IJA regional competitions
Founded in 2011, the IJA Regional Competition (IRC) hosts stage juggling competitions at regional festivals around the world.
Through the IRCs, the International Jugglers’ Association aims to:
- Award competition routines of high caliber performance and technical skill, which are entertaining and marketable to a general public audience
- Promote the development and enhancement of juggling within each region
- Unite the international juggling community by spreading awareness of the juggling culture in each region, through promotion of these events
Due to the COVID pandemic, all IRC have been canceled for 2020, with the hope of recommencing in 2021.
If all goes as planned, the first IJA Juggling World Cup (JWC) will be held in June of 2022, with the winners of each IRC in 2020/21 winning a full expenses paid trip to attend and compete in the JWC in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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IRC Southern Africa will be held in South Africa and IRC Northern Africa will be held in Ethiopia
The 6th IRC Central America will be held in Guatemala in 2021
The 2nd IRC East Asia was held in partnership with the Asian International Diabolo Cup (AIDC) in Taipei, Taiwan. Location for 2021 TBA.
IRC Eurasia 2021 will be held in partnership with the Russian Juggling Convention. Date and Location TBA. The 2nd IRC Eurasia took place place July 17, 2019, in Saratov, Russia, during the Russian Juggling Convention.
The 8th IRC México was held April 19, 2019 in partnership with the 11th Cirkonvención Mexicana in Vera Cruz, México. Date and Location for IRC 2021 to be announced.
IRC Middle East 2021 will be held at the Israeli Juggling Convention at Gan Hashlosha National Park in Israel. Date to be announced.
The 3rd IRC Oceania was held in January of 2020 in partnership with the New Zealand Juggling Convention. The first qualifier for the IJA Juggling World Cup is Lisa Komatsubara.
IRC South America 2021 will be held in partnership with CIMAC in Valparaíso, Chile. Dates to be announced.
The 4th IRC South Asia will be held at the Afghanistan National Circus Festival in Kabul, Afghanistan in August of 2021.
The IRC Europe 2021 will be held in July in partnership with the European Juggling Convention in Finland. The first IRC Europe was held August 6, 2019 in partnership with the European Juggling Convention in Winthorpe, England.
IRCs Around the World
IRC South Asia 2020
IRC Central America 2020