Tea in the Park this Sunday!

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Posted on : 30-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Events

A 1950’s themed heritage celebration event raising money to support the skatepark! A different change of pace this sunday!

* Notice for Sunday! We are open as normal 10-12, then the skatepark is shut for normal use whilst the Tea in the Park event is going on till 6. We then re-open 6-8 for the final session of the summer holidays. Back to 4-8 opening as of Monday!

Southsea Scooter Contest – Sponsored by Coyote & Damaged Scooters! Thursday 29th August

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Posted on : 29-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions


Jordan Clark, on his way to winning Best Trick on the Box!

Good turnout today for the Southsea Scooter Contest and amazing weather! Below are the results and a few photos from today! Congratulations to all the winners!!

Under 12’s Park.

Connor Hepburn
Jack Fairclough
Miles Ellis
Jack White
Cameron McFee
Callum Duncan
Liam Evans
George Peckham
Jack Benham
Noah Tiller
Harry Kerr

Best Newcomer.

Liam Evans.

12 and Over.

Charlie Greenwood
Jordan Clark
Mikey Duke
Daniel Peart
Tom Bailey
Kallum Marshall
Lewis Smith
Harry Miles
Ben Surrey
Jack Ryder
Ollie Crosswell
Lewis James
Jack Tilbury
Maz Lown

King of Concrete 2013 Full Results

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Posted on : 28-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions, Events

King of Concrete 2013 Presented by EXTREME.

Hosted by Flatmatters.

Sponsors: Flatmatters, Elephant Distribution, Tempest, Flatland Fuel, Scoop BMX, The Source, Autum Bike Co, Hybition, Flatware, IMG Distribution, Proper Bike Co, The Lab, Emer, Stance, Seventies, Four Down Distrubition, Federal, Jay Gear, DK Bicycle Co, Total BMX, United Bike Co, S&M, Deluxe BMX, Park Clothing, Trainerspotter, Animal Bikes, Community Fusion, Profile Racing, Signature Clothing, Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea Skatepark.

Donations towards Prize Money: £1000 from Flatmatters, £200 from The Lab, £100 Total BMX, £100 Southsea Skatepark Cafe, £100 The Sandwich Bar.

(Results in order of schedule.)

Friday

AM Spine

Troy Hayward
Harry Naylor
Dylan Stevenson
Harry Wichman
Ben Smith
Owen Watson
Tom Hutchinson
Jack McQuire
Matthew McShane
George Batty
Tom Fowler

AM Vert

Harry Naylor
Troy Hayward
Owen Watson
Zach Turner
Harry Wichman
Ben Smith

Saturday

AM Bowls

Troy Hayward
George Batty
Tom Fowler
Issac Aldridge
Issac Venn
Harry Naylor
Sam Jones
Ben Smith

Flatland King of Concrete sponsored by Flatmatters Online.

Novice Flatland

Anatek Rahain
Callum Emery
Ronnie Surridge
Gabriel Gallon
Nils Vangeois
Issac Aldridge
Troy Hayward
Tom Lepestewi
Harry Naylor
Ben Smith
George Batty
Tom Fowler
Kaine Mitchell
Issac Venn
Sam Jones
Harry Wichman

Expert Flatland

Yannick Chauvel
Yinka Thomas
Joe Cicman
Johann Chan
Trevor Oleniuk
TGM Maz
Jean-Michel Chauvel
Thomas Legrand
Chris Carter

Pro Flatland – Prize Money £1000 sponsored by Flatmatters.

Thomas Noyer
Keelan Phillips
Jean-Francois Boulainne
Matti Hemmings
James White
Mark Kuhlmann
Josh Briars
Andy Hale
Jason Forde
Dan Margetts
Amos Burke

Pro Vert

Ronnie Surridge
Dennis Wingham
Jack Clark
Kaine Mitchell
James Ross

Pro Classic Bowls

Jack Clark
Ronnie Surridge
Jack Watts
James Ross
Jack Mould
Rich Pettman
Kaine Mitchell
Matt Sheppard

Gnarliest Trick in Keyhole – Sponsored by The Lab £200

Dennis Wingham – 540

Sunday

AM Street

Troy Hayward
Harry Wichman
Tom Ryan
Dylan Stevenson
Alex Smith
Harvey Shorey
Matthew McShane
Harry Naylor
Owen Watson
Luke Griffiths
George Batty
Issac Venn
Ben Thompson
Issac Aldridge
Josh Vaughan
Georgia Wheaty
Jack McQuire
Ben Smith
Patrick Page
Tom Fowler
Joshua Cunningham
Sam Venton
Kai Venton
Sam Jones
Connor Hammon
tie-Kobby Farris
Ben Lennon
Adam Gelpie

Pro Spine

Jack Clark
Jack Watts
Josh Crosswell
Ronnie Surridge
Kaine Mitchell
Matt Sheppard
Callum Emery
Steve Guthrie
Jack Mould

Best Trick – Spine Mini sponsored by Total BMX £100

Jack Clark – Bar Bluetooth/ Over Tooth 270 back.

Pro Street – Prize Money £1000

Jack Clark
Jack Watts
Josh Crosswell
Ronnie Surridge
Kaine Mitchell
Farren Downes
Matt Sheppard
James Ross
Alistair Loughran
Jacob Miles
Harry Boucher
Callum Emery
Rich Pettman
Dave Clark

Highest Bunnyhop

James Ross 110

Fun Box Challenge

Jack Clark
Jack Watts
Josh Crosswell
Troy Hayward
Matt Sheppard
Kaine Mitchell
Steve Guthrie
George Batty
Jack McQuire
Luke Griffiths
Callum Emery
Harry Naylor
Joshua Cunningham
Issac Venn
Georgia Wheaty

Prince of Concrete 2013 Champion

(top three only)

Troy Hayward
Harry Naylor
Harry Wichman

King of Concrete 2013 Champion

Ronnie Surridge *For a record 4th time!!
Jack Clark
Jack Watts

Total Prize Money this weekend: £2.300.

Thanks:
Craig Stevens and Al Gosling at EXTREME, title sponsors of King of Concrete 2013!
Southsea Skatepark Company, all the staff at the park especially Ben Smith, James Weetch, and Matt Davis for their hard work throughout the weekend! Deke, Emily and Jimmy C at the Honest Politician. Tanya, Matt and Geoff at the Wedgewood Rooms for the sound system and Edge of Wedge Saturday night, My parents for their support with the event, before hand and during the weekend.
Sohayla and Jenna for their hard work all weekend running the contest behind the scenes, Community Fusion and Volunteers, Caroline and Steve at the Skatepark cafe, Michael at the Sandwich Bar, Ronnie Remo and Mark Webb at Total BMX, Mike O’Connell for the awesome throwback soundtrack. The judges, TTL Hank, Rob, Mike O’Connell, Screetch, Matti Hemmings, Chris Carter, James Smith, Johann Chan, shouts to Johann for the awesome flyer / t-shirt design, Matthew Maber for the photo for this year. Everyone that promoted the event before hand.
My girlfriend, Alex for putting up with a house full of flatlanders.
To everyone that came and supported King of Concrete 2013, it was a blast! We will be announcing dates for King of Concrete 2014 in around a months time, and starting work to improve the event, this year was a good start to the direction we want to go!

King of Concrete is back!

Thanks for your support!

Effraim Catlow

King of Concrete 2013 Press Release

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Posted on : 28-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions, Events, Publicity

Event Dates: 23rd – 25th August 2013
Location: Southsea Skatepark, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NZ.

Press Release:

King Of Concrete – The RESULTS
Presented by EXTREME and Flatmatters

Southsea Skatepark relaunched the legendary King of Concrete BMX Competition over the August bank holiday weekend pulling in competitors from all over the world.

The legendary skatepark contest was scheduled for the traditional date, August Bank Holiday weekend. The King of Concrete competition utilises all areas of the skatepark. Classic Bowls, Fun box Challenge, Highest Air in Keyhole, Flatland, Spine Mini, Vert, Highest Bunnyhop, and Street over the course of the August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Stack up the most points in all events, in the Pro and Amateur classes to win the King of Concrete, and Prince of Concrete titles.

Winners:
King of Concrete (Pro class) – Ronnie Surridge for a record 4th time!
Prince of Concrete (amateur class) – Troy Hayward

There were over 60 entries across the weekend – £2300 cash prize money and over £3000 worth of prizes given away.

Sponsors: Flatmatters, Extreme, Elephant Distribution, Tempest, Flatland Fuel, Scoop BMX, The Source, Autum Bike Co, Hybition, Flatware, IMG Distribution, Proper Bike Co, The Lab, Emer, Stance, Seventies, Four Down Distribution, Federal, Jay Gear, DK Bicycle Co, Total BMX, United Bike Co, S&M, Deluxe BMX, Park Clothing, Trainerspotter, Animal Bikes, Community Fusion, Profile Racing, Signature Clothing, Wedgewood Rooms,  Southsea Skatepark.

Donations towards Prize Money: £1000 from Flatmatters, £700 Extreme, £200 from The Lab, £100 Total BMX, £100 Southsea Skatepark Cafe, £100 The Sandwich Bar.

Thanks:
Craig Stevens and Al Gosling at EXTREME, title sponsors of King of Concrete 2013!
Southsea Skatepark Company, all the staff at the park especially Ben Smith, James Weetch, and Matt Davis for their hard work throughout the weekend!
Deke, Emily and Jimmy C at the Honest Politician.
Tanya, Matt and Geoff at the Wedgewood Rooms for the sound system and Edge of Wedge Saturday night.
My parents for their support with the event, before hand and during the weekend.
Sohayla Esmaili and Jenna Boyson for their hard work all weekend running the contest behind the scenes.
Community Fusion and their volunteers.
Caroline and Steve at Pit Stop (the Skatepark café), Michael at the Sandwich Bar, Ronnie Remo and Mark Webb at Total BMX and Mike O’Connell for the awesome throwback soundtrack.
The judges, TTL Hank, Rob, Mike O’Connell, Screetch, Matti Hemmings, Chris Carter, James Smith, Johann Chan (shouts to Johann for the awesome flyer / t-shirt design), Declan Brooks, Matthew Maber for the photo for this year.
Everyone that promoted the event beforehand.
My girlfriend, Alex for putting up with a house full of flatlanders.
To everyone that came and supported King of Concrete 2013, it was a blast! We will be announcing dates for King of Concrete 2014 soon. We are starting work to improve the event, this year was a good start to the direction we want to go!


- ENDS –

For further information, please contact Effraim Catlow, Southsea Skatepark Manager, 02392 295360, effraim@southseaskatepark.com

Notes to Editor:
Southsea Skatepark is arguably the oldest skatepark in the world with famous concrete bowls, ledges, banks, rails and ramps, situated on Southsea Common. The park is managed by Pro BMX rider and twice world champion flatland rider Effraim Catlow. Now a registered charity thriving on the culture of Southsea and input from local businesses and the park users themselves.

BMX – Scooters – Rollerblades – Skateboards
Events – Birthday Parties – Competitions – Private Hire – Meeting Room – Café

Photo Credits: Matthew Dyer, Jay Twist.

Southsea Scooter Contest sponsored by Coyote & Damaged Scooters- Thursday 29th August

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Posted on : 27-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions

This Thursday, we have a Scooter Contest sponsored by Coyote & Damaged Scooters at Southsea Skatepark.
Contest starts at 12pm. Doors open at 10am. £10 entry for the day until 6pm.

Classes:

Under 12’s
12 and Over

New Vests/Grey Skatepark T-shirts in Stock!

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Posted on : 02-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Products, Publicity

New Southsea Skatepark Vests and T-shirts now in stock at the skatepark shop. £10 each!