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Wis

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International Diabolo Hub
« on: August 09, 2017, 04:09:53 pm »
Dear all, this is going to be a long but interesting post, hang on there with me.

As you may know I helped to create, keep on going, and improve the EJC Diabolo Battle  https://www.facebook.com/EJCDiaboloBattle/. I received tons of love because of that, I am proud, and I will keep on going. Thanks to everybody for the help and for coming and enjoying it!

Why I do these things? Well, it seems it makes me happy to know that diabolo evolves and expands around the world. This year I tried to convince the sponsors of the EJC Diabolo Battle to bring players to compete to Asia as an award in the EJC Diabolo Battle. So if you win the EJC Diabolo Battle you could go to Asia to compete.
Unfortunately sponsors do not want to go by this, mostly because 'what happens if the winner is usually not using my diabolos??', which is a valid concern.

Then in the EJC I learnt that Twin Spin already has traveled to Asia for a competition, and they actually won a medal in the Asia Diabolo Cup.
This means the Asian Diabolo associations already have a structure and a plan and willingness to bring players from Europe to Asia.

This is great news for all of us, and now my goals are to:
1- Make European players aware that they can go to Asia to compete
2- Motivate players to try to go to Asia to compete and so make the whole International Diabolo Community grow.

For this I intend to
- Make a calendar of worldwide competitions where foreigners are welcome and invited to join.
- Make a Facebook page to try to share this information with all the players

So this is a declaration of intentions, feedback is welcome. Let us diabolo!!

International Events:
Finnish National Diabolo National
Open for all nationalities
It has one or two champions, the Overall Champion and the Finnish Champion, which can be only a Finn
Orientative date: Second week of July (the 2017 edition has not happened yet)


China International Diabolo Tournament
at China JinHua , date: 20-21 Oct 2017
Tournament Registration: 15 June 2017 until 15 August 2017
https://www.idfdiabolo.org/2017-cidt/


Local events (not open for foreigners)
War-D Asia Cup Diabolo Tournament - Malaysia (Open only to people from Malaysia :( - the winner represents Malaysia in the Asia Diabolo Cup)
All you need to do is :
1) Record a show act video clip of 2mins
2) PM us the clip with your name & age
3) Video clip Audition results will be announced on 17/9 and those who listed are eligible for registration for the War-D Tournament on 11/11.
Video clip audition expires on 10/9 so hurry up & grab your chance!
https://www.facebook.com/wardtournament2016/
See a link to the ad (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=335105540272799&id=213891035727584)

And now I would like to link some Diabolo Associations that are worth knowing and following
Finnish Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/groups/133730164355/

International Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/International-Diabolo-Association-213891035727584/

International Diabolo Federation
https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDiaboloFederation/

Taiwan Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/tdaccf/

Japan Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/japandiabolo/?ref=br_rs

Malaysia
Sabah Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/sabahdiabolo/?ref=br_rs

Utar (University Tunku Abdul Rahman) Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/utarclsdiabolo/?ref=br_rs

Melaka Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/MelakaDiaboloAssociation/

I will try to complete these, any feedback is welcome.


I would like to give special thanks to the president of the Japan Diabolo Association, Tetsunori Saito. He seems to be a similar person to me, told me a lot of how the competitions look like in Asia, and his motivation is probably crucial for me to write this today. Saito, you are Awesome!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1345397242208749/permalink/1361738483907958/
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Arjan

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 11:04:55 pm »
Hey Wis,

I love it! Great to see your efforts in both the battle and now in trying to stimulate competition across borders.
I don't know what else to say really, I personally don't think about taking part in competition (any more) but I do somehow find this interesting from a different perspective. 
Is there anything you need a hand with, any particular questions you have towards the community? Are you visiting any of these contests?

Wis

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 01:13:28 pm »
Hi Arjan,

Thanks for the kind words!
So far I cannot think of a concrete question, but maybe we could have a call, a bit one day since you did not come to the EJC this year and we saw ourselves irremediably condemned to miss you.

I intend to visit those places, I guess not in a short time. There is some sort of role that is coach, which is interesting to me, but I think there is not enough players/competitions/money around diabolo in Europe so this would make sense. This could be a good role for you maybe as well. I will keep people updated :)

For the other people reading. Let us share some Asia related material.

EXCELLENT article from Ollie and the Malaysian Diabolo Culture
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=8596.0

Great video from Ollie recorded while being there

http://juggling.tv/5016 ← Please go to JTV for HD/download

Arjan's Master Piece: Made in Taiwan
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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 03:17:30 pm »
This is the best thing i have heard in a while. We have had many years of competition inside Finland, but as of late it has become really stagnant, maybe this would motivate and inspire the young 'uns and us old goats alike.
We have the FDC coming, and this is definetly something that we will be discussing.

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 08:23:06 pm »
Hi!

Would this be open to Diaboloists from North America as well?

Wis

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 07:07:35 pm »
Hi William

In principle this is for everybody since my intention is that people from around the world travel and compete, meet and share. In principle Asia has already an established network, which may not be perfect but is the best in the world in terms of number of competitions, level of organization, and means.

Then I am targeting first European players because they are closer to me, and maybe is a place where we can try to get some European funding. Then I would like to give also a big importance to Latin America since there are tons of good players there.

So far my target is to let people now about the competitions, check who is interested and then maybe contact the organizers and see what is possible. I expect that players will need to make an important contribution for plane tickets but the goal is to try to reduce that as much as possible.
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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 07:20:59 pm »
Hi, I am Soon, diabolist from Malaysia.
Your idea is good, so that would no boundary between us.
For the War-D Asia Cup Diabolo Tournament - Malaysia, as what I know, it is only open for Malaysian as this competition main award is sponsor the champion representing Malaysia for the Asia International Diabolo Cup which will held in Taiwan. For more information, you can go to their FB page https://www.facebook.com/wardmalaysia/?fref=ts. Cheers  :-D

Utar is an university in Malaysia, (University Tunku Abdul Rahman) and the hyperlink provided above is actually the facebook page of the university diabolo society page. (*I am student of UTAR, haha :-D :-D)

Wis

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 09:14:13 am »
Thank you for your answer Soon!

I will update the original post with your information.

I have just rewatched your video Reknowing Diabolo Video, you are good mate, very good :)
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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 01:12:51 pm »
In Finland We have Finnish Diabolo Association that organizes Finnish National Diabolo, Yo-Yo and Kendama contest every year since 2009 with Finnish Yo-Yo association and Sirkus Supiainen. Contest is open for everybody and you can win the contest but the highest ranking Finn get's the Finnish Champion title. Usually this event has happened in second week of July but this year We still haven't had the contest. I believe We'll have 2017 Contest during this year. At least I would hate a lot of skipping a year in a great event like this.
www.fdc2016.org /www.supiainen.com

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2017, 09:41:25 am »
Thanks Wis, between I just found out that you are one of the judges of the top grade diabolo tutorial competition...I have complete a tutorial video and prepare to upload, hope you and the other judges like my tricks  ;)

Wis

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Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 03:27:57 pm »
Thank you, guys!

Post updated with the Finnish National Diabolo rough information. Good luck, Samuli, I hope you will make it this year.

And good luck in the tutorial competition, Soon!
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