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Title: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 28 July, 2011, 13:50:21
We're very pleased to announce the first ever Southern Regional Competition, on October 30th.

All the details are here (http://www.kendama.co.uk/src2011.html).
IJDb page: http://www.jugglingdb.com/events/index.php?id=7925 (http://www.jugglingdb.com/events/index.php?id=7925)

Get practising!

Edit: Just to mention the Regional comps are for UK or UK-resident players only. Non Brits welcome to visit and play, but not compete. BKO will remain an Open format.

Edit 2: CASH PRIZES!

Edit 3: Free Raffle ticket for everyone.

Edit 4: Prize pool of £100 thanks to our generous sponsor SunRise "play & perform" (http://www.thekendamacompany.com/)

Edit 5: Facebook event page (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166161036807769)

Edit 6: Free tea, coffee & biscuits!

Edit 7: Trading from The Kendama Company and Gravity Outlaws - come see the newest, shiniest stuff!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Finn Darco on 28 July, 2011, 22:39:36
Looks good! might be able to make the epic journey from Kent accross the width of the UK to Bristol as my brother will be at university there as of September...
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Mark on 28 July, 2011, 23:05:17
I should be able to make the 20 minute drive. :P
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: John on 31 July, 2011, 09:47:54
Count me in, chaps...
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Dave on 31 July, 2011, 12:38:05
I'll certainly be there as it's only half an hour down the motorway!!!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BatDancer on 01 August, 2011, 10:25:37
Guess I can stroll across town... ;) See you there!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: circusfreak on 02 August, 2011, 14:16:38
sign me up. I've printed the list and its now next to my kettle.
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 04 August, 2011, 11:03:41
There will be CASH PRIZES!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Mark on 04 August, 2011, 18:17:02
There will be CASH PRIZES!
Okay, so now im going to practice LOADS!!!  :P
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Sonicpearse on 05 August, 2011, 12:45:44
FANTASTIC! Looking forward to it. Cheers for organising Void! By the way - i don't suppose there's any chance of swapping Bat into quarter final tricks and stabbing heaven into early rounds??!! No, i did'nt think so - i'll make Bat my tea break trick...
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: SamB on 10 September, 2011, 21:02:01
I'm in although it will be after the annual Halloween knees-up (which this year happens to be in Bristol). So here's hoping the annual Halloween hangover doesn't come with a shaky hand...
Shall we keep costumes on?
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 10 September, 2011, 22:26:58
Halloween kd? We expect everyone to be doing the [noembed]Monster Moshikame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq1hyuU68tE)[/noembed]!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 13 September, 2011, 15:35:47
Free raffle ticket for everyone attending.
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-SRC2011-800.jpg)
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: John on 27 September, 2011, 09:35:15
Somewhat frustratingly, I probably won't be able to make this now, although I'll damn well try my best. Will it be on jtv afterwards..?
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 28 September, 2011, 13:08:06
Aww, John, shame. Well, fingers crossed that you'll manage to turn up trumps and get there anyway.

As for video, I find it quite tricky to run an event and film it at the same time, so if someone else wants to volunteer to be the official event videographer, then great. (If you're a reasonably experienced cameraman, I might lend you my camera to shoot with.....).
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 30 September, 2011, 12:10:36
Did we say "Cash prizes!"? We did? Okay, then let's now say

Prize pool of £100 thanks to our generous sponsor SunRise "play & perform" (http://www.thekendamacompany.com/).
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 19 October, 2011, 18:30:05
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166161036807769 (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166161036807769)
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 21 October, 2011, 14:19:15
Don't forget that the clocks go back at 2am on Sunday 30th!

Even if you forget, it just means you'll show up a bit early, but wouldn't you rather stay in bed for an hour, or have a nice long lazy breakfast? :)
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 24 October, 2011, 16:08:39
David from Sunrise Kendamas will be coming along with a wide range of goodies for sale, including some pretty sweet[1] Marble-design tamas. Give a shout out here before the weekend if you have any special stock requests for him to bring.
 1. See what I did there?
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 28 October, 2011, 13:11:51
Free Tea, coffee and biscuits!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 29 October, 2011, 16:41:57
For anyone who's a muppet, and likely to get lost on the way, my number is

 [edited out]

Not that I can probably do much about it if you do.... so don't be a muppet!  :)
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: John on 29 October, 2011, 19:25:03
Right, I'm in - despite the fact that this is my last Sunday in the UK, as I am emigrating next week, and I am choosing to spend it playing kendama with you lot (let's be honest, WAY more fun than packing..) :)
Looking forward to it, for those who don't know me I'll be the first one out of the advanced division 'cos I'll *easily* be the worst there and I haven't done an ounce of preparation! However, if anyone wants to buy a glow in the dark glittery deathray tama - brand new still in the packet - I'll be bringing it along with me.
See you tomorrow chaps!
John.
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 29 October, 2011, 21:10:49
Yay!!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: GbH on 30 October, 2011, 09:01:23
I'm not well enough to do a long drive safely, so I'm going to have to miss this, now.  Sorry, all.    :'(
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 30 October, 2011, 09:12:35
Sorry to hear that Guy - you'll be missed. Get well soon!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Looby on 30 October, 2011, 19:01:01
Hope it was a good do chaps.  Couldn't make it in the end due to driving some stupid mileage recently (Newcastle, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Bristol (only last weekend) and Kent within 3 weekends) and clocking up a ridiculous fuel bill, couldn't justify another weekend away from the house otherwise my housemates might think I'm actively trying to avoid them.

Hope to see some of you at the Northern event though, I'll make sure it's kept free.
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: John on 30 October, 2011, 19:38:34
Aaahhhh, I had a great time! Props to Void for organising, was really good to meet / play with you all. Loads of inspiration and things to practice for the forthcoming months - I swear I will nail those swirls, Dave - and seeing Matty bust out some ridiculously lengthy horse/bird combos was an absolute treat. Thanks again for the good times - shame you couldn't make it Looby and Guy - left with a ton of good memories and more clicking than I can shake a stick at.
See you next year, maybe!
John, who lived up to the promise of being knocked out in the first round of advanced on a measly aeroplane. :D
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 30 October, 2011, 20:29:03
Results are up at http://kendama.co.uk/src2011.html (http://kendama.co.uk/src2011.html)
Photos to follow soon. Someone else can write a review, if they like.

Thank you all for coming!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: kendamatty on 30 October, 2011, 22:53:07
Awesome day guys, massive thanks to Void for the day was fantastic, the tea and biscuits were the icing on the cake i have to admit! Thanks to Mr David sunrise for kitting us all out, wish I could have bought some of those customs but had a car of hungry folk, eyes on something for the new year though...
Have to mention Mark's ambidextrous ball and kd juggling, there is an impressive knack to that I certainly don't possess but big props to him, and Dave swirls like a crazy foo'!
Have fun on your trails to Cambodia John was good you made your last Sunday here, safe times!

And I finally have a kendama mug, incredibly happy!! :-)
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Mark on 30 October, 2011, 23:23:37
Have to mention Mark's ambidextrous ball and kd juggling, there is an impressive knack to that I certainly don't possess but big props to him, and Dave swirls like a crazy foo'!
Have fun on your trails to Cambodia John was good you made your last Sunday here, safe times!

And I finally have a kendama mug, incredibly happy!! :-)
Yay, kendama mug! I wish i had one. Might buy one next time.
And thanks for the mention. :-)  Since ive come home, ive tried and succeeded in 3balls in one hand with 2 catches of moshikame! I hope to build upon that and get it good for bkc!
Also 2b's i did around the world, furiken and pull up in! Im wanting to do bird at some point too. :-P

So the day was great! Thanks Void for making it happen! :-)

M
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Dave on 31 October, 2011, 11:13:48
I think a big thankyou to void is in order for putting on this great event!! I think it turned out really well and having the two stalls there was good eye candy.
Good points for me:
1:Winning the speed trick challenge but more importantly having all three of my runs sub 23 secs.
2: competing in the advanced knockouts for my first time so now I see why people get nervous on stage!! It was terrifying and there was only 20 or so people there!!!
3: meeting you lot you were great to have a good click with! And seeing kendamatty in action was great aswell
Bad points:
1: loosing the moshi kami buy 1 click!!!!!!
That wa about it.

Great to see Toby and John again and enjoy yourself in Cambodia John you will be able to keep track of what's going on as there is Internet cafés everywhere!!!!

Looking foreword to seeing you all again!!

Dave
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: SamB on 31 October, 2011, 13:03:27
I have to agree with exactly what Dave said. I'm also still smarting from the moshi kame.
I think this week is hydra and inverse lunar week (thanks Dave!)

P.S. The new yellow Oozora Sally picked up is amazing. Birds stick like glue. I am so jealous I might get one myself!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 31 October, 2011, 14:35:27
Photos!
Click the image for a link to fak's photo gallery from the SRC.
(http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/SRC2011/mediafiles/l39.jpg) (http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/SRC2011/index.html)
Thanks fak for recording the day for us!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 31 October, 2011, 14:52:07
The first standalone UK kendama event (outside of a juggling convention) saw 26 people through the door, which was a nice size turnout for the venue - and just covered the hall hire costs, so thanks everyone for showing up! I'm glad everyone had a good time, as did I. I even managed to catch a few minutes' kendama play here and there. Good to see an innovative bit of Hydra, and I liked Toby's Moon Pivot too.

An awesome Moshi Kame final (who would have thought that would be perhaps the highlight of the day?!) between Sam, Dave and Toby, and a fun Best Trick comp, which had some great tricks nailed (eventually!), but perhaps was a little light on the sillier tricks.

Big thanks to Sunrise Kendamas for putting up the very generous cash prizes, and also to Gravity Outlaws, Kendama Europe and Donald Grant for chipping in with some goodies too. Thanks too to fak for the photos, and all those who helped me out with the judging/scoring.

Here's looking forwards to the NRC!

Cup of tea, anyone?
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Toby on 31 October, 2011, 15:38:37

and I liked Toby's Moon Pivot too.


Glad someone liked it! Was a little worried as it didn't get an amazing response.

Had a fun day, good to meet some more people and get some new trick ideas/tips. High-lights have to be winning the raffle as well as the Moshi Kame final by a single point!

Did pretty badly in all the other divisions which was a let down but I still had a wicked day.

Cheers for putting this on void and cheers to sunrise for coming all the way from Holland to fun the prizes and give us all nice things to look at!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 31 October, 2011, 15:41:56
and I liked Toby's Moon Pivot too.
Glad someone liked it! Was a little worried as it didn't get an amazing response.
I think that's one of the nice things about the audience vote - you never quite know what they're going to pick!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Topper on 31 October, 2011, 16:46:43
Thanks for a fun day. It was worth the drive from Kent.

Topper
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: orinoco on 31 October, 2011, 19:14:12
Yep, it was a really enjoyable day. Thanks to Void & Fak for organising & to all those that came along.

Highlight: Pulled off my first ever rotor-blade!
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: The Void on 31 October, 2011, 22:54:40
Wow, Topper, you made a post!  ;)

It was cool to see you both turn up. Well done Topper on qualifying yourself to be Advanced in future, and well done Orin on the Rotor Blade.
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 03 November, 2011, 15:13:02
Winning STC times:

1st Round
Rich P. 45.1s

QF
Matt 24.9s
Mark 23.4s
Dave 22.8s
Jon R. 25.8s

3rd place play-off
Mark 29.4s

SF
Matt 26.3s
Dave 23.3s

F
Dave 22.1s
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Dave on 03 November, 2011, 18:45:43
just out of curiosity what is the british record for sped trick challenge? and who owns it?
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: BKA on 03 November, 2011, 22:49:00
Onstage in a British competition: Dave 22.1secs (STC final, SRC 2011)
By a British player: Matt 21.2secs (qualifying time for STC, EKO 2011)
Onstage by a non-Brit: Akimoto-san 17.2secs (STC Final, EKO 2011)
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: Dave on 04 November, 2011, 06:46:22
17.2 Seconds!!!!!!!!!!

WOW :o
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: SamB on 04 November, 2011, 15:42:47
Is there a video of Akimoto-san's 17.2 seconds? I just want to check (steal) his technique.
Title: Re: BKA Southern Regional Competition - Oct 30th 2011
Post by: kendamatty on 04 November, 2011, 17:05:00
If you can plow through the raw eko video from august then you'll be able to see! The technique he gave me was to use your other hand to put the ball back to hanging after every catch, opposed to throwing it out. Also when he is drawing the ball back down, that is when he dips his knees ready for the trick, so no pauses in between. Lastly a technique that I like is from candle to swing in big cup, throw the ball off from candle and grab the ken whilst the ball is swinging down so is one fluid motion, very fast!
I've got 19 seconds out of comp using his technique, as you know first hand it is very different on stage though!!
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