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Title: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 19 January, 2016, 22:18:41
The gears have started moving. I am to get a confirmation of the venue, but it is very likely to happen in the same place as past year, as part of the Dublin Circus Festival.

All the info: http://kendama-ireland.org/irish-kendama-open-2016/ (http://kendama-ireland.org/irish-kendama-open-2016/)

Date: 9th April 2016. (Dublin Circus Festival is 8th-10th in case you want to attend the whole convention)

Beginners Division

Trick Ladder, 3 attempts per trick.

* Big Cup
* Candle
* Moshi Kame (3 catches). (No rimshots allowed. Start from hanging.)
* Orbit (Orbit must be around the ball, in any direction)
* Spike (No spin on ball)
* Flying Top (Ball must completely leave the spike)
* Tap-back
* Aeroplane
* Around Japan
* Lighthouse (Hold still for 3 seconds)
* Falling Down (continued from lighthouse, only one try)

Advanced Division

Knockout. Only 12 tricks this year, early rounds (if any) tricks 1-8 and played to the first of 2 points, final tricks 4-12 and played to the first of 3 points.

Early Rounds
* Around the World
* Secret grip spike -> Flying top pivot
* [Weak Hand] Spike
* Fork catch -> Spike
* Swing to small bird
* Aeroplane -> Swap spike
* [One-Eye] Monkey Chair
* Spacewalk

Final

* Rotary Spike
* Hanging 1-turn aeroplane
* Stab -> Earth Stab
* Reverse Lighthouse -> reverse falling down

http://youtu.be/dtp7AZNxnIQ (http://youtu.be/dtp7AZNxnIQ)

All the info: http://kendama-ireland.org/irish-kendama-open-2016/ (http://kendama-ireland.org/irish-kendama-open-2016/)

I plan to update this post this week with more relevant information.

Who's coming? @kendamatty @KenDogma @The Void @donald grant @Dimensions
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 19 January, 2016, 23:20:25
*pssst* typo in page title...

Oh, so the date changed from when you thought it was going to be? Well, I checked flights again, just on the offchance, and it turns out that...

See you there! Hats off for organising this again.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 19 January, 2016, 23:29:20
Just checked, and there are also cheap day return flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, & Leeds. I wonder if that interests anyone....
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: donald grant on 20 January, 2016, 04:05:24
Will see if I can make it, was a shame to miss it last year!
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 20 January, 2016, 07:58:29
Yes, the dates of the circus festival have changed. They were announced a week ago.

Great to have you there. I bet this year trick list is easier... We'll see.

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 25 January, 2016, 11:28:21
Bump! Video for the advanced division tricks.

Also: Royal Kendama is our first sponsor! Thanks @Royal kendama! #SponsorsRock
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 25 January, 2016, 16:23:18
Thanks for the vid. Today I decided which of my Royals to start wearing in, and did my first run through the list. 3 of them provided me with various degrees of annoyance.

Minor name quibbles/pedantry: ;)
There's no "Aeroplane" in "Aeroplane > Swap Spike", so I'd call it "1-Turn Swap Spike".
Strictly speaking, it's "Reverse *1-Turn* Lighthouse", and "Reverse Falling Down" is a.k.a. "Falling (Away)".
But you've done the video now, so it's too late.

Anyway... practice! Hope I'm going to have an opponent...
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 25 January, 2016, 16:44:52
Thanks for the clarifications on naming :-) yes it's a bit too late, but I think they are easy to understand.

Also, think about not giving tricks 1-4 too much practice, since they are only for early rounds, if any. ;-)

Worse case I'll play against you.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 25 January, 2016, 18:05:30
For the annoyances, my bets are the one eye monkey chair and the fork catch spike. The last one could be a few, but less annoying than the rest.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 03 February, 2016, 10:41:45
Location confirmed. Scheduled confirmed.

Krom Kendama is a sponsor!

Kendama.cz is also a sponsor!

#SponsorsRock
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 03 February, 2016, 13:29:11
Good!

Questions re…
* Fork catch -> Spike
…: Does it matter which fingers the ken is caught between?
Also, the sara-do seems to want to twist whenever I catch it. Does that matter, if it's forward-back, instead of side-to-side?

PS Nice hoodie! ;)
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 04 February, 2016, 10:59:29
Good!

Questions re…
* Fork catch -> Spike
…: Does it matter which fingers the ken is caught between?
Also, the sara-do seems to want to twist whenever I catch it. Does that matter, if it's forward-back, instead of side-to-side?

PS Nice hoodie! ;)

For the fork catch, the sara-do needs to be perpendicular to your fingers. I personally find catching between middle and ring the easiest, also for the continuation, but that's not mandatory.

You can trap the sara-do in any of the 2 sides, but I find myself it to be easier if the string hole is facing away from me.

Yes, it is a very nice and very exclusive hoodie :)
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 04 February, 2016, 11:08:56
Okay, thanks for the clarification. More practice....
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: SamB on 23 February, 2016, 17:48:55
I'll still be stuck in France so I can't make it :(((((((
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 23 February, 2016, 19:45:14
I'll still be stuck in France so I can't make it :(((((((
Pity, it would have been great to have you over here.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 08 March, 2016, 17:34:11
1 month to go!

Updated the title.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 08 March, 2016, 20:56:19
Hooray. Had any more interest from locals? (Or faraways)
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 09 March, 2016, 09:09:13
Hooray. Had any more interest from locals? (Or faraways)
Since my second daughter was born I haven't been able to attend the local juggling club, so I don't know.

I'm afraid not much interest by the locals.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: BKA on 13 March, 2016, 22:55:30
<4 weeks to go!
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 22 March, 2016, 15:27:49
Some nice stuff is being sent by kendama.cz :)

https://www.facebook.com/kendama.czech/videos/vb.69876059672/10154118915749673
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: BKA on 23 March, 2016, 17:24:37
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Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 23 March, 2016, 20:39:34
Thanks @BKA ! Nice banner

SunRise Kendama is also a sponsor, and by the looks of the amount of prizes is a platinum sponsor.

#SponsorsRock
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 04 April, 2016, 09:16:31
Less than a week to go! This Saturday!

And I was contacted via Facebook by three locals that are attending whom I did not knew before! Unexpected good news.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 04 April, 2016, 09:50:04
Cool!
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 08 April, 2016, 20:37:45
See you tomorrow! I have all the prizes packed and ready.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 09 April, 2016, 15:04:20
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: s070s on 09 April, 2016, 15:48:47
cool ! congrats
and congratulations to Raol for a succesfull event
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 09 April, 2016, 22:08:29
Thanks, s070s! And thanks again, Raul!

Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 09 April, 2016, 22:58:55
Results!

Advanced Division

1. The Void: 5 pts – IKO Winner
2. Graeme:  2 pts – Irish Kendama Champion

Beginners Division

1. Sean          (10)
2. Logy          ( 8 )
3. Peter          (7, 5 misses)
4. Tony          (7, 8 misses)
5. Mercedes    (6)
6. Don            (5)
7. David         (3, 3 misses)
8. Martin        (3, 6 misses)
9. Conor         (2, 5 misses)
10. Tuathlaith (2, 6 misses)
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 10 April, 2016, 12:30:21
My pics are at http://tlmb.net/galleries/IKO2016/
*No reuploads please!*
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 10 April, 2016, 22:23:06
Nice photos Void! Thanks for taking them, as past year, I totally forgot to document it :)

I have edited the beginners part, I still need to finish editing the advanced, but I hope to finish that during this week.

And it looks like we have a real community of Kendama players in Ireland now. Excited and happy to have run the event.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 15 April, 2016, 12:51:16
I enjoyed last year's IKO, so had hoped to make it over again this year. Royal Kendama kindly helped me out with getting there, and I managed to find a cheap flight, so it was on again!

Up early, and my girlfriend dropped me off at the airport. Aer Lingus prop plane. Flight delayed, and no free coffee. Tchuh! Anyway, we got there, and I got the bus into town. (First one full up, the next one "in a minute" was in 12 minutes. Oh well, worse things happen at sea.) Walking from the bus station to the venue, and I saw a café. That latte tasted good.

Arrived at the venue and saw Raul & Mercedes straight away. Also recognised Logy, Ed and a few other juggley faces. Unpacked a few prizes. Gentle clicking warm up, played a game of follow with Raul.

In a quiet lull, Raul wanted to take his grading exam. Sadly, although his practice runs had been going excellently, the old exam pressure got the better of him. Better luck next time!

I knew there would be no Matt this year to battle against, but I as hoping Donald or Gareth might be there to give me a good Advanced battle. Sadly, there was no news of either, so it looked like Raul was going to have to enter his own competition to fight against me.

Then it was beginners workshop time. I let Raul take the lead, going through the beginner's division tricks, but after a few minutes, two more chaps strolled in, and introduced themselves as the local players who had been in touch with Raul. Hooray, a local kendama community! This was Don and Graeme, who weren't sure about entering beginner or advanced. Both obviously already had some skills, so I started going through the Advanced list. Don fairly soon decided that he would stick with beginners, but Graeme seemed up for it. So, I gave him as many tips as I could, and I think he landed all the tricks in our session. Hooray, I had an opponent!

In the end, there was one more competitor than last year, with several players showing signs of improvement. Sean took the Beginner's title, getting to the end of the list, but not quite completing it, missing the Falling at the end.

Having practised the list a fair bit over the last 2 months, I was feeling fairly confident of putting on a good show, but when Graeme levelled the scores at 2-2 I was beginning to regret giving him all my best tips! Luckily for me, I was able to close it out, and take the IKO title, with Graeme taking "Irish Champion". That one's for you, Royal Kendama!

Group photo, and a little light clicking, then it was off to find a nice coffee, and sit and chat. Overall, a good day, and new local connections were an encouraging sign for a Dublin scene. Hopefully there will be some local meetups before too long. (Also, hope to see Graeme and Don signing up here (http://kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=register) like they said they would.)

Graeme was also contemplating a trip over for BKO - I hope he makes it.

Back to the venue to pack up and head back off to the airport.

Thanks Raul & sponsors for putting on another fun IKO. Hope that I can make it again next year!
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 15 April, 2016, 18:08:54
Some more pics here: https://www.facebook.com/oisin.carroll.1/media_set?set=a.1096333513752179.1073741829.100001266233255 (not my link, no idea if they're visible or not.)
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 15 April, 2016, 22:52:36
Some more pics here: https://www.facebook.com/oisin.carroll.1/media_set?set=a.1096333513752179.1073741829.100001266233255 (not my link, no idea if they're visible or not.)
Ah, yes, I tagged you on one of those (really good one) and I was going to post the link. Thanks! You were faster.
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 16 April, 2016, 11:27:03
And thanks for the journal, it was very good to see you here again :-)
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 01 May, 2016, 23:01:37
Finally some time to finish the edit...

https://youtu.be/BvKswFK7Bhk
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: The Void on 03 May, 2016, 00:04:38
Highlight: Mercedes!
Title: Re: Irish Kendama Open 2016 - April 9th - Dublin
Post by: shalafi on 03 May, 2016, 11:53:25
Highlight: Mercedes!
Best hit celebration ever :)
When you land something for the first time during the competition...
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