Vans Showdown

July 29 - August 4, 2019

A men and women invite-only jam format event with best trick contests and obstacles designed by select brands.

A men and women invite-only jam format event with best trick contests and obstacles designed by select brands.

Location

Huntington Beach, California

Schedule

If you're under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the waiver. If your parent or legal guardian is not present, the waiver must be notarized.

  • Monday, July 29th
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public 1 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 1pm – 3pm: Open Session to the Public 2 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 3pm – 5pm: Open Session to the Public 3 – BMX, Register Here
  • Tuesday, July 30th
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public 1 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 1pm – 3pm: Open Session to the Public 2 – BMX, Register Here
    • 3pm – 5pm: Open Session to the Public 3 – Skateboarding, Register Here
  • Wednesday, July 31st
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public 1 – BMX, Register Here
    • 1pm – 3pm: Open Session to the Public 2 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 3pm – 5pm: Open Session to the Public 3 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 5pm – 6pm – Open Session continues with $1,000 Cash for Tricks, Register Here
  • Thursday, August 1st – Practice and Cash for Tricks
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 1pm – 5pm: Registration and Open Practice
    • Scheduled Team Demos TBD
    • 4pm – 5pm: $1,500 Cash for Tricks
  • Friday, August 2nd – Practice and Cash for Tricks
    • 11am – 5pm: Registration and Open Practice
    • 3pm – 5pm: $2,000 Cash for Tricks
    • 4pm: Scoring Test Run
    • 5pm: Prelims Start List posted at TheBoardr.com
  • Saturday, August 3rd – Prelims and Cash for Tricks
    • 10am: Open Practice and Registration
    • 2pm: Prelims
      • 4 skater jams, 5 mins each
      • 2 mins in between each jam
      • Judged on overall impression of style, creativity, flow, speed, vibe, and fun
      • Top 12 men and top 3 women make the cut to the Finals
    • 4pm: $2,000 Cash for Tricks
    • 5pm:
      • Wildcards announced – chosen by select VIP’s and Legends
      • Finals Start List posted at TheBoardr.com
  • Sunday, August 4th – Live Broadcast – Finals and Best Tricks
    • 11am: Open Practice
    • 1pm: Industry Contest
      • 3 skater jams, 3 mins each
      • Winner takes all - $1,000
      • Award and Open Practice resumes
    • 2:30pm: Last Chance Qualifier
      • Open to all contestants that didn’t make the cut (and anyone else we feel like throwing in there)
      • 15 min jam
      • 1 skater advances to the Finals
    • 3pm: Finals
      • 3 skater jams, 5 mins each
      • 2 mins in between each jam
      • Judged on overall impression of style, creativity, flow, speed, vibe, and fun
    • 4pm: Best Trick
    • 4:30pm: Awards

    $125,000 Prize Purse

    • Women’s Main Event
      • 1st: $13,000, 2nd: $7,000, 3rd: $5,000
    • Men’s Main Event
      • 1st: $13,000, 2nd: $7,000, 3rd: $5,000, 4th: $3,000, 5th: $3,000, 6th: $2,500, 7th: $2,000, 8th: $2,000, 9th: $1,500, 10th: $1,000, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000
    • Industry $1,000
    • Best Trick
      • 1st: $2,000, 2nd: $1,500, 3rd: $1,000
    • Work Horse, $1,000
    • Most Sweaty, $1,000
    • Best Style, $1,000
    • Most Creative, $1,000
    • Fun Seeker, $1,000
    • You Showed Up, $1,000
    • Cash for Tricks Wednesday $1,000
    • Cash for Tricks Thursday $1,500
    • Cash for Tricks Friday $2,000
    • Cash for Tricks Saturday $2,000
    • General Cash $3,000
    • Awards Revealed on Site $37,000

    Course

    Vans Showdown US Open Course


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