Competitions

This year at EJC we will be hosting a wide array of competitions for you to compete in or to simply enjoy watching. If you wish to compete in any of the competitions please make sure to check out the entry requirements and to avoid disappointment make sure that you get your application in by the required time.

The page is currently just a taster of what is to come, if you don’t want to miss out be sure to sign up to our newsletter to find out more!

Extreme Unicycling Championship

There will be several different events to participate in, including but not limited to: Flatland, Trials, Speed Trials and High Jump. The team will be creating a fantastic trials course in the run up to the EJC and it will be available for training and practicing over the first half of the event. At the end of the week the competitions will begin. We will publish more information soon with details of each discipline and how to enter. We anticipate having beginners and advanced sections.

Western Arts

Here in the UK there is an ever growing community of Western Arts enthusiasts. At the EJC there will be an extensive area dedicated to throwing ranges, whip workshops, lasso lessons and gun spinning. Again there will be competitive sections for beginners and more advance competitors. There will be a lot more information about how to enter the competitions on here soon.
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Photo Flatland Final © Lara Beins Photo

Diabolo Battle

Diabolo Battle - EJC Diabolo Battle is a competition created to determine who is the most exciting diaboloist at the European Juggling Convention.
This is NOT a sport-like competition, like the Fight night, this is a SHOW! We value creativity, skills, aesthetics, spectacularness, stage presence, humour... You will be able to watch or compete against the top world class diabolo players! From Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Latin America, you name it! When it comes to diabolo all of the player have the battle in their minds. You won't want to miss it!
Pump your skills, sharpen your combos, and come and participate! Or just come to watch the battle ensue in this friendly competition!

Classification: 
Participants, one by one, are given 30 seconds/1 minute of time to perform tricks on stage. Judges then choose the most exciting 16 players which will then go through to the finals (you may need to battle in this phase, see the 2018 rules for details)

Top 16 Finals:
This is like a break dance battle. Two people are on stage, they have two rounds of 30 seconds (may change for some rounds), to perform tricks, and to just try to be cooler than the opponent. At the end of each battle, the jury decide who goes to the next round.

The Jury is always formed by diabolo legends and experts, and people from other disciplines.

Any questions? visit our Facebook page

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European Young Circus Performer

This is a brand new event which has been modelled on the successful British Young Juggler of the Year (BYJOTY) competition that happens every year at the British Juggling Convention.

We are working out the specific details, however it will be open to all people under the age of 18 from any country in the world - so Germany, France, Brazil, USA, Britain, anywhere!

As the title indicates the event is open to any performer of any circus discipline, dependant on the number of entries, will be split into age groups. The heats will be held in the Magpie Tent and the judges will choose several acts who will then compete in a special show held in the Open Stage tent in front of a much bigger audience.

If you would like to talk to us about EYCP then email us at [email protected]

We are inviting companies to sponsor these events and anticipate being able to offer medals / trophies / prizes for the winners. If you are interested in finding out about sponsoring please email Ali on [email protected]

Fight Night

Also known as Fight Night Combat, Fight Night is the one-on-one three club combat tournament that take place at juggling conventions, festivals, and other events.

Three club combat is the juggling sport with only one simple rule: The last person juggling wins! No convention is worth anything these days without a Fight Night and the EJC is the biggest one of the lot! Check out the timetable to find the time of the qualification heats and final.