The 2017 France National YoYo Championship was held on October 21st in Nantes, and divisions held were 1A, X, and 1A Open (international).
The winner of 1A division is a new name (to me, at least), Williams Thamrong.
Williams placed 2nd at France Nationals in 2016, and 5th in the junior division at EYYC this year. Williams shows a lot of promise in his future, especially being as young as he is. It’ll be interesting to see how all of the new faces/national champions will do at EYYC next year!
The winner of X division was multi-time European and German national champion, Quentin Godet! Quentin played his usual style, 4A.
Quentin was able to hit his tricks very well, despite being on a smaller stage than usual. He’s at such a high level of 4A now compared to Europe as a whole it’s always awesome to watch him compete.
The winner of the 1A Open was Robert Kucera from the Czech Republic.
Robert has a very unique style, focusing a lot on doing interesting tricks and performing. He also manages to throw down a ton of risky tricks in his routines, so it’s always awesome to watch him on stage.
Another freestyle that I really liked was Tomas Bubak’s 1A Open.
Tomas, similar to Robert, also has a really different style, focusing on a lot of “big” tricks, incorporating a lot of body elements as well as clean looking transitions. I’ve been a big fan of Tomas every since I’ve started and it’s great to see him killing it.
You can watch all of the videos from this year's competition here.