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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #120 on: 06 May, 2014, 14:13:31 »
Ooh, controversy! We were just going through the results... http://kendama.co.uk/bko2014.html has now been updated with full scores for the Advanced division too. BUT, we noticed a mistake had been made. Matt was actually 8th, not 5th, and positions 6-8 all move up a place as a result. The previous post has been updated.

[user]kendamatty[/user] - you keep your prize, as it was not your mistake, but ours. [user]SamB[/user] and [user]Hoggyhogghogg[/user] - prizes for 5th-7th were roughly the same, so no harm done.
[user]MisterJumpshoe[/user] - We'll make it up to you, sorry!
« Last Edit: 06 May, 2014, 14:17:28 by BKA »

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #121 on: 06 May, 2014, 16:16:34 »
Whoa! What a weekend that was!
It flew by really quickly and landed loads of new tricks including: 0.5 UFO to lighthouse, clap Jumping Stick and my first inward lighthouse flip!
Competition day was great too! My aim was to at least get past round 1 but somehow I ended up in the final against [user]Thorny[/user]! But, his experience got the better of me and he won 3-5, but I'm happy at that as it was my first BKO - next year...
Oh, and sorry I had to pop off early from competition day :( - it looks like you had a good time even after!
Also [user]Void[/user], you thank so many people and never get thanked yourself, thanks for organising these events - I bet it is a lot of work! Hats off to you

Unfortunately I won't be making it to EKO this year but hope to meet you all soon!

-Rob

P.S can ask when the video of Sunday will come out?
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #122 on: 06 May, 2014, 16:28:33 »
Woo! I came 5th? I'll take that.
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #123 on: 06 May, 2014, 18:26:27 »
So I was 7th, eh?  Cool bananas, as a friend of mine used to say.

I would like to make the EKO, but I just don't know.  It's gonna come around really quickly, so I'd better make the ol' mind up!

Cheers for your help during the exams, Void.  The moshi counting is just a confidence thing for me.  I know I can do it, I'm just worried I'll sell someone short and let them and you down.  Might sound a bit daft and I do intend to just go ahead and do it.  I enjoy giving the exams and was glad I could do eight while at the BKO.  My job is safe until next year!

I'm working on my own little BKO video today.  I'm not sure when I can upload it as the internet here is a little sketchy.  I'll do my best!!

Great to see some friends again and to make some new ones!  I love that, it happens every year!! :D
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #124 on: 06 May, 2014, 21:51:06 »
Back home in Fife now, the captial of UK kendama :)

The weekend was lots of fun, nice to catch up with folk and meet more forum members.

Big thanks and congratulations to Kev and Void for making it all happen.  And the cake was excellent!

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #125 on: 06 May, 2014, 22:51:49 »
Thanks everyone. Glad to hear that folks had a good time. A big congrats to everyone, but perhaps especially to [user]Dimensions[/user] and [user]Thorny[/user].

Mr Jumpshoe, it'll be great to see your vid, as mine will be a bit "ordinary", as I only have the onstage action. Might take a few days to get it done, as I have to film some other stuff tomorrow.
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #126 on: 06 May, 2014, 23:06:26 »
Cheers for your help during the exams, Void.  The moshi counting is just a confidence thing for me.  I know I can do it, I'm just worried I'll sell someone short and let them and you down. 
Well, I just invested in some of these for the BKA box.
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #127 on: 07 May, 2014, 00:13:10 »
We are us.

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #128 on: 07 May, 2014, 10:17:21 »
Some more pics via [user]MisterJumpshoe[/user]









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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #129 on: 07 May, 2014, 10:45:05 »
Hey everyone, thanks for all the thanks! Ruth and I had such a great time both planning and taking part in the BKO - ultimately it's the people that make it though - so we are really glad you enjoyed it.

I'd like to add to the big thanks to [user]Void[/user], especially having seen first hand how much time and effort he put in to this weekend. He really is dedicated to making sure we all have a great time and to helping the kendama scene grow bigger and better every day. It's amazing to think the BKO was just one of the many things he'll be doing for us this year. Sir, I salute you!

Oh, and I think that picture of [user]mreasyguy[/user] and his now legendary onion lollipop is my favourite pic of the weekend! We should get it on a t shirt!

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #130 on: 07 May, 2014, 11:43:56 »
@Void That looks absolutely ideal!  Great idea.
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #131 on: 07 May, 2014, 18:53:13 »
Here's Kombo, aka Jakub, with his winning Best Trick:
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #132 on: 07 May, 2014, 20:01:27 »
Nice one Jakub, I really loved this trick (as you can *just* see from my reaction in the corner of the video!)

 8)

This is the one I was talking about [user]Void[/user] that you describe as 'confidential' - do my ears deceive me? (It's quite possible!).

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #133 on: 08 May, 2014, 18:05:22 »
Ah, right, yes. This name came from Donald, who did a trick into/from that grip [ http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,653.msg4755.html#msg4755 , @2m:53s ].
The idea being it was slightly less than "secret" grip, so we jokingly called it "confidential" grip. :-)
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #134 on: 08 May, 2014, 18:06:03 »
Videos will be released at ~ midnight tonight. Just in time for overnight downloads of biiig files. :)

 

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