Southsea Skatepark Roller Discos 2014!

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Posted on : 15-May-2014 | By : Effraim | In : Events

Saturday 31st May is the date, Funktifno are playing at Southsea Skatepark! 7-10pm! Get your groove on!

3rd Year Anniversary Jam

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Posted on : 03-May-2014 | By : Effraim | In : Events, Publicity

Words: Paul Gonella.
Photos: Josh Knill, Matt Ankers, and Paul Gonella.

Last Saturday saw the charity that runs Southsea Skatepark celebrate its third year in charge of the park with a range of BMX, scooter, inline and skateboard events throughout the day. Despite the predicted wet weather the sun came out for much of the early afternoon, which meant the Bored of Southsea Game of SKATE went down in the rink with skaters from all over Portsmouth in attendance. Signature Clothing’s owner Tom took 1st, with the Deputy Mayor in attendance and handing out the prizes (and getting involved with some Instagram selfies). Next up was the highest bunnyhop for BMX and Scooter, with the bar literally set high. Ronnie Surridge (BMX) and Archie Cole (Scooter) took the win and some nice goodies home.

Not long after the showers set in, which called it a day but not before the birthday cake was cut and shared around to everyone who came down. As a charity the skatepark can only continue on with the support of the local community (particularly after a robbery the weekend before) so the support of everyone involved really makes a big difference.

Below are a few photos from Josh Knill, Matt Ankers and myself, to see more give the Southsea Skatepark Facebook page a Like and more will be added in the coming days.

http://www.strong-island.co.uk/2014/04/29/photos-from-southsea-skatepark-3rd-anniversary-jam/

Southsea Skatepark Fright Jam – October 26th!

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Posted on : 17-Oct-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Events

Halloween jam, Saturday October 26th, Fancy Dress! Good times!!

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!

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.

King of Concrete 2013 Schedule!

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Posted on : 30-Jul-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions, Events

King of Concrete 2013 presented by EXTREME.

August 23-25th. Southsea Skatepark.

* Please take note on Saturday and Sunday August 25-26th the skatepark is BMX only.

* All times approximate, may change due to weather conditions.

Friday 23rd August

Take note:Skatepark open as usual.

First event from 3pm.

Am Spine.

4pm- Am Vert

Park closes at 6pm.

Saturday August 24th

Doors open at 10pm.

Flatland practice in rink only.

First event From 11.30pm.

Am Bowls

1.30 pm.

Flatland

Novice

Expert

Pro

5:30 approx.

Pro Vert

6.30pm

Pro Classic Bowls/The Lab Gnarliest trick in Keyhole.

Park closes at 8pm.

Saturday Prize Giving in the Honest Politician Pub, Elm Grove, Southsea.

Sunday August 25th

11pm start.

Am Street

12.30pm – Pro spine.

Best trick Spine Mini sponsored by Total BMX.

2 pm- Pro Street

4pm- Highest Bunnyhop

5pm- Fun Box Challenge

Prize giving

Park closes 6pm.

Concrete Canvas this weekend!

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Posted on : 29-Jul-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Events

This Saturday, Concrete Canvas at Southsea Skatepark. Come and see some of the best UK Graffiti do their thing at the park.

Roller Disco Photographs – 25th May 2013

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Posted on : 27-May-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Events, Publicity

Awesome turnout for the second roller disco of the year! The K Sessions played a great set! Good times! The next roller disco is on Saturday 29th June! With the Durty Sound System playing!!

King of Concrete is back! – August 23-25th!

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Posted on : 23-May-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions, Events

King of Concrete is back!

We are excited to announce after a seven year hiatus that the King of Concrete is back! The annual August Bank Holiday weekend BMX event returns to Southsea Skatepark!

Mark your calendars, August 23-25th.

King of Concrete is a weekend event that caters for almost all different types of riding, we have the legendary Bowls, Spine Mini, Flatland, Vert, Park, and a Highest Bunnyhop competition.

We are shooting for £2000 prize money purse for this year! £1000 for Flatland and Park respectively. We have already had £200 donated by The Lab for Best Trick in the Bowls, £100 donated by both The Pit Stop Cafe, and The Sandwich Bar in Southsea. Thank you!

Hope to see you there!

Effraim Catlow