After 2 awesome years of Maloof Money Cup events hosted in Kimberley the department of Economic Development and Tourism will now be presenting a new international skateboarding championship following the termination of the agreement with Maloof Skateboarding. Kimberley Diamond Cup will be the name of the new mega international skateboarding event to be staged in the city from 27-29 September 2013, with prelim events like AM vert comp and Women’s street finals on Thursday 26 of September.
The pro vert lineup for the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup was announced and will feature the best professional street and vert skateboarders from around the world. Leading the list of pro vert skaters competing this year includes Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG), Elliot Sloan, Mitchie Brusco, Andy MacDonald, Ronaldo Gomes, Jimmy Wilkins, Marcelo Bastos, Jono Schwan and Adam Taylor.
KDC will also incorporate the first national-scale Amateur Vert contest. The aim is to bring SA’s best vert skaters to Kimberley on 26th September for a shot at cash prizes and the KDC SA Vert Am title and the title of top vert skater in South Africa. The comp starts at 14:00 and will be open to all South African vert skater. The AM comp will be judged by the international pro vert skaters.