I have tried very hard to create a new major contest with a new mission for the yo-yo community. Unfortunately this may not have been the time to do it. Before I announced this event, we had verbal agreements of support from many sponsors and volunteers, but as the event has approached thing have changed that we appreciate that have prevented this support from coming through. Without having the sponsorship we need to make this event a success and due to the fact we have had almost no hotel registrations to this point, I regret we are forced to cancel the Pan American International Yo-Yo Contest.
I had amazing hopes for this event to grow over the years, and to do some amazing things, and I am sad that this will not come to pass. One of my joys of running yo-yo contests has been to essentially build a clock with a fine movement, wind it up and see it run. Some years this has happened smoother than others, but until now it has always worked.
I am are sad to say that I have had to cancel this event, and I want to apologize to everyone who has give us their support, trust and time to help try create it over the past year.
It has been a pleasure to work with you all.
I look forward to the next Multi-National IYYF seeded contest that will be hosted by Steve Brown called the 2014 Las Vegas Open YoYo Championship, that will happen on December 29th and 30th.
Thank you all for letting me do what I love all these years, and I hope you will let me try again at some point in the future.