CCC '17 Round 2 - RESULTS

We’re excited to announce our TOP 3 for the championship! It was a tough choice but our judges finally made their decision.
First let’s take a look and what the judges have to say about each video:

BCA

Claire: Clever ideas and good variety throughout the video but the sequencing was a little awkward. Would have liked to see more focus on rhythm and the flow of the routine.

Edgar: Awesome video! Great execution and an energetic presentation coupled with lots of memorable moments.

Gijs: The video shows creative mechanics and stylistic focus but is held back by poor execution. Really needed to see some cleaner packets in this one.

James: Ambitious cuts! Strong thinking throughout but the routine lacks variety. Would have liked to see a broader perspective.

Yang: Awesome execution but stays on one note for most of the routine. The presentation being a repeat of the first round was an interesting idea but unfortunately made the routine feel less memorable than it could have been.

Andrei

Claire: probably favorite video due to amount of variety, kept me the most engaged and entertained. Camera wasn’t too close to the hands which is similar to how a spectator would be watching so it felt like the performance that fits real live audiences the best.

Edgar: Dope concepts with beautiful choreography, combined with a slick movement of the camera really made it polished and well rounded.

Gijs: Cool ideas, difficulty level seems really high but the messiness of packets and super slow pace looks like the fingers are tripping over each other. Should look more effortless to pull off those kind of cuts but the idea is definitely there, just needs more polish.

James: Dope fan! Solid execution. Everything flowed nicely but left more to be desired in terms of variety. Some of the cuts started to melt together and look repetitive/similar.

Yang: Flawless and effortless execution. Love the casualness and variety of selection. Smooth, solid control.

Touch

Claire: We love the fact that you shot outside, that’s a risk for an uncut video and it shows confidence! There were some very good moments but it was a bit uneven in general. It also lacked a bit of rhythm in the video to make it look like an actual “routine”.

Edgar: Great round! There’s not much to say about this video, it has good concepts and rhythm, pretty much all the moves are surprising and well thought of. Congrats.

Gijs: You definitely showed some good creativity in this round, and we love the fact that you actually worked on transitions between your moves, but the whole thing was maybe too ambitious: the execution was a bit weak and needed to be cleaner.

James: Some very good packet cuts, especially in the first half of the video. We do feel like the video should have ended on a better note, as this felt a bit anti-climactic. The cuts also felt a bit repetitive and we would love to see some more variety. We really like the fact that you actually worked on your angles for this video.

Yang: Perfect execution of very good moves, but the fact that you used the same music, background and a lot of the same moves as your round one felt a bit lazy. We also wish we saw some better transition between the moves, as this felt a bit too “casual” and not really choreographed.

And now for the TOP 3….

EDGAR ISAAC

JAMES CHESMORE

YANG CHAN

2 of those 3 contestants will be invited to Los Angeles for the final round! Who do you think will make it?

Congratulation to Claire and Gijs for making it this far. Both of them deserve a lot of respect for their amazing rounds !

- The Judges -

CCC'17 ROUND 2

Here are all the submissions for round 2! The challenge here was that the contestants had to film their videos UNCUT! Results will be annouced on May 22.

ROUND 2: CLAIRE FOURNIER

ROUND 2: EDGAR ISAAC

ROUND 2: GIJS DE BRUIJNE

ROUND 2: JAMES CHESMORE

ROUND 2: YANG CHAN

This time, all our judges will comment each videos to explain their choice.
Best of luck! See you in a week.

- The Judges -

CCC '17 ROUND 1

Here are all the submissions for round 1! Results will be annouced on the 1st of May.

Round 1: Alvin Herp

Round 1: Claire Fournier

Round 1: Gijs de Bruijne

Round 1: Khanh Dang

Round 1: Phan Phong

Round 1: Buseong Na

Round 1: Edgar Isaac

Round 1: James Chesmore

Round 1: Lars Mayrand

Round 1: Yang Chan

Best of luck! See you in a week.

- The Judges -

CCC 2017 Results - Top 10

After sifting through the 100+ entries to the Cardistry-Con Championship this year, we're pleased to finally announce our judges' picks for the Top 10 cardists who will be taking part in Round 1:

Alvin Herp

Buseong Na

Claire Fournier

Edgar Isaac Hernandez Zamorano

Gijs de Bruijne

James Chesmore

Khanh Dang

Lars Mayrand

Phan Phong

Yang Chan


Also, due to the delay in judging this year, the timeline for Rounds 1-3 have shifted accordingly. Here is the most up-to-date timeline for the 2017 CCC:

April 24 - Round 1 videos due
May 1 - Round 1 results
May 15 - Round 2 videos due
May 22 - Round 2 results
June 5 - Round 3 videos due
June 12 - Round 3 results
July 8 - Final videos debut in LA

All the best to this year's Top 10, and looking forward to seeing your videos later this month!

-The CCC Judging Team

 

Official CCC '17 Prize List

The stakes are high this year for the Cardistry-Con Championship: with The Virts, Touch, and Best Cardist Alive all on board as judges, the number of prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the competition has increased accordingly. Here are the juicy deets for your consideration:

1st Place Prizes:

A free trip to Cardistry-Con*
$1000 in cash
A stay in the House of Cardistry
A 1st Place Cardistry-Con Championship Trophy
A PORTRAIT video of the CCC ‘17 Champion, produced by Touch
$500 worth of decks from Art of Play
1 gross (144 decks) of the latest Virtuoso deck
An uncut sheet of the latest Virtuoso deck, signed by The Virts
1 custom brick (12 decks) of ORIGIN decks by Touch
A uncut sheet of ORIGIN, signed by Touch
A custom set of CCC '17 Squids by Pocket Park
Exclusive CCC ’17 Best Cardist Alive Merch

 

2nd Place Prizes:

A free trip to Cardistry-Con*
$500 in cash
A stay in the House of Cardistry
A 2nd Place Cardistry-Con Championship Trophy
$250 worth of decks from Art of Play
4 bricks (48 decks) of the latest Virtuoso deck
An uncut sheet of the latest Virtuoso deck, signed by The Virts
6 ORIGIN decks by Touch
An uncut sheet of ORIGIN by Touch
A custom set of CCC '17 Squids by Pocket Park
Exclusive CCC ’17 Best Cardist Alive Merch

 

3rd Place Prizes:

$250 in cash
$100 worth of decks from Art of Play
2 bricks (24 decks) of the latest Virtuoso deck
An uncut sheet of the latest Virtuoso deck, signed by The Virts
3 ORIGIN decks by Touch
A custom set of CCC '17 Squids by Pocket Park
Exclusive CCC ’17 Best Cardist Alive Merch


*Cardistry-Con will cover up to $800 in travel expenses. Finalists who have already booked their travel will be reimbursed up to $800 for travel expenses.

Announcing the 2017 Cardistry-Con Championship

The Cardistry-Con Championship is an annual competition created with the intention of bringing the best minds and hands in the cardistry to the forefront of the world stage.

How it Works

  1. Beginning March 6th, we will be taking in 15-second application videos for this year’s Cardistry-Con Championship. 
  2. From this pool of applicants, our team of Judges will hand-select 10 cardists to compete in the CCC.
  3. Over the course of several elimination-style video rounds (schedule below), these contestants will be narrowed down to 2 finalists. Both of these finalists will be flown to Los Angeles over the weekend of July 7-9th, where their final videos will be screened for the Cardistry-Con attendees to vote on.
  4. Finally, the winner will be announced at the end of this year’s Cardistry-Con Awards on Sunday, July 9th.

Prizes

Prizes will be given out to the 3 cardists who make it all the way to the Semi-Finals and Finals of the competition. These will include trophies, a free trip to Cardistry-Con, a stay in the infamous House of Cardistry, and of course, lots of playing cards from our judges and sponsors.

Check out the prize list here for full details on what 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be getting. Be warned: your eyeballs might fall out.

Schedule

April 24: Round 1 videos due
May 1: Round 1 results
May 15: Round 2 videos due
May 22: Round 2 results
June 5: Round 3 videos due
June 12: Round 3 results
July 8: Final videos debut in LA

July 9th: Results announced at the 2017 Cardistry-Con Awards show