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Would you go to the 2018 worlds if they were in Shangai (with yo-yo)

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Worlds 2018 proposal
« on: July 22, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »

ITSA has received an official invitation, signed by the governor of the state of Cundinamarca (which includes Bogotá), Colombia, to have the 2018 world spintop contest in Colombia. It would take place together with a world festival of traditional games.
This is a very interesting proposal, because of the number of local players (hundreds) that would enter and also the support of the government with the logistics and expenses of the event.
I guess the decision is between this proposal and going to Shanghai, China, with the yo-yo contest. Or perhaps it could be divided between a modern spintop contest in China and a traditional trompo contest in Colombia.
In Iceland we will talk with the Chinese and Japanese to see what we could expect for tops in Shanghai. In October, Val, Dale and I will be judging the finals of a regional Trompo contest in Cundinamarca and we will be able to assess the infrastructure and their organizational skills so we will get a very good idea of what we could expect for a world contest.

I want to point out that this proposal could not have taken place if we had not formed ITSA.  :)


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Re: Worlds 2018 proposal
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 01:46:47 PM »

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Re: Worlds 2018 proposal
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 02:08:51 PM »

Hmmm.  Veeeeeeerrrrrrry interesting!!!
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Re: Worlds 2018 proposal
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 01:18:15 AM »

The ITSA and the IYYL are important organizations. We want this "sport" to be seen at least as something "legit". Having a centralized "governing body" really helps other organizations take this stuff as "serious".

I think breaking off spintops on their own wouldn't work well. Piggybacking onto yoyo has had acceptable results but nothing great. I think you'll get similar results at the very least by riding on this festival of traditional games. I'd say it's worth checking out.

As for my own opinion, since I'm on both sides, yoyo and spintops, I'd personally prefer to see them both at one place. At the same time, I'd prefer to see things where they are most appreciated and accepted. I think this is quite an interesting thing to come up.
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Re: Worlds 2018 proposal
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 02:44:13 PM »

Chris, keep in mind that until Greg held the World Yo-Yo contest in Orlando in was a part of IJA. It got to a point where the Yo-Yo community wanted more time/space/schedule than IJA could supply. Yo-Yo Worlds grew because it was its own event. The only question is when/how the spin top community can justify going as a separate event.
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MOVED: Worlds 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 06:46:20 PM »

The continuation of this topic has been moved to ITSA 2017 Annual Meeting.