Whenever I think about my Filipino heritage and Yo-yoing, names like Sean Perez, Bryan Jardin and Hiro Koba come to mind. In that same thought I cannot help to think of their participation and support of the Flipspin Yo-Yo Komunidad and of course the Philippine National Yo-yo Contest, PNYYC.
Even though I have not witnessed the event myself, I thought it would be great to somehow support the contest in a special way and pay homage to my Filipino heritage.
With the help of my father, Vince Penacerrada, we reached out to the organizers of PNYYC. After a few days of messaging we arrived at an agreement that LorenzYoCubing will be an official platinum sponsor of the PNYYC 2018.
This year’s contest is coming up fast. The dates of the contest are September 1 and 2, 2018 and the venue will be at SM Marikina, Marcos Highway, Kalumpang, Marikina City.
There will be two main divisions (Professional Division and Amateur Division). The Professional Division will consist of five (5) divisions with a Preliminary round with one (1) minute routines & a Final round with three (3) minute routines:
- 1A Division: One sleeping Yo-Yo for string tricks.
- 2A Division: two (2) looping Yo-Yos for looping or circular trajectory tricks.
- 3A Division: two (2) sleeping yoyos for string tricks.
- 4A Division: one or more Yo-Yos not attached to the string/s for offstring tricks.
- 5A Division: one or more sleeping Yo-Yos not attached to the hand.
The Amateur Division will consist of players who are playing for less than 2 years. It will consist of two (2) minute routines. Previous champions will be seeded to the preliminaries of the PROFESSIONAL Division.
This contest is the biggest Yo-Yo contest in the Philippines and have inspired many to pursue professional yo-yo playing. I want to wish all the competitors the best and hope our support will help inspire and propagate this awesome performance sport. Mabuhay po!