Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier at Melbourne

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier at Melbourne

April 16, 2016

Melbourne, Australia

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This is the first ever World Championships of Park skateboarding with the introduction of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series. The Boardr is the Sport Organizer of the Series. The Boardr Live™ will run scoring and data behind the scenes.

Location

Saint Kilda Skate Park, Melbourne, Australia

Registration

Each Qualifier stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series will consist of participating PS Park Series Select Pros, and is open to established ams and pros. Participation for qualifiers will be granted in each event at the discretion of The Boardr. Please complete the registration form here and we will review your request and get back to you.

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Schedule and Format

Tuesday
  • Contest course closed for preparations
Wednesday
  • 9am – 6pm – Registration
  • 9am – 11am – Organized Practice Group 1
  • 11am – 1pm – Organized Practice Group 2
  • 1pm – 3pm – Organized Practice Group 3
  • 3pm – 6pm – Organized Practice for Invited Skaters
Thursday
  • 9am – 6pm – Registration
  • 9am – 11am – Organized Practice Group 1
  • 11am – 1pm – Organized Practice Group 2
  • 1pm – 3pm – Organized Practice Group 3
  • 4pm – Registration cut off for skaters in Qualifiers
  • 4:30pm – Qualifiers Heats Posted (on website, social, etc.)
  • 5pm – Riders Meeting
  • 3pm – 6pm – Organized Practice for Invited Skaters
  • 6:30pm – Press Conference at Beach Burrito
  • 8pm – Welcome Party at Beach Burrito
Friday
  • 9am – 10:30am – Open Practice
  • 10:30am – 3pm – Qualifiers – Organized jams
    • 5 skater jams, skate in order
    • 4 runs each
    • Max 30 seconds or skate until you fall
    • Judged on overall impression
    • Top 5 advance to Semi-Finals
  • 3pm – 5pm – Practice for Semi-Finalists
  • 4pm – Rehearsal with live announcers, judges, and all tech staff
  • 4:30pm – Registration cut off for Invited Skaters
  • 5pm – Semi-Finals Heats Posted (on website, social, etc.)
Saturday
  • 12pm – Indigenous Welcome Ceremony
  • 12pm – Practice for Semi-Finalists
  • 2pm – Semi-Finals
    • 20 skaters
    • Top 5 from Qualifiers meet 15 invited skaters
    • There will always be 20 skaters in the Semi-Finals
    • 2 alternates permitted in Practice
    • 10 skater heats
    • 4 runs each
    • Max 45 seconds or skate until you fall
    • Best run counts
    • Top 8 advance to Finals
  • 4pm – Finals
    • 4 runs each
    • Max 45 seconds or skate until you fall
    • First wall rebate, one time only, clock still runs
    • Best run counts
  • 5pm – Best Trick
    • Obstacle TBD
  • Awards
Sunday
  • Rain Day

Prize Purse: $75,000

1st: $20,000, 2nd: $15,000, 3rd: $10,000, 4th: $5,000, 5th: $4,000, 6th: $3,000, 7th: $2,000, 8th: $1,500, 9th: $1,000, 10th: $1,000, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000, 13th: $1,000, 14th: $1,000, 15th: $1,000, 16th: $1,000, 17th: $1,000, 18th: $1,000, 19th: $1,000, 20th: $1,000. Total: $72,500. Best Trick Cash: $2,500. Total: $75,000.

Press Release

Vans Establishes Skateboarding’s First Ever Mens and Womens Park Terrain World Championship Series

Cypress, CALIF. (February 18, 2016) – Vans today announced the formation of the first-ever world championships of park terrain skateboarding with the 2016 introduction of the Vans Pro Skate (PS) Park Series.

Showcasing an international roster of top pros, and a total prize purse in excess of one half million U.S. dollars, the inaugural Vans PS Park Series establishes the premier global points ranking system for Men’s and Women’s park terrain skateboarding. The 2016 Vans PS Park Series season consists of four Men’s PS Global Qualifiers and one Women’s PS Global Qualifier occurring over five months and across four continents, culminating with the Vans PS Park Series World Championships. The five highest ranked skaters to emerge from the PS Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive PS Park Series elite pros for the title of park terrain World Champion in Malmö, Sweden on August 20. The top 15 exclusive PS Park Series elite pros are also pre-seeded at every PS Global Qualifier event and final qualification for the Vans PS Park Series World Championships is determined by participation in a minimum of three PS Global Qualifier events.

The most compelling and fastest growing, fast-paced discipline in competitive skateboarding today, the Vans PS Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format by its transitional concrete closed courses from five to nine feet in depth and being distinguished by having any number of features such as spines, angled hips, extensions, escalators, set-back walls, elevation changes, gaps and transfers, variable grinding surfaces, etc. With the creation of the Vans PS Park Series, Vans seeks to grow participation and promote the culture of skateboarding and the discipline of park terrain skateboarding worldwide.

The all-new PS Park Series World Championship skatepark in Malmö will be the world’s first park terrain built-to-spec legacy construction and is being donated by Vans to the community of Malmö, Sweden for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through skateboard programming and activities.

"Our goal in establishing the Vans PS Park Series is to further define and elevate the discipline of park terrain skateboarding while providing the preeminent globally recognized path-to-pro platform for Men and Women." – Justin Regan, Vans Skateboarding

"This year marks Vans’ 50th anniversary, so it’s fitting that in establishing the Vans PS Park Series in 2016 we reinforce our commitment to driving skate progression for men and women and to fostering new and innovative global platforms for creative expression." – Steve Van Doren, Vans VP of Events and Promotions

2016 Vans PS Park Series

Global Qualifiers
  • Melbourne, AUS*
    April 16
  • Florianopolis, BRA*
    June 11
  • Vancouver, CAN*
    July 9
  • Huntington Beach, USA
    July 30
World Championships
  • Malmö, SWE
    August 20

*Men’s-only PS Global Qualifier

Vans Pro Skate Park Series

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