Skatepark Tour 2016

posterThe Tasman Skatepark Tour is a series of skate, bike and scooter competitions that drop in on the region's skateparks during the month of January.

Tasman Skatepark Tour 2016

Done and Dusted!  This summer's Tasman Skatepark Tour is all over, but don't worry we will be back next summer.

A big thanks to all that came out and supported the tour, from the contestants stomping the big tricks, to the supporters that cheered them on, to the parents that drove them around.

2016 Results

  • Skate Champion: Alex Moreu
  • BMX Champion: Korbyn Wilson
  • Scooter Champion: Nikita Turu

Competition Format, Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions will be contested in Skateboarding, BMX Biking and Scootering.
  • Competitions will be split into the following sections:
    • Junior Groms: 11 years and under
    • Senior Pros: 12-16 years
    • Open Veterans: 16 years and over
  • Competitors' age is at 1 January 2016
  • Each competition will consist of an 8-12 minute open jam, followed by 1-2 rounds of individual runs. Competitions may be split into heats, of which the time allocation to each jam/individual run will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Prize money and/or merchandise will be presented to place getters.
  • Competition points will be awarded to competitors who place at each competition. 
  • Points will be allocated as follows: Winner = 5pts, Runner Up = 3pts, 3rd Place = 2pts.
  • Judges will assess consistency, style, routine flow, trick difficulty, trick variety, park utilisation, crowd appreciation, sportspersonship, and slam staunchness.  Judges' decisions are final.
  • The highest accumulated contestant tally generated from across the six competitions for each discipline will be crowned Tasman Skatepark Tour Champions and be awarded the following prizes:
    • Skate: Build your Own Complete Skateboard (value $400)
    • Bike: Giant Method BMX Bike (value $400)
    • Scooter: MGP Nitro Scooter (value $400)
  • Follow the The Tasman Skatepark Tour Championship Leaderboard, along with reviews and pictures, at www.jamonline.co.nz.
  • All heats are weather dependent – there are no postponement dates.
  • Organisers have the right to refuse entry if a competitor is determined to be a health and safety risk to others (eg. owing to ability, age).
  • Entering the competition is done at the competitor's own risk.  Organisers have made every effort to ensure the parks are safe and fit for competition, however, risks are associated with participating in all types of sports.
  • The use of protective equipment is highly recommended, and helmets are compulsory for all competitors. 
  • Competitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused entry.
  • Competitors are responsible for ensuring their board/bike/scooter is fit for use.
  • Finally, respect the park, respect each other, have fun and go hard.

About the Tour

Originating in 2007, the tour has evolved into a fun family spectacle.

Registrations are taken on the day, with competitors across all ages and disciplines competing for competition points - awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings at each heat.  The overall champion in each discipline picks up an impressive prize pack thanks to exclusive tour sponsors Cheapskates and Village Cycles.

Complementing the smoking-hot skatepark action are bass-pumping tunes, live music and spot prize giveaways.

Need More Information?

For more information, contact Contact Mike Tasman-Jones, 03 543 8403.