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2020 Single Grip Open

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2020 Single Grip Open

2020 has been real, but it ain't gonna claim the demise of the longest running bead slinging contest in the universe. The 2020 Single Grip Open Begleri Contest will be a short and sweet two-day event, taking place December 19th and 20th. It's last minute, it's crammed and jammed, but it's gonna be fun, and we all know you're not out haunting the malls this year, so get up off yer couch and have a little fun with this great community. This is our 5th annual event, and as in previous years, it will take place online, with contestants’ continuous clips showing off their best “single grip” begleri flow. 

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Sling Slam 2020 - Open Begleri Contest

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Sling Slam 2020 - Open Begleri Contest

TLDR Sling Slam 2020 runs August 27-30th, 2020 Submit 20-30s clips online to participate Clips must be continuous, but slow mo/ freeze frames are allowed Any conventional begleri set can be used Minimal editing effects and short intro/ title screens only Submit clips on Instagram, using #slingslam2020, AND #ss2020competitive or #ss2020recreational, or see below for other submission options Prizes for top three in each tier Contest Overview Sling Slam 2020, our second annual worldwide open begleri freestyle contest, is scheduled to run August 27-30th, 2020. It will be an online event, run in the same style as Sling Slam 2019 and...

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ao2's 2020 lockdown design contests

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ao2's 2020 lockdown design contests

TLDR: We're running two design contests until the end of March 2020. One is a for a logo/ sticker design, using any aroundsquare brand elements. The other is for a new 3D printable hardcore-compatible begleri bead. Prizes for both are $100 store credit.  Submit entries in .jpeg and .stl to mattataroundsquaredotcom by March 31. ao2's 2020 lockdown design contests These are crazy times. As much of the world moves to lockdown over COVID-19 concerns, things we have been looking forward to are being cancelled or postponed, and we ourselves are being asked to practice social distancing or even self isolation....

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2019 Single Grip Open

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2019 Single Grip Open

2019 Single Grip Open Event Overview The 2019 Single Grip Open Begleri Contest will run from November 28th to December 8th, 2019. This is our 4th annual event, and as in previous years, it will take place online, with contestants’ continuous clips showing off their best “single grip” begleri flow.  Clips can be submitted via Instagram, Facebook, or Reddit (details below).  This year’s event will mark a return to the original spirit of the event, with a stricter adherence to the “single grip” caveat. The single grip contest was originally devised as a way of levelling the playing field between players, and...

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ao2's Titans turn three

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ao2's Titans turn three

"I still see the Titans as the begleri design I'm most proud of, because it was exactly what it needed to be at the time."

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