Road Trip: Nashville, TN (Battle at the Border)

Road Trip: Nashville, TN (Battle at the Border)

Battle at the Border 2017

The Sweets Crew is headed to Battle at the Border hosted by Sol Kendamas this weekend. We will be having Sweets, Norx, Coop, and Parker Johnson packing up into a van to send it on a road trip from Minneapolis, MN to Nashville, TN! The Gallagher boys, Austin Ring, and C. Fraser are also traveling in from their hometowns to attend the first dama event of the new year.

Battle at the Border is an annual kendama event held in Nashville, Tennessee by Kentucky based kendama company, Sol Kendamas. The first event was held in Clarksville, TN on January 7, 2012 in a garage with 10-20 people in attendance. This event was co-organized by The Kensession Stand (Tyler Marshall) and The Kendama Squad (Chad Covington, Nicholas Bellamy, and John Ross Rudolph). The following two years were hosted by Chad Covington in Elkton, Kentucky. Although the competition had been going on for two years, the event wasn't officially named Battle at the Border until 2014. In 2015, Sol Kendamas took over organizing the event, and the competition grew to over 150 people. In 2017, the event is being held on January 7th at The Foundry in Nashville, TN from 11am-6pm.

All levels of kendama skill will have a chance to compete at this event, there will be several categories of competitions to test your skills!

- Mini Games *Always Fun*

- Beginner Speed Ladder

- Intermediate Speed Ladder

- Advanced Speed Ladder

- OPEN Division

- Freestyle Invitational (8 competitiors including our very own Nick Gallagher, Max Norcross, and Christian Fraser)

***Please stay updated on our Snapchat, Instagram, and be ready for an all new Episode of The Sweets Life that will go up on our Youtube about our trip and the Battle!***

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Previous Battle at the Border Champions:

2012 - Christian Fraser / USA / Sweets Kendamas

2013 - William Penniman / USA / Sweets Kendamas

2014 - Jake Fischer / USA / Kendama Co

2015 - William Penniman / USA / Sweets Kendamas

2016 - Kevin DeSoto / USA / Sol Kendamas


We'll see you there! If we don't, you'll be able to experience it through our Instagram and our Snapchat... Stay Tuned in From Friday Jan. 6th - 9th for all the behind the scenes fun!

Much Love,

The Sweets Crew



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