Loads of amateur skaters are either on their way or already relaxing in Amsterdam, getting ready for a weekend full of ripping at the Volcom AmsterdamnAm contest with 15,000 Euros ( around $23,640 USD at the moment ) in prize money. First and second place win plane tickets to the Tampa Am 2009 contest in Tampa, Florida, USA and are seeded directly into the semifinals. The top 12 spots will be qualified for the Tampa Am 2009.
The schedule is as follows:
July 18, arrival day, BBQ at either the Marnix bowl or Amsterdam Skateparkâ€™s
new mini- ramp set up, depending on the weather.
July 19, Street qualifiers / Volcom Entertainment presents ASG live at
Winston Kingdom. Doors open at 9 PM.
July 20, Street semifinals, finals, and best trick.
-100 skaters maximum
-Pre-registration only. Contact: Rob Meronek / firstname.lastname@example.org
-Skatepark opens at 10:30 every morning.
Directions: Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. (AMS) Take the train from
the station inside to the airport to Centraal Station. (about 15 minutes and
5 euros.) Once at the station, exit the rear doors of the station and head
towards the water. Once you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down
to where the blue ferryboats are. The boats are free and you will want to
take the last boat on the left, next to the benches.
Once arriving on the other side, the skatepark is straight ahead and to the
right, in the old industrial area (shipyard).
-Hotels in Amsterdam tend to be expensive and hard to find at the last
minute. If you are planning on coming, take a look at booking.com and get a
leg up on reserving a room! Generally you will want to be in or around the
Centraal Station, if not be aware when you make the reservation, verify the
location of the hotel, otherwise it could be a big surprise!
-Bikes are a great way to get around the city quickly and can be rented everywhere.
-KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airline companies who have many flights in and
out per day to most countries.
Here’s the list of the confirmed riders:
Bulard Adrien, Rouen France
Youness Amrani, Belgium
Daryl Angel, San Jose, CA, USA
AntÃ³nio Boavida, Portugal
Guus Both, Breda, Netherlands
Justin Brock, MTA, NC, USA
Niell Brown, Tilburg, Holland
David Clark, Atlanta, GA, USA
Axel Cruysberghs, Belgium
Florian Dalhuisen, Driehuis, Holland
Lukas Danek, Prague, Czech Republic
John Dickson, Antioch, IL, USA
Paco Elles, Germany
Eniz Fazliov, Greenland
Chima Ferguson, Villawood, Sydney, NSW
Ruben Gamito, Portugal
Leander Geelhoed, Rotterdam, Holland
Maxime Geronzi, Perpigan
Chris Gregson, Irvine, CA, USA
Patrick Hallen Norway
Jan Hofer, Switzerland
Woody Hoogendijk, Rijswijk, Holland
Bas Janssen, Holland
Karsten Kleppan Norway
Sewa Kroetkov, Alkmaar, Holland
Spencer Lau, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Helder Lima, Lisbon, Portugal
Louie Lopez, Hawthorne, CA, USA
David Loy, Santa Ana, CA, USA
Rob Maatman, Holland
Douwe Macare, Netherlands
Simo Makela, Finland
Chris Mendes, Moreno Valley, CA, USA
Nelson Mosikili, Amsterdam, Holland
Kristian Naerland, Norway
Fredrik Naerland, Norway
Robbin Oost, Westervoort, Holland
Denny Pham, Germany
Joao Pinto, Portugal
Collin Provost, Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Nuno Relogio, Portugal
Ryan Reyes, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Alexander Risvad, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ruben Rodrigues, Portugal
Willy Simon, France
Andre Svanes, Oslo Norway
Grant Taylor, Atlanta, GA, USA
Gustav Tonnesen, Norway
VI Duc Truong, Norway
Kevin Tshala, Ronse, Belgium
Hessel v/d Veer, Raamsdonkveer, The Netherlands
Sebastiaan Vijverberg, Naaldwijk, Holland
Kris Vile, Birmingham, England
Mike Wright, Hebben Bridge, England
Tommie Zanders, Holland
Tim Zom, Rotterdam, Holland