Northwest Sweet 16 – 2019 Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to support the #northwestsweet16 yesterday. It was great to see that underground hip-hop is still viable in Seattle, even with all the changes we’ve seen over the last couple years.
 
Last night was super fun. First off congrats to Krubel Bekele “Buckshot” from Unleashed for taking the Sweet 16 bracket. Was great to see him finally take the championship. Not only does he get the Sweet 16 title, but Geoff Reyes will be flying him out to Florida for the UBL championship in July. Big ups to Luis Tfs Bowzee for taking second place in the 2v2 AND the Sweet 16 bracket. I’m sure all of us were wondering how he would have done had he only entered one bracket. For the 2v2, we had Byron Jay Donaldson and Dann Vital taking the W as Egyptian Cotton. For our all style champs, we extended two invites to two champions, Crownz and Squidgit (spelling?). Other notable competitors were Keltin Martin from Calgary, Mo Ramirez from Portland, Jermine Bulaong with the flavor, Sevrin Emnacen-Boyd, Samson, and a bunch more. Josh Laquian and Thomas Dominique Chung are working hard on the footage as we speak, they will have footage posted on the B-boy Network Channel asap: https://www.youtube.com/user/BboyNetwork.
 
Many thanks to the production team, couldn’t have done it without them. Judges: Eric Mpwo, Daniel King Reds Rojas, Anthony Kornnut Okino, Dufon Smith Orb, Victor Tran, Natasha Gorrie, Florentino Francisco, Chris Kaku Brothers. Djs/sound: Sean Lee, Khoi Quan, Tracey Wong, Drop B Angers. Photo/Video: Josh Laquian,Thomas Dominique Chung, David Cuerpo Jr. MC: Joe Ricci. Door: Kimi/Mary Lee.
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Northwest Sweet 16 – 2019 Schedule

Doors open for competitors at 1pm, but everyone is welcome. Doors open for public at 7pm, but again, come whenever you wish! $15 at the door, cash preferred. Kids under 10 for $5

SCHEDULE:
1pm – DOORS OPEN FOR COMPETITORS
2-4pm – All Style Prelims, 8 Dancers advance to finals
4-7pm – 2v2 Breaking Crew Prelim, 8 crews advance to finals

7pm – DOORS OPEN FOR PUBLIC
7:30-8:30pm – All Style Finals, quarters/semis
8:30-11pm – Breaking Finals, Sweet 16/crew battle

Northwest Sweet 16 – 2018 – Brackets and Schedule

Brackets are up, and boy do they look exciting. Also, be sure to check the schedule below, if you’re entering the all style competition, be ready to go at 1pm (and don’t forget the workshops at 11am). If you’re a breaker, prelims start at 3pm on the dot. If you are a spectator, doors open at 6pm for the general public, and the finals start at 7pm. After party at Baltic Room.

Event page HERE.

After Brown Paper Tickets closes at midnight on the 23rd, tickets will be available at the door for $15 also. Kids under 10 for $10, and kids under 5 for free.

Schedule:
11am: All Style Workshops

—-Prelims – 1-6pm—-
All Style Prelims 1-3pm
B-boy Prelims 3-6pm

6pm DOORS OPEN FOR PUBLIC

—-Finals 7-11pm—-
-B-boy judges showcase
-The Sweet 16 round 1
-B-boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Quarter Final
-Sweet 16 Quarter Finals

-All Styles 3v3 crew Quarter Final
-All Styles 3v3 crew Semi Final

-Sweet 16 Semi Final
-B-Boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Semi Final

-All Styles Judges Showcase
-All Styles 3v3 Final

-B-boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Finals
-Sweet 16 Finals
PARTY TIME – After party at Baltic room

The Northwest Sweet 16 – XI – 2018

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets with the link below:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3354540

We are happy to announce the continuation of the Northwest Sweet 16 into the 11th year. This year will mark a change in the structure of the competition. In order to make the process more decentralized, more than half of the competitors will be sourced from prelims. We believe this will make the choices less political, as our board members will have less choice on who competes in the final. Prelims will take place in Vancouver, Seattle, Eastern Washington, Portland, and Alaska. With the exception of Alaska, each prelim will have an invited 8 bracket, in which the winner will represent at the finals, and an open 1v1 bracket for anyone to enter, in which the winner will represent at the finals. Event page HERE.

All Style Sweet 16 at the ID Night Market – Sep. 9, 2017

We will once again be hosted the All Style Sweet 16 at the Chinatown/ID Night Market this year. It will be our third year hosting at this marvelous event and needless to say, we have an amazing lineup!!! Check out our event page HERE to see the lineup and details for the show.

Sweet 16 Championship – July 7-9, 2017

This year will mark our first year of the Sweet 16 Championship. A combination of winners from the Sweet 16s we have around the country and world, and invites for premiere b-boys/b-girls from around the world. For details and sign ups, please visit our Facebook page here. For details visit our event page here.

Queen Sweet 16 – 2016 Recap

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Queen Sweet 16 this year was another huge success thanks to Loopi Wein and Evil Eve. Once again held at the Family Fever Festival, it hosted a 3v3 b-boy/b-girl open crew competition (two adults and one youth) and held several prelims across Europe for the Queen Sweet 16. With new and old faces, the competition couldn’t defeat last years champions; Paulina from Poland and Bo from Netherlands. Bo, sticking to her plan from last year, stayed extremely clean with complicated footwork combinations and beat hitting skills. In the end, Paulina’s format remained champion, with high difficulty moves, clean sets, and original combinations, all set to the music.
Other favorites included Fairytale, once again blowing it up with some crazy power moves, and Messymel with an incredible amount of style and flow. Check out footage from the competition below.

Also big congratulations to Wizkid, Vegas, and Cedric for taking the Family Fever Festival 3v3.

Complete Family Fever Festival and Queen Sweet 16 YouTube playlist HERE.

QUEEN SWEET 16
Final Battle:
Bo vs Paulina 
Semi Finals:
Fairytale vs Paulina | Bo vs Messymel
Quarter Finals:
Bo vs Emma | Erzhena vs Messymel | Angela vs Fairytale | Tazz vs Paulina
Round 1:
Bo vs Narcis | Emma vs Sweemo | Erzhena vs Watka | Lerok vs Messymel
Angela vs Alessandrina | Fairytale vs Valerie | Tazz vs Vanessa | Paulina vs Ghost

FAMILY FEVER FESTIVAL 3V3
Final Battle:
Wizkid, Minkin, Vegas vs Cedric, Tomek, Lucky Luke

Produced by Evil Eve and Loopi Wein
Video filming and editing by Tim Uomoto

Queen Sweet 16 2015 Recap

Queen Sweet 16 European Edition was amazing! First off wanted to give a big shout out to our partners in crime, Evil Eve and Loopi. They did a wonderful job organizing, promoting, and putting the entire thing together. We are glad to have worked with such amazing individuals. Now, if you didn’t have the pleasure of being present at the event, here is what you missed. First round, Tera vs Fairytale was a power throwdown. Both next gen b-girls went at it like there was no tomorrow. Bo was consistently hitting the floor with incredibly detailed footwork that was extremely fun to watch. Overall, the talent level of b-girls from Europe was high, and watching the different styles from a slew of different countries was fun, to say the least. In the end, Paulina from Poland was our first official QS16 European Edition champion. She was able to find the difficult balance of difficulty, execution, and foundation to edge out the competition. Many thanks to everyone who participated and supported. Check out all the footage below!

Round of 16
Frost vs Tys | Stina vs Bene | Nadine vs Narcis | Bo vs Gosia
Pauline vs Eddie | Tamala vs Evita | Paulina vs Luba | Fairytale vs Terra

Quarter Finals
Frost vs Bene | Nadine vs Bo | Pauline vs Tamala | Paulina vs Terra

Semi Finals
Bene vs Bo | Pauline vs Paulina

Finals
Bo vs Paulina

Also check out:
Crew 3v3 Final Battle

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The Northwest Sweet 16/Back to the Culture Weekend – June 27 & 28

The Northwest Sweet 16 2015 is almost upon us. June 27th and 28th, please be sure to add that to your schedule. Can’t believe it’s the 8th year. The last couple years have been incredibly awesome. 700+ people, b-boys from all over, cyphers, hype battles, and a vibe that’s full of love. Just the way a dope underground jam should be. This year will feature our first non Northwest b-boy, Neato, who won the Seattle open prelim, as well as returning champions. Please share with your friends!northwest-sweet-16-2015-poster

Peep the event page HERE! Join the Facebook page HERE!

Break in the Sound – January 31, 2015

Our first jam of the new year, we will be partnering with Evergreen State College. Details below:

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Breakdance battle with BEST of the NORTHWEST
Chance to see sumthin’ FRESH

DOORS OPEN AT 6
BATTLE STARTS AT 7

Brought to you by THE EVERGREEN STATE HIP HOP CONGRESS

OutShine Productions has a jam at Evergreen State College.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT- NO ALCOHOL, SUBSTANCES, OR NEGATIVITY PLEASE

The format of the jam will be Spoils of War with 8 invited crews of 2 and 8 qualifying crews of 2. When the event hits the top 16, the winning crew gets to pick one bboy from the losing team to join them.

DJ:
Battles – SoulRane
Cyphers – Thred AKA Bboy Shotgun

MC:
JirehSpoon

Judges:
1. Bob the Balance
2. Brendan “Boxcutta” Uomoto
3. Joe Ricci
4. Andrew “Tigerclaw” Oledan
5. Juan Reyes

Prizes:
1st – $500
2nd – $250

Invited Crews

1. Unleashed (Confirmed)
2. Misguided Steps (Confirmed)
3. Record Junkies (Confirmed)
4. Moon Patrol (Confirmed)
5. No Roots (Confirmed)
6. Formula Boogie (Confirmed)
7. Dance Broomz/Hoodz (Confirmed)
8. Dog Pound (Confirmed)

Sign up on our Facebook page: Coming soon.

We will be holding our third power king exhibition at Break in the Sound. The four contestants for this round are as follows:

1. Jose Antonio Nuñez Leon
2. Anton Boun
3. Steven Chhuon
4. Marshae Rufener