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

The Boardr Staff has decades of experience in executing top quality large and small events in our industry. Introduce yourself and hit us up with any questions or help you need.

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

The Boardr Events List

This is a list of events that The Boardr is associated with. To see our full industry events list, click here.

With headquarters in Tampa, Florida, The Boardr hosts worldwide, top quality skateboarding competitions and events. From coordinating top international contest series like the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, fun and ripping pro contests like Copenhagen Open, to plenty of local events like the Grind for Life Series in Florida (which recently expanded to national), you'll find us in your backyard soon no matter where on the globe you push your wood and wheels.

Recurring Events
  • Weekdays noon to 5pm at The Boardr HQ Tampa: Free skating in our private indoor warehouse.
  • Last Tuesday of Every Month 5pm to 9pm at The Boardr HQ Tampa: Frontside Grind Tuesdays, free skating for ages 30 and up.

Upcoming Events

Grind for Life at Huntington Beach Presented by Marinela

5 Days Away!

July 1, 2017, Huntington Beach, California

It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series benefits the Grind for Life series and leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. Full Details

Vans Park Series Global Qualifiers at Vancouver

12 Days Away!

July 8, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

It's the second year of the Vans Park Series that leads to the World Championships. Full Details

Copenhagen Open

3 Weeks Away

July 19 - 23, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

The good people of CPH Skatepark want to again celebrate skateboarding by expanding the city's skate limits, every year creating new places to skate. Full Details

The Boardr Am at Huntington Beach

4 Weeks Away

July 29, 2017, Huntington Beach, California

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals to meet other specially invited ams. Full Details

Vans Park Series Americas Continental Championships

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July 28 - July 30, 2017, Huntington Beach, California

It's the second year of the Vans Park Series that leads to the World Championships. Full Details

Vans Park Series Global Qualifiers at Huntington

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July 28 - August 6, 2017, Huntington Beach, California

It's the second year of the Vans Park Series that leads to the World Championships. Full Details

Grind for Life at Southern California Presented by Marinela

6 Weeks Away

August 8, 2017, California

It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. Full Details

Vans Park Series Asia Continental Championships

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August 19, 2017, Singapore

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Vert World Championships at Nanjing

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September 6 - 9, 2017, Nanjing, China

The Vert World Championships for both men and women will happen here in Nanjing. Full Details

Vans Park Series World Championships at Shanghai

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September 23, 2017, Shanghai, China

It's the second year of the Vans Park Series that leads to the World Championships. Full Details

The Boardr Am at California

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September 23, 2017, California

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals to meet other specially invited ams. Full Details

Empire Am Getting Paid - The Boardr Am Finals

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September 28 - 30, 2017, Montreal, Canada

This year, Am Getting Paid is hosting The Boardr Am Finals. Winners if each stop at The Boardr Am now get a trip to Montreal and a chance at the $20,000USD prize purse here. We'll have full details and the schedule soon. Full Details

Chase Hawk's Born and Raised Austin Presented by Empire BMX

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October 7, 2017, Pflugerville, Texas

Born and Raised is a BMX event in association with Chase Hawk. Full Details

Grind for Life at Bradenton Presented by Marinela

4 Months Away

October 14, 2017, Bradenton, Florida

It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series benefits the Grind for Life series and leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. Full Details

Southbound and Down IV at The Boardr HQ: Good Times, Motorcycles, and Skateboarding

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October 28, 2017, Tampa, Florida

This will be our 4th annual melting pot of good times, motorcycles, and skateboarding going down right here at The Boardr HQ. Full Details

Exposure Skate

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November 3 - 4, 2017, Encinitas, California

This is the 6th Annual Exposure Skate event. It's the biggest women's skateboarding event in the world right now with a $50,000 purse. Full Details

Grind for Life at Lakeland Presented by Marinela

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It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series benefits the Grind for Life series and leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. Full Details

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5 Months Away

November 10, 2017, Tampa, Florida

It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. We'll have details soon. Full Details