German Kendama Championship 2019

Looking back on this year's German Kendama Championship (DKM) in Leipzig, we are still overwhelmed by the exciting battles for the various titles and the great atmosphere in the Hauzhaus. Of course, the athletic character of the competition is the focus of every DKM, but the coincidence of the scene as well as the fun and the good mood are just as important. The players from all parts of Germany have arrived, coming from the very top of Rostock, as well as from the deep south of Bavaria.

As in all previous DKM's Speed ​​Trick Competition, the trick formats included Knock Out Competiton as well as a freestyle competition.

In the traditional Japanese speed trick discipline, several players compete against each other at the same time, while the aim is to land all ten given tricks in the shortest possible time. The player who has landed the first tricks advances to the next round.

In the classic Knock Out or Head 2 Head competition, two players compete against each other after a loose play. There are individual tricks drawn for which each player has an attempt to land in turns. If one manages the trick and the other does not, he gets a point. If a player has two points he advances to the next round. In the final three points will be played.

Finally, there is still freestyle. In the Freestyle Kendama, players had 60 seconds to show tricks and combinations of tricks. The referees decide on aspects such as creativity, difficulty and flow who made the best run.

But long talk short: This year's winners of the German Kendama Championship 2019 are:

Freestyle Division:
1. Semy Booth
2. Quincy
3. Ole Boehl

Advanced Knock Out:
1. Olaf Jaszczuk
2. Semy Booth
3. Ole Boehl

Advanced Speed trick:
1. Olaf Jaszczuk
2. Semy Booth
3. Jerome Schoener

Intermediate Knock Out:
1. Jannik Bruns
2. Raul Jorgensen
3. Jannes Kassubek

Beginner Knock Out:
1. Gregor Schultze
2. Michael Storde
3. Ole Halhof

Beginner Speed trick:
1. Gregor Schultze
2. Michael Storde
3. Malte Embrechts

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At this point, we would like to thank all those who made this great event possible. Not only the participants who have traveled all the way to Leipzig, but also Ole Böhl for the MC'ing of the event, the cave collective crew for their great live music act during and after the competition as well as the heating house Leipzig for the provision such a cool venue. Not to mention all the sponsors who helped to make the winners happy.
Sweets Kendamas, Kendama USA, Sol Kendamas, Kendama Israel, GT Kendama and the new Hemp lemonade - Hemponade.

I hope you all enjoyed it and that we all meet again at DKM 2020 at the latest.

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