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  • First UK Olympic Skateboarding qualifying event of 2019 this weekend.


    04/09/19

    The National Skateboarding Championships will be held in Manchester this weekend (12th – 14th April 2019), This will be the first UK qualifying event of the year, where competitors can earn precious qualifying points for Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It is set to be one of the most important events in the skateboarding calendar, with the finals being broadcast live through the BBC website.
    Competitors will be able to earn precious qualifying points during the 3-day event, through 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 will be competing throughout the weekend. These include 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.”
    A limited number of spectator tickets are available at £5.00 Friday, £10.00 Saturday and £15.00 Sunday, available through www.skateboard-england.org
    The National Championships will be broadcasted live on the BBC website between 2.00pm – 6.00pm on 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, DC and Salford Council.
    Timings:
    Friday
    10am-12pm Open practice
    12-6pm Men’s street qualifiers
    Saturday
    10-11am Open practice
    11-1pm Men’s Park qualifiers
    1pm-2pm Lunch
    2pm-6pm Men’s street qualifiers
    Sunday
    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
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