IntroductionWelcome to Season 2 of the International Cardistry Open (#ICO)! After the success of the inaugural ICO and the Off-Season team tournaments, the new season of #ICO is back with bigger prize pool featuring cardists from around the globe to show-off their talents and skills.
The goal is to determine the cardist who excel in all aspects of cardistry. This tournament is organised by theflush.com.au, Kardify, supported by The New Deck Order (NDO) and Lance T. Miller. The tournament will begin in 31st July. Registrations opens on the 27th July.
Rules and Terms & ConditionsPlease head over to theflush.com.au to read the full term and conditions of the tournament.
Tournament Format#ICO Season 2 is a knockout tournament. Consisting of two classes: Novice and Veteran. Each cardists in the Novice class will compete in 2 rounds (preliminary and finals) and the Veteran class, 4 rounds (preliminary, round 2, semi finals and finals). Unsuccessful cardists will be eliminated from the competition while winning cardists advance to the next round. The winners of the final round will be the #ICO Season 2 Champion! Cardists will be asked to produce a 60sec video for each round. The format or content of the video will be announce on the first day of each round.
July 31: Preliminary
August 14: Round 2
August 29: Semi-Finals
September 12: Finals
August 14: Preliminary
August 29: Finals
JudgesThe judging panel for this inaugural tournament consists of:
+ Jaspas Deck, Wold Kardistry Champion 13/14 and founder of NDO.
+ Lance T. Miller, playing card designer and founder of Lance Miller Cardistry
+ Joey Heininger, owner of theflush.com.au
+ Claudia Seow, popular Singaporean cardist (YouTube: Claudia Seow)
+ Ivan Choe, founder of kardify
Veteran Class is judged on best demonstrated overall mastery of all aspects of cardistry, which includes Videography (presentation), Difficulty, Control, Use of Theme (creativity), Overall Enjoyment (execution).
Novice Class is judged on demonstrated basic aspects of cardistry, which includes Videography (presentation), Use of Theme (creativity), and Enjoyment (execution).
SponsorsWe have the biggest prize pool of any cardistry tournament to date and this does not happen without the generosity of our sponsors.
+ Expert Playing Card Co.
+ JP Playing Cards
+ Metropol Cards
+ Kairos Playing Cards
+ Choice Playing Cards
+ New Deck Order
Champion: Half gross (72 decks) from Expert Playing Card Co. Mixed decks selected by Kardify and Expert Playing Card Co.
1st Runner-up: 2 Bricks (24 decks) of LUXX Playing Cards from JP Playing Cards. 4 decks of Revelations from Kairos Playing Cards. 2 Black & 1 Red Choice Playing Card decks.
2nd Runner-up: 1 Brick (12 decks) of Luxx Playing Cards.
Champion: 1 Brick (12 decks) from Cardvolution. Mixed decks selected by Cardvolution. 1 Brick (12 decks) of LUXX Playing Cards from JP Playing Cards. Half Brick (6 decks) of School of Cardistry deck from NDO.
1st Runner-up: 1 Brick (12 decks) of LUXX Playing Cards from JP Playing Cards. Half Brick (6 decks) of School of Cardistry deck from NDO.
+ Most Voted Cardist
1 mixed Brick (12 decks) of Metropol Playing Cards.
+ Viewer Giveaways
Total of 1 Brick (12 decks) of Metropol and 1 Brick (12 decks) from the Flush to be given away.
Prizes will be delivered to the nominated address of the respective winners.
Can't do cardistry? Head on over to the #ICO group page and enjoy: leave comments and feedbacks on videos to support your favourite cardists. Participate in the giveaways each round! So, don't miss out! Join us and cardists from around the world over to compete, share ideas, and become the very next ICO team champion.