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Catch & Flow questions

Discussion in 'Sessions' started by sethtosta, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. sethtosta

    sethtosta Member

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    Hi guys, does anyone know the date(s) of Catch & Flow 2017? Also, how does it work (criteria to compete, invited players, etc.)?
     
    Apr 4, 2017
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  2. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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  3. MJ Brother

    MJ Brother Member

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    In the past years the competition was always announced around the time of KWC or a bit after.
    You sign up to compete & must include links to your kendama play (YouTube, Instagram, etc), how long you've been playing, if your sponsored. There are people who look over each application then you get a email about a month before the competition saying if you made the cut or not. I'm guessing if your coming from overseas then they'd let you know if you can compete earlier so you can book a flight over. I think there are about 30~50 spots open.

    If you are accepted, congrats! Then the day of the event you get about a minute to show the judges what you got on stage. If you did well then you can move onto the final 16. Battle time!
    But... if you are invited to compete then you automatically have a spot in the final 16. Every year there are a hand full of guest contestants I believe that Nobu handpicks. Not positive.

    *Fun Fact* my profile pic is me on stage at the 2015 C&F.
     
    Apr 5, 2017
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  4. sethtosta

    sethtosta Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
    Apr 5, 2017
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  5. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    To those who have been to C&F, or know the workings of it, i have two questions for you :
    1. Out of the 100-odd people who compete in C&F, how do they determine who gets into the final 32/64?
    2. Can you summarize the entire flow of the event? What usually happens throughout the day, etc etc.
     
    Nov 18, 2017
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  6. sethtosta

    sethtosta Member

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    From what I know (and I think I have asked the right people), 8 people are invited and 8 people qualify. Now, I believe those who aren’t invited in the top 8, have a certain amount of time (45 seconds I think) to do their thing and they are judged by 3 people. The 8 with the highest score advance to face the 8 that were invited in a single elimination tournament format.
    Now, as far as the event goes, I hear it is just a one day deal at a night club and it’s supposedly epic! Hope to go one day. I’m sure someone who has gone before can expand or correct me if I’m wrong.
     
    Nov 19, 2017
  7. Edric Owen Ladera

    Edric Owen Ladera Slayer

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    actually, that's 3 minutes per player... with the judges picking who advances to the next round
     
    Nov 19, 2017
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  8. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Got a clarification from the 2014 World Champion himself!

    In the prelims, players are given 90 secs solo on stage, and judged on skill, creativity and consistency.
    Finalists will be put into a 1v1 match with 2 rounds each, at 45 secs per round.
     
    Nov 20, 2017
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  9. Aric Bukiri

    Aric Bukiri Honed Member

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    does anyone know if catch and flow will be live streamed?
     
    Nov 30, 2017
  10. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    It was streamed on Japanese service niconico last year.
    You need to download and open their app and register first.
     
    Dec 1, 2017
  11. Aric Bukiri

    Aric Bukiri Honed Member

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    Okay thanks!
     
    Dec 1, 2017
  12. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    @Aric Bukiri I think Sweets will livestream it on their Twitch channel!

     
    Dec 7, 2017
  13. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    Nobu confirmed with me just now that the niconico stream may be eschewed in favor of the Sweets Twitch stream.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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  14. rTTn

    rTTn Slayer

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    Good to know. I was having a tough time navigating the site yesterday when I was working it out if anyone asked in KDS. I already have a Twitch live notification for Sweet's set-up. So no extra server work YAY!

    Alexis informed us that she will be hosting a stream on Kroms FB page on the FINAL day, while also updating us in the chat. So between Sweet's livestream, Kroms FB stream, Discord, and possibly NicoNico. I think C&F will be well covered.
     
    Dec 8, 2017
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  15. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to confirm, Sweets is doing the C&F stream on their Twitch
     
    Dec 8, 2017
  16. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    No live stream yet, they're probably 30 mins into the qualifiers already :(

    I'm over here trying to have a livestream party in the Dama on the Drive shop like.... :confused:
     
    Dec 8, 2017
  17. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Its live! Woooo
     
    Dec 8, 2017
  18. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    HERE'S THE LINK FOR THE STREAM EVERYONE

     
    Dec 8, 2017
  19. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    whos watching? pro round is getting crazy!

    STODD IS A BOSS THAT START OF HIS ROUND THO
     
    Dec 8, 2017
  20. TheWickEffect

    TheWickEffect Slayer

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    Watching on GT's ig! Stoked for finals! Rod killed it!
     
    Dec 9, 2017
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