King of Concrete 2013 Press Release


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.

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.

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!

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For further information, please contact Effraim Catlow, Southsea Skatepark Manager, 02392 295360,

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.

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