SCALES - SCALES OPEN - VOL 5 - March 26th to 28th, 2021
For the past few years, Scales has been running online competitions for players around the world to participate in. The primary goal of Scales Open was to provide for some opportunity for players to gain greater competitive experience in a system that prioritizes true yo-yoing. Scales makes use of a fine-tuned judging system that involves interesting evaluation categories as well as live clicker scores for the audience.
Scales Open V is the 5th installation of the Scales Open series, and it will involve 1A Pro, 1A Amateur, and Over 30 divisions. Compared to past Scales events, there will be a multitude of non-competitive side events and raffles for the audience to partake in, allowing for an online experience that feels more like an in-person event than ever before.
Pro division is for players who are looking to stack up against some of the world’s best and practice for future events in 1 minute prelim & 2 minute final formats. Cost is $20 to enter.
Amateur is meant for less experienced and even new competitors who are looking to gain experience in a more friendly competitive format that focuses more on the evaluation aspects of the freestyle. Players will perform a 1 minute freestyle, and the cost is $15 to enter.
Over 30 is for those over the age of 30 looking for a casual outlet to compete. Freestyles will be 1 minute long and compared to amateur and pro, the scoring criteria for Over 30 is much less demanding and judges will pick their top 3 favorite routines as well as a few special awards. Cost to enter is $10.
T-Shirts are available too (T-Shirt is $20 plus $5 shipping for a total of $25 shipped worldwide by Scales). These are expected to arrive in April (again fulfilled by Scales and not YoYoExpert).
Rules for the Scales Open:
Register for Scales Open by March 13th to get an extended freestyle submission deadline! Players who sign up before the 13th will have until midnight EST the night before the division they are submitting their freestyle for to turn in their routine. Players who sign up after March 13th will have the fixed freestyle deadline of March 24th. Sign up early for more time to film!