The 2023 National Yo-Yo Contest is open to all competitors. There is a three round qualifying structure to make it to finals. The top eligible competitor from 2023 National Yo-Yo League Contests (PNWR, MWR, GCR, NER) and the 2022 National Champions earn a seed directly into the finals.
All other players interested in competing for the title of National Champion must be US Citizens, or full-time residents of the United States. They will start in the preliminaries, and work their way through the rounds below.
Non-US citizens are welcome to compete but will be scored separately in an International Open division that will be for the 1A style of play only.
Below is a quick summary of how to advance to the finals, for greater details, please see the Round Structure page.