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2018 Tampa Am

2018-11-09 thru 2018-11-11

ABOUT

In 1995 there were no nationally recognized amateur skate contests. Then Tampa Am happened. After year one as a mostly local event, the second Tampa Am quickly became a phenomenon. Today if a skater refers to “the Am,” everyone knows what they’re talking about. In its 25-year history Tampa Am has become the international proving ground for premier amateurs from around the world. So many winners of the early Ams went on to turn pro that landing on top of the podium there eventually came to guarantee a career in skateboarding. The list of Am winners, which includes Donny Barley [’96], Caswell Berry [’02], Nyjah Huston [’05], and Luan Oliveira [’08 AND ’09], is a who’s who of some of the greatest legends of our time. Today Tampa Am is an institution that’s accepted as the Amateur National Championship. As the level of skating continues to rise, so does Tampa Am’s reputation as the most important contest in skateboarding.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATION
Please note below that we’ve instituted a two-tiered Qualification system
    •    Friday Open Qualifier: Open to select skaters without a top ten finish in a 2018 Damn Am
    •    Saturday Tampa Am Qualifier: Open to premier amateurs and skaters with a top 10 finish in a 2018 Damn Am

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
    •    $10 Admission
    •    9:00AM - Doors Open / Open Practice
    •    12:00PM - Open Qualifiers
    ◦    150 skaters, Three skaters per jam, three minutes each
    ◦    Top 10 skaters advance
    ▪    1st place advances to Semi-Finals
    ▪    2nd thru 10th place advance to Tampa Am Qualifiers
    •    4:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
    •    10:00PM - Park closes

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 10
    •    $10 Admission
    •    9:00AM - Doors Open / Open Practice
    •    12:00PM - Tampa Am Qualifier
    ◦    100 skaters, Two skaters per jam, three minutes each
    ◦    Top 30 skaters advance
    ▪    1st place advances to Finals
    ▪    2nd thru 30th place advance to Semi-Finals
    •    Independent Best Trick Contest Immediately Following Qualifiers
    •    7:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
    •    10:00PM - Shop Closes

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 11
    •    $10 Admission
    •    9:00AM - Doors Open / Open Practice
    •    12:00PM - Street Semi-Finals
    ◦    34 Skaters / 2 heats of 17 skaters
    ▪    1st place from Open Qualifiers
    ▪    29 skaters from Tampa Am Qualifiers
    ▪    4 winners from 2018 Damn Am
    ◦    Two one-minute runs, best run counts
    ◦    Top 10 advance to Finals
    •    2:00PM - Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
    •    3:00PM - Street Finals
    ◦    12 Skaters
    ▪    10 from Semi-Finals
    ▪    Damn Am of the Year winner
    ▪    1st place from Tampa Am Qualifier
    ◦    Three one-minute runs, best run counts
    •    5:00PM - Awards & Product Toss
    •    8:00PM - Shop Closes

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