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

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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

Northwest Sweet 16 Recap

All right folks here we go.

First off, thank you to everyone who supported this weekend. It meant a lot to me and Andrew Oledan for you to be there. Shout out to Lars Soulrane Sverre for laying down the beats and simply killin it all night long. For the all styles, it really doesn’t get any better than Huy Pham Computer Fam. Playing some cuts, but also some challenge songs. “I’m gonna challenge you”, what a dork. Big thanks to all of our judges for making tough calls all night long. Hieu Pham, Marcus Sharpe, Alfredo Free, Byron Jay Donaldson, and Nolan for the b-boys, and Aj Heavyhittaz, Maezing Calinisan, Nathan Tic Tock Washington, Brandon Knowbody Greathouse, and Donna DonnaMation Oefinger.

For the results:

Sweet 16 Invite:
1st place: Thias Lopez Thesis
2nd place: Brendan Uomoto Boxcutta
3rd place: Serg Vela
4th place: Jose “Roc” Valdez

7v7 Crew:
1st place: Hoodz
2nd place: Unleashed

5v5 All Style:
1st place: Survival of the Freshest
2nd place: Boys and Girls Club

WIthout a doubt, this was the best Sweet 16 we have ever had. Almost every battle was hype or had some memorable moment. Mathieu Lost Child with the smooth style, his first battle against John Riddelz was a nice battle of unique get downs. Ash Cornette had some killer rounds, but when does he not? Serg vs Philip Kim round 1 was also another incredibly sick match up. Jalen Testerman Killed it in his first time at the Sweet 16, and Beany GerardoandBrooke Guzman definitely showed the NW how serious he was. Last but not least Boxcutta putting it down with incredibly intricate footwork sets all night long, and Thesis simply murdering the beats and putting down his usual crazy moves.

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Sweet 16:
Final:
Thesis vs Boxcutta
3rd place battle:
Serg vs Roc

Semi Finals:
Roc vs BoxcuttaThesis vs Serg

Quarter Finals: (Posting 3/9)
Roc vs JstylesVital vs BoxcuttaSerg vs Lost ChildComplex vs Thesis

1st Round:
Thesis vs Moe | Complex vs Gan | Lost Child vs Riddlez | Serg vs Philip
Vital vs Buckshot | Boxcutta vs Jason | Jstyles vs Beany | Roc vs Thaiyo

7 v 7 Crew Battle
Final Battle:
Hoodz vs Unleashed
Semi Finals:
The Hoodz vs Dog Pound | Unleashed vs Flexible Flave
Quarter Finals:
Dog Pound vs Descendants of Soul | Kim Jong Skillz vs Unleashed
The Hoodz vs Battle Reflexes | Flexible Flave vs Shoryukent

5v5 All Style Competition
Final Battle:
Survival of the Freshest vs Boys and Girls Club
Semi Finals:
Survival of the Freshest vs Flower Power | Insert Name vs Boys and Girls Club
Quarter Finals:
Survival of the Freshest vs | Flower Power vs Paul Walking Dead
Insert Name vs Chapter 1 | Boys and Girls Club vs

All Style Sweet 16 Competitors

Everything is looking up for the All Style Sweet 16. We have all of our invitees accounted for, peep their competitor cards below.

1. Ben Vo – Portland OR – Chapter1NExLDT
2. Chris Nauta – Seattle WA – Rockfam/FUcrew
3. Darylle Jhnsn – Surrey BC
4. Kuni/Groovy Boogie – Arigato Crew – Tokyo
5. Maho the Speck – Edamame Crew – Seattle/Japan
6. Andrew Tiger Claw – Misguided Steps – Tacoma WA
7. Patrick Horizun – FIO x GRVTY – Portland OR
8. Jessica Hu “Jess2sick” – The Cruw – Seattle/Salem
9. Ronald Comoda – Bible Black – Seattle/Beaverton
10. Terrence Spencer – PG Fam/PG Boys – Seattle
11. Anthony – EOR – Alaska
12. Maezing – Waackademy – Vancouver
13. Nicholas – retronichouse – Vancouver, Japan
14. Brandon Knowbody – Shut your trap – Sacremento
15. Deni K-Yool Kang – Creative Motion / Black Mamba – Vancouver
16. Wild card chosen the day of event

Northwest Sweet 16 2014 Bracket Announcement

Sup everyone, just randomized the brackets for 2014. Peep the vid below, as well as the actual brackets. We will have a bracket competition at the event for prizes, so be sure to grab a sheet at Washington Hall on March 8th. View the full Northwest Sweet 16 event page HERE.

The Bracket:

Portland Prelim Winner
vs
Riddlez – Record Junkies/No Roots – Kent WA

Serg – Portland OR
vs
Vital – Misguided Steps – Seattle WA

Phillip – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
vs
Complex – Dance Broomz – Tacoma WA

Thesis – Knuckleheads Cali – Seattle WA
vs
Jstyles – Seattle WA

Ives – EOR – Anchorage AK
vs
Tim the Pitt – Massive Monkees – Seattle WA

Beany – Boise ID
vs
Boxcutta – Fraggle Rock Crew – Seattle WA

Jbugz – Soul Felons – Vancouver BC
vs
Roc – Fresh Descendants – Burien WA

Thaiyo – NON – Vancouver BC
vs
Lost Child – Fresh Format Crew – Vancouver BC

Northwest Sweet 16 – 2014 Announcements!

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Get ready for our 7th Annual Northwest Sweet 16. This year is guaranteed to be our best yet with returning champions, new blood, and awesome crew competitions. Check out the event page here, and our Facebook page here, to sign up for the competition.

Also featured for the night will be a 7 vs 7 b-boy/b-girl open bracket crew competition for $700 cash plus trophies, and a 5 vs 5 all styles open bracket competition for $500 in cash plus trophies.

Stay tuned for Sweet 16 competitor announcements, prelim information, and more.

All invitees have all been confirmed, check out their invite pics below:

The Queen Sweet 16 – 2013

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The Queen Sweet 16 is almost here. Two weeks to go and boy are we excited. This year will feature b-girls from Japan, Germany, Spain, China, UK, Chicago, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and of course, Seattle. J-kay 47 and Anna Banana (Massive Monkees), have been confirmed for judging. Also featured will be a 4 vs 4 open bracket for any b-girls or b-boys that want to showcase their talent. Winners of the 4 v 4 will receive a top 8 advance for the 2014 Northwest Sweet 16, plus cash and prizes.

Queen Sweet 16 brackets to be released later on this week. Stay tuned for more info, and click HERE to visit the event page.

Throwing Event Advice – Judges

Fredo from No Roots suggested that I should blog on some of the experiences I’ve accrued from throwing Outshine events. In the past I’ve tried to stay away from giving advice because I do not feel like I am in a place to preach or lecture others, so I will just list things that I have learned from personal experiences, and that might be helpful for other promoters to hear.

One of the big topics that I’ve encountered over the years is choosing judges. In my opinion, this is one of the most crucial parts of throwing a jam. Judging has ruined not only jams, but entire scenes. Freestyle Session 10 is the prime example of this. The finals featured Zulu Kings and Gamblers. Judges were mainly old school b-boys, and people who were inclined to vote for Zulu. Most people who saw the battle undoubtedly thought that Gamblers won, but judges gave it to Zulu. Over the next couple years, FSS lost a lot of it’s following, and many would say it’s reputation was ruined over this fiasco. Many scenes around the US have also been tainted by promoters not putting safeguards in place for preventing biased judging. If the same judges are used again and again, and their crews win again and again, something is obviously wrong.

In my experience, the things that have worked for Outshine are as follows:
-Never let a judge judge their own crew, biases here are simply too strong, and there are too many conflicts of interest. Also ask your judges to abstain from judging if they feel like their biases are too heavy in other situations. Have a sub judge ready for these situations.
-Judges must be intelligent human beings. They must be people that can carry an intelligent conversation about issues in the b-boying culture. This is a judgement call on the part of the promoter.
-5 judges ensure more fairness. As long as you can find quality judges, more is usually better. This is difficult especially from the financial perspective, but if you can make it work, people will appreciate you for it.
-Have your judges tell the b-boys what they are judging on before the event, and make sure there is some method to their madness. The promoter is hiring the judges because they are respected, and because their views matter, but the judges should at the very least have a system of judging. Whether is be a round by round point system, or a category point system, anything but emotionally charged voting.
-Big names do not equate to better judging. The majority of judges we use are local judges. This is because we personally know who is intelligent, and who has massive biases. We will occasionally fly in b-boys from across the country to judge, but only if we personally know them and know that they carry the prerequisites that we have listed above. In our experiences, the big name judges are often just as, if not more jaded and biased than anyone else. (The only time I would say big names are required is if you are throwing a national event. Many b-boys will not travel to your event unless you have famous names on the judging panel.)

I guess that’s just about it. If you have any other knowledge that you’ve picked up over the years, feel free to list it below. We are always up for different opinions and advice from other people.

Sweet 16 list finalized

The list has been finalized for the Northwest Sweet 16 2013. The last two members are as follows:

Jake the Capsoul – Record Junkies, Renton
HUSS – Massive Monkees, Seattle

Already confirmed:

Prince Hector – Tru Roots (Salem, OR)
AP – Crisis Crew (Bellevue, WA)
Blazii – Dog Pound (Seattle, WA)
A Minus – Formula Boogie Crew (Olympia, WA)
Ives – Elements of Rhythm (Anchorage, AK)
Serg – no crew affiliation (Portland, OR)
Vital – Misguided Steps (Bremerton, WA)
Mango – No Roots/TheM Team (Tacoma, WA)
Jbugz – Soul Felons (Vancouver, BC)
Matt – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver, BC)
Cannibal Kindred – BYC (Seattle, WA)
Jax – NON (Vancouver, WA)
J-Styles – no crew affiliation (Seattle, WA)