The International Cardistry Open (#ico) is a global individual cardistry tournament. The goal is to determine the cardist who excel in all aspects of cardistry. This inaugural tournament is organised by theflush.com.au and supported by New Deck Order (NDO), Three of Clubs and Kardify. The tournament will begin in August and finish in September. Registrations opens on the 26th July.
Rules and Terms & Conditions
Please head over to theflush.com.au to read the full term and conditions of the tournament.
#ico is a knockout tournament. Consisting of two classes: Beginner and Veteran. Each cardists in the Beginner class will compete in 2 rounds (preliminary and finals) and the Veteran class, 4 rounds (preliminary, round 2, semi finals and finals). Unsuccessful cardists are eliminated from the competition while winning cardists advance to the next round. The winners of the final round will be the #ico champion! Cardists will be asked to produce a 30sec video for each round. The format or content of the video will be announce on the first day of each round.
August 1: Preliminary
August 15: Round 2
August 30: Semi-Finals
September 13: Finals
August 15: Preliminary
August 30: Finals
The judging panel for this inaugural tournament consists of:
+ Jaspas Deck, Wold Kardistry Champion 13/14 and founder of NDO.
+ Lance Miller, playing card designer and founder of Lance Miller Cardistry
+ Joey Heininger, owner of theflush.com.au
+ Eli Retschlag, playing card designer and cardist on RetschlagMagician
+ Ivan Choe, founder of kardify
Veteran Class is judged on best demonstrated overall mastery of all aspects of cardistry, which includes execution, difficulty, creativity and presentation. Beginner Class is judged on demonstrated basic aspects of cardistry, which includes execution and creativity.
We have the biggest prize pool of any cardistry tournament to date and this does not happen without the generosity of our sponsors.
Richies Card Store
Dead on Paper
Kings & Crooks
Half Moon Playing Cards
Max Playing Cards
Dan and Dave
Also a big thank you to Josh Kuperstein a trusted collector and trader.
Again, a big thanks to our sponsors!
So, don't miss out! Join us and cardists of all skill levels from around the world over to compete, share ideas, and become the very first ICO champion.