IJA Festival Competitions

Check this page as the festival draws near for the latest updates on the IJA Festival Competitions!


Numbers Championships

Friday, June 28 – 1-4 PM
ENTRY FEE: $15 PER EVENT

The competitors in the IJA Numbers Championships challenge each other as well as all past Numbers champions — and the laws of physics! See who can successfully juggle, individually and in teams, the greatest numbers of balls, clubs, rings and bounced balls. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a special prize for breaking IJA Numbers records.

Individuals interested in competing must read the IJA Numbers Championships Rules. You may also like to see the IJA Numbers Records.

See the Numbers Co-Directors at the fest to sign up. Send questions to them at numbers@juggle.org.

Each event champion will receive a $100 prize. There is an additional $100 bonus for a winning competitor that breaks an IJA record!

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Individuals Numbers Events:
• Individual Balls
• Individual Rings
• Individual Clubs
• Individual Ball Bouncing

Teams Numbers Events:
• Ball Passing
• Ring Passing
• Club Passing
• Ball Bounce Passing
• Three-Person Club Passing

IJA Joggling World Championships

Saturday, June 29 – 8am-12PM
Purdue University Field House
Hillard Gates Athletic Center
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
ENTRY FEE: $25 FOR ALL EVENTS

The IJA Festival will once again feature the IJA Joggling World Championships. Get ready to give your body and brain an amazing workout with this competition that exercises all four limbs simultaneously!
This years’ joggling event will feature: 

1000 meter 3 ball – limited entrants by speed
60 meter 3 ball
60 meter 5 ball (best of two tries)
60 meter 7 ball (best of two tries)
200 meter 3 ball
200 meter 5 ball
600 meter 3 ball
1 mile record attempt** (potential event)
4 x 200 meter 3 ball relay

Each event will have separate categories for males and females and separate divisions for 12 and under, 13-17, 18-39, 40 and above.

IJA Joggling Coordinator, Emily Moore, joggling2019@juggle.org

Individual Prop Competition

Wednesday, June 26 – 1-3 PM
ENTRY FEE: $15 PER EVENT

In this competition, jugglers will perform single-prop routines to music of their choice and be judged on technique, presentation and choreography. This year there will be three individual prop competitions: 3 clubs, 3 rings, and 3 balls.

Each event will have a 90-second time limit. Not open to competitors using the same prop in any of the Stage Championships (Juniors, Individuals and Teams).

Sign-Ups: Matt Hall is the Individual Prop Competition director and will be conducting sign-ups at the IJA Festival.

For the policy on music used in this competition, see the IJA Music Policy.

Xjuggling

Tuesday, June 25 – 1- 4PM
FREE TO ENTER

XJuggling is the fast paced, non-stop, best trick competition. This is about pushing the limits of creativity and possibility. You’ll see some of the best jugglers in the world pull off their most incredible, insane, cutting-edge tricks — or crash and burn. Sign ups take place the day of the competition. For more information and to learn about the categories and judging criteria, visit our Extreme Juggling page or contact organizer Jack Kalvan at xjuggling2019@juggle.org.

Fight Night Combat

Fight Night Prelims – Saturday, June 28 – 4 PM
Fight Night Finals – Saturday, June 28 – 11 PM

FREE TO ENTER

Fight night is a one-on-one, three club combat juggling sport with only one simple rule: The last person juggling wins!

This is an internationally ranked competition that happens at juggling festivals and conventions around the world. We are excited to once again host the IJA Fight Night Combat.

Check out these resources available on the international Fight Night Website:

Players’ Guide to Fair and Safe Combat
IJA Fight Night 2018 Results
International Rankings

Sign-Ups: Nick Thomas is the Fight Night director and will be conducting sign-ups at the IJA Festival.

Games of the IJA

Saturday, June 29 – 1-3:30 PM
FREE TO ENTER

The IJA Games are always a highlight of the festival! Endurance games, Simon says, soap juggling, wheelbarrow racing, handstand endurance, unicycle gladiators – all these and more are options for this year’s games.

All fest attendees are invited to play!

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