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THE WEEKEND YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IS ALMOST HERE!

LIVE ALL WEEKEND LONG
 

Tell your friends and family to tune in to twitch.tv/Sweets_Kendamas to catch all the MKO action throughout the weekend!
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RULES
 

If you break the rules at the Doubletree or MOA you will not be allowed to compete, and may be removed from the hotel. 
 


DOUBLETREE

  • Jam Space - Garden Court
    • This is our space throughout the weekend to hang out and play kendama!
    • This space is shared with the Hotel Pool, so be polite to all hotel guests.
  • Be Respectful!
    • There will be a lot of other guests at the hotel, be conscious of noise levels and group sizes. 
  • Clean up after yourselves
  • Do not hang out in the hallways
    • Go to your room or the Garden Court
  • No Drug or Underage Drinking
    • Smoking in your room reflects poorly on everyone, and may give you a cleaning charge.
    • We want to keep the MKO safe and exciting for players of all ages!
  • NO STICKER SLAPPING 



Mall of America

  • No open containers of alcohol are allowed at the Mall
  • No Profanity on clothing or while on stage. 
    • The MOA promotes a family friendly environment
      • You will be asked to remove any offending clothing
      • This includes partially censored curse words
  • Be aware of the people and space around you
  • Do not leave your possessions unattended
  • Clean up after yourself
  • No Sticker Slapping

SHUTTLES

The Doubletree offers a shuttle from the Airport to the Hotel, that leaves on the hour throughout the day. For a pickup, please call: 952-835-7800

  • Shuttle times may change slightly depending on traffic, so please keep that in mind.
  • Arrive early so that the shuttle can leave promptly at the scheduled time.
  • Please bring cash to tip your driver
THURSDAY - OCT 25
  • Shuttles will be provided by Sweets Kendamas from the Doubletree to the Sweets shop.
  • Refreshments will be available on the shuttle ride
  • The approximate shuttle times leaving the Doubletree are:
    • 2:00 pm
    • 3:00 pm
    • 4:00 pm
    • 5:00 pm
    • 6:00 pm
    • 7:00 pm
    •  
    • Last shuttle leaves the Sweets Shop at 9:00 pm

SUNDAY - OCT 28
  • To The MOA
    • 10:00 am
    • 10:30 am
    • 11:00 am
    • COMPETITION STARTS PROMPTLY AT 11:00 am, SO IF YOU ARE COMPETING EARLY, PLEASE TAKE THE FIRST SHUTTLES
    • There is NOT a regular shuttle to the MOA from the Hotel, so if you miss these trips you will need to find your own way to the MOA.
       
  • To the Doubletree
    • 6:30 pm
    • 7:00 pm
    • 7:30 pm

2018 MKO SCHEDULE 
*ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Sweets Shop is ONLY open to the public Thursday October 25th from 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you are coming in early please check out our amazing city!

We are going to be busy all week leading up to the MKO, so we will not have any tours or shop visits until Thursday.

SHUTTLE FROM DOUBLETREE TO SWEETS:

RUNNING ON THE HOUR STARTING AT 4PM

FINAL SHUTTLE LEAVES SWEETS AT 9:00PM
 

THURSDAY - OCT 25
SWEETS KENDAMAS 
2PM - 9PM

Sweets Warehouse and Offices will be open for tours and exclusive sales. 

Drinks and Food will be available for purchase. 

Shuttles from Doubletree running on the hour starting at 4pm
Refreshments available on shuttle ride.

Last Shuttle leaves Sweets at 9pm
 



FRIDAY - OCT 26
DOUBLETREE BALLROOM

  • Movement Meditation - Peace sticks Opening Circle w/ Joshua Grove:  10:00 - 11:00 (Garden Court)
  • Preparing for Competitions with Kevin Desoto: 11:00 - 12:00 ( Garden Court)
  • Registration / Check-In : 1:00 - 2:30
  • Welcome Ceremony: 2:30 - 3:00
  • Freestyle (72 - 32): 3:00 -5:00
  • Open (128 -  64): 5:00 - 7:00
  • Open Girls: 7:00 - 7:15
  • Beginner/ Intermediate Practice Heat: 7:15 - 7:30
  • Dinner Break / Mini Games: 7:30 - 8:00
  • Am Open (85 - 32) : 8:00 - 10:00
  • Open - Loser (94 -64) : 10:00 - 11:00
  • Am Open - Loser (62 - 32) : 11:00 - 12:00


SATURDAY - OCT 27
DOUBLETREE BALLROOM
 
  • Check-In : 8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Open (64 - 32) : 9:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Open - Losers (64 - 32) : 9:30am -10:00 am
  • Freestyle (32 - 16) : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • AM Open (32 -16) : 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Beginner + Intermediate : 11:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Beginner + Intermediate  Girls :  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Yank Competition : 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch + Mini Games : 1:30 pm -2:00 pm
  • Open (32 - 16) : 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Open - Losers (32 - 16) : 3:00  pm - 4:00 pm
  • Open  Girls : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Am Open (16 - 8) : 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Am Open  - Loser (32 - 8) : 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Dinner + Mini Games : 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Freestyle (16 - 8) : 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Open (16 - 8 ) : 8:00 pm  - 8:30 pm
  • Open - Loser (16 -8) : 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • DownSpike Awards :  9:30pm  (Bloomington Room)

        Dama Blitz - Throughout Day - Schedule TBD

 

Seminars Hosted by Kendama Institute
*TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE* 

  • Goal Setting and Achievements w/ Daunye Synigal - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Rhythm Kendama w/ Joshua Grove - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Kendama Institute w/ Joshua Grove and Tyler Abrahamson - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
     


SUNDAY - OCT 28
MALL OF AMERICA ROTUNDA

SHUTTLE TO MOA LEAVES AT : 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am
SHUTTLE TO DOUBLETREE LEAVES AT : 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Check-In : 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Open Division Final 8 +  Loser bracket : 11:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Beginner + Intermediate Finals : 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Beginner + Intermediate Girls Finals : 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Open Girls  Final : 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Am Open Final 8 + Loser bracket :  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Dama Blitz Final :  3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Team Demos : 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Freestyle Top 8 Battle : 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Open Final 1 Vs.1 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Trophy Presentation : 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
     

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES

SWEETS KENDAMAS HEADQUARTERS
2920 Talmage Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

DOUBLETREE - BLOOMINGTON / MINNEAPOLIS SOUTH
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439

MALL OF AMERICA
60 E Broadway 
Bloomington, MN 55425

KENDAMA CARES FOOD DRIVE

Kendama Cares is an amazing Non-Profit organization that helps the kendama community find ways to affect positive change in the world around them.  This year at the MKO they will be hosting a raffle at their booth, to enter the raffle you just need to donate a Non-Perishable Food Item. 

They have a full list of items that will get you THREE TICKETS if you donate, vs just one, on their Instagram. Go check them out, and help us give back during the MKO weekend. 

Ken Cares Food Drive

DOWNSPIKE AWARDS

Saturday Oct 27 - 9:30 pm

We are excited to help DownSpike.com host the first ever Downspike Awards!

This is going to be an exiting addition to the MKO! You currently have the opportunity to vote for your favorite players/ videos in a variety of categories.  The Awards will be streamed live on out Twitch, so be sure to tune in.


VOTE:  https://goo.gl/forms/ALnekqllUdxqffPu2

RAFFLE:  https://rafflecreator.com/pages/25044/ds-awards-raffle

More info about the event:  https://www.downspike.com/threads/1st-annual-ds-awards-add-your-nominees-here.4388/

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CONTROLLER CHAOS RAFFLE

Enter for your chance to win a fully MKO Customized PS4 or other great prizes at the official MKO raffle booth. 
JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE OTHER PLAYERS COMING!

#MKO2018