News from the Youth Olympic Games - WDSF Qualifier for Breaking

On To Stage Three 07 October 2017 00:26

Silverback Open - Wayne, USA @ Kien Quan YOG Continental Qualifier | Americas © Kien Quan

Of the maximum 30 places - for 20 b-boys and 10 b-girls from the Americas - in Stage Three of YOG Qualifying, in the 2018 WDSF World Youth Breaking Championships in Japan, that were at stake today a total of 23 - 16 b-boys and 7 b-girls - ended up being awarded.

There was hardship for a few breakers from countries which had fielded big contingents of four or five b-boys. While they would have qualified on the basis of their rank, the cap of three b-boys by country keeps them out Stage Three.

Here is the standing  that was established with the Trivium Value system.

Breakers from the Americas Qualified for the

2018 WDSF World Youth Breaking Championships

 

1vs1 B-Girls

     

Rank

Name

Country

Battles

Rounds

1

Emma

CAN

-

6

2

Connie

USA

-

6

3

Esya

 COL

-

2

4

Nadjaya

USA

-

0

5

Olme

MEX

-

-

6

Jaybird

CAN

-

-

7

Mafer

MEX

-

-

         

1vs1 B-Boys

     

Rank

Name

Country

Battles

Rounds

1

D-Matt

CAN

1

6

2

Connor

CAN

2

5

3

Minus

CAN

3

5

4

Lil-T

USA

4

6

5

Jofran

PER

-

5

6

Carlitoz

COL

-

4

7

Rerunn

USA

-

4

8

Matifly

CHI

-

4

9

Marsue

COL

-

3

10

Anime

MEX

-

2

11

Will *

CAN

-

2

12

Piccolo

USA

-

2

13

Free

CHI

-

0

14

Stiv

COL

-

0

15

Marvin *

CAN

-

0

16

StarFenix

MEX

-

0

17

Llio

GUM

-

-

18

Juando

MEX

-

-

19

Kustala *

MEX

-

-

         
 

*) Did not qualify because of more than 3 athletes per NOC



Taking Its Course 06 October 2017 19:56

Breaking for Gold Judges Breaking for Gold Judges

The competition advances as per schedule and the decisive stages are drawing closer ... It started with the preselection, went to a round robin phase and is now in the knockout phase with 16 b-boys still in the running for the win in today's YOG Qualifier for the Americas. (We will report on the b-girls' event in a separate post.)

Judges and breakers are both on top of their game. Check out the photographs courtesy of Kien Quan (© Kien Quan Photography) in the blog gallery above! Videos will get added later.

The Crew's Here 06 October 2017 18:28

Street Justic Crew @ probably dad and founder Street Justic Crew @ probably dad and founder

Present at the YSC Sports venue are the three members of the Street Justice Crew ... B-Girl Nadjaya is the only member left in contention for a berth in Stage Three of qualifying, her twin B-Boy Kid Force and the older brother B-Boy Hytek are at today's Qualifier to support her.

We'll be talking to all three of them later for our story on the @youtholympics Instagram account. Stay tuned!

We have done a story on the crew during Stage One, when all three of them were in the running. We even produced a video.

The Street Justice Crew

Correspondent for YOG 06 October 2017 16:37

Breaking for Gold | Philadelphia Breaking for Gold | Philadelphia

WDSF Communications also reports through stories published on the official Youth Olympics Instagram account about today's Qualifier. The learning curve seems steeper than anticipated: the first story on the judges getting acquainted with the latest version of the operation of the Trivium Value system at the hotel last night is up, but the timing of some of the slides is way  off ...

The next one will be better.

YOG Story

A Word From The President 06 October 2017 12:56

Lukas Hinder and Thomas Bach © IOC Lukas Hinder and Thomas Bach © IOC

Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee, addresses the YOG athletes with a #1YearToGo message.

Maybe the origins of breaking's participation can be traced back to declaration which President Bach made to the German press in the lead-up to his election back in 2013.

"I can well imagine that a gymnast and a hip hopper will first meet at the Youth Olympic Games.

"Why shouldn't a hipp hopper or a skateboarder not show his or her tricks jointly with the gymnasts in the same arena?"

IOC President Thomas Bach - Message for #1YearToGo

Building Up Excitement 06 October 2017 11:22

IOC Members in front of the Obelisco © BAYOG IOC Members in front of the Obelisco © BAYOG

6 October is the date that marks the start of the minus-365-days countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The organisers and the leaders of the Argentine Olympic Committee celebrate the occasion with the unveiling of the Olympic rings in front of the iconic "Obelisco" on the "Plaza de la República," the location for next year's ceremony.

At the same time, the International Olympic Committee releases a short video that should transmit the build-up of excitement perfectly. Watch for the breaking in it.

The Youth Olympic Games are coming to Buenos Aires 2018 #YOGjourney

Night Class 06 October 2017 09:46

Night Class Night Class

The YOG Qualifiers are among the first competitions that are adjudicated with the innovative judging system Trivium developed by the Breaking for Gold head judge Storm, fellow judge Renegade and the techies of and8.

We have given you a first glance at the unique features of Trivium and the philosophy that underlies it in a recent news post. Three of the five Breaking for Gold judges in Philadelphia will be giving the tablet-based system their first try under fire today. To get ready for that, they took the night class with Storm and Renegade. After a brief introduction, they went hands-on and re-judged the video recordings of some the tightest 1 vs 1 battles in last year's Silverback Open.

One piece of advice given by Storm keeps ringing in our ears: "Don't use the faders during the dancing, wait until the end." But here, sit it on the class!

Trivium Judging System

Surf The Turf | Burn The Floor 06 October 2017 09:28


YSC Sports YSC Sports

The traditional venue of the Silverback Open Championships is the YSC Sports, an expansive and state-of-the-art training facility with a particular focus on youth for what Americans call soccer and the rest of the world football. In fact, the facility is tied in with the local Major League Soccer team, the Philadelphia Union.

One of the multiple pitches was converted overnight into a splendid venue for the upcoming breaking competitions that are scheduled from today through Sunday as part of the Silverback Open.

From around 3 p.m. UTC/GMT the stands should start filling with coaches, parents and friends of the participant in the YOG Continental Qualifier for the Americas.

Present In Philadelphia 05 October 2017 17:09

Venezuelan Protest © Silva · Reuter Venezuelan Protest © Silva · Reuter

Starting tomorrow, 6 October, we will report LIVE (i.e. in our customary nearly real-time fashion - through imagery and text) from the YOG Qualifier for the Americas!

The first of the Continental Qualifiers that make up the second stage of "Breaking for Gold," the qualification process for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, is the smallest one in terms of participation. But that's what you get when half of the combined land mass of the Americas is taken up by two countries alone. With participation limited to 35 countries - plus a few dependent territories which are recognised by the International Olympic Committee - we seem to be doing alright with 15 nations/territories represented in Philadelphia.

But it is sad to see that some b-boys/girls cannot make it to the Qualifier for all the wrong reasons. How could they, travelling to the USA from a country with an annual inflation rate of 700%?

B-Boy Infinito, VEN

Entries | Very Preliminary List 05 October 2017 14:26


2016 Silverback Open @ Little Shao 2016 Silverback Open @ Little Shao

86 b-boys and b-girls have been selected by the Breaking for Gold judges to take part in the YOG Continental Qualifier for the Americas. It was the staff of the WDSF Heaquarters in Lausanne that set out to notify them that they would need to confirm their participation and register with the organisers of the Silverback Open. It was a challenging process to establish contact - through email and social media - and to get the confirmations in by the established deadline.

Finally, the UDEF team was able to report on more than 60 (tentative) entries ... But then all the other problems came to bear down on the process of firming up participation. They ranged from failing economies in some countries to poor relations between others - and just about everything in between. Here are the approx. 60 breakers who could be in Wayne tomorrow. Let's see how many will finally make it!

Eduardo Juvenal

Zarate Ardaya

Gama

BOL

Jose Manuel

Garcia Fulla

Turbo

BOL

Lucas

Cortez

B-Boy Lucas

BOL

Osmar Alex

Chata Choque

B-Boy Cosme

BOL

Luis Diego

Jerez Soruco

B-Boy Didac

BOL

Eliana Vallejas S.

Vallejas Saavedra

B-Girl Loli

BOL

Iveth

Rodriguez Hidalgo

Rapunzel

BOL

Rayan Lucas

Mendonça Dos Santos

Rayo

BRA

Wellington

Dos Santos Silva

Fominha

BRA

Mateus

Fernandes Pereira

B-Boy Negao

BRA

Jonas

Max Felix Dos Santos

Pe De Toddy

BRA

Fabricio

Oliveira

Prodigy

BRA

Naiara

Xavier Santos

Toquinha

BRA

Greice

Grehs

Greice

BRA

Connor

Ho

Connor

CAN

Marvin

Yan

 

CAN

Mathieu

Du Ruisseau

D-Matt

CAN

Hubert

Therrien

Minus

CAN

Emma

Misak

-

CAN

Jayden

Adler

Jaybird

CAN

Judith (Judy)

Russell

Bluefire

CAN

Jorge

Henriquez

B-Boy Aberracion

CHI

Matias Esteban

Martinez Saavedra

Matifly

CHI

Patricio

Caamanto

Pato

CHI

Ergev

Fuentes

B-Boy Goddines

CHI

Felipe

Carvajal Paredes

B-Boy Free

CHI

Jhonier

Pineda

B-Boy Carlitoz

COL

Cristian David

Martinez Suescun

Marsue

COL

Sebastian

Gomez Leon

B-Boy Skidflow

COL

Julian Stiver

Medina Jimenez

Stiv

COL

Harol Donato

Dimate Arana

B Boy Tachuela

COL

Estefania

Yate Ramirez

Esya

COL

Jhon Henry

Montenegro Pilla

B-Boy Luek

ECU

Bryan

Guarquila

K´Chorro

ECU

Andy

Cambisaca

Kamby

ECU

Marco Antonio

Peñaranda Naspud

B-Boy Markitos

ECU

Daniel Gerando

Tsigi Soloegano

Giant

ECU

Bryan Josua

Lopez Rivera

Nomil

SAL

Jordie Armando

Rivera Pacheco

B-Boy Rabbitt

GUM

Diego

Cotzal Sontay

Monky

GUM

Victor Geouanny

Mendoza Agustin

B-Boy Llio

GUM

Carlos

Rivas

B-Boy Dann

GUM

Fernando Jasiel

Argueta Perez

B-Boy Jasiel

HON

Luis Moises

Maldonado Mejía

B-Boy Moy Ldc

HON

Hugo

Juarez

B-Boy Anime

MEX

Juan Domingo

Carballo

B-Boy Juando

MEX

Melvin

Galvez Ortiz

Starfelix

MEX

Juan Paulo

Gomez Kustala

Kustala

MEX

Juan Carlos

Castillo Overa

Kukaramoto

MEX

Monserrat

Zavala

B-Girl Olme

MEX

Maria Fernanda

Diaz Resendiz

Mafer

MEX

Edson Daniel

Parra Rabello

Zddm

PAR

Aldair Emilio

Adama Alejo

B-Boy Lil Flow

PER

Kevin

Arpazi

Kevo

PER

Jonathan

Inga Rumiche

B-Boy Jofran

PER

Alex Yefer

Cabana Valeriano

B-Boy Lex

PER

Francis Bailey

Munoz

Bailrok

USA

Victor

Silva

 

PRI

Martin (Tino)

Gonzales-Sherwood

Lil-T

USA

Marquis

Bryant

Piccolo

USA

Imran

Islam

Rerunn

USA

Connie

Kingston

Connie

USA

Nadjaya

Delgado

Nadjaya

USA

Yonaiker

Guerra

Infinito

VEN

Reinaldo Alfonzo

Oropeza Garcia

Skiuter

VEN

Alexis

Mier Y Teran

Kidchito

VEN