2015 Beroun Grand Prix Results
GRANDPRIX BEROUN 2015
The end of June in the Czech republic belonged to the GrandPrix Beroun, for another time. Since 2010, this event has been constantly growing until it reached the WCS status in 2015. 40 PRO skateboarders from 19 countries made their way to compete at this friendly skateboard contest organised by our own Tomas Vintr. Tomas has been travelling with us and competing in the WCS competitions for a decade and it's great to see that skateboarders can organise events like this.
Having riders from countries like USA, Brazil, Chile, France, Czech republic, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia or even Japan, the rider's field was truly international. The day started with the AM competition, where a total of 30 skateboardes signed in. This side event is also a qualifier for the AM Winner to join all the PRO skaters in the PRO category semifinals. This year, it was Czech republic's Fanda Sestak, who took the AM Win and represented the new generation of the Czech skateboarders very well.
After the AM finals, we started the PRO Qualifier with 40 skaters divided into 10 heats. Riso Tury took first place after the qualification with an amazing run, scored over 94 points and a total of 21 skaters made the cut to the semifinals to join the 3 pre-qualified riders - Maxim Habanec (last year's winner), Benjamin Garcia (top3 wcs ranked) and Fanda Sestak (AM category winner).
Semifinals we divided into 6 heats of 4 skateboarders and the riders competed in the organised jam format, which is the most attractive format for both riders and public, because they won't miss any tricks and each rider has the same number of attempts. The girls started warming up for their event but got stopped by light rain, which, after few minutes, turned into a heavy storm that made it impossible to continue with the event and we were forced to keep our PRO semifinals results and make these rankings our official results.
Right after the skateboard contest the music performers took over the venue and performed from the excelent live stage for the next few hours. Some of the best hip-hop artists in the central European region performed and the audience could listen to PSH, PRAGO UNION or PAULIE GARAND. The venue was completely full, with over 6000 spectators that visited the event during the day.
A huge afterparty kicked in at 23:00 and was hosted by 2 of the czech top DJs - LU2 and Akvamen.
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