The weather turned it on for a beautiful winters day at Woden Skatepark for the ACT Hub’s Game of Skate proudly presented by Shifty’s skateshop. Mat Rat was on the mike dishing out the heckling, and we had 20 crew signed up to go head to head for $500 cold hard cash thanks to Mick at Shifty’s!!
There was a few surprise upsets early in the piece with Cooma’s David Wybrew taking out veteran Ricky Baker with what was a long game. Both skaters had deep bags of tricks. Young Thomas Hanisch took out past Garema Game of Skate winner Kenny Hammond. A number of the crew had come from out of town and I guess 500 big ones is nothing to sneeze at.
The crowd could follow the action with Jack Lovell manning the whiteboard to assist Mat Rat to keep track. Some sick shredding went down and I was hyped to see so many crew keen to participate. Long story short, it was an epic day – thanks everyone for coming.
1st – Jeremy Neideck – 18 (Waramanga, ACT)
PRIZE: Shifty’s $500 CASH
2nd – David Wybrew – 21 (Cooma, NSW)
PRIZE: Shifty’s $300 Shop Voucher
3rd – Steven Adam – 16 (Shellharbour, NSW)
PRIZE: Shifty’s $150 Shop Voucher
4th – Cameron Stanley – 17 (Kambah, ACT)
5th – Dean Johnson – 20 (Campbell, ACT)
6th – Anthony Chicco – 17 (Conder, ACT)
Blurb by Luke Brown – SbA ACT Hub Manager.
*List of Competitors:
Tom O’Reilly, Jeremy Neideck, Thomas Hanisch, Kenny Hammond, Jack Lovell, Riley Conway, David Wybrew, Adam Bone, Zac Gaudie, Darcy Corbett, Dean Johnson, Cam Stanley, Joshua Connelly, Steve Adam, Brayden Jarrold, Brenden Wood, Jason Heather, Anthony Chicco, Joshua Ranga Stanley, Ricky Baker.
Clip by Rob Crawford
This Sunday 26 Feb 3 – 5pm at BELCO Skatepark
Supra Demo – Belco skatepark – Sunday 26 Feb
Featuring: Matt Mumford, Stevie Williams, Erik Ellington, Lizard King, Terry Kennedy, Neen Williams, Boo Johnson, Spencer Hamilton, Kevin Romar, Bjorn Johnston, Ben James, Gabriel Summers and Dean Parsons. More info to come!
Shifty’s riders Matt Cheney and Todd Baker qualified first and second respectively in the Opens division of the Nike SbA Am Series qualifier held at the new Belco skatepark on the weekend! That’s a fantastic result and it was a great day for all concerned. Congrats boyz! More of the wrap up is here http://skateboardingaustralia.org.au/Blog/nike-sba-2012-am-series-act-qualifier
And vid by Hookso here:
Only a few weeks til Saturday 28th January. Nike SbA Am Series for Canberra! Rock up for rego at Belconnen skatepark. BEFORE 10am for Juniors 14 and under, BEFORE Noon for Opens.