DC ANNOUNCES PRE-QUALIFIERS FOR DC KING OF CHICAGO
Auto Entry to the Main Contest and $10,000 on October 10-11, 2009

With DC King of Chicago quickly approaching, DC is holding a series of qualifying events all over the United States. A large number of amateur un-signed skateboarders are bidding for the DC King of Chicago title—skating one of these pre-qualifiers is the way to get into the main contest on October 10-11, 2009.

Top finishers at each qualifier will be laced with automatic entry to DC King of Chicago (KOC). Additionally, the first place qualifier at each event will get full travel and accommodations for KOC (flight, room, board, food) and a chance at the huge $10,000 purse.

Now in its fourth year, the DC King of Series continues to tour infamous street spots worldwide. This one-of-a-kind contest travels to local skate spots in cities across the globe, welcoming the city’s best-unsponsored skateboarders to compete in a jam format contest.

The inaugural contest launched in 2006, culminating at Manhattan’s legendary Brooklyn Banks. Since then the DC King Of Series has called on undiscovered skateboarders from all over the world to battle for each city’s coveted title. In 2007, the DC King Of Series traveled to the west coast for DC King of Los Angeles, and later that year went worldwide with the DC King of Barcelona. In 2008, the DC King Of Sao Paulo was held followed by DC King Of Los Angeles II, each crowning its own King.

For 2009 the DC King Of Series continues to grow, and this year the contest will crown new DC Kings in different cities worldwide. The series kicked off in Dublin last month with a hugely successful contest, and now moves on to Vancouver before ending in Chicago.

For more information on DC King of Chicago, visit local participating skate shop or check out dcshoes.com/king.

SCHEDULE OF DC KING OF CHICAGO PRE-QUALIFIERS

15-Aug / 12 PM Skatepark of Tampa – 4215 East Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33605
29-Aug / 1 PM Hill Street Skatepark (Pitcrew) – Frederick, MD 21703
29-Aug /12 PM DC Skate Plaza – Indian Riffle Park 2801 E. Stroop Road Kettering, Ohio 45440
12-Sep / 12 PM Southside Skatepark – 510 Iowa, South Houston, Texas 77587
12-Sep / 12 PM Pioneer Park – 5902 Holly Street, Commerce City, Colorado 80022
12-Sep / 12 PM Hazard County Skatepark – 393 Medonough Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253
19-Sep / 1 PM LES Skate Park (Coleman) – Pike St & Monroe St New York, NY 10002
19-Sep / 1PM DC Lafayette Safe Spot Skate Spot – 625 South Lafayette Park Place Los Angeles, CA 90057
20-Sep / 1 PM Rye Airfield – 170 Lafayette Road (Rt 1), Rye, New Hampshire 03870

October 10-11 King of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Location to be announced