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

Thanks to the generous IRC donors and partners, 12 IRCs will be held around the world in 2020, including in: Russia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Finland, Ethiopia, Israel, USA, South Africa, and New Zealand. We’re also excited to announce the first IJA Juggling World Cup (JWC). The winners from each region in 2020 will win a trip to compete against each other in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2021.
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IRC Regions

IRC Africa

The 2nd IRC Africa will be held in Parakou, Benin on the 30th of October at the African Juggling Convention.

IRC Central America

The 5th IRC Central America was held April 12, 2019 in partnership with the Guatecirko festival in Mixto, Guatemala.

IRC East Asia

The 2nd IRC East Asia took place on July 6, 2019, in partnership with the Asian International Diabolo Cup (AIDC) in Taipei, Taiwan.

IRC Eurasia

The 2nd IRC Eurasia took place place July 17, 2019, in Saratov, Russia, during the Russian Juggling Convention.

IRC Mexico

The 8th IRC México was held April 19, 2019 in partnership with the 11th Cirkonvención Mexicana in Vera Cruz, México.

IRC Middle East

The 2nd IRC Middle East was held April 14, 2017 in partnership with the Israeli Juggling Convention at Gan Hashlosha National Park in Israel. Stay tuned for future announcements for IRC Middle East.

IRC Oceania

The 2nd IRC Oceania was held in September of 2018 in partnership with the Melbourne Juggling Convention in Melbourne, Australia. There will be no IRC Oceania in 2019. Stay tuned for future updates.

IRC South America

The 9th IRC South America will be held in partnership with the Festival Circo Entrenubes on October 20, 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia.

IRC South Asia

The 3rd IRC South Asia took place on August 2, 2019, in partnership with the MMCC Global at the Afghanistan National Circus Festival in Kabul, Afghanistan.

IRC Europe

The 1st IRC Europe was held August 6, 2019 in partnership with the European Juggling Convention in Winthorpe, England.


IRCs Around the World

IRC South America 2018

IRC Eurasia 2018