SINGLE A, DOUBLE A, TRIPLE A, OFFSTRING, FREEHAND
The Z-Games Northeast Regional Contest will use one-minute preliminary freestyles for 1A and any other division that has over 25 entrants in it.
Freestyle scores will be based on the accumulated point total of two components: Technical Exectution and Performance Style. A net score will be calculated for each contestant based on the algebraic sum of the plus and minus scores as determined below.
Technical Execution - approximately 85% of total score
Positive points may be awarded for advanced level tricks performed successfully, including string hits, pops, wraps, transitions, regenerations, release catches, whip catches, and other yo-yo maneuvers. The styles of tricks should be representative of the division in which the player is competing. Tricks, which a contestant has already completed, will not be scored in a second attempt.
Additional points may be awarded for difficulty, originality, long sequences on same spin, extreme amplitude of a maneuver, and similar yo-yo moves.
Negative points may be deducted for trick misses, loss of control, and restarts. The substitution of a yo-yo for another will count as a multiple deduction if the yo-yo string becomes jammed or knotted. Generally a single point deduction is taken for each miss, loss of control, unsuccessful bind, or similar error. Two points are generally deducted for rewinding/restarting the yo-yo. Three points are deducted for changing out a yo-yo. No points shall be awarded for any tricks or antics done before the start of the 2-minute freestyle or after the two minutes has elapsed.