When is it
The event is held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, UK, between the Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th of July 2013
The world championships will follow the traditional freestyle event format. The event is broken down into professional and amateur categories. Male and female riders will compete in the same divisions.
In qualifying, each rider will be provided with a 2 minute run set to their own choice of music using only the flatground.
From these qualifying runs, the top ten professional and amateur skaters will progress to the semi finals. At this stage riders, will be given two runs of 2 minutes, again set to their own musical choices.
From the semi finals, 5 professional and 5 amateur riders will progress to the finals. Each rider will again have two runs of 2 minutes set to their own musical choices.
The Best Trick competition will run parallel to the world championship contest, the best trick being chosen by the judges from the contest runs.
A 360 spin event will also take place, the winner being the rider who completes the most spins. Riders can chose to use either one or both feet, but may only use one board. Each rider is given three attempts at their spins.
A Game of Skate is also a possibility for the event, but this will not be formalised until a later date
The judges will be assessing runs based on four key factors:
- Technical difficulty
Riders will be judged solely on their performance within their two minute run. The judging panel is still to be decided but will be available from this page once decided.
The prizes for the event will be comprised partly from event entry fees and partly from sponsorship. Once we have a realistic expectation of the number of riders in attendance and level of sponsorship, full details will be available on this page.
The fee to enter the World Championships will be £30 for professional riders and £10 for amateurs.
The schedule for the event is yet to be formalised, but this is the schedule as it stands
- Thursday AM/PM – Warm Up and Demonstration
- Friday AM – Amateur Qualifiers
- Friday PM – Professional Qualifiers
- Saturday AM – Professional/Amateur Semi Final
- Saturday PM – Professional/Amateur Final and Awards Ceremony
On the first day of the event, riders are welcome to warm up and share their skills as part of a demonstration team. For those interested in attending the event exclusively as part of a demo team, please contact a member of the team for more information
The sign up page for the event is located Here. Once you have completed the form, a member of the team will be in touch shortly to notify you of your acceptance as a competitor. Please feel free to ask our team any questions about the event on the form or through the email addresses provided following your entry.
Watching the Event
If you would like to attend the event only to watch, tickets are available from the NASS website. These tickets grant you full access to all events at the festival, including all other action sport events and access to see all artists performing, and are definitely worth investing in for the authentic NASS experience.
Full Runs from the event will also be available online following the event on the LateTricks YouTube page. The team are working on other alternatives to get the footage to you quicker, and we will keep you posted as to any updates.
Full travel information is available Here
All riders entering the contest will be provided with a camping pass for the duration of the event. Should you wish to stay at a local hotel, please contact Matthew Smithies, event organiser, by email or on the World Championship Facebook group, or a member of the LateTricks team for further information.
World Championship Team
Matthew Smithies is the lead organiser for the World Championship event for 2013. He has experience in freestyle skateboarding event management as well as being an experienced rider himself. Assisting Matthew are a team of UK and internationally based freestylers with similar experience and a common goal of organising an amazing contest.