For the sixth year in a row, Etnies is proud to present the Etnies European Opena pure skateboarding event.
This year, some new locations were chosen. The first stop is at the brand new Epic skatepark in Birmingham, England. Next stop is Munich, Germany, which has established itself as the European street event in skateboarding. The final stop will be in Stavanger, Norway.
During the last six years, the Etnies European Open has expanded to become one of the greatest skateboarding events in Europe. To prove this point, more than 200 skateboarders are competing in the street discipline in Munich alone. As this is the first time an Etnies Open will be held in the UK, we are hoping that the event will attract at least 150 skaters!
The Etnies European Open events are also the qualifiers for the World Cup Skateboarding Events in Europe. Please check wcsk8.com
for additional information and dates.
True to their name, the Etnies European Open contests are held as open events so everybody has the chance to compete. More than 200 skateboarders from all over Europe are expected with a 10,000 Euro prize purse to be given out at each stop. The Top 100 riders, according to last yearגs scoring, are directly qualified for the qualification on Saturday. The remaining must skate the pre-elimination on Friday. Please check skateboardeurope.com
for online sign-up and qualification list.
Etnies European Open--Birmingham, UK
4-6 April 2003
Street, Vert, Bowl, Girls Jam
The Old Bus Depot, Alcester RD, Moseley B12 9AA
For hotel bookings, mail:
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Birmingham has a brand-new skatepark equipped with an excellent street course, a 24 ft. wide vert ramp and an amazing wooden bowl. Check epicskateparks.com
for the floor plan! ItҒs the first major competition to be held at Epic, and should attract a pretty big crowd of spectators.
The following disciplines will be held in the epic skate park: street, vert, bowl and girls jam.
Entry fee per discipline is 20 Euro (approx. $21 USD)
Prize Money: ң10 000 (approx. $15,600 USD)
Sponsors are Carhartt, Eastpak, Nixon, Monster Skate Board Magazine
Other Etnies Events In 2003:
29 May to 1 June 2003
Etnies European Open--Munich, Germany
Street, Girls Jam
6-8 June 2003
Etnies European Open--Stavanger, Norway
Street, Vert, GirlҒs Jam
16-18 May 2003
Etnies Bowlmasters--Brixlegg, Austria
22-24 August 2003
European Skateboard Championships--Basel, Switzerland
Vert, Mini-ramp / Bowl, Street, Girls Jam
Kunsteisbahn, St. Margarethen