In the past, there were a few loop-holes with the promotion criteria for Spinners to Pro for all YYAS competitions in Singapore (SYYC, WCC & EST). For 2013, we are further narrowing the promotion criteria for Spinners to Pro, and have come up with a triple criteria for promotion. After speaking with the Spinners about this, we are implementing this new promotion for 2013/2014.
**Do note that the following criterion for promotion to Pro Division will only take place at the Singapore Yo-Yo Championships (SYYC) only.
The 3 Criterias to meet are as follows:
1) Only the top 10% of players from each division gets promoted. If the division has less than 10 competitors, there will be no promotions.
2) These top % of players must have a score of 75 or higher to be promoted.
3) If a division has less than 10 competitors, and the same competitor has won 2 back-to-back Spinner Champion titles in the same division (1st place in 2013 & 1st place in 2014), he/she will be eligible to become Pro. **Note that for this, the back-to-back champion must also have a score of 75 or higher for both Champion winning Spinner Freestyles.
Remember that for SYYC, although there are still Spinners and Pros, if the Spinners do well enough and 'beat out' some Pros for the 3 minute Finals Freestyle slots, then they get their chance to do and showcase their 3 minute freestyle against the rest of the Pros.
Here are some examples of various situations and how the promotion will work.
A division has 15 players and the1st place has a score of 95 and 2nd place has a score of 82 and 3rd place has a score of 76. Although the 2nd & 3rd place competitors have met Criteria 2 of a score of 75 or higher, only 10% of players from each division gets promoted. Hence only the 1st place gets promoted.
A division has 5 players and the 1st place has a score of 100 and 2nd place has a score of 59. Although the 1st place competitor has met Criteria 2 of a score of 75 or higher, only 10% of players from each division gets promoted. As the division only has 5 players, there will be no promotions to Pro UNLESS this same person has won Spinner in the same division last year as well.
If a Spinner is able to qualify for the 3min finals at the World Yo-Yo Contest, or the Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championships, he/she will be promoted to Pro.
Go for GOLD Spinners and do not give up! Take the time, practice and perfect your tricks/routine, and before you know it, you will be challenging the Pros for the National Champion title!