The King of New York
DC Takes over NYC for a month straight
1 Month. 5 Boroughs. 1 King of New York. For the month of September DC will be setting up shop in NYC to do a series of skate contests.
The goal? To crown the King of New York.
There will be five contests spread over three weekends held at legit spots in each of the 5 boroughs of New York City — Stanton Island @ ABC Ledges, Brooklyn @ John Dewey High, Queens @ Flushing Meadows, The Bronx @ Rafael Hernandez Academy, and Manhattan @ Brooklyn Banks.
Each contest will be in a jam format limited to approximately 50 amateurs that will pre-qualify and qualify the morning of the event. The winner of each borough wins cash and prizes and the competitor with the most accumulated points after all five contest wins the Grand Prize and is crowned the King of New York.
During the month the DC team will be kickin’ in their own plush loft in Manhattan, which is located on the Lower East Side right between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. The entire team will cruising through NYC during the month to help out with the judging of the contests and of course do some skating of their own. Once the event gets underway we’ll be keeping you updated on the happenings of the team and the contests via constant blogs and photo updates on our King of New York microsite:
Here is a complete list of the goings on:
September 15th (Fri) 4-6 pm, Autograph signing @ The DC Store
September 15th (Fri) 7 pm, DC Pizza Parlor Grand Opening!
September 16th (Sat) 11 am, Staten Island
September 16th (Sat) NYC 20|94 DC New Era Launch Party!
September 17th (Sun) 11 am , The Bronx
September 19th (Tues), DC Loft Party
September 23rd (Sat) 11 am, Queens Flushing Meadow
September 24th (Sun), Brooklyn John Dewey HS
September 26th (Tues) DC Loft Party
September 28th (Thurs) 4-6 pm, Autograph signing @ Blades
September 28th (Thurs) DC Loft Party, Australia Tour Video
September 30th (Sat) Manhattan The Banks
September 30th (Sat) DC Loft Party, Closing party for the DC Month of Skate
Each contest day, the format looks like this:
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Onsite registration
12 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Open practice
The judging panel will handpick qualified competitors throughout practice based on their abilities. The judging panel will consist of 5 well-known New York City skateboarders and industry insiders.
The contest is limited to 50 qualified competitors.
1:00 p.m.-competitors are broken into 10 heats of 5 skaters.
1:30 p.m.-qualifiers, 5 skaters, skate for 10 minutes. Skaters are scored, top 2 advance into the semifinals.
3:30 p.m.-semifinals, 5 skaters, skate for 10 minutes. Skaters are scored, top 2 advance into the finals.
4:30p.m.-finals, five skaters, skate for 10 minutes. Skaters are scored and placed 1-5.
5th 2 points in the King of New York scoring
4th 4 points in the King of New York scoring
3rd cash prize, 6 points in the King of New York scoring
2nd cash prize, 8 points in the King of New York scoring
1st cash prize, 10 points in the King of New York scoring
DC’s King Of New York MySpace Page has all the directions and photos of the contest locations.