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Watch the LIVE Webcast Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29
Nyjah Huston, Silas Baxter Neal, Mike Anderson Added to Pro Street Roster for World Skateboarding Championships in South Africa
(Kimberley, South Africa – September 24, 2013) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix today announced the Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, will be webcast LIVE at www.kimberleydiamondcup.com Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29. The event will also be also broadcast live on South Africa’s Supersport Station, South Africa’s premier television network for sports coverage.
- Saturday, Sept. 28 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. US Pacific Time
Big Air Contest and Street World Championship Qualifiers
- Sunday, Sept. 29. 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. US Pacific Time
Big Air Gap Best Trick and Pro Street World Championship Finals
“This is going to be a contest everyone will be talking about,” said Mark Waters, director of skateboarding for World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Nyjah Huston is skating and it will be great to see him tackle the head-to-head jam format, which he’s never skated before. We’ve got vets like Greg Lutzka, Ryan Decenzo, Silas Baxter-Neal, and then the new breed of guys like James Hardy, Matt Berger, Louie Lopez, Alec Majerus who are here on African soil for the first time. The format is challenging and intense, and it’s my favorite format to watch. The skaters can’t just cruise, they have to not only land big tricks but overall show a lot of great skateboarding in order to advance each round. With $100,000 on the line you’re gonna see these guys really going for it. US skate fans are definitely gonna wanna set their alarms so they can tune in to the live webcast and see how it all goes down.”
The Kimberley Diamond Cup world skateboarding championships takes place Sept. 27-29. Pros will battle it out for their share of a $500,000 prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding. The winner of the Street Championships will receive a $100,000 cash prize. The winner of the Big AirChampionships will receive a $60,000 cash prize.
The contest will also feature Am Street, Am Vert and Women’s Am Street contests. Competitors earned spots in the Am Championships at KDC by winning regional contests, for both teams and individual skaters, held in cities across South Africa’s Northern Cape Province over the last three months.
The final list of skaters competing in the KDC Pro Street World Championships are:
Format for Pro Street Qualifiers: 36 Skaters divided into 12 (3-minute) Jams with 3 skaters per Jam. The street course is split into two sections with the middle hubba area being part of both sections. Skaters judged on overall impression. The Top 12 skaters advance to Finals with 1st through 4th place in the qualifying session getting a first round bye.
Format for Pro Street Finals: 12 Skaters in head-to-head single elimination Jams (4-minutes) using the entire course. The final Jam is 5 minutes.
The full roster of skaters competing in the KDC Pro Vert World Championships are:
Pierre Luc Gagnon
Format for Vert World Championships: 9 skaters in a jam format. Skate in order for 5 runs, best run counts. 12 walls back-to-back max. If a skater falls prior to the 12th wall, the run is over. All runs are scored even if a skater doesn’t make all 12 walls. Vert is 50 percent of score. Big Air is the other 50 percent.
The Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships will take place on a custom vert ramp and a Big Air ramp located in the state-of-the-art Kumba Skate Plaza designed by California Skateparks, the global leader in skate park design.
Event staff for the Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships provided by CA PROductions. Judges: Jason Rothmeyer, James Craig, Paul Zitzer. Live Announcers: Jeff Pang, Jorge Angel.
Supersport Announcers: Ryan Clements and Felix Arguelles. Scoring: Rob Meronek