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Paris/Chelles, France to host Vans Park Series Pro Tour Final Qualifiers ahead of World Championships

Paris/Chelles, France to host Vans Park Series Pro Tour Final Qualifiers ahead of World Championships
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Paris/Chelles, France (August 7, 2019) – Stakes are raised this week as skaters advance to the fourth and final qualifying stop of the 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Paris/Chelles, France August 9-10.

The penultimate competition remains a pivotal stop for VPS tour challengers and regional talent, as the final field will be determined for the VPS World Championships, to be held in Salt Lake City, September 6-7. The brand-new, custom park terrain spec Vans Cosanostra Skatepark de Chelles welcomes the world’s top talent as Vans Park Series heads to France for the first time in VPS Tour history. The crème de la crème of park terrain skaters in Europe and aboad are expected to skate this week, as Vans hosts both the VPS Europa regionals and the last global tour qualifier event back to back.

Brazilians Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp are leading the pack with two event wins under their belt, and aiming to continue their winning streaks into Salt Lake, while VPS Select Pro Tom Schaar makes his triumphant return to competition after battling an injury building up even more excitement in the competitive race. French skaters Shani Bru and Vincent Matheron will be big national names to watch as they vie to earn one of the top five Tour Challenger spots in the World Championships.

Kicking off the week’s competition, the Vans Park Series Europa Regionals event will take place on Thursday, inviting local talent to register and compete for their chance to join the Championships field. Winners of the Europa Regional event will advance directly to the final stop in Salt Lake City, promising a diverse medley of international style in the grand finale, and harvesting new talent for next year’s circuit.

Expect to see tour favorites and exciting event wildcards such as CJ Collins, Chris Russell, Ronnie Sandoval, Lizzie Armanto and more to be confirmed! Tune in Saturday, August 10 on vansparkseries.com, and follow @vansparkseries on Instagram for live updates.

VPS France Schedule

Thursday, August 8

VPS Europa Regionals – Women’s

Open for Registration

VPS Europa Regionals – Men’s

Open for Registration

Friday, August 9

Women’s Pre-lims and Semi-Finals

Men’s Pre-lims and Semi-Finals

Saturday, August 10

Women’s Finals

Men’s Finals

Thrasher Best Trick

Men’s Select Pros

CJ Collins (USA)

Cory Juneau (USA)

Pedro Barros (BRA)

Roman Pabich (USA)

Tom Schaar (USA)

Tour Challengers

Cedric Pabich (USA)

Josh Borden (USA)

Karl Berglind (SWE)

Robin Bolian (FRA)

Tour Wildcards

Chris Russell (USA)

Curren Caples (USA)

Ronnie Sandoval (USA)

Paris – Event Wildcards

Hugo Westrelin (FRA)

Jordan Thackeray (ENG)

Martino Cattaneo (CHN)

Raney Beres (USA)

Women’s Select Pros

Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)

Yndiara Asp (BRA)

Tour Challengers

Shani Bru (FRA)

Mami Tezuka (JPN)

Tour Wildcards

Lizzie Armanto (FIN)

Vans Park Series is broadcasted live on vansparkseries.com and distributed globally in partnership with Thrasher Magazine, Tencent, Globo, EdgeSport, and Twitch.

GLOBAL BROADCAST TIMES

Saturday, August 10

Paris-Chelles – 12 p.m.

São Paulo – 11 a.m.

Los Angeles – 3 a.m.

New York – 6 a.m.

London – 11 a.m.

Shanghai – 6 p.m.

Sydney – 8 p.m.

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Shani Bru, 2019 VPS Montreal Event

ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

The 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier competitive platform for professional park terrain skateboarding. Spanning five countries over a five-month season, the series features four global qualifiers for men and women and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in September. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros, Vans Park Series awards a total series purse of $800,000 (USD) and advocates its principal commitment to prize parity for men and women.

Established in 2016, Vans Park Series’ mission is to inspire youth and grow skateboarding participation worldwide by defining a global foundation for park terrain competition that promotes the creative culture of skateboarding. Currently, there are two VPS-certified skateparks donated by Vans Park Series abroad, in Malmö, Sweden (2016) and São Paulo, Brazil (2018)—along with the recently renovated Vans Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA, just a few miles from Vans’ global headquarters. Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series events.

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