WT World Tournament 2017 Announcement

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zkhan, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Zkhan

    Zkhan Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    The Pen Spinning World Tournament 2017 will soon commence!

    You may download the rules here:


    New amendments have been made. Please take the time to review them.

    This year, 5 judges from around the globe have been selected by the WT committee.

    :: Baaron (North America)
    :: Coffeelucky (Southeast Asia)
    :: Ivabra (Europe)
    :: Menowa* (East Asia)
    :: Tigres (North America/East Asia)

    The rulebook is also available on the new site: http://worldps.org/

    Don't worry if it looks a bit empty, the site's still under construction.

    Registration is now open!

    This year, there are 64 slots available. Deadline to register is July 9th, 2017

    Every community interested in having their spinners partake in WT17 should select a representative and provide us with the following:
    • Name of the community.
    • The number of slots you request as well as the names of the spinners you wish to enter.
    • Contact information for your WT community organizer.
    To fund the prize pool and pay for server costs, there will be a registration fee of $10.00 USD per community and an additional fee of $5.00 USD per spinner. Please email the organizer to initiate a transaction. We can accept PayPal and Bitcoin transfers. Invoices will only be issued after the roster is finalized. Wildcard slots, if available, will be financed by the WT committee (no fee incurred). Payments will be due by July 30th, 2017.

    Please email the aforementioned information to worldpenspinning@gmail.com.

    Once I receive the final lineup, I will randomly allocate all 64 spinners into 8 groups of 8. The draw will be recorded and later uploaded to YouTube.

    Round 1 groups will be revealed July 30th, 2017
    Round 1 videos will be due by August 13th, 2017
    Round 1 results will be released on August 27th, 2017

    The official roster and group overview will be posted on the website--marking the start of WT17.

    We wish you all the best of luck.

    Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates



    Feel free to contact us at worldpenspinning@gmail.com


    There are several openings for a wildcard position. Spinners from any community are welcome to apply for the spot by sending videos demonstrating their current skill. Please send wildcard submissions to worldpenspinning@gmail.com

    Communities Registered
    _Iccee_, Zefia, Ann and 15 others like this.
  2. EvanTheToon

    EvanTheToon Old-Timer

    Wait, so the Pendolsa World Tournament wasn't the real world tournament? I'm confused.

    I'm an idiot. I need to check UPSB more often.
  3. Kenseii

    Kenseii Old-Timer

    bruh i think i shouldn't do this, il lose
  4. Security

    Security Irresponsible Security Guard

    PDS had their own WT, Zkhan and UPSB has theirs.
    The PDS one was less serious (hence why there weren't that many big name spinners in it ((menowa, iteza, etc)))
  5. i.suk

    i.suk ordinary powertricker

    actually, level of combos in PWT was pretty solid (despite judging/matchups being a bit questionable leading to a few guys being kicked out earlier than expected)

    menowa is judging for WT17 so he won't be competing; and supawit is too busy for GPL so he probably won't be in WT17 either

    pretty much, don't expect super-high calibre for WT17 - although kagami won't be sending freestyles so his stuff will be better xD

    UPSB's got 6 guys confirmed for now, with 2 or 3 maybe/unlikely w/e

    with new random group v group 1v1 matchups in r2, it's actually better to have a few strong spinners in your pool for r1 (as long as you can make top 4), because it means you won't be facing them in r2 .-.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017
  6. Tidus

    Tidus Member

    For your information, Supawit quitted GPL before 1st round ^^
  7. Instinct

    Instinct Old-Timer

    Wait what

    I thought the wt already ended

    lol I thought PWT was WT
  8. Bitpen

    Bitpen S H I T P O S T E R

    So Im assuming that the judges this year are not biased like the ones in wt 15?
  9. Security

    Security Irresponsible Security Guard

  10. Hiato

    Hiato Old-Timer

    The judges in WT15 were largely out of touch with the level of PS they had to critize. This is only natural, since the best spinners in the world would rather be participating than judging.
    This year, the judges seem extremely competent though. Menowa, wow, he´s probably just judging so that other spinners can have a shot at the champion title as well xD

    I also like the "effectiveness" category!
  11. Bitpen

    Bitpen S H I T P O S T E R

    We should have simon cowell as a judge. He would vote for supervvalrus
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  12. i.suk

    i.suk ordinary powertricker

    filming crazily difficult combos is tiring, maybe he wants to take a rest now and then

    i lol'd

    i'm still surprised no one's posted complaints over having to fork over a few $ in this thread yet, despite discussions of this happening a lot on sb/in private chats etc
  13. Reiku

    Reiku Old-Timer

    i.suk can u win please? thanks
    Saltythesnowman and Lacolombe like this.
  14. Zefia

    Zefia zefia teitoku

    "Community" as in boards?
    Is UPSB covered?
  15. coffeelucky

    coffeelucky pen all-rounder

    Yes, board = community.
  16. Ann

    Ann Member

    So what this means is-
    -if I upload pun kans ss hai tuas twisted sonics and busts I'll have a 5℅ chance of making it to r2?
    *shrugs*High enough.
  17. Bitpen

    Bitpen S H I T P O S T E R

    the fact that you put "twisted sonic" in there deems you inelgible
    FireLord127 and Instinct like this.
  18. Ceru

    Ceru Old-Timer

    Well to be fair I made the suggestion in the past but people didn't like it because they didn't want the WT to be a betting game, and what is chump change in one country is far more work in others, $5-15 being less than an hour's minimum wage here but significantly more work in Russia, eastern european countries and places like India.
  19. Zefia

    Zefia zefia teitoku

    what happens to the $320 (more or less)?
  20. Ceru

    Ceru Old-Timer

    Probably closer to $400 with 8 boards. I would imagine prize pools, but the cynical side of me thinks the server host costs are a bit bullshit considering UPSB and that wordpress site could easily run on a $5/month VPS.
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