6 contestants determined by the sum of their Average Normalized Scores for Aerial and Dual will advance to compete for the championship on Day 3.
4. Combined Division Contest Day 3
The 6 finalists will compete in a 90 second 1A freestyle on Day 3. The contestant's Average Normalized Score for their 1A freestyle will be added to their combined Average Normalized Score from the previous two freestyles to determine their Final Score. The winner will be the contestant with the highest total Average Normalized score for the three disciplines.
5. Judging System Details
This division will be scored using the normalized scoring system and rules as used in the other five technical divisions 1A-5A. As in the other 5 championship divisions scoring for each contestant is based on total technical and performance style points he earns minus deductions for missed trick elements, restarts, loss of control, knotted yo-yos, etc.
The high and low normalized scores from the judging panel for each contestant are discarded and the middle scores are averaged to determine the contestant?s Average Normalized Score.
The final Combined Division Championship scores are the total or cumulative Average Normalized Score for all three freestyles.
Ties will be broken as follows:
- Day 1 Ties: In the event of a tie, Average Normalized Scores of the tied contestants will be recalculated by including the previously discarded high and low judges scores.
- Day 2 Ties: In the event of a tie, the two day Combined Average Normalized Scores of the tied contestants will be recalculated by including the previously discarded high and low scores for both days.
- Day 3 Ties: In the event of a tie, three day Cumulative Average Normalized Scores of the tied contestants will be recalculated by including the previously discarded high and low scores for all three days.
- If any of the tie-breaker procedures above still results in a tie, the Head Judges and the Contest Director may declare a tie or use the ordinal scoring system to break the tie.