Cart 0
North America's Largest Kendama Competition
Web_Logo_10.png

In Partnership with :

IMG_3144.jpg

BRACKETS:


Live Stream:

Minnesota Kendama Open 2018

Sweets Kendamas is so proud to be hosting  The 6th Annual Minnesota Kendama Open, the largest Kendama competition in North America. MKO will be October 26, 27 and 28 at 2 venues, the first 2 days will be held at The Double Tree Bloomington & South Minneapolis, and the last day, the finals, will be held at the Mall of America Rotunda.


FRIDAY - OCT 26

DOUBLETREE BALLROOM

Movement Meditation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Garden Court)

- Peace sticks Opening Circle w/ Joshua Grove

Preparing for Competitions 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ( Garden Court)

- with Kevin Desoto

Registration / Check-In 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Welcome Ceremony 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Freestyle (72 - 32) 3:00 PM -5:00 PM

Open (128 - 64) 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open Girls 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Beginner/ Intermediate Practice Heat 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Dinner Break / Mini Games 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Am Open (85 - 32) 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Open - Loser (94 -64) 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Am Open - Loser (62 - 32) 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM


SATURDAY - OCT 27

DOUBLETREE BALLROOM

Check-In 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Open (64 - 32) 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Open - Losers (64 - 32) 9:30am -10:00 am

Freestyle (32 - 16) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AM Open (32 -16) 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginner + Intermediate 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Beginner + Intermediate Girls 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Yank Competition 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch + Mini Games 1:30 pm -2:00 pm

Open (32 - 16) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Open - Losers (32 - 16) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Girls 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Am Open (16 - 8) 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Am Open - Loser (32 - 8) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner + Mini Games 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Freestyle (16 - 8) 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Open (16 - 8 ) 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Open - Loser (16 -8) 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DownSpike Awards 9:30pm (Bloomington Room)

* Dama Blitz - Throughout Day - Schedule TBD

Seminars Hosted by Kendama Institute

*TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Goal Setting and Achievements w/ Daunye Synigal 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rhythm Kendama w/ Joshua Grove 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kendama Institute w/ Joshua Grove and Tyler Abrahamson 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


SUNDAY - OCT 28

MALL OF AMERICA ROTUNDA

SHUTTLE TO MOA LEAVES AT 10:00 am • 10:30 am • 11:00 am

SHUTTLE TO DOUBLETREE LEAVES AT 6:30 pm • 7:00 pm • 7:30 pm

Check-In 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Division Final 8 + Loser bracket 1:00 am - 12:00 am

Beginner + Intermediate Finals 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Beginner + Intermediate Girls Finals 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Open Girls Final 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Am Open Final 8 + Loser bracket 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dama Blitz Final 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Team Demos 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Freestyle Top 8 Battle 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Open Final 1 Vs.1 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Trophy Presentation 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

 
KI_Logo_005.png

This year The Minnesota Kendama Open is partnering with the Kendama Institute, a nonprofit organization with a focus on educating youth and beyond about the mental, physical, social and emotional benefits of kendama. K.I. is committed to helping people of all ages and backgrounds build social and emotional resilience, while also discovering tools on how to transform failure into opportunities for growth, mindfulness and success.


Your donation to support the 2018 MKO will go directly to Kendama Institute which is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization.  Any funds raised from Sponsorship and Ticket Sales that exceed the cost of running the 2018 MKO will go directly to providing class sets and after school programs for underprivileged schools in the US. Excess funds will also provide opportunities for students to build a toolbox of skills to succeed throughout their life through the  principles of kendama. To learn more about what Kendama Institute is, how you or your company can get involved and what they are doing, please click the link below for more information.

 

New hoteL: BOOK A ROOM

We are excited to announce our new hotel/event space for this years MKO! We will be moving across the freeway to a bigger Double Tree Hilton to accommodate the growing MKO fan base that flies in every year! Sign up now with our promo code before all the good rooms get filled up!

 

REGISTRATION

  • T-Shirts are only included with Pre-Registration

  • We will not be accepting day of registration for Open, or Freestyle

  • Swag Bags included in all Registration Divisions, except Dama Blitz

 
Freestyle + Open
80.00
Add To Cart
Dama Blitz
5.00
Add To Cart

OPEN TRICK LIST:

* Now With Double Elimination*

Here are the rules:

Once a player loses a match in Open they will be added to the Losers Bracket. 

If the player loses a second match, they are completely eliminated from the competition. 

The winner of the Losers Bracket will face the winner of the standard bracket in the Finals. 

The Winner of the Losers Bracket needs to win 2 matches in the Final to be Champion, the winner of the Standard Bracket only needs to win Once in the Finals. 


1. Cliffhanger Flip Over the Valley - In

2. (Sara Grip) Kenflip Downspike - Down Whirlwind

3. 2 Turn Airplane Double J-stick

4. Gunslinger - Juggle - Late Gunslinger Spike

5. Switch Inward Lunar - In

6. 2 Tap - Jug - Spike

7. Juggle Spike -Double Earth Turn

8. Forward Spacewalk - Insta Trade Spike

9. Inward lunar - Tap Back Inward Lunar - tap back inward flip in

10. Spacewalk - Lighthouse - Tradespike

11. Cushion tap - Trade - Downspike Fasthands

12. Four Corners - Spike

13. Kenflip - Late Kenflip - Spike - Whirlwind - Late Kenflip - Spike

14. Double Gooncircle - Spike

15. Hippie Flip - Lighthouse - In

16. Inward Stilt Backflip - In

17. Candle -Juggle- Candle - Stuntplane

18. Around Handlestall - Spike

19. Inward Lunar -Triple tap back - Inward Lunar - In

20. Earth Turn - Front Earth Turn - UFO Earth Turn

21. Lighthouse - Flip - Insta - Insta - InstaFlip Trade Spike

22. Bird - Nod Off to Wing - Nod Off to Bird - Spike (Ken Grip Only)

23. Double Handlestall Flip - Spike

24. Airplane - 1.5 flip - Late Inward Kenflip - Spike

25. Stuntplane - Trade - Insta Double Kenflip - Spike

26. Double Gunslinger - Juggle -Double Late Kenflip -Spike

27. Double J-stick - Double Inward J-stick

28. 1.5 Kenflip - Downspike Fasthands

29. Underbird - Flip to Lighthouse - Tradespike

30. Inward Lunar - Tre Flip - In 31. Stilt - Trade Bottom - Trade Stilt - In

32. Penguin Nightengale - Front Earthturn - Sara Grip Nightengale - Spike

33. Scooping Goldfish - Insta Turntable - Spike

 
 

1. Lunar Flip - In

2. Lightning Drop -  In

3. Lighthouse - Double Lighthouse Flip - In

4. Airplane - 1.5 flip - Trade Spike

5. Around Europe - w/ Downspikes

6. Axe - Straight Air - Stuntplane

7. Scooping Goldfish - Spike

8. Bird - Over the Valley - Spike

9. Stuntplane - Inward Stunt Flip

10. Inward Lunar - Trade Downspike

11. Gunslinger - Spike - Whirlslinger

12. Around USA

13. Turntable - Kenflip - Spike

14. Double Whirlwind (Regular or Inward)

15. Juggle to Spike

16. Stilt - Stilt Flip - In

17. Lighthouse - Tap Back - Lighthouse - Tradespike

18. Handlestall - Underbird - Spike

19. Around Europe in Sara Grip

20. (Switch) Lighthouse - In


GIRLS’ COMP OPEN

1. Lightning drop - Tradespike

2. Turntable, kenflip to spike

3. Double lunar flip, in

4. Lighthouse flip, inward lighthouse flip, in

5. Double whirlwind

6. Underbird, trade to airplane in

7. Double inward jumping stick

8. One turn airplane, 1.5 swap to spike

9. Airplane, double tap, back to spike

10. Opposite hand jumping stick

11. Spacewalk to lighthouse, instant trade spike

12. Around USA with inward earth turns

13. Bird over Valley flip to in

14. Double ken flip to spike

15. Stunt plane, swap ken flip

16. Gunslinger Spike - Gunslinger Spike

17. Inward Lunar Downspike

18. Juggle to Spike

19. Scooping Goldfish

20. Candle Trade Airplane

 
 

INTERMEDIATE TRICK LIST:

1. Bird over valley

2. Base cup down spike

3. Around the world (Switch)

4. Whirlwind

5. Space walk in

6. Around USA

7. Light house, lighthouse flip, in

 
 

BEGINNER LADDER

1. Candlestick

2. Little Cup

3. Bottom Cup

4. Big Cup - knee bounce - Big Cup

5. Clack Back

6. Spike

7. Airplane

 




DAMA BLITZ EXPLAINED

SPONSOR MKO

IMG_1493.jpg

If you have a company, or non-profit and would like to support MKO in any way, please drop us your company name and email and we will send you the sponsorship package with all the options! We have many tiers of sponsorship and have room for companies of all sizes! Also you don't have to be a kendama company to participate!

Contact Name *
Contact Name
Phone *
Phone
http://

 

VOLUNTEER

IMG_3644.jpg

We always need help with MKO, it gets bigger every year and any volunteer work is much appreciated. If you can help us out with some of your time, the busiest part of each day is roughly between 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

Name *
Name
Please Let us know which days of the tournament you can work.

WE NEED JUDGES

Web_Photo_001.jpg

JUDGE FOR OPEN DIVISION APPLICATION

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Corp_003_Sweets.png
Corp_001_Honrui.png
Corp_002_KI.png

Platinum_001_Gloken.png
Platinum_003_KUSA.png
Platinum_005_Solkendamas.png
Platinum_007_ActiveKendama.png
Platinum_002_Krom.png
Platinum_004_FinishMaster.png
Platinum_006_Pineapple.png
Platinum_008_DamaOn.png

Silver_001_430.png
Silver_005_Guyaki.png
Silver_009_Yumu.png
Silver_002_CatchAndFlow.png
Silver_006_GGKendama.png
Silver_003_Sony.png
Silver_003_JacKendama.png
Silver_007_Downspike.png
fujinkendamas_001.jpg
Silver_008_DamaDesign.png

FOLLOW US

Web_Photo_001.jpg

@MnKendamaOpen

Keep up to date with announcements, your favorite moments from previous years and exclusive content on Instagram!