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Title: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 20 October, 2012, 12:16:39
Having failed to find a suitable venue[1] north of the border, it looks like we're heading back to Chocfest (http://chocfest.net) in York in January. I'm awaiting confirmation from them, but I'm pretty sure they'll be They are happy to host us again.

Full comp details are at http://www.kendama.co.uk/nrc2013.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/nrc2013.html)

Cash prizes sponsored by BKA. Additional prizes from Mr Yano of the World Kendama Championships.

Paging Grimsby, paging Grimsby, we expect you to double your turnout from last year! :D
 1. that would bother replying to emails
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: Thorny on 21 October, 2012, 00:03:25
We shall try our best to get more people to come down! It's likely we'll be able to convince another three of us! :D
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 21 October, 2012, 18:00:05
Good to hear!

All now confirmed for York.
http://www.kendama.co.uk/nrc2013.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/nrc2013.html)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: AdamWest on 26 October, 2012, 12:48:57
Quick question about my usable/or maybe not to usable Kendamas at the NRC?
is a Kawasaki TK16 allowed? Just wondered with the paint being for crotch rockets and all :)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 26 October, 2012, 12:57:32
Hi Adam,
Welcome to the forum.

Although the TK16 is a BKA-approved kendama, I think the custom paint job would have to count as it being modified, so unfortunately for you, it's not allowed. We do have the rule that competitors have to own their own kendama, but I think in this case you would probably be allowed to borrow a kendama from a friend (or us) to compete with. After all, we want to be *in*clusive, not exclusive.

Cheers.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: AdamWest on 26 October, 2012, 13:12:56
That's fine :)
By the time of the NRC I'll have some new ones, at least now I have time to get some and think about whether they'll be allowed before it was too late to do so.

I need to stop buying slightly 'fancy' Kendamas if you will...
I currently have a White rabbit Oozora, blue Rakurosen, Kawasaki TK and a sealless Mugen :')

Not a good collection as far as competing goes. ahaa
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 26 October, 2012, 13:19:53
Nice investments tho'.

But yeah, get something "just to play"!
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: AdamWest on 26 October, 2012, 13:23:13
Oozoras definitely going on the Christmas list!
Maybe a Shin Fuji and a TK or two as well.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: Thorny on 02 November, 2012, 15:24:45
I want it to be January.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 13 November, 2012, 12:22:50
We just added this specification to the rules:
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For all tricks, no adjustment may be made to the grip during the trick (unless this is a specific requirement of the trick).
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: sid13 on 16 December, 2012, 19:00:53
Was wandering abt the 'around the world' part of the ladders does have to be little cup, big cup, etc or can you start from big cup if ya want?
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 16 December, 2012, 19:28:51
Big Cup first is okay if you prefer.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: sid13 on 16 December, 2012, 19:32:37
Nice one thanks  :)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: Thorny on 17 December, 2012, 15:04:54
Big Cup first is okay if you prefer.

Quite surprised to see you say that!

Sid you cop-out, all 'Around The' tricks begin with small cup, change your bad habits! :P
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 18 December, 2012, 14:00:36
Announcing... Cash prizes sponsored by BKA. Additional prizes from Mr Yano of the World Kendama Championships.

BKA will also be trading.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: AdamWest on 18 December, 2012, 15:11:36
Is anyone able to tell me what some of the previous winners of 'best trick' category did in order to win... It'd be nice to know then I can try and figure out the kind of thing I'll be planning on doing :)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 18 December, 2012, 15:19:37
Head here and look at Past Events.
http://www.kendama.co.uk/competition.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/competition.html)
Most of the BKA/EKO ones will have results pages, some with the Best Tricks named. But in general think
A) Crowd Pleasers
B) Technical
C) Ones you can HIT under pressure.
A balance of A, B and C should hit the right note.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: AdamWest on 18 December, 2012, 15:23:55
Sweet!!
Thanks man... So looking forward to this! :)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: sid13 on 18 December, 2012, 17:15:28
Haha I no mate but haven't done around the world in a while so its hard to break said habit but it'll fine either way :p lol
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: sid13 on 22 December, 2012, 20:48:07
If a trick is missed in the intermediate ladder is the ladder restarted or is the trick repeated until successful? (if this has been brought up before please forgive my ignorance I've never competed before)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 22 December, 2012, 20:51:02
Repeat until succesful. You can't complete the ladder without having done all the tricks, in order. So just keep going until you get a trick, then carry on.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: sid13 on 22 December, 2012, 20:53:33
I see :) thank you
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 30 December, 2012, 04:37:40
Less than a month to go, folks! Get your practice heads on!
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 14 January, 2013, 15:51:34
There is usually free tea & coffe at Chocfest.... So bring a mug!
There will be chocolate cake a-plenty to eat in the interval of the evening show.

For anyone entering Intermediate, here's a tip: Memorise the list! It will save you precious seconds if you don't have to pause to read the list between tricks.
For everyone entering: please make sure you've read all the rules, and trick specifications (watch the videos again!). If you do a trick wrongly[1] on the day, it will only be your fault!
http://www.kendama.co.uk/nrc2013.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/nrc2013.html)

Don't forget to take your opportunity to get graded too[2]. Come early, or stay after the comp to get a grading. You'll get a certificate, get listed on the register, and possibly qualify to take part in the Dan Jam. And if you are planning to get graded.... Practise Moshi Kame! It trips everyone up the first time.....

Click click, looking forwards to seeing you all!
 1. We don't mean "missing", we mean "using a disallowed technique".
 2. Take every opportunity you get! Sadly, it's all too easy for a little slip-up to leave you lower than you'd hoped.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 16 January, 2013, 00:12:51
Announcing a new prize....
THE BOUNTY!
As well as other prizes for division winners and placers, we have decided to offer a bonus prize of £10 to anyone in the Advanced division who knocks out the reigning NRC Champion. So, Matt Nix, beware! :)

(Advance division draw will be at random, so everyone will have an equal chance of having a go at the champ!)
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 16 January, 2013, 00:22:24
...Urk, just realised Matt hasn't yet said that he's coming! Hope this doesn't put him off!

Edit: "Matt Nix is going to NRC". Come on you hunters!
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 22 January, 2013, 16:19:49
So no-one's excited by this then?

If no-one claims the Bounty, then it goes to Matt (in addition to any other prize he may have therefore won).
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: ChrisD on 25 January, 2013, 17:15:22
Have a great time tomorrow. I really enjoyed taking part last year.  Sadly a number of family commitments are keeping me in Norfolk this time. 

Chris
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 26 January, 2013, 16:35:18
Congrats to Thorny for claiming both the Bounty and the NRC title!
Full results to come this evening.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 26 January, 2013, 22:28:51
Thanks to all who braved the snow and distance to show up to NRC. A good time was had by all! Full results:

MOSHI KAME Division
1. Thorny (63)*
2. Matt (56)*
3. Harry
*playoff

CANDLE CONKERS
Sri

UNICORNS
Sri

BEGINNERS Division
Position. Name  Highest Level Done  (Misses, Highest Level without missing)
1. Levii 8 (4,5)
2. Jaz 7 (4,5)
3. Ian F 7 (4,2)

INTERMEDIATE Division
1. Mic
2. Mark

BEST TRICK
1. Adam - Pinkie Lighthouse
2. Harry - Taiyo Swinging combo to Fast Throw Lighthouse
3. Jaz - Bat

ADVANCED Division
Position Name Round reached Points scored
1. Thorny, F 9
2. Matt,  F 5
3. Sam B* SF 4
4. Adam* SF 4
5. Harry QF 1
*playoff

THE BOUNTY
Thorny beat the reigning champ in the final.

Pictures to come from Layna whenever she gets around to it. (Thanks for taking pics again, Layna! :-) )
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: The Void on 28 January, 2013, 11:38:07
Thanks to all competitors, and those who helped to judge too. Smallish turnout, but fun was had.
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 21 February, 2013, 10:44:46
Lovely group pic from Layna:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8493918820_7f12df4aa5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/laynaaa/8493918820/)
NRCGROUP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/laynaaa/8493918820/#) by lkimagery (http://www.flickr.com/people/laynaaa/), on Flickr
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: Cliffdama on 24 February, 2013, 07:30:38
Looks/sounds like great fun. Hope tuere will ben an event like this in holland to some time. If not i come to the uk bect year if i'm allowed? :D. Really want a grade hehe!
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: LarsVegas on 24 February, 2013, 11:00:48
I can't help but notice the men/women ratio. What is it that almost only nerdy guys (count me in) play Kendama in Europe? Looking at some top female players, I don't see why it attracts so few women ...
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: The Void on 24 February, 2013, 14:18:44
Pollyanna and Chloë also joined in on a couple of the early games, but didn't enter the main competition.

I've seen similar discussions in the juggling world about this, and the one thing I can say for certain is: If you start trying to explain it, you end up sounding like a right pillock!
Title: Re: UK Northern Regional Competition 2013, York, 26th Jan
Post by: BKA on 22 March, 2013, 17:44:07
Looks/sounds like great fun. Hope tuere will ben an event like this in holland to some time. If not i come to the uk bect year if i'm allowed? :D. Really want a grade hehe!
Sorry, Cliff, we only just noticed your post. Yes, non-Brits are allowed to enter BKA competitions. You would be very welcome!
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