October 5-7, 2001
Oceanside Pier and Amphitheater
The Xbox World Championships is the third and final stop of the 2001 VansTriple Crown of Skateboarding. As an invitation only event, it promises toshowcase top talent from around the world. Scheduled to compete are GeoffRowley, Willy Santos, Bob Burnquist, Steve Caballero and Cara BethBurnside, to name a few.
Stop #1 of the Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding was Vancouver, where theVans Slam City Jam made its annual presence known. The action was great,as Bob Burnquist took home first place honors in Vert, with Rune Glifbergand Bucky Lasek rounding out the top three. On the street course, it wasErik Koston riding away with the top spot, with Colt Cannon and RickMcCrank finishing second and third.
On the women’s side, Vanessa Torres skated her way to first place honors onthe street. Her run was enough to edge out Stefanie Thomas and Jamie Reyeswho finished second and third.
Stop #2, the Mountain Dew National Championships returned to Cleveland,Ohio for the second year, and despite some sketchy weather, provided thecrowds with awesome street and Vert action. Rune Glifberg raised the barin the Vert, improving on his second place finish at Slam City to take hometop honors. Skate veteran Andy Macdonald and Pierre-Luc Gagnon rounded outthe top three. On the men’s street course Chad Bartie was that much betterthan Kristian Svitak and Pat Channita in winning top men’s honor.
For the ladies, it was almost déjà vu, as Vanessa Torres again took the tophonors, with Stefanie Thomas a close second. Third was taken by Jessie VanRoechoudt.
2001 Xbox World Championships of Skateboarding
(Schedule subject to change)
Thursday October 4, 2000 ? Practice Day
– Noon to 6 PM: Vert, Bowl & Street:
Friday October 5, 2000
– 10:00 AM to 6 PM: Vert & Street Practice
– 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Bowl Practice
– 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Bowl Competition (Pro’s under 30)
– 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Bowl Competition (Girls)
Saturday October 6, 2000
– 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Vert & Bowl Practice
– 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Girls Street Practice
– 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Girls Street Finals
– 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM: Vert Elimination’s
– 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM: Street Practice
– 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM: Street Elimination’s
Sunday October 7, 2000
– 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Vert, Bowl & Masters Bowl Practice
– 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Masters Bowl Contest
– 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM: Street Semi-Finals
– 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM: Vert Semi-Finals
– 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM: Street Finals
– 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM: Vert Finals
– 6:30 PM Awards
The top 5 skaters from Vancouver (Vans Slam City Jam) and Cleveland(Mountain Dew National Championships) will be pre-qualified to the streetsemi-finals. 40 other skaters qualified via their performances at thefirst two Vans TCS of Skateboarding Events.
40 skaters compete in 3 heats, with the top 14 advancing tothe semi-finals
24 skaters compete in 2 heats, with the top 12 advancing tothe finals
12 skaters compete, top 24 receive prize money
The top 3 skaters from Vancouver and Cleveland will be pre-qualified to theVert semi-finals. 30 other skaters qualified via their performances at thefirst two Vans TCS of Skateboarding Events.
30 Skaters compete in 3 heats, with the top 14 advancing tothe semi-finals
20 Skaters compete in 2 heats, with the top 12 advancing tothe finals
12 Skaters compete, top 20 receive prize money
20 Skaters have 2 runs, with the best run awarded first, and prize moneyawarded to the top 5 Competition Formats (cont.)
There are two heats in the Pro Division, the Masters Division (Men over 30years old) and Women’s division. 3 runs for each skater, with the best runawarded first in each division, and prize money to the top 8 in eachdivision