New seeding rules for the 2012 World Yo-Yo Contest:
Only the five reigning World Champions from 2011 are automatically seeded into their respective final.
Depending on the number of National Champions that show up to compete in a division, a “National Champions Qualifying Round” may be held.
This change is necessary in order to assure that the best unseeded players have a fair chance to advance to the finals and in order to limit the number of finalists in 1A to no more than 20 and in 2A-5A to no more than 10.
NEW RULES FOR 1A IN 2012: