“The Best Trick” Competition
The competition is a memorial to the life of Avi Rosenberg. Avi was one of Israel’s early jugglers and participated in the first Israel Juggling Convention which was held in Eilat in 1988.
Stages of the competition:
- Preliminary round – 15 tricksters, scoring will be given out by the panel of judges only.
- Finals round – 5 tricksters, scoring will be given by the crowd, so be prepared!
Rules of the competition:
- Signing up to the competition is done via the preregistration form.
- You can use every prop you know, so be creative!
- There is no limitation to the amount of props in the trick, so yes, 14 toothbrushes are allowed
- Extra elements can be added to the trick, so this could be a good time to show your dance moves/acrobalance skills. Just remember that this is a best trick competition, so keep it short and sweet.
- There are 5 judges that rank each trick with a score of 1-5 in 3 different categories: 1)level of complexity 2) level of performance (was the trick clean or sketchy?) 3)level of presentation.
- Each trickster has 3 chances of making the trick, if the trickster was not able to perform the trick after 3 times she/he will be disqualified.
- Judges will have 5 “second chances” to give. If a trickster was granted a second chance, they can preform the trick one more time (4 times instead of 3)
- You must prepare at least 2 different tricks – one for each round.
After the finals round, the crowd will make the vote by putting ballots in boxes representing each trickster. The trickster with the highest # of ballots in the box will be the 27th IJC Avi Competition Champion and will receive a prize, Glory and bragging rights until the 28th IJC.
- The Avi competition is sponsored by Avi’s family both in memory of Avi and as an incentive for young people to develop their skills as jugglers. It is our observation that jugglers are nice, friendly and gentle people who do much good in the world. If there were more jugglers, the world would be a better place.
The following are the winners of the Avi competition:
2001- 3 clubs:
2002 – 3 balls:
2003 – 3 clubs:
Special award – Denis Paumier
2004 – 3 balls:
2005 – 3 clubs:
2006 – 3 balls:
2007 – 3 clubs:
2008 – 3 balls:
2009 – 3 clubs:
2010- 3 balls:
Jordan Moir and Yan Müller – tied for first place
2011 – 3 clubs:
Jordaan De Cuyper
2012 – 3 balls:
2013 – 3 clubs:
2014 – best trick competition:
Emmanuël Boissé Pinard
Miguel Gigosos Ronda
2015 – best trick competition:
Tie: Iver Tronstad & Ayal Banin
2016 – best trick competition:
Ahmad & Hoba Humeedan
2017 – best trick competition:
Yang Chin Yao
2018 – best trick competition:
Luca Pfendmenges & Daniel Ledel
2019 – best trick competition:
Chan PengValeria JaureguiRaul Cañas Zamora
2020 – best trick competition: