The National Skateboarding Championships qualifiers was held yesterday in Manchester, it is the first UK qualifying event of the year, where competitors will be earning precious qualifying points for Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, with the finals being broadcast live through the BBC website today.
The 3-day event has featured a series of competitions which include: men’s street, men’s park, women’s street and women’s park disciplines.
The recently announced Skateboard GB team have been competing throughout the weekend, including Sky Brown, Alex Decunha, Jordan Thackeray and Alex Hallford (with Sam Beckett currently recovering from a recent knee operation).
Skateboard England Chair, Lucy Adams said: “We are really excited to be hosting the first UK Olympic qualifying event for this year. With over 100 of UK’s best skateboarders already signed up, it’s set to be one the biggest skateboarding competitions of the year.”
Tomorrow’s spectator tickets are £15.00 and available through http://www.skateboard-england.org
The National Championships will be broadcasted live on the BBC website between 2.00pm – 6.00pm today, Sunday 14th April, with daily highlights also available through the Skateboard England website and other digital platforms.
The National Championships wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our partners; Habito, Tech Deck, Flip Skateboards, Aquapax, Pro-Tec, DCand Salford Council.
The schedule is as follows:
10am-12pm Open practice
12-6pm Men’s street qualifiers
10-11am Open practice
11-1pm Men’s Park qualifiers
2pm-6pm Men’s street qualifiers
10am-11am Open practice
11am-1pm Men’s street semi-finals
1pm-2pm Lunch/Female practice
2pm Female Park Final
2.30pm Male Park Final
3.30pm Female Street Final
4pm Male Street Final
5.45pm Results/Prize Giving