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Title: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 13 December, 2015, 16:02:06
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2016_800.jpg)

BKO 2016 will be in Bristol.
Competition page, with venue details is at http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html (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 (http://kendama.co.uk/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 (https://twitter.com/royalkendama) (@RoyalKendama)  and/or Bambuser (https://bambuser.com/channel/RoyalKendama), 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 (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html), and try to find a hotel or Air B & B (http://airbnb.co.uk/) 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 (http://kendama.co.uk/exam.html) 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.
Click the map to enlarge.
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO2016-Sat_600.jpg) (http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO2016-Sat_Lg.jpg)

(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2016-FLIGHTPRIZE-800.jpg)
 1. If you were at the 2013 Bristol BKO social day, we can promise you... LESS WALKING! ;)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 13 December, 2015, 21:44:16
Mmm, 35£ a return ticket from Dublin. I'll consider it.

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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan 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!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Dimensions 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)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 22 December, 2015, 17:12:01
Competition day venue announced: http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA 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 (http://kendama.co.uk/approved.html) , the disallowed modifications are:
Quote
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.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: kayadama 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
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan 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

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 17 January, 2016, 15:07:27
Air B&B is probably worth a look. Great to hear you're planning on coming.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 17 January, 2016, 17:40:18
Cheers @The Void I will look into that one.

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 17 January, 2016, 17:41:49
Ah ha its a B&B search engine.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi 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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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan 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!!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi 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.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan 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!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 21 January, 2016, 22:25:50
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!
Hurray (for you, less so for Jnr)!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 24 January, 2016, 14:52:14
Don't let this be the last ever BKO. Put the date in your diary NOW, and COME TO THE BKO!
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2016_800.jpg)
Title: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: fiddletriks on 24 January, 2016, 19:34:04
I've spoke to a few people about kendamas that are allowed to be used. @mreasyguy said most ozoras are 100% allowed for competition?
This will be my first BKO so I'm super excited haha!


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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 24 January, 2016, 21:39:00
I've spoke to a few people about kendamas that are allowed to be used.
Or you could go to the link provided, http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html) , and read the Rules section, which clearly links to http://kendama.co.uk/approved.html (http://kendama.co.uk/approved.html) . :) Ozoras okay.
Looking forwards to having you there.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 26 January, 2016, 15:57:40
The Intermediate list has been decided... but not filmed or announced yet. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Dimensions on 27 January, 2016, 21:17:16
Hey, just noticed that were keeping the joker in the mix. Nice!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 28 January, 2016, 15:21:21
Yes.

Beginners list is the same as last year. Intermediate list is out now. See http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html)

Advanced list coming... tomorrow?
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: the milky oolong on 28 January, 2016, 15:55:05
Wot, no weird music? That's surely why you didn't land the JS first time!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 28 January, 2016, 18:40:03
Wot, no weird music? That's surely why you didn't land the JS first time!
After all the audio editing I did on last year's Adv vid, and getting a total of zero responses about it - good or bad - I frankly CBA. frubble wricket crutter baikwhorkh And it was a string tweak. : :-\
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: mreasyguy on 28 January, 2016, 21:15:31
Nice!

I like the change in the intermediate, allows for some very quick runs if practiced enough and some good clutch points.  8)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 29 January, 2016, 14:47:34
Advanced trick list and video are out!
Please...
- Read ALL the rules and details on http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html)
- Read all the clarifications in the video.
- Use the Slomo button in JTV's Flash player, or use JTV's Download buttons, to play the video on your computer at slow/frame-by-frame speed if needed
... before asking questions on tricks.

If in doubt, tricks must be performed as in the video.

You have 3 months. Use them wisely! :D
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 29 January, 2016, 16:51:11
Interesting trick selection. Thinker Village particularly keeps the weirdness of the list up :)

A few tricks in there that I want to try or to get better at, independently of me going to the BKO or not.

I liked the music thou :-P
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 29 January, 2016, 17:09:37
Just watched the trick lists and there are a fair few I've never seen before, so I shall have fun trying them out over the next few months!

Shalafi's Hanging 1 turn aero has me stumbling at the moment from his IKO trick list. I've been close but not close enough!


Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Dimensions on 29 January, 2016, 17:13:10
Liking the list! Looks fun!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: mreasyguy on 29 January, 2016, 20:17:52
A nice mix once again!

Some of those go against all kinds of "normal" mind, like flat juggle?! that just made my hand confused relearning a juggle, same goes for the bird no spin lighthouse (bird fast-hand lighthouse?)Love it!

Well time to drill these tricks in!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 29 January, 2016, 23:23:13
Some of those go against all kinds of "normal" mind, like flat juggle?! that just made my hand confused relearning a juggle, same goes for the bird no spin lighthouse (bird fast-hand lighthouse?)Love it!
My hands were a bit reluctant to play along too! :) (Although I do "flats" with juggling clubs. Feels a bit different with a ken....)
Have fun with 'em!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 31 January, 2016, 08:56:57
@BKA regarding the competition levels beginner, intermediate and advanced. You obviously have guide lines for what level of player should enter each division. But quite a few players will have no grading so do you ever say to any participants that you think they should enter a certain (next division up) division judging by what you've seen them do?
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 31 January, 2016, 11:23:23
If asked, yes. Or we might give a suggested level. But it is up to the player. If a player is quite nervous, and it's their first competition, then perhaps they might want to go for beginner, even if their skill level suggests they might go higher. That is allowed, but... let your conscience be your guide. And in any case, there is the rule that if you win, you must move up a division, so you can't be a "repeat offender". Also, even if you have no official grading, you can always self-certify to give yourself an idea of your level.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 01 February, 2016, 20:40:20
Okay, cool.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 10 February, 2016, 17:59:35
Time to do some shout-out reminder/encouragements!
@Bozzy @jordanfung @Thorny @Efect @Kernow Kendama @KenDogma @danielc @Tsari @BenBenVx @Diggthisskendama @AdamWest @matias.marquezblanc @Jak @BigKidJim @Kingi @KrisWhyte

Put the date in your diary!
If you want to/can come - start making a plan!
If you don't want to/can't come - okay, sorry.
BUT.... No "oh I didn't realise it was that weekend" excuses please! :)

http://kendama.co.uk/bko (http://kendama.co.uk/bko)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KrisWhyte on 10 February, 2016, 19:44:04
Its been a while, but im still suffering from the bko 2014 blues! I think im going to try and come to this one.. :D
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 11 February, 2016, 00:02:53
Hope you can make it, Kris!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 12 February, 2016, 17:39:41
^
|
| UPDATE: See first post (http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2663.msg23029.html#msg23029). Prize news!


Happy Friday.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 12 February, 2016, 18:41:04
That is a very generous prize @BKA
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 13 February, 2016, 02:14:04
Yes, @KenSan . This one is courtesy of Mr Yano of the J.K.A. We've been trying to give it away for a while now, but someone will definitely win it at the B.K.O. this year!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 13 February, 2016, 08:18:11
The raffle is a great idea. I hope it helps bringing more people to the BKO
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 14 February, 2016, 17:58:30
Update! Saturday details.
See (updated) first post (http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2663.msg23029.html#msg23029) in the thread.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Rich on 22 February, 2016, 19:33:04

Definitely gonna be there! I think i can speak for Will as well and say he'll be down. Also my girlfriend will be coming too and entering beginner, as well as taking photos! Looking forward to that Mugen raffle as well!

Everyone undecided, it's worth it just for a trip to our fair city! Plus there'll be kendamas!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!


I feel that was too many exclamation marks......  :D
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: SamB on 23 February, 2016, 17:49:53
I'll be there for sure! I'm actually going to practice some freestyle this time too!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 23 February, 2016, 22:32:07
Great to hear that from both of you, @Rich and @SamB !
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 29 February, 2016, 14:49:41
UPDATE :
First prize in Advanced: A return flight from Europe to attend Kendama Festa in Japan (July 16/17). Courtesy of JKA.
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2016-FLIGHTPRIZE-800.jpg)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 29 February, 2016, 15:07:47
That's a freaking good prize!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 29 February, 2016, 21:12:40
 :o Cool! Some nice prizes on offer that's for sure.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: donald grant on 02 March, 2016, 03:28:18
That is indeed an awesome prize!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: s070s on 04 March, 2016, 08:57:20
Is there anyone i could stay with that weekend?
the tricks look cool and would love to go to england again.

i'm thinking of booking a flight,
but it would be cheaper and MORE Fun if i could stay at some in stead of sleeping in a B&B or hostel by my self.

Or is the a Kendama-hostel-take-over allready planned >??

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: LarsVegas on 05 March, 2016, 08:56:16
Awesome, not that I ever have the chance the get the prize. The JKA is really reaching out lately.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 05 March, 2016, 11:41:02
not that I ever have the chance the get the prize.
Not with that attitude, you don't! Whoever practices most is likliest to win.

Edit: Now this guy's got the right attitude!
I'm looking forward to next year :) .... And I take the next tasks as exercises and inspiration for myself.
;)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: LarsVegas on 05 March, 2016, 15:32:53
not that I ever have the chance the get the prize.
Not with that attitude, you don't! Whoever practices most is likliest to win.

Edit: Now this guy's got the right attitude!
I'm looking forward to next year :) .... And I take the next tasks as exercises and inspiration for myself.
;)

I think there's a slight difference between optimistic and unrealistic ;)
I know how much time I have to practice and I know the skills of potential competitors. And if you add the two, there's simply no way to become BKO winner (advanced) this year.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 06 March, 2016, 16:01:03
SATURDAY UPDATE: The Omnium competition will begin at 13:30. Details of the competition will be revealed on the day.
[Log in to see the attached image]
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Dimensions on 06 March, 2016, 17:12:55
I assume this has nothing to do with cycling.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: s070s on 07 March, 2016, 18:02:29
Present...
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 07 March, 2016, 18:26:47
Present...
Yeah!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 17 March, 2016, 16:09:23
BKO (http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2663.msg23029.html#msg23029).

@Broady @Magda @Patch89 @Mark 
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 18 March, 2016, 13:30:30
Some FAQs added to the first post (http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2663.0.html).
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 29 March, 2016, 21:38:42
A big thank you to…

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 07 April, 2016, 14:59:35
More thank yous to…

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 07 April, 2016, 22:35:37
And...
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 11 April, 2016, 15:19:38
£60 for Dan Jam winner.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 11 April, 2016, 16:03:48
Anyone want to have fun guessing what The Omnium is?
SATURDAY UPDATE: The Omnium competition will begin at 13:30. Details of the competition will be revealed on the day.
[Log in to see the attached image]
So far we have...
I assume this has nothing to do with cycling.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 12 April, 2016, 14:55:13
Given that the wikipedia says that it is "a multiple race event" that is used on cycling, my guess is that it is a similar format competition but with kendama when people compete in different modes and then gets points for each individual one.

i.e. Games of Ken, Dan Jam, KnockOut, SpinOff, etc... and then combine the results.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 15 April, 2016, 19:47:08
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Jak on 18 April, 2016, 20:39:44
Just booked my hotel! Been hesitant to say I'm a definite to come but now it's official! I should probably look at the trick-list now then...
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 18 April, 2016, 23:08:37
@Jak I'd noticed you'd not commented, so was mentally writing you off as a no-show. Great that you'll be there! :)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 22 April, 2016, 15:12:20
Just over a week to go!
Here's a throwback pic….
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Dimensions on 22 April, 2016, 18:44:26
So, I've decided I'll just be making it for the Sunday - 'cause of exams and all.
So see you all there!

Can I request filming of the Omnium? I'm rather intrigued about it.
-Rob
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 23 April, 2016, 14:19:35
We'll see about filming, Rob. Hopefully, but can't promise.

Meanwhile, 1 WEEK TO GO!
One last shout out/reminder to some waverers/lurkers… hope you don't mind dudes, … shout if you're coming!
@Rich @Will T @Paul_S @SamSpry1993 @over_the_valleys @Sonicpearse @BenPycroft24 @JakeHookins @Toby @Kernow Kendama @charlieforsyth @Mad0zak @Broady @Diggthisskendama @Efect @landor @BenBenVx @Ash

And to everyone… bring a friend!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Paul_S on 23 April, 2016, 16:13:18
not gonna be there, going on a weekend cycling/rock climbing/camping away in the peak district I booked ages ago. have fun :)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Sonicpearse on 23 April, 2016, 17:44:32
Yep I'll be there. My boy may come too... looking forward to jamming.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 24 April, 2016, 13:59:30
This:
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Rich on 24 April, 2016, 23:43:50

Of course I'll be there! I'm neither a waverer nor a lurker thank you void!

Although I did drop off the radar for a bit... still, I don't forget!

See you guys there, can't wait. Although work has meant I haven't practised enough. >_<
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 24 April, 2016, 23:45:33
Sorry Rich, but... Good to hear. And all the hype is good hype. Meanwhile, you've got a week to practice!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Toby on 25 April, 2016, 07:56:38
I am actually in Bristol on Saturday night so could potentially attend. I've not done kendama for a long long time though. What division would I be eligible for? Better get practising...loads of tricks I've never tried!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 25 April, 2016, 12:06:21
Hi @Toby
Cool that you might make it. I reckon even a rusty you would be too good for Beginner, so Intermediate probably beckons, unless you feel like plunging straight for Advanced. Plus 7ToSpike if you fancied it. Hope to see you on Sunday!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 25 April, 2016, 14:01:20
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Sonicpearse on 26 April, 2016, 14:12:35
5 days to go... get that practice in everyone...
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2016, 14:17:33
@Royal kendama are going to livestream the BKO! Follow them on twitter (https://twitter.com/royalkendama) (@RoyalKendama)  and/or Bambuser (https://bambuser.com/channel/RoyalKendama), for live links to the stream.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: donald grant on 27 April, 2016, 17:06:13
Packing my bags: will be bringing a few extra kens down to trade.  If you've got anything you fancy swapping ken or pill-wise, bring 'em along.  See you all soon!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2016, 17:24:04
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2016, 18:24:59
Table booked for Sunday night pizza!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Kingi on 27 April, 2016, 20:39:15
Hey, is anyone driving from BKO to Leeds/West Yorkshire? I wanna come to BKO but travel is proving difficult. If someone could take me home, that would make me happy! Anyone?
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2016, 23:33:52
Sunday. Bit of a walk to cashpoints. So BRING CASH WITH YOU.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 28 April, 2016, 14:39:01
Saturday. Could be showery. Bring a hat and coat! We'll dodge into coffee shops if needed.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: JakeHookins on 28 April, 2016, 15:54:38
I'll be there on saturday!

Can anyone tell me roughly what the turnout will be like, going by previous events? just curious..

Also will there be any merch for sale anywhere?
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 28 April, 2016, 16:14:26
@JakeHookins Awesome!
Turnout guesses:
Saturday: 8-12
Sunday: 20-35
Merch on Sunday.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 28 April, 2016, 16:17:33
Me, @donald grant & @s070s will all be there on Saturday also.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 28 April, 2016, 20:06:02
And so it begins... http://bambuser.com/v/6234492
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Jak on 28 April, 2016, 20:27:55
I really struggle packing kendamas. I've put 12 in my bag and a pill. It's too hard to choose!

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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 28 April, 2016, 22:19:40
I really struggle packing kendamas. I've put 12 in my bag and a pill. It's too hard to choose!
Bring 'em all!

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 29 April, 2016, 05:53:53
12? I had whittled it down to 4.

@Jak  You can always buy some there :)

That reminds me will there be any Keyaki Ozora available?
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 29 April, 2016, 13:17:34
https://bambuser.com/v/6235625
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 29 April, 2016, 14:23:16
UPDATE: Monday chill-out session in Castle Park (afternoon) and MoNKe (http://kendama.co.uk/monke) & pub (evening).
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 30 April, 2016, 09:14:06
Have fun guys!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: fiddletriks on 30 April, 2016, 22:35:38
Have fun guys!
First day was a success!
You are sorely missed!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 30 April, 2016, 23:34:36
Great social day. Think it was 20 people...

@JakeHookins , Scott, @paulsayer @sarethums @donald grant @s070s @Rich @Will T @BenPycroft24 @Its_mrdiz @mreasyguy @Kofi @Maicodama Martin (from Berlin!) @fiddletriks @KenSan @The Void @kayadama @Jak ... sorry if you got forgotten. Anyone posted any pics or clips yet? (It would be great to get them all linked in this thread...)

Congrats to @Kofi for winning The Omnium, and well done Adam, Will and Maico for getting to the final too.

Here's to tomorrow!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: sarethums on 30 April, 2016, 23:40:25
can i just get a confirmation of the time and location of the event tomorrow?   
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 30 April, 2016, 23:54:30
11:30.
Address at http://kendama.co.uk/bko2016.html
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: kayadama on 01 May, 2016, 04:17:10
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: kayadama on 01 May, 2016, 04:18:31
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: kayadama on 01 May, 2016, 04:19:59
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 01 May, 2016, 09:17:18
@kayadama Lovely shot of the early Omnium round! Cheers.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: donald grant on 01 May, 2016, 10:06:48
Much fun yesterday! The battle for the Scottish (and British) title starts today :)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 01 May, 2016, 19:46:58
Double Royalist final, but @Dimensions is the new (again) British Kendama Champion, and is GOING TO JAPAN!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 01 May, 2016, 19:55:26
RESULTS!
[Edit: see http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2663.msg25245.html#msg25245 ]
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 01 May, 2016, 21:33:22
Double Royalist final, but @Dimensions is the new (again) British Kendama Champion, and is GOING TO JAPAN!
I had hoped that jak or fiddletricks would have put pressure, happy to see SamB on the final.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: fiddletriks on 01 May, 2016, 21:42:49
Double Royalist final, but @Dimensions is the new (again) British Kendama Champion, and is GOING TO JAPAN!
I had hoped that jak or fiddletricks would have put pressure, happy to see SamB on the final.
Didn't perform well on stage at all. It's something I've never done (playing Kendama on stage) and it was my first bko also haha still had a great time!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Jak on 01 May, 2016, 22:06:53
Thanks Void and everyone involved for another great bko. Just got back home. Happy to get 2nd in the dam jam, shame I'm also pretty rubbish on stage, getting knocked out on an earth turn was pretty gutting but  a big well done to Rob! Wish I could've stayed longer. Catch you all soon hopefully.

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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 01 May, 2016, 23:07:47
Quick pic drop...

Go Royalists!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 01 May, 2016, 23:22:46
@The Void @BKA thanks for hosting over the last 2 days had an amazing time learning and jamming with so many great players.
Got the rub of the green maybe to get third in advanced (well chuffed)!
Thanks @donald grant for the grading. Damn those moshi kami 316 on the second go but only 50 counted DOH!
Hope we see a BKO next year!
In off to bed. Kensan out!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: donald grant on 02 May, 2016, 09:35:45
Well done, kensan, you played a fine game! Fun weekend, and it's always good to be able to put a few more forum names to faces. Cheers to the void for organizing it all. More playtime this afternoon and evening, then heading back North tomorrow.

Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Sonicpearse on 02 May, 2016, 10:09:56
Fantastic afternoon! Came away empty handed (after a disasterous attempt at intermediate comp!) but met new people & learnt new tricks from watching others.
Massive thanks to Void & all those who helped run it. Also big thanks to all the generous sponsors - a great event.
Looking forward to seeing some photos from Japan Rob - get practicing the trick list...
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: HansNickmans on 02 May, 2016, 10:35:51
This weekend passed so quickly I didn't realise it was the BKO! Damn, I could have followed the live broadcasts...

Looks like again a great event! Congrats to Rob and the other winners!
Hope to make it back out there again one day.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Kev on 02 May, 2016, 10:41:53
Hope you all had a great time!

Sad I couldn't make it but looking forward to rummaging on the forum to see some of the events.

 :)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 02 May, 2016, 11:09:58
Group photo. [Log in to see attachment.]
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 02 May, 2016, 11:27:31
Showery day, bring hat/coat/optimism. We'd better hang out by the bandstand...


See you this afternoon, clickers!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: shalafi on 02 May, 2016, 15:32:19
First I forgot it yesterday: Congrats Rob! Now get to practicing and let the Japanese know you ;-)

Sad I couldn't be there but happy to see that you all enjoyed it. I did follow some of the broadcasts, is not the same, but scratches the itch.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Cand1ez on 02 May, 2016, 19:03:08
It was great to meet all you great people.

A White Oozy Premium was left in the hall and it is currently in my care.  Drop me a PM if is legitimately yours and I'll work to get it back into your clammy hands.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Jak on 02 May, 2016, 19:04:59
I havent checked my kit but I was using one and left in a rush. Is it well warn? No paint around the hole? I'll check my bags now

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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Jak on 02 May, 2016, 19:11:44
Yeah Cand1es, looks like it's mine. [insert swear word here] Turns out I left one of my hoodies too but Ingi is bringing that up to Leeds for me to collect at some point.

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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 03 May, 2016, 00:29:16
Pic from today's chill-out day.
@Kingi @donald grant @s070s @Cand1ez @Paul_S @Its_mrdiz @kayadama @ltdama (Dunno where Ben P went!).
Good fun, if a bit damp and windy at times.
Click click, all! :-)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 03 May, 2016, 23:23:48
Two favourite quotes from the weekend:
"I twiddle from the middle"
"...but I'm the ken, not the tama!"
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 03 May, 2016, 23:24:29
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: kendamatty on 04 May, 2016, 11:07:51
Congratulations Rob, I'm sure you'll do great in Japan!

I'm looking forward to seeing if any dan jam runs emerge from the day, as they're always good entertainment.

Gutted that I couldn't make it, it seems to have been a great turnout! However, I'll see many of you in Almere :)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 04 May, 2016, 13:45:40
FULL RESULTS OF BKO 2016! Please share this link (http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2663.msg25245.html#msg25245) to share results. Thank you.
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO2016-Group-web_600.jpg)

THANK YOU to our kind sponsors:
@Royal kendama , @BKA ,
@Kendama Europe ,
@Craftybuddy , Project Ark

ADVANCED
Judge: The Void
Name - Points Scored (Misses) - Other
1. Rob Henman - 12 (9) - BRITISH KENDAMA CHAMPION - BOUNTY PRIZE @Dimensions
2. Sam Bradley - 7 (27) @SamB
3. Stuart Barron - 7 (21) - PLAYOFF: 3 (14) @KenSan
4. John Maico Piezas-Simm - 6 (22) - PLAYOFF: 1 (16) @Maicodama
5. Adam Cameron - 3 (3) - WELSH KENDAMA CHAMPION @mreasyguy
6. Ewan McKay - 3 (5) - SCOTTISH KENDAMA CHAMPION @fiddletriks
7. Ben Pycroft - 3 (13) @BenPycroft24
8. Donald Grant - 2 (21) @donald grant
9. Eelco Soesman - 0 (2) @s070s
10. Jack Smithies - 0 (7) @Jak

INTERMEDIATE
Judges: Eelco, Donald
1. Kofi Jones @Kofi
2. Will Toms @Will T
3. Lawrence Thorpe (Non-forum member) @ltdama
4. Andy Jones @Cand1ez
Also competing: Paul Sayer @paulsayer  , Ingi Hughes @Kingi  , Ben (Austin?) @Its_mrdiz  , Jamie Young @kayadama  , Rich Pearse @Sonicpearse , Daniel Chakrabarti @danielc , Rich Walker @Rich

BEGINNER
Judge: Sam
1. Lucy (…?…) - Level 4 (4 misses)

DONALD'S MYSTERY COMP
Judge: Donald
1. Ingi Hughes
Also competing: Rob H, Rich W, Andy J, Ewan M, Will T, Paul S, Ian M @I.A.M , Jak, Ben P, Eelco.

DAN JAM
Judges: Sam, Adam, Kofi
1. Donald Grant 13pts
2. Jack Smithies 11pts
3. Rob Henman 6pts
4. Eelco Soesman 3pts

7 TO SPIKE
Judges: Donald, Eelco, Ingi
1. Rob Henman 7
2. Will Toms 6
3. Ben Pycroft 5
4. Lawrence Thorpe 4
5. John Maico Piezas-Simm 3
6.= Ben (Austin?) 2
6.= Andy Jones 2
6.= Rich Pearse 2
6.= Ewan McKay 2

OMNIUM
Judges: (All the other players, + Jake)
1. Kofi Jones 22 (Qualifying score: 13)
2. Will Toms 18 (QS: 12)
3. John Maico Piezas-Simm 17 (QS:12)
4. Adam Cameron 11 (QS: 16)
Also competing: Jamie, Martin, Donald, Jak, Eelco, Rich W, @sarethums , Stuart, Paul.

(http://kendama.co.uk/b/wp-content/uploads/SAM_4595-800x533.jpg)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 04 May, 2016, 16:40:42
Oops, forgot the Omnium results. Added above.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 04 May, 2016, 17:28:39
Picture gallery from the weekend:
(http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2016weekend/mediafiles/l33.jpg)
  (http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2016weekend/)Click the picture for the full gallery.

NO REUPLOADS PLEASE! Share page URLs, not images. Thanks.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Sonicpearse on 04 May, 2016, 19:13:04
Great photos- thanks for sharing.  Thanks again to Void & team and all the generous sponsors.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 04 May, 2016, 19:18:47
Nice set of photos. And thank you again to all those involved!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: danielc on 04 May, 2016, 23:02:06
Lovely meeting you all (again).
Thanks to the Void for the organising the event and cheers to everyone for all the tips!
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: Maicodama on 05 May, 2016, 15:53:03
Such an amazing time guys. Please please let's do it again next year. Much love to those that supported ARK in particular. Happy to sponsor a little bit this year as well. Things are moving forward. Today I got sponsored by CWCS unexpectedly. Still in shock of it all really.


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Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: BKA on 05 May, 2016, 17:59:20
If anyone's making a video… this still could go in, if you like.
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: KenSan on 07 May, 2016, 20:26:45
A few BKO photos. Sorry I didn't take many as I was too busy playing 'dama without the kids or my wife hounding me :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UFnH5_v3PwY/Vy4-yPQOkbI/AAAAAAAAAYc/ddy3KtwDEjQPZDUoOVuRz_3rPEA0NMgKgCCo/s640/IMG_3950.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WGJw-iPiCaI/Vy5ATSJmPbI/AAAAAAAAAYs/wnXipdUZaIkkM2RnqzF2nBYuQR6IaAaewCCo/s640/IMG_3953.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KSzT_gK_7DY/Vy4-l9yunJI/AAAAAAAAAYU/rFp7ioiyPRMJd7bIzOxpi-P2QOU76bNVwCCo/s640/IMG_3955.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bDtQBl-OZj4/Vy4-qnYe_nI/AAAAAAAAAYc/Jjc7XhmkRf0kiWik-5SnP9MgAcs2I_ipACCo/s640/IMG_3954.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dbaKEepbDyg/Vy4-4Kyql5I/AAAAAAAAAYc/Fx7JOFomau4OjwD9fjch_Dxk2kMeszeZQCCo/s640/IMG_3960.JPG)
Title: Re: BKO 2016 - Bristol
Post by: The Void on 09 May, 2016, 00:30:21
Thanks for the pics, Stuart. (Don't blame you!)
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