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Local resident is tops with tops

Local resident is tops with tops

August 13th, 2011 in News

Chris Neff, who is the new world spintop champion, demonstrates his technique Tuesday at Downtown Book and Toy for Josh Hickman, 14. Neff teaches weekly workshops on yo-yo and top spinning at the store.

Photo by Kelley McCall

A fun hobby turned into a coveted title for local resident Chris Neff, the new world spintop champion.

In two divisions featuring five contenders at the Orlando, Fla., competition, Neff accumulated the most points overall and spun his way to victory.

After purchasing his first yo-yo in Jefferson City in 1992, Neff became one of the top competitors and toured as a Duncan yo-yo representative.