Here’s the latest news concerning the always entertaining Vans Downtown Showdown:

Vans Presents Downtown Showdown in Association with SPoTlight Productions

Taking place at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California on Saturday, October 13, 2007

Please note corrected location: it’s at Paramount Pictures

Team invite only format

Four obstacles chosen from designs proposed by teams Contest Schedule

Friday – Practice
4pm – 10pm

Saturday – Contest
Doors at 4pm
Contest begins at 5pm
Obstacle order: Girl, Creature, Real, Foundation

Contest Format

Teams can bring as many team riders as they want Only three skaters from each Team are permitted to skate each Jam At least one Pro must skate each obstacle

Top two scores for each Team are averaged to get the Team’s final score
At least one Pro’s score must be used in the final result, even if it is the lowest of the three scores
Overall Team results are calculated by adding each Team’s individual obstacle place
If only one skater from a Team skates, the second score will be a zero, which will likely put the Team in last place. For best results, have at least two skaters on each obstacle, with at least one being pro
Alternates are permitted, but the removed skater will not be scored $85,000 Prize Purse
Top Pro: $10,000
Top Am: $5,000
Each Obstacle (x4): 1st: $2,500 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $1,000
Overall Team: 1st: $30,000 2nd: $15,000 3rd: $5,000
Zero, Toy Machine, Real, Girl, Element, Alien Workshop, Foundation, Creature, Black Label

Check out our coverage from the last two years (articles attached to the left!!!)