Double Dutch Contest World 2013,
Tokyo Japan, 24th March 2013
team participated in DOUBLE
CONTEST WORLD in Shibuya, Tokyo. Together with teams from America,
France, India, Hong Kong and
Japan we celebrate another epic double dutch event. Standards of
the top teams are higher this year. There was more pop dance music too.
The American Hotdog team won
"Best of Show" while the Japanese Cracker Jack won the Open battle
round. The battle consisted of the top 4 scoring teams taking turns
showing a few
seconds of their double dutch for 3 times. Judges
cast a vote of who they think wins after each battle. It was a very
finish and the score was 5 to 3 judges in favor of Cracker Jack over
I arrived on Saturday morning and went directly to the venue in Tokyo
was being played out to find the Japanese teams that would represent
Japan at DDCW the next day. Our Singapore team Firecrackers where
already there as they arrived on Wednesday. The where more than 160
teams which meant DDCJ would end in the evening. At about 4pm we had to
make our way back to BumB hotel to prepare for DDCW the next day.
I was given the honor to judged at DDCW again this year. Judging the
battle rounds is an awesome experience like no other. Every
nuance, grunt and expression by the players can be felt as the judges
are right next to
them on stage. One significant development this year is that, Mikki the
MC, spoke some english making DDCW more enjoyable for non-Japanese
Like last year we could not stay for the post DDCW workshop as we had
to be back for the primary school championships.
Roger Yue Jr
Rope Skipping Singapore
Results DDCW (coming soon)
Snapshot of DDCW day
Firecrakers at buffet breakfast in the morning at BumB, the sports
facility in a park where we stayed.
We arrived before 10.30am at the competition venue in Shibuya. With the
Indian Skippers team, Nick of HotDog USA, Jonathan of Ebene team from
France and coach Sandeep from India.
Briefing by Janet of JRSF to introducing the liaison persons assigned
to assist non-Japanese teams. Group photo of teams except the 32
The stage had 3 large images projected on it, which change when
required, providing a whole new and more organic experience this year.
Firecrakers in costume and Singapore's liaison person Miho wearing the
latest DDCW fashion.
Judge meeting and lunch at 1pm. On stage with all 8 judges.
The comptemplating HotDog team during coin tossing. MC's Mikki and
Soffy officiating the coin toss to decide which team goes first.
Cracker Jack team thrilling a pack audience.
Rope Skipping Singapore home