Vans Park Series Global Qualifiers at Malmo

May 22 - 27, 2017

Malmo, Sweden

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Divisions

Men's Only

Location

Malmo, Sweden: Kroksbak Skatepark, Hylliebadet, Hyllievångsvägen 20, 216 25, Malmö

How It Works

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Schedule

  • Monday, May 22
    • 10am: Women's Continental Championships Registration and Practice
    • 12pm: Men's Continental Championships Registration and Practice
    • 2pm: VPS Global Qualifiers Registration and Practice
    • 2pm: Practice for Tour Challengers only
    • 4pm: Practice for Select Pros only
  • Tuesday, May 23
    • 10am: Women's Continental Championships Registration and Practice
    • 12pm: Men's Continental Championships Registration and Practice
    • 2pm: VPS Global Qualifiers Registration and Practice
    • 2pm: Practice for Tour Challengers only
    • 4pm: Practice for Select Pros only
  • Wednesday, May 24
    • 10am: Women's Continental Championships Registration and Practice
    • 12pm: Women's Start List posted and Riders Meeting
    • 12pm: Men's Continental Championships Registration and Practice
    • 2pm: Men's Start List posted and Riders Meeting
    • 2pm: VPS Global Qualifiers Registration and Practice
    • 2pm: Practice for Tour Challengers only
    • 4pm: Practice for Select Pros only
    • 5pm: Scoring Test Run
    • 6pm: Event Wildcards announced
  • Thursday, May 25
    • 10am: Women's Continental Championships Practice
    • 11am: Women's Continental Championships Prelims
      • Organized jams format for Prelims
        • 5 skater jams, skate in order
        • 4 runs each
        • Max 30 seconds or skate until you fall
        • Judged on overall impression
        • Top 8 advance to Finals
      • Cuts may be adjusted based on participation
    • 1pm: Men's Continental Championships Practice
    • 2pm: Men's Continental Championships Prelims
      • Organized jams format for Prelims
        • 5 skater jams, skate in order
        • 4 runs each
        • Max 30 seconds or skate until you fall
        • Judged on overall impression
        • Top 8 advance to Finals
      • Cuts may be adjusted based on participation
    • 5pm: All Start Lists posted and Riders' Meeting
    • 5pm: Practice for Tour Challengers only
    • 7pm: Practice for Select Pros only
  • Friday, May 26
    • 10am: Practice for Select Pros only
    • 11am: Practice for Tour Challengers Only
    • 12pm: Women's Continental Championships Practice
    • 12:30pm: Women's Continental Championships Finals
      • Same format as Prelims
      • Winner gets a spot in the World Championships
    • 1pm: Men's Continental Championships Practice
    • 1:30pm: Men's Continental Championships Finals
      • Same format as Prelims
      • Winner gets a spot in the World Championships
    • Awards immediately following
    • 3pm: Practice for Tour Challengers only
    • 4pm: Global Qualifiers Prelims
      • 20 skaters consisting of Tour Challengers (18) and Event Wildcards (2)
      • 5 skater heats
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 40 seconds or skate until you fall
      • Best run counts
      • Top 5 advance to Semi-Finals
    • Practice for all Semi-Finalists immediately following
    • 7pm: Semi-Finals Heats posted
  • Saturday, May 27 - live broadcast
    • 1pm: Global Qualifiers Practice
    • 3pm: Global Qualifiers Semi-Finals
      • 20 skaters
      • Top 5 from Qualifiers meet 15 pre-seeded Select Pros (8) and Tour Wildcards (7)
      • There will always be 20 skaters in the Semi-Finals
      • 2 alternates permitted in Practice
      • 5 skater heats
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 40 seconds or skate until you fall
      • Best run counts
      • Top 8 advance to Finals
    • 5pm: Global Qualifiers Finals
      • 4 runs each
      • Max 40 seconds or skate until you fall
      • First wall rebate on last run only, one time only, clock resets
      • Best run counts

Prize Purse

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 - 20th:$1,000.

Current VPS Continental Champions

Continental Champions get a spot in the World Championships at the end of the season.

Current VPS National Champions

National Championships get a spot directly in the Semi-Finals at the Continental Championships for their region.

Past Video Coverage

World Championships Men's Highlights - Malmo | 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series, August 2016

World Championships Women's Highlights - Malmo | 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series, August 2016

Vans Park Series World Championships: Live in Malmö, Sweden | Skate | VANS, August 2016

World Championships Women's Brighton Zeuner 1st Place Run - Malmo | 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series, August 2016

World Championships Men's - Pedro Barros 2nd Place Run - Malmo | 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series, August 2016

World Championships Men's - Alex Sorgente 1st Place Run - Malmo | 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series, August 2016

Meet the Event Staff

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Ryan Clements from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Ryan Clements, Event Coordinator

Dylan Perry from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Dylan Perry, Event Assistant, Registration

Rob Meronek from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Rob Meronek, Tech, Scoring

Tim O'Connor from Morristown NJ Skateboarder Profile

Tim O'Connor, Announcer

Stan Postmus from Amsterdam  Skateboarder Profile

Stan Postmus, Announcer

Jason Rothmeyer from Long Beach CA Skateboarder Profile

Jason Rothmeyer, Head Judge

Kyle Berard from Virginia Beach VA Skateboarder Profile

Kyle Berard, Judge

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