JUDGING OF YO-YO FREESTYLES
Freestyles will be scored using three separately weighted criteria and five expert judges with specific areas of expertise. To introduce you to the system we will focus on each aspect and explain the judging process.
Positive Technical Points – Two Judges
Technical positive point judges are focused on scoring the specific trick elements performed during freestyle. For example for a more complex string trick they evaluate the initial mounts, string maneuvers, and overall level of complexity and difficulty to award it a specific value of points. Both level of difficulty and quality of execution are aspects carefully considered by these professionals. Tricks are performed and judged in real-time on stage by our judging panel.
Negative Technical Points – One Judge
Negative technical point judges are focused on calculating deductions for mistakes made in missing mounts, string hits, general mistakes, loss of spin, loss of control, and changing yo-yos due to mistake during performance.
Originality (One Judge)
Points will be awarded for tricks that are clearly new concepts, variations, or adaptations.
Performance/Execution (One Judge)
The Performance score is based on a number of different criteria that rewards players who present a solid well choreographed routine and who make a connection with their audience in their presentation. Execution is focused on rewarding players for quality of their control and movements and overall precision. The performance judge will typically be a performer who is not necessarily a yo-yo professional
Freestyle Score Calculation:
Raw scores from the judges will be normalized on a scale of 1 – 100, and weighted as follows:
Technical Points – 65%
Originality – 10%
Performance – 25%
Scores will be announced at the end of the event during award ceremony.