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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: world yoyo contest 2017
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2017, 04:43:05 PM »

My wife just asked me where worlds will be in Iceland so I did some searching and found this on the meetinreykjavik website:

IYYF WORLD YO-YO CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
10 August - 12 August
The International Yo-yo Federation is pleased to announce that Reykjavik, Iceland, has been elected as the host city for the 2017 World Yo-Yo Contest! Expecting about 700 guests to attend at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre on August 10-12, 2017.

Harpa concert hall?  Seems like there might be a piano there!!!
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Re: world yoyo contest 2017
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2017, 06:41:25 PM »

That is a pretty spectacular venue!

Main concert hall (but the contest could be in another hall):




Personally, I prefer the venue to be attached to a hotel. Anyway, it should be great!

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Re: world yoyo contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2017, 12:26:30 AM »

I have been told by the organizer that ITSA will be in charge of the spintop contest in Reykjavik.  ;D
There will be two stages, but they want us on the main one.  :) :)
I don't know yet about the availability of workshop/throwdown rooms.

Wow Air (Iceland) currently has flights from Miami to Amsterdam or Paris with layover in Reykjavik for $300 round trip, but not in August. Also very cheap from the West Coast (but does not fly from Texas  :( )

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Re: world yoyo contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2017, 03:25:59 AM »

You can find flights in August for cheap, just have to dig through their very bizarre website to be able to search those dates. I think I got there by finding flights from a particular city for an advertised month, then modifying the date ranges within their search results.

I found NYC to Reykjavik for about $280 on dates around worlds (allowing for a week stay and leaving the day after worlds). Would probably be worth getting to a city Wow Air flies out of and then taking their cheap flight if you're on a budget.

I'm actually going to be in Iceland quite a while.. my wife is coming with me and she has to be back for work by the 31st of July so we're going to do a week-ish there then she'll leave and I'm sticking around until after worlds.. pretty excited to have 9+ days to drive around the country and do some photography without anybody bugging me about being too slow ;)

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Re: world yoyo contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2017, 02:50:54 PM »

The Iceland Worlds website is up with information as of this weekend. They list places to stay in the accommodations section. Where is everyone planning on staying? If I go I want to be where the top players will be. 
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Re: world yoyo contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2017, 07:44:36 PM »

.. pretty excited to have 9+ days to drive around the country and do some photography without anybody bugging me about being too slow ;)
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The Iceland Worlds website is up with information as of this weekend. They list places to stay in the accommodations section. Where is everyone planning on staying? If I go I want to be where the top players will be.
I don't know yet. I just looked at the worlds site and the accommodations are not precisely cheap.
I guess it is time to look into this.
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