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BKO 2016 - Bristol
« on: 13 December, 2015, 16:02:06 »


BKO 2016 will be in Bristol.
Competition page, with venue details is at http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html

April 30th, Saturday, Social Day (See below)
May 1st, Sunday, Competition Day
May 2nd, (Bank Holiday) Monday.... anyone still around? Chill-out day, with Monke in the evening.

UPDATE: There will be a raffle. With a great top prize. [Log in to see the attached picture]
UPDATE: Win a flight to Japan!
SATURDAY UPDATE: The Omnium competition will begin at 13:30. Details of the competition will be revealed on the day.
UPDATE: £60 cash for 1st place in the Dan Jam.
UPDATE: Royal Kendama are going to livestream the BKO! Follow them on twitter (@RoyalKendama)  and/or Bambuser, for live links to the stream.
UPDATE: Table booked for Sunday night pizza!
UPDATE: Sunday. Bit of a walk to cashpoints. So BRING CASH WITH YOU.
UPDATE: Saturday. Could be showery. Bring a hat and coat! We'll dodge into coffee shops if needed.
UPDATE: Monday chill-out in Castle Park (afternoon) and MoNKe & pub (evening). (See http://kendama.co.uk/monke ).

FAQ:
Q. Do I have to buy a ticket?
A. No, just turn up on the Sunday and pay for whichever divisions you wish to enter.

Q. Where shall I stay?
A. Check out where the Social and Competition days are being held, and try to find a hotel or Air B & B nearby. Bristol isn't too large a city, so as long as you're not way on the outskirts, you'll probably be within 40 minutes' walk.

Q. I've never been to a competition before. Is it okay just to watch?
A. Yes, certainly. But why not have a go at entering? Although the BKO is a "serious competition", we're a friendly crowd and everyone is encouraged to do their best. If you don't try, you'll never know if you like it or not. You might surprise yourself…

Q. Will you be doing gradings at the weekend?
A. We will try to fit in some gradings first thing on Sunday. But we have time constraints to get everything done, so we can't promise. On Saturday, if the weather permits, we may have more time to do some gradings.

SATURDAY:
We will meet in Queen's Square, between 12:30 and 14:30. We'll then move to Millenium Square Landing/Millenium Square for a change of scenery. We may move on to College Green later on. In the evening, we'll go for a meal at a nearby Indian restaurant.[1]
UPDATE: The Omnium competition will begin at 13:30. Details of the competition will be revealed on the day.
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 1. If you were at the 2013 Bristol BKO social day, we can promise you... LESS WALKING! ;)
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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #1 on: 13 December, 2015, 21:44:16 »
Mmm, 35£ a return ticket from Dublin. I'll consider it.

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #2 on: 14 December, 2015, 10:10:36 »
Wow @shalafi thats very reasonable. For me coming from Ramsgate Kent it will probably take me twice as long to travel and twice the price by car or train and similar, but a lot longer by coach.

Am hopeful of coming though!
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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #3 on: 14 December, 2015, 15:48:30 »
I'll be there!
(Hopefully for both days, but not certain as of yet! I'll decide closer to the time)
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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #4 on: 22 December, 2015, 17:12:01 »
Competition day venue announced: http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #5 on: 11 January, 2016, 15:10:45 »
We've been asked...
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Quick question regarding bko. I had been jamming a yellow ozora i intended to use. However the sword is dyed a light green colour. Will this be disallowed?
...and may as well answer publicly. On http://kendama.co.uk/approved.html , the disallowed modifications are:
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Disallowed Modifications
Adding glue below the tip's slope
Altering the ball's (paint) surface in any way
Sharpening the spike
Re-building a bluntened spike with resin, or other substance
Adding any markings to the ken or ball
Removal of original sticker/seal
Mixing parts of different kendamas
Modifying the ken or dama in any way that alters the original design (other than through natural use)
Excessive wearing-in. A judge may disallow a kendama if it has too many nicks or notches, which may provide an advantage for balance tricks.
Stained kens are not specifically mentioned, but would appear to come under "adding any markings". However, judges are also allowed to use their discretion, so if a judge felt that a stained ken did not give any advantage, and also had not affected how the surface of the wood might play/feel, then she may be inclined to allow it. It would definitely be on a case-by-case basis though, so the kendama in question would have to be seen and approved by the judge.

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #6 on: 11 January, 2016, 15:16:10 »
Ok thanks. It doesnt seem to add anything in terms of playability on ken to tama contact. Just appearance i guess. Although it might just be a good excuse to get another jka dama ;) thanks again

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #7 on: 17 January, 2016, 14:22:19 »
I really hope to make this event and will probably have the family in tow (wife and two skids).

Whats the accommodation like?

Have checked premier inns and travelodge so far. Seeing as its a bank holiday weekend it could be pricey! Any cheap suggestions would be appreciated ;D

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #8 on: 17 January, 2016, 15:07:27 »
Air B&B is probably worth a look. Great to hear you're planning on coming.

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #9 on: 17 January, 2016, 17:40:18 »
Cheers @The Void I will look into that one.

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #10 on: 17 January, 2016, 17:41:49 »
Ah ha its a B&B search engine.
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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #11 on: 18 January, 2016, 23:27:51 »
No, airb&b is for private people only. There are no professional b&b there, only normal people that rent one room in their house.

It's cheaper than normal b&b, as most of the new 'cooperative economy' sites.

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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #12 on: 19 January, 2016, 06:01:57 »
@shalafi I see that now. Looks like quite a useful site. And there seems to be some very reasonable prices around Bristol. Out of curiosity I also checked Tokyo and prices there are even cheaper!!
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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #13 on: 19 January, 2016, 11:22:02 »
@KenSan I was just making sure that you get the concept right. It is a more personal stay, some people like it better, some don't. Also, the quality of the experience varies a lot, some people are amazing hosts while others just want some extra money and don't care.
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Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
« Reply #14 on: 21 January, 2016, 21:37:58 »
Looks like I'm coming!
Used the Airbnb and booked some accommodation near Redcatch park area. I shall be flying solo so no kensan jnr!
I shall see you there!
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