Russian Yoyoing Competition 2014 was the first country-wide championship yoyoing.ru held in December 2014 - and here is a little summary of the event: this page was yet unannounced outside a very close list of our friends, sponsors and IYYF spectators - and now it is live for everyone.
We are extremely happy to say that RYC'2014 was a successful event - maybe not commercially (we were always accepting this risk), but the response we had and still having from the very players and visitors is just spectacular. Of course, there were a bunch of problems we faced and there's much for us to work on in future, but we've never been so sure about the way we're on.
On this page we'll be covering facts like attendance, full results, social media coverage and some details which define the way yoyoing.ru "works". Inspin remained our own quality/sexiness standard - and we were happy to try more at RYC'2014. Please refer to our primary social platform to follow the whole #rycmoscow2014 update history at yoyoing.ru VK page: for those of you unaware of it - VK (VKontakte, vk.com/vkontakte.ru) is a Facebook-like thing extremely popular in Russia and CIS.
With the amazing support from our friends from all around the planet we were able to make more for our scene: American, European, Asian and local brands and stores united to give Russian scene a proper push. Thank you guys - each one of you, ones we're happy to be working with for years and those we met last months, thank you: we're proud to be a part of a worldwide family like this.
This year we're ready to make the next step - with the video we released this September, we made an official announcement of Russian Yoyoing Federation, a series of regional events starting with Cherepovets Yoyoing Competition on September 26th and, of course, the Russian Yoyoing Competition 2015 which will take place in Moscow this December, so stay tuned.
Wish you were here guys - and thanks again to everyone who made it real for us. We're proud to present the results of this work to public outside Russia - spread the word, and be ready to hear more from Russia in 2015/2016 season.
We are extremely thankful to Flacon Design Centre for supporting us - The Cube venue was amazing, and we were glad to use every single feature of it during the event. Dynamic lights and modular walls (the outer shields of second and third floor can be moved down to form a required space on the first floor) allowed us to create a proper atmosphere for both competing, practicing and chilling.
We were glad to invite Rodrigo Yokota to Russian Yoyoing Competition 2014 - and when the dates were confirmed, Danilo Packer and Marcelo Bazani decided to make their own trip to Moscow to accompany our special guest. When we first contacted Whip we had no idea of how far this can go - imagine our surprize! We're extremely thankful to the whole Brazilian crew for this: having our own childhood heroes here felt absolutely amazing.
A very special idea Rodrigo came up with was live painting at the event: five canvases and acrylic paint, a few brushes and a concept of making a piece for every "A" yoyo division, all five drawn at the same time.
We wanted to be creative in every aspect - and our attention to details sometimes goes too far: but that's what we are about. Bracelets, tickets, posters, trophies, even scene decoration.
We were proud to welcome players from different Russian cities: not just Moscow and St. Petersburg, but Kaluga, Astrakhan, Omsk, Himki, Naberezhnye Chelny, Krasnodar, Cherepovets and Ramenskoye.
Our friends Egor Ruzavin and Oleg Matveev provided us with a ton of photos - both available at yoyoing.ru VK page.
We love the way players express their view of the RYC - and we are happy to see how more than a hundred #rycmoscow2014 photos and videos shared before, during and after the event.
The main divisions were judged based on international patterns combined with the "bonus" system first tested on yoyoing.ru previous events - Cherepovets Yoyoing Competition (CYC'2014) and Naberezhnye Chelny Yoyoing Competition (NCYC'2014) earlier this year. We were using a slightly adjusted version of "bonus" points awarded by each judge after the trick/element comlpetion; the results were then put through an excel sheets with cleanliness + execusion / music use + body control columns. The values used were 60%/20%/20%.
Head judges for the event were Vladimir Glazkov (RYYA regional events, CYC'2014, NCYC'2014), Denis Sudarchikov (RYYA regional events, indie events) and Mark Artsruni (5 years of judging experience for RYYA, Inspin) - accompanied by other yoyoing.ru members such as Yan Saveliev, Mikhail Baklanov and so on.
We'd like to thank our friends at BOLDKIT for providing us with a full 60fps freestyle coverage: top three places in 1A division are embedded here and uploaded on boldkit.com with 2.5x slow motion playback and loop options, while all other videos will be available soon on both BOLDKIT platform and yoyoing.ru YouTube channel.
|3||Evgeniy (Yujin) Kochergin||Moscow||20||87.7|
|5||Petr Aminev||Nizhniy Novgorod||17||84.9|
|19||Artem Sadriev||St. Petersburg||24||48|
|1||Artem Sadriev||St. Petersburg||24|
|1||Roman Kotelnikov||St. Petersburg||17|
|1||Petr Aminev||Nizhniy Novgorod||17||81.3|
|6||Evgeniy (Yujin) Kochergin||Moscow||20||78.4|
|10||Artem Sadriev||St. Petersburg||24||72.6|
|22||Mikhail Kotsilov||St. Petersburg||16||58.1|
|23||Alexander Kivit||St. Petersburg||17||54.2|
|24||Alexander Lanin||St. Petersburg||14||53.2|
|25||Yuri Sergachev||St. Petersburg||18||49.5|
|26||Egor Ruzavin||Naberezhnye Chelny||16||48.0|
|31||Ivan Kozyrev||St. Petersburg||16||42.9|
|33||Evgeniy Kim||St. Petersburg||17||40.7|
|36||Yuri Maksimov||St. Petersburg||15||39.8|
|37||Vladislav Zozulin||St. Petersburg||14||35.2|
|39||Dmitriy Medvedev||Naberezhnye Chelny||16||33.0|
|2||Artem Sadriev||St. Petersburg||24|
|1||Roman Kotelnikov||St. Petersburg||17|
|1||Yuri Sergachev||St. Petersburg||18|
|5||Egor Ruzavin||Naberezhnye Chelny||16|
|15||Yuri Maksimov||St. Petersburg||15|
|16||Ivan Kozyrev||St. Petersburg||16|
|20||Artem Sadriev||St. Petersburg||24|
|28||Alexander Lanin||St. Petersburg||14|
|30||Mikhail Kotsilov||St. Petersburg||16|
|35||Vladislav Zozulin||St. Petersburg||14|
|37||Alexander Kivit||St. Petersburg||17|
|38||Petr Aminev||Nizniy Novgorod||17|
|40||Evgeniy Kim||St. Petersburg||17|
|47||Dmitriy Medvedev||Naberezhnye Chelny||16|
|49||Evgeniy (Yujin) Kochergin||Moscow||20|