Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

World YoYo Contest

The 2019 World YoYo Contest will bring more than 300 competitors from over 20 countries to Downtown Cleveland's Renaissance Hotel on Aug. 7-10, 2019. This event will be the largest gathering of competitive yoyo players in the world who will compete at the highest honor in their field: the title of World YoYo Champion.

Competitors will vie for one of seven division world champion titles selected from a series of preliminary rounds comprised of one-minute yoyo routines performed by each competitor. Divisions of competition consist of the following: 1A (single hand trick), 2A (two hands looping trick), 4A (off-string), 5A (counterweight) and AP (artistic performance).

Spectator tickets range from $20 for a one-day pass to $60 for a four-day pass and are available online or at the doors of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

This is the second time Cleveland will host the World YoYo Contest which was previously held in 2016. This event is projected to provide $750,000 in economic impact to Northeast Ohio.

In addition to competition, a Guinness World Record attempt will be made for "Most People Yoyoing Simultaneously" on Friday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in Public Square. The goal is to gather more than 2,100 people in order to set a new World Record. This event is free and open to the public.

Check out some of the fierce competition from Cleveland's 2016 World YoYo Contest:

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