Welcome to the 2016 World YoYo Contest!
Welcome to the website for the 2016 World YoYo Contest. We’re still filling in some details here and there, but check back often for the most updated information.
I’ve been attending the World YoYo Contest since 1996…first as an unsponsored competitor, then as a manufacturer rep, then as a judge, and now I’ll be the lead organizer for the entire event. The 2016 event will mark the 20th anniversary of my first World YoYo Contest, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to bring my own personal vision for this event to life.
The question I’ve been asked the most since announcing the 2016 event is “Why Cleveland?” In case you’re still wondering, here’s why:
Cleveland is a world-class city without the world-class prices. It’s easy and inexpensive to reach for both US and international players, and we have one of the best restaurant scenes in the entire country. We’ve got the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, our downtown area where the contest will be held is going to be freshly renovated to the tune of $32 million dollars, and it’s the city I call home. To top it all off, we’re working with the amazing folks at the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to make sure that this event is the best World YoYo Contest to date, with the largest public outreach and local support of any World YoYo Contest ever held.
I’ve got some great stuff planned for this year’s contest, and I hope you’ll join us on the banks of Lake Erie for great food, good friends, and the best yoyo play in the world.