Vans Park Series Announces 2019 Pro Tour Invitees
Returning for a fourth season of historic skateboarding competition, Vans Park Series reveals the official 2019 VPS Pro Tour roster, set to showcase the largest, most sought-after field of exciting park terrain talent from around the world—featuring the top-ranking men and women pros from the 2018 season, along with new Tour Challengers and Wildcards. VPS Select Pros in the men’s division are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by qualifying Tour Challengers who are in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year-end rankings and a chance to compete in the 2019 VPS World Championships in Salt Lake City, USA. For the first stop of 2019, competitors will head back to Shanghai, China on May 17, for their first chance to build their tour rankings.
Vans Park Series remains committed to endorsing prize parity for men and women at every stop this year. Expanding the opportunity for women talent even further, the 2019 VPS Women’s Pro Tour stops are open for registration at all Pro Tour locations, to present a truly international and diverse range of talent in the women’s field. Prospective women’s competitors are encouraged to enter here. See below for the full list of invitees for the 2019 season.
The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live on vansparkseries.com, beginning May 18. Adding to the suspense for the first stop, VPS recently announced skateboarding legend Tony Hawk as the newest addition to the team. Hawk will bring a lifetime of expertise to the Vans Park Series premium live broadcast, providing global viewers and listeners with an exhilarating, competitive skateboarding showcase experience.
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2019 World Championship Tour Invitees*
Men’s Tour Wildcards
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Men’s Tour Challengers
Women’s Select Pros
Poppy Starr Olsen
*To claim their invitations to the 2019 VPS World Championships, invitees are required to compete in three of four VPS Pro Tour global qualifying events, leaving final athlete participation to be confirmed on day of competition. For the 2019 season, all Women’s qualifier events are open for registration to all women’s competitors who are not already on the VPS circuit. Stay tuned towww.vansparkseries.com for final qualifying athlete confirmations for the 2019 VPS Pro Tour.
2019 VANS PARK SERIES PRO TOUR SCHEDULE
May 18, 2019
São Paulo, Brazil
June 23, 2019
July 13, 2019
August 10, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 7, 2019
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The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier competitive platform for professional park terrain skateboarding. Spanning five countries over a five-month season, the series features four global qualifiers for men and women, and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in September. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros, Vans Park Series awards a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD) and advocates its principal commitment to prize parity for men and women.
Established in 2016, Vans Park Series’ mission is to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation worldwide by defining a global foundation for park terrain competition that promotes the creative culture of skateboarding. Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.
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