Congrats Ben Hatchell for Winning Empire Backyard Party 2013

Posted by Rob Meronek on Sunday, September 8, 2013

This was the sixth year of the Empire Backyard Party in Montreal, where some of the best bowl skaters are invited for a backyard party style event that's getting better and better every year. This year was the best one yet after they moved it to the ,and double bowl at Le Taz. I've got some photos and full results for you here along with the video recap from Empire. Porpe also has some sequences and photos he added from Best Trick.

The judging perch brought to you by Vans was like you're in the crow's nest of a ship.
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Jayden Ty Bono has my move down the way I wish I could do them.
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This weekend was the first event that The Boardr Live powered behind the scenes for registration, announcing, scoring, publishing, and general administration. The web production crew from Parce Que Films was a pleasure to work with.
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Porpe is a Ride Channel star.
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Jon Cosentino has it in the streets and the bowl. That's a frontside air over the diving board.
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Chad Bartie showed his veteran skills in the way he skated it. That's a frontside 270 to backside nosepick.
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Zack Ferguson coming in from a backside nosepick on the extension for the crowd.
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Paul Zitzer and Neal Hendrix had entertaining commentary for the webcast viewers.
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Riley Boland - boneless in from the top deck.
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Jon Cosentino Hardflip Into a Bowl
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Check the sequence of Jon Cosentino hardflipping into the bowl. That's a crazy one.
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Jon Cosentino Nollie Bigspin Back Tail
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Jon Cosentino - nollie bigspin back tail revert.
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By the time the event started, it was so full that they had to stop the line. It became a situation where people could only come in if some went out like a packed nightclub.
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Before Ben Nordberg had a bad shoulder check and head smack, he was flowing smooth and layback style on everything like this effortless backside noseblunt.
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Ryan Clements ran the mic for the English portion of the announcing.
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Ben Hatchell did everything in the bowl for 1st place. This backside boneless over the diving board was one of many tricks over it.
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Ben's got a body jar over the diving board here.
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Jayden Ty Bono catches a frontside flip.
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Hugo Balek knows how to skate a spine. This is a straight nollie over it. He was also doing straight no complys over it. Crazy.
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People do some funny things with their legs when airing over the spine. That's Pat Tremblay.
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Of course, pause for a gear check.
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Torey Pudwill happened to be in town and stopped by for some games of SKATE with the locals.
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So many autographs in between giving all these kids letters.
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Louie Lopez - frontside ollie over the diving board.
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Only two out of three Monster girls care about Curren Caples frontside flipping the diving board.
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Thanks Philip and Ryan for the microphone technique and thanks Monster Girls for the looks.
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Congrats Ben Hatchell on the win here this weekend.
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One more look at the Monster Girls.
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Okay, one more look at the Monster Girls.
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Okay, one stunna pose with the Monster Girls. Thanks Eric for having The Boardr crew up for your event.
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It is possible to suck at a game of chance? Yep, Porpe sucks at dice. Eric rolled a 4-5-6 on him everywhere from here on the flat bottom to late night at the after-party.
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Ben Hatchell Half Cab Front Blunt BYP
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This is one of the many tricks Ben Hatchell did during Best Trick. Here he is doing a half-cab front blunt.
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Shawn Hale got 4th Place in Best Trick with this Peter Blunt Grind.
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Ben Hatchell catching the kickflip out of the blunt on the Creature Best Trick obstacle. This was the winning trick.
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Riley Boland Nosegrind BYP
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Riley Boland pop out of this nosegrind is so good. He took second place with this trick in the Creature Best Trick Contest at the BYP.
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Ben Hatchell with the sweep this year at the BYP winning both Best Trick and Bowl Contest.
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One quick stop in the Monster Party Bus to take a shot of that syrup there. Jason Rothmeyer, however, parties with water.
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