Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Three-day Skateboarding Bonanza

August 28th, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Check out this great coverage in the People’s Post!

Skateboards Boost for Kids

August 23rd, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Check out this great article in the Weekend Post!

Rider Cup NYC 2014 Finals Recap

August 18th, 2014 Posted by Press Releases, Video No Comment yet

Over the past 5 weeks, over 20 teams from the 5 boroughs went head to head in the Rider Cup NYC Qualifiers in order to get to the finals.  It came down to the top 12 teams who skated their hearts and souls out, as there could only be one winner who would go home with the $10K cash and the all expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup World Championships at Kimberly Diamond Cup this October.

Only 12 points separated the final 2 teams, Soul Team from Brooklyn, and LES Bomb Squad 1 from Manhattan, from going home with $10,000 and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa. In the end, it was Soul Team that came out on top!

Huge thanks to presenting sponsors World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Volcom for making it possible! Thanks also to our shop partners: Labor, Vault, Heavenbound 7, Belief, KCDC and CD Skateshop.  Thanks to our non profit partner the Harold Hunter foundation, our media partner NY Skateboarding, and the Sticks and Stones Productions crew for putting on 6 great events. Special thanks goes out to everyone that made it out from the Northern Cape Provincial Government from South Africa for their support and presence at the event!

We can’t wait to see Soul Team compete in South Africa for the Rider Cup World Championships at the Kimberly Diamond Cup and hope to see all the teams back next year!  Thanks to all the skaters, spectators and people that supported and made it possible!

Results

Rider Cup NYC Finals

1. Soul Team (Brooklyn) : $10,000 & all expenses paid trip to South Africa

Dwayne Almonte

Gabe Almonte

Nate Rojas

Andre Beverley

Duron Simons (Alt)

2. LES Bomb Squad 1 (Manhattan) : $2000

Jamel Marshall

Joseph Gil

Carlos Carrezano

Ryan Santiago

Derek Holmes (Alt)

3. Team Belief (Queens) : $1000

Alejandro Batista

Victor Reyes

Andre Valencia

Karim Callender

Ricardo Castaneda (Alt)

Best Trick

Antonio Durao, Switch bigspin heel : $1000

Best Head to Head Battle

Dylan Nieves (Shaolin Shredders) vs. Dwayne Almonte (Soul Team) ($300 each)

Words: Steve Rodriguez

Photos: Peter Pabon

Soul Team Wins Rider Cup NYC Finals!

August 17th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Congrats to Soul Team from Brooklyn for winning $10k cash in the Rider Cup NYC Finals! Nate Rojas, Andre Beverley, Stephan Martinez, Dwaynne Almonte, and Gabe Almonte won and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October! Full recap from the Rider Cup NYC Finals soon.

Rider Cup NYC Finals This Saturday at LES Skatepark

August 14th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

The Rider Cup NYC Finals are going down this Saturday, August 16th, at LES Skatepark in Manhattan. The winning team  takes home  an all expenses paid trip to South Africa for the Rider Cup Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October 2nd-5th. The $13,000 total prize purse also includes $1,000 allotted for the open best trick jam, going down after the semi finals. We hope to see you there!

 

Lil Jon at Diamond Cup Once Again

August 11th, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Check out this great article in the Diamond Fields Advertiser!

Rider Cup NYC: Staten Island Qualifiers

August 11th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Shaolin, The forgotten borough, The 5th Borough, Home of Wu, Brooklyn with Parking, the Borough with the most nicknames and home of 50-50 Skatepark the site of the Staten Island Rider Cup qualifiers! We rolled up to the park a little early as we left early fearing the famous dreaded Staten Island traffic. Ed Pollio and the 5050 staff showed up a few minutes later and then the kids started showing up.  After sign ups, we had 2 eligible teams, so it would be a “straight to the finals” event.

In the end it was the Shaolin Shredders who went home with the $2000 cash prize and a spot in the Rider Cup NYC finals next weekend at LES Skatepark! Shaolin Shredders will be competing for a spot in the Rider Cup Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup in Kimberley, South Africa this October.

Check the results and photo gallery below. Big shout out and thanks to Ed Pollio and the 50-50 Skatepark family for helping make the event a breeze and Carolyn and the CD Skateshop family for the BBQ and support!  Of course, thanks also goes out to Volcom for the support. Staten Island might have the most nick names out of any borough but it’s got some serious heart! See you next Saturday for the finals at LES!

Results

1. Shaolin Shredders

Dylan Nieves

Leo Gutman

Leo Heinert

Austin Sierra

2. Ninja Turtles

Hakeem Onananjo

Sebastion Brann

Thomas Gillette

Dominick Mecca

 

Photos: Jay Maldonado

 

Rider Cup NYC: Queens Qualifiers

August 5th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

After a stressful week thinking about the huge storm that was supposed to hit Friday night and Saturday morning, we decided to roll the dice and push the Rider Cup Queens Qualifier start time back to 3 on Saturday. We crossed our fingers and hoped it would be dry…

Luckily, the storm subsided and 8 teams of Queens’ rippers registered and were ready to give it a shot at the $2000 cash prize and one of three spots in the Rider cup NYC finals. Queens brought the most intense skating that we’ve seen so far at Rider Cup NYC, which is why 3 of the 8 teams would be advancing to the finals. In the end, those teams were Team Belief, Wave Sauce, and Outliers.

Congrats to Team Belief for taking home the $2000 prize and a top spot in the Rider Cup NYC Finals!  Thanks to everyone that came out and skated and supported.  Big thanks to Sticks & Stones Inc., Belief Skateshop, and Volcom for making it happen.  See you next week in Staten Island for the final qualifier and then on August 16th for the finals at LES!

Results

1) Belief (1104)

Alejandro Batista

Victor Reyes

Andrew Valencia

Karim Callender

2) Wave Sauce (974)

George Cornejo

Andre Serrano

Jose Vega

Humza Deas

3) Outliers (950)

Jamik Grier

Elijah Cole

Mike Korzevinski

Steven Lora

Photos: Jay Maldonado

Diamond Cup is Bigger and Better

August 4th, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Check out this awesome article in The New Age newspaper!

Lil Jon to Headline at Kimberley Diamond Cup

August 1st, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Fans of American rapper Lil Jon will have the exclusive chance to see him performing live in South Africa this year when he headlines the Kimberley Diamond Cup concert in Kimberley on 4 October.   Tickets are available now from Computicket outlets countrywide or online at www.computicket.com. Concert passes are included in Kimberley Diamond Cup event entry tickets. Read More… (more…)