What is WCFC?
WCFC, West Coast Flipping Championship, is a balisong/butterfly knife flipping tournament held annually at Blade Show West. The competition features 32 flippers in a head-to-head live blade showdown for wicked sick prizes and massive bragging rights.
WCFC is back for its fourth annual competition at Blade Show West this year. The event will take place at Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday, October 14th, 2023.
Attend West Coast Flipping Championship (WCFC) 2023
Join us for the most exciting butterfly knife (balisong) flipping competition of the year. All audience members will have a chance to win amazing prizes (t-shirts, gift cards, and more)! We will also have a merch table, raffle, photo area, and more fun activities! WCFC is free to watch for all Saturday Blade Show West ticket holders.
WCFC 2023 Details: Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at Blade Show West located at Salt Palace Convention Center in Room 150G at 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Doors open at 3:30 PM.
Can't join us in Salt Lake City? Live Steam WCFC 2023 on the Squid Industries Youtube livestream.
Compete in West Coast Flipping Championship (WCFC) 2023
West Coast Flipping Championship will feature 32 flippers in total. There are 26 spots available for online pre-registration. There will also be 6 walk-in spots available which will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at the beginning of Blade Show West at the Squid Industries Booth, Booth #100. We will accept walk-ins up until Saturday, October 14th 2:00 pm or until all the spots are filled.
We highly recommend to register in advance if you wish to secure a spot to compete. Registration for WCFC 2023 is $30. All competitors must have a valid Saturday Blade Show West ticket to compete. Registration will be closed when all the spots are filled.
WCFC 2023 Prizes
1st Place: $1,000 cash prize, Exclusive prizes from Gold Sponsors, Competitor Swag Bag with merch from all sponsors
2nd Place: $500 cash prize, Exclusive prizes from Gold Sponsors, Competitor Swag Bag with merch from all sponsors
3rd Place: $250 cash prize, Exclusive prizes from Gold Sponsors, Competitor Swag Bag with merch from all sponsors
All Competitors will recieve a WCFC 2023 swag bag full of goodies from all the sponsors.
WCFC 2023 Competition Rules
- Live blades only (no trainers)
- No additional props (blindfolds, lights, etc.)
- No closing, covering, or obstructing vision in any way.
- One balisong only. No doubles.
- No oversized balisongs or baliswords
No Acrobatic activities (cartwheel, back flips, front tuck, etc.)
All competitors must have valid Saturday Blade Show West tickets to enter the venue and compete.
WCFC 2023 Registration Process (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):
WCFC Registration is 2 step process:
[Pre-registration is now closed. Six walk-in spots (Booth #100) will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Blade Show West]
Step 1: Purchase a ticket here.
Step 2: After purchasing a ticket, you will receive an email with a form to finish the registration. You must complete the form to be officially registered. If you do not receive an email within 24-48 business hours, please check your spam folder or email us through our Contact Us Page.
Please see the information above for competitor rules and competition details.
WCFC 2023 Check-in:
All competitors must check in on time at both of the mandatory check ins. Being late at either check-in may result in disqualification.
CHECK IN #1
12:00-2:00 PM MT*
|All competitors must sign in between 12:00-2:00 pm on the day of the competition at the Squid Industries' Booth (Booth #100).|
CHECK IN #2
2:30-3:00 PM MT*
|All competitors must sign in at the stage waiting area (outside of Room 150G) between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm.|
*Check-in times may change. Please check your email for the most accurate information.