Empire Open

Empire Open

August 29 - September 1, 2019

Montreal, Canada

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About Empire Open, Including The Boardr Am Finals

Formerly Am Getting Paid, Empire Open in 2019 is now an open pro and am street contest in Montreal with separate divisions and an equal purse for men and women.

Empire Open is also hosting The Boardr Am Finals. Winners of each stop at The Boardr Am now get a trip to Montreal, a spot directly in the Semi-Finals, and a chance at the $20,000 prize purse here.

Location

Le Taz, 8931 Avenue Papineau, Montreal, QC H2M 2G2, Canada

Registration

Register now online to save your spot at Empire Open. Refunds are completely okay if you can't make it. Entering the contest after it is already full, however, is not possible. Please take care of your registration before that happens.

Register For Men's Division Register For Women's Division

Schedule

  • Thursday
    • 12pm - 2pm: Women's Open Practice and Registration
    • 2pm - 9pm: Open Practice and Registration
    • 7pm: Men's and Women's Start List Posted
  • Friday
    • 11am - 1pm: Open Practice and Registration
    • 1pm - 2pm: Women’s Open Practice
    • 2pm - 3pm: Women’s Open Qualifiers
    • 3pm - 6pm: Men’s Open Qualifiers
  • Saturday
    • 10am - 2pm: Open Practice
    • 2pm - 3:45pm: Men’s Semi-Finals
    • 3:45pm - 4pm: Women's Practice
    • 4pm - 5pm: Women's Finals
    • 5pm - 6pm: Men's Finals
    • 6pm: Awards
  • Sunday - DON’T LEAVE ON SATURDAY! STAY FOR SUNDAY!
    • Celebrating Empire’s 20th Anniversary
    • 11am - 3pm: Vans and Empire free skateboard lessons. Helmets, pads, and skateboards provided
    • 3pm: $2,000 Vans Best Trick
    • 7pm: Block Party and live performances
    • 10pm: After-Party at Don B Comber

Format

  • Qualifiers
    • Jams format
    • Three skaters per jam, three minute jams
    • Jam scored on overall impression
    • Men’s top 30 make the cut to Semi-Finals on Saturday
    • Women’s top 10 make the cut to Finals on Saturday
      • If Women's Qualifiers has more than 60 skaters, there will be a 30 cut to Women's Semi-Finals
  • Men’s Semi-Finals
    • Top 30 from Friday Qualifiers plus The Boardr Am 2019 winners
    • Jams format
    • Three skaters per jam, three minute jams
    • Jam scored on overall impression
    • Top 10 make the cut to the Finals
  • Men’s and Women’s Finals
    • Runs format
    • Three runs, one minute each, time starts on first trick, best run counts
    • Each run scored on overall impression

$20,000 Prize Purse for Both Men and Women

  • 1st: 10,000
  • 2nd: 4,000
  • 3rd: 2,500
  • 4th - 10th: 500

Block Party!

Empire Open 2019

Social

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Empire Open 2019

The Course

Past Video Coverage

EMPIRE Am Getting Paid 2018 Recap, October 2018

EMPIRE Am Getting Paid 2018 - Christiana Means winning run, October 2018

EMPIRE Am Getting Paid 2018 - Lucas Rabelo Winning Run, October 2018

EMPIRE Am Getting Paid 2018 - VANS Best Trick @ Projet45, October 2018

Empire AM Getting Paid 2017 Finals Recap, October 2017

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.

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Event Date Description
Exposure Skate

Exposure Skate

Huntington Beach, California

November 1 - 2, 2019

2 Weeks Away
This is the 8th Annual Exposure Skate event for women. Full Details
Vans Park Series 2020 Asia Regionals

Vans Park Series 2020 Asia Regionals

Fujisawa, Japan

November 1 - 3, 2019

3 Weeks Away
It's the fifth year of the Vans Park Series that leads to the World Chamionships. Full Details
Best Trick and Absolute Value Video Premiere at The Boardr HQ

Best Trick and Absolute Value Video Premiere at The Boardr HQ

Tampa, Florida

November 7, 2019

3 Weeks Away
Details coming soon... Full Details
Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Tampa, Florida

November 11, 2019

4 Weeks Away
Got a late flight out on Monday? Join us in the morning here at HQ where we'll be recovering from the weekend, skating, and talking about all the madness that went down at Tampa Am. Full Details
Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Tampa - Contest and Annual Awards

Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Tampa - Contest and Annual Awards

Tampa, Florida

November 23, 2019

5 Weeks Away
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Red Bull Mind the Gap

Red Bull Mind the Gap

Atlanta, Georgia

December 7, 2019

7 Weeks Away
Details coming soon... Full Details
2nd Annual Johnny Strange Legacy Mini-Ramp Jam at the Malibu Chili Cook Off

2nd Annual Johnny Strange Legacy Mini-Ramp Jam at the Malibu Chili Cook Off

Malibu, California

September 5, 2020

11 Months Away
A mini-ramp jam in Malibu. Full Details
Empire Open

Empire Open

Montreal, Canada

September 4 - 5, 2020

11 Months Away
Each year Empire Open (formerly Am Getting Paid) hosts The Boardr Am Finals. Winners of each stop at The Boardr Am now get a trip to Montreal and a chance at the $20,000 prize purse here. Full Details