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Numbers Championships

The competitors in the IJA Numbers Championships challenge each other as well as all past Numbers champions — and the laws of physics! See who can successfully juggle, individually and in teams, the greatest numbers of balls, clubs, rings and bounced balls. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a special prize for breaking IJA Numbers records.


Individuals interested in competing must read the IJA Numbers Championships Rules.

Entry fee: $15 per event. Numbers championships are scheduled for 1pm Friday in the Gym.

See the Numbers Co-Directors at the fest to sign up. Send questions to them at numbers@juggle.org.

Each event champion will receive a $100 prize. There is an additional $100 bonus for a winning competitor that breaks an IJA record!

Individuals Numbers Events:
    •    Individual Balls
    •    Individual Rings
    •    Individual Clubs
    •    Individual Ball Bouncing

Teams Numbers Events:
    •    Ball Passing
    •    Ring Passing
    •    Club Passing
    •    Ball Bounce Passing
    •    Three-Person Club Passing

Joggling Championships - 7am Saturday, Bowie High School Track

The 35th IJA World Joggling Championships will take place during the IJA festival in El Paso - at Bowie High School track just 2.5 miles (10 minutes) from the Convention Center. Bowie High School is located at 801 S San Marcial Street, El Paso.. Joggling is the ultimate workout involving all four limbs in aerobic activity: running while juggling. Get a good workout at the fest, while also enjoying a fun day out in the sun, by signing up for the joggling championships.

Short and long distance joggling competitions will take place, ranging from utilization of 3-7 balls. Relays will also be included in the event.

Entry Fee: $25 on-site at the festival. One $25 fee covers you for as many joggling events as you want to enter at the fest.

For more details on the joggling competition, contact Joggling Director Emily Carlson, at joggling@juggle.org. Joggling Championships are scheduled for 7am Saturday at Bowie High School track. Check the Numbers table in the gym for updates.

Renegade Nights

It wouldn’t be an IJA festival without the late-night cavalcade of unpredictability, astounding “not-ready-for-prime-time” acts, and simply indescribable comedy and variety known as Club Renegade. Performer sign-ups will be at the festival.

Renegade is scheduled for late night on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, and will be held in the wonderful Tricky Falls nightclub, located just steps from the Camino Real Hotel.

Fire Nights

Bring your torches, poi, staffs, ropes, hoops and other fire props and enjoy an hour outside manipulating your props and showing off your best fire moves. Fuel will be provided each night, but donations are kindly accepted. This will take place outside the main entrance of the Convention Center. (Day & time TBA.)

FIRE PERFORMANCE: FUEGO! By Odd-Lab -- 8:30pm Friday in the Convention Center Plaza, immediately following the performance of Alfresco Friday! with Mariachi Fatigo band. Free and open to the public! Then hang around for the Open Fire Jam -- bring your fire props and juggle under the brilliant stars of Texas!

XJuggling

XJuggling is the fast paced, non-stop, best trick competition. This is about pushing the limits of creativity and possibility. With a live DJ to keep the energy going, you’ll see the best jugglers in the world pull off their most incredible, insane, cutting-edge tricks — or crash and burn.

Here's a link to Highlights from 2015 .

For more info visit xjuggling.com or contact organizer Jack Kalvan at xjuggling2016@juggle.org. (Day & time TBA)

Annual Business Meeting & Election

The annual membership meeting of the IJA will be held at 11am on Wednesday in the Convention Center.

Hear about and discuss how your Association is run, and meet the candidates running for the Board of Directors. Voting for Board Members will take place in the gym.

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