Vans Park Series 2018

How It Works

There are two levels of events that get you to the Finals: Global Qualifiers and Continental Championships. There are four categories of skaters: Select Pro, Tour Challenger, Event Wildcard, and Open Skater. Details are below.

Who Skates in the Men's Global Qualifiers?

Only Select Pros and Tour Challengers skate in these events. Tour Challengers earn points to qualify for the Finals. There are also additional Event Wildcard spots at each Global Qualifiers stop.

Who Skates in the Continental Championships?

Open to anyone from that region. Consists of both Men's and Women's, all ages included. The winner of each one is qualified to skate in the Finals.

The region you're from determines the Continental Championship you enter. Proof of citizenship determines your regional eligibility. Dual citizenship individuals will have some flexibility to determine their region, but once a decision is made and a regional event is entered, no changes can be made.

Who Skates in the National Championships?

Open to anyone from that country. Consists of both Men's and Women's, all ages included. The winner of each one gets a spot in the Semi-Finals of the associated Continental Championships.

Events List

View all the VPS events here.

Category Definitions

  • Select Pro: pre-seeded skaters in the Semi-Finals at each Global Qualifiers and the FInals. These 15 skaters consist of the top 8 from last year's Finals and 7 Tour Wildcards. For a Select Pro to earn their spot in the Finals, they must skate at least 3 Global Qualifiers stops
    • 2018 Men's Select Pros

      Top 8 from 2017 Finals

      Alex Sorgente
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      Cory Juneau
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      Ivan Federico
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      Jack Fardell
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      Karl Berglind
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      Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
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      Pedro Barros
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      Tom Schaar
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    • 2018 Women's Select Pros

      Top 8 from 2017 Finals

      Brighton Zeuner
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      Grace Marhoefer
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      Jordyn Barratt
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      Kihana Ogawa
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      Kisa Nakamura
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      Lizzie Armanto
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      Nora Vasconcellos
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      Yndiara Asp
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    • 2018 Men's Tour Wildcards

      Chris Russell
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      Fernando Bramsmark
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      Grant Taylor
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      Jaakko Ojanen
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      Kevin Kowalski
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      Raven Tershy
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      Ronnie Sandoval
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  • Tour Challenger: 18 pre-seeded skaters in the Qualifiers at each Global stop
    • 2018 Men's Tour Challengers

      Ben Hatchell
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      CJ Collins
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      Clay Kreiner
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      Cody Lockwood
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      Collin Graham
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      Curren Caples
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      Jagger Eaton
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      Josh Borden
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      Keegan Palmer
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      Murilo Peres
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      Patrick Ryan
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      Robin Bolian
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      Roman Pabich
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      Trey Wood
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      Tristan Rennie
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      Vincent Matheron
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      Vinicius Kakinho
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      Willy Lara
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    • 2018 Women's Tour Challengers

      Not applicable anymore. All women’s events, even Global Qualifiers, are open at the Prelims level.

  • Event Wildcard: Spots filled by skaters who are not current Tour Pros. Applies only to individual event Men's Global Qualifiers stops. Event Wildcards do not earn points towards global ranking
  • Open Skater: everyone else

Men's Points and Season Rankings

The top 5 Tour Challengers in the Season Rankings will join the 15 Select Pros and 5 Continental Champions in the Finals. You must skate at least 3 stops to be eligible to maintain your current year status.

Points are earned for each placing at each Global Qualifiers stop. Points from your best 3 out of 4 stops count towards your final Season Ranking. Select Pros are not included in the rankings, as they already have a spot in the Finals.

Event Wildcards do not earn points. Their path to the Finals is through their region's Continental Championship.

Ties in Season Rankings will be broken by going to each skater's highest placing for the season in their most advanced event. First the Finals, then looking to the Semi-Finals, etc. Further ties will be broken by using all 4 stops' points. If a tie still remains beyond that, it will be broken at the Head Judge's discretion.

Women's Events

There are three global stops for female Select Pros. The Prelims are open to all skaters.

Women's Points and Season Rankings

The top 5 skaters in the Season Rankings will join the 8 Select Pros and 5 Continental Champions in the Finals.

Points are earned for each placing at each Global Qualifiers stop. Points from your top 2 stops count towards your final Season Ranking. Select Pros are not included in the rankings, as they already have a spot in the Finals.

Ties in Season Rankings will be broken by going to each skater's highest placing for the season in their most advanced event. First the Finals, then looking to the Semi-Finals, etc. If a tie still remains beyond that, it will be broken at the Head Judge's discretion.

Rankings Cut Adjustments

If a Tour Challenger receives an invite to the Finals through other means, such as winning a Continental Championships, they will be removed from the Tour Challengers Season Rankings, freeing up an additional spot for the next Tour Challenger in line to advance.

General Event Rules

There are no alternates that advance past Prelims and Semi-Finals rounds. If a Semi-Finals or Finals skater cannot take their run, that spot will not be filled.

Time for your run starts when all four wheels are on the ground and both feet are on your board.

Time stops at the sound of the buzzer. If the buzzer goes off while all four wheels have entered the upward transition, that trick can be completed and will be scored in your run.

Skaters must be present and checked in with The Boardr at least 15 minutes prior to published start time.

In the event of broken or missing equipment, the skater must still skate when called or forfeit their current run.

In the event of injuries, the skater must still skate when called or forfeit their current run.

If an event cannot complete due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the most recent set of completed runs for all skaters in the event will be used to determine final results once the Contest Director has made the official call that the event cannot continue. Any partially completed runs and scores will be discarded. If the event cannot continue and hasn’t reached the Finals round, the Semi-Finals round will count as the Final results.

For any unforeseen circumstances not addressed in the rules above, the Contest Director reserves the right to make the final judgement call to resolve the situation.

2018 Selection Committee

Men’s Tour Wildcards and Men’s Tour Challengers spots that are not determined through objective rankings and prior year performances are selected based on a variety of subjective criteria. That criteria ranges from ability, style, and contribution to the elevation of the contest, to overall representation of skateboarding culture and values.

Selection Committee:
  • Mimi Knoop - Womens’ Skateboarding Alliance
  • Neal Hendrix - World Skate
  • Rob Meronek - The Boardr
  • Jason Rothmeyer - New Balance Numeric and VPS Head Judge
  • Mike Burnett - Thrasher Magazine

Continental Championships Regions

How the Vans Park Series Works

Countries in Each Region

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2018 Winners and Rankings

Nationals

These winners are in the Semi-Finals at the Continentals for their region.

Contientals

These winners are in the Finals at Shanghai.

Globals

2018 Men's Tour Challenger Rankings

Place Skater Points
1st Tristan Rennie 22,800
2nd Trey Wood 21,600
3rd Roman Pabich 19,800
4th Clay Kreiner 18,000
5th Murilo Peres 17,100
6th Jagger Eaton 15,800
7th CJ Collins 15,600
8th Patrick Ryan 14,500
9th Vinicius Kakinho 12,400
10th Keegan Palmer 11,800
11th Willy Lara 10,800
11th Josh Borden 10,800
13th Vincent Matheron 8,200
14th Collin Graham 7,400
15th Ben Hatchell 7,200
16th Robin Bolian 7,100
17th Curren Caples 3,600

2018 Women's Tour Challenger Rankings

Place Skater Points
1st Sakura Yosozumi 20,000
2nd Bryce Wettstein 18,000
3rd Poppy Starr Olsen 14,500
4th Nicole Hause 12,300
5th Arianna Carmona 11,800
6th Hunter Long 10,101
7th Mami Tezuka 10,100
8th Leticia Goncalves 9,600
9th Isadora Pacheco 6,800
10th Amelia Brodka 5,200
11th Allysha Le 4,800
12th Camila Borges 4,400
13th Dora Varella 3,800
13th Bella Kenworthy 3,800
15th Taniah Meyers 3,400
15th Jordan Santana 3,400
17th Daniela Terol Mendez 3,000
18th Lilly Stoephasius 2,600
18th Spencer Breaux 2,600
18th Zoe Safanda 2,600
21st Shani Bru 2,200
21st Amar Hadid 2,200
23rd Maite Louisy 1,800
24th Julie Kindstrand 1,500
25th Stella Reynolds 1,200
25th Victoria Bassi 1,200
27th Karen Jonz 900
27th Charlotte Heath 900
29th Vianez Morales 500
29th Mecu Paula Videla 500
31st Thais Gazarra 300
32nd Ana Julia Santos Theodoro 100

2017 Men's Tour Challenger Rankings

Place Skater Points
1st Tom Schaar 30,000
2nd Karl Berglind 23,300
3rd Murilo Peres 20,300
4th Willy Lara 18,800
5th Tristan Rennie 17,400
6th CJ Collins 17,100
7th Roman Pabich 15,601
8th Robin Bolian 15,600
9th Keegan Palmer 15,200
10th Trey Wood 12,700
11th Vinicius Kakinho 12,500
12th Josh Borden 11,500
13th Zion Wright 9,600
14th Collin Graham 8,000
15th Patrick Ryan 6,200
16th Daan Van Der Linden 1,800
16th Cody Lockwood 1,800

2016 Men's Tour Challenger Rankings

Place Skater Points
1st Tom Schaar 22,500
2nd Ivan Federico 22,200
3rd Cory Juneau 20,300
4th Alex Sorgente 18,100
5th Tristan Rennie 16,600
6th Robin Bolian 12,300
7th Collin Graham 12,100
8th Murilo Peres 9,100
9th Vinicius Kakinho 8,200
10th Miguel Oliveira 8,000
11th Willy Lara 7,800
13th Trey Wood 7,300
14th Josh Borden 7,200
15th Patrick Ryan 6,100
16th Sky Siljeg 6,000
17th Keegan Palmer 5,800
18th Hericles Fagundes 3,800
18th Cody Lockwood 3,800
18th Zion Wright 3,800
21st Karl Berglind 3,100
22nd Pedro Delfino 3,000
23rd Lucas Xaparral 2,600
23rd Riley Boland 2,600
25th Simon Karlsson 2,400
26th Felipe Caltabiano 2,200
26th James Clarke 2,200
28th Rune Glifberg 1,800
28th Malakai Montes 1,800
30th Cedric Pabich 1,600
31st Jedd McKenzie 900
31st Robbie Russo 900
34th Jonny Gasparotto 700
36th Sam Beckett 500
36th Steven Pineiro 500
36th Riley Stevens 500
40th Haden McKenna 300
43rd Mitchell Howse 100
43rd Micael Dos Passos 100