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World Skate/SLS World Championships - RIO

neeburn 01:10 08/Jan/19

Australia has two male, Bradley Saunders (VIC), Ryder Lawson (NSW) and two female, Kat Williams (SA) Liv Lovelace (NSW) as well as three wild card entries Shane O'Neill, Tommy Fynn and Hayley Wilson(VIC) competing in this event in Rio.

Starting from tomorrow, Rio will host the first World Skate - sanctioned Championships of Street Skateboarding: 168 riders are reaching the Brasilian capital - 54 girls and 114 boys - coming from 42 Countries, representing all the 5 Continents! The finals will be live on www.worldskate.tv - check below the schedule.

The final step of the World Skate/SLS Tour 2018 will take place in Arena Carioca 1, on January 8-13: after the amazing events in London, LA and Huntington Beach the expectations are so high even more as it is an all new World Championship format! Only the top 4 skaters in season point standings will advance straight to the Final leaving 4 open slots that will be battled for in a new multi round format including a Quarter Final and Semi Final round.

The top 4 ranked skaters will go straight into the finals. SLS Pros ranked #5 through #20 will advance straight into the Semi Finals and SLS Pros ranked #21-35 will advance straight into the Quarter Final. The Quarter Final will additionally include 15 top up-and-comers from all over the world decided through a Global Open qualification round, all vying for their chance to become a World Champion and join the World Tour.

In the Women's division, all the SLS Pros go straight into the semifinals together with the 10 top up-and-comers from the Global Open: the best 8 skaters advance into the Final.

Tickets still available at https://goo.gl/MB1ff5
Finals will be live on www.worldskate.tv

EVENT SCHEDULE
Time Zone BRST (Brasilia Summer Time)
UTC/GMT -2 hours

TUES JAN 8 REGISTRATION & PRACTICE
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Global Open Practice - Registered male/female skaters; designated practice windows according to assigned heat

WEDN JAN 9 REGISTRATION & PRACTICE
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Global Open Practice - Registered male/female skaters; designated practice windows according to assigned heat
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM National Federation Delegates Meeting @ Marriot Courtyard Hotel
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Athletes, TM & Coaches Meeting and required Anti doping seminar @ Marriot Courtyard Hotel

THURS JAN 10 MEN'S & WOMEN'S GLOBAL OPEN QUALIFICATION ROUND
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Practice - Women's Global Open Registered Skaters
10:00 AM - 11 :30 AM Women's Global Open Qualifiers (Jam format: Heats of 9; 3 minutes x 3 skaters)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Practice - Men's Global Open Registered Skaters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Men's Global Open Qualifiers (Jam format: Heats of 9; 3 minutes x 3 skaters)
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Practice - Men's SLS Pros (all rounds)

FRI JAN 11 MEN'S QUARTER FINAL
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration: SLS Pros
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Practice - Men's Quarter Finalists only - Session 1
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Practice - Men's Quarter Finalists only - Session 2
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Men's Quarter Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 30 skaters; 5 heats of 6 - top 1 4 advance to Semi Final)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Practice - Women's Semi Finalists only
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM Practice - Men's Seeded Semi Finalists only

SAT JAN 12 MEN'S & WOMEN'S SEMI FINAL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Practice - Women's Semi Finalists
12:00 PM Arena Open to Public
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Women's Semi Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 24 skaters; 4 heats of 6 - top 8 advance to Final)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Practice - Men's Semi Final Heats #5-#7
Practice - Men's Semi Final Heats #1-#4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Men's Semi Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 30 skaters; 5 heats of 6 - top 4 advance to Final)

SUN JAN 13 MEN'S & WOMEN'S FINAL
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Practice - Men & Women Finalists
2:00 PM Arena Open to Public
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Practice - Women Finalists
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Women's Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 1 heat of 8) 2:30 = TV/Live Stream Starts on www.worldskate.tv
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Intermission, course cleaning
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Practice - Men Finalists
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Men's Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 1 heat of 8) TV / Live Stream Continues on www.worldskate.tv

COMPETITION FORMAT
The Menís competition comprises 4 rounds: Global Open Qualifier, Quarter Final, Semi Final, and Final. The Womenís competition comprises 3 rounds: Global Open Qualifier, Semi Final, and Final.

Global Open Qualifiers
In the global qualifiers, skaters will compete in heats of up to 9 skaters, 3 skater 3 minutes jam session format.

Quarter Final, Semi Finals and Finals
Skaters will compete in heats of 5 to 6 skaters during the Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds. Finals will feature a single heat comprised of 8 skaters. All three rounds from Quarter Final through Finals will follow the 2/5/4 format in which skaters perform 2 runs of 45 seconds each, followed by 5 single best trick attempts, and wherein their top 4 scores from these 7 attempts will be aggregated to produce their final overall score. Each skater in the heat performs a single attempt at a time, with the heatís skaters rotating through completely before moving on to the next attempt beginning with the original skater.












World Skate/SLS World Championships - RIO


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