August 2nd, 3rd and 4th - 2012 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando Florida.
World Yo-Yo Champion
Our 2012 Winners. Videos coming soon.
1A Hiroyuki Suzuki Japan
2A Shu Takada Japan
3A Hank Freeman USA
4A Rei Iwakura Japan
5A Takeshi MAtsuura Japan
Mark Hayward - Wheel of Penalty
Mark Hayward is a World Yo-Yo Champion, winning his title way back in 1995. This year he will return to the WYYC to host "The Wheel of Penalty." (Trying saying that out loud with an announcers voice, its very cool.) On Thursday night at sometime after 11PM, after Lucky's BBQ, Mark will host the annual game show that he founded at worlds o-so many years ago and that has recently been hosted by Mark McBride. Mark my words, Mark McBride (AKA Bride) can't be here this year, he's doing something silly like getting married, so we will Mark time with Mark Hayward hosting. I'm sure Bride is disappointed, but what can he do a continent away? :)
This invitational contest, forces, ... (ummm) invites top yo-yo players to freestyle while suffering from penalties chosen on a giant spinning wheel. The penalties have ranged from being tied to a chair, to being illustrated on by a world famous street artist. Not sure what Mark will do this year, except that it will be interesting.
Parents, this show is PG-13, and a strong PG-13, so at 11PM, decide if you want to know where your kids are :)
The winner is decided by the audience. So plan for time to put your towels and swim trunks away, and make it back to the hall after Lucky's BBQ.
Mark will also teach a workshop on creating an act and on getting it booked.