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SA Vert Finals 2013

Kimberley Diamond Cup

Kimberley Diamond Cup

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.

KDC Pro Vert Skaters - 2013

KDC Pro Vert Skaters – 2013

PLG doing a vert clinic @ MMC SA!!

Local skateboarding enthusiasts will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get first-hand coaching from the top vert skateboarder in the world in the run-up to the 2012 Maloof Money Cup world skateboarding championships. Pierre Luc Gagnon, also known as PLG, was crowned as vert world champion after an amazing skateboarding display at last year’s contest in Kimberley and will be back to defend his title this year from 28 – 30 September. PLG has not only dominated the vert contests of the world’s greatest skateboarding event, the Maloof Money Cup, each year, but has also won numerous other contests like X Games and the Dew Tour. He is considered to be the most prolific winner in vert skateboarding history. PLG will be conducting two vert half-pipe clinics at the amazing Maloof Skate Plaza in Kimberley on 24 and 25 September for anyone keen to get some insider info on the challenges of vert skateboarding. The youth clinic will be offered free of charge, but will be limited to the first forty entrants to sign up via the website on www.maloofmoneycup.com. Twenty entrants will be accommodated for each of the 1-day clinics. Successful participants will receive confirmation and will have to be on site from 16h00 – 18h00 daily. Clinic attendants will not only receive personal attention from the world champion, but loads of cool prizes are up for grabs as well.“This is an unbelievable opportunity for young skateboarders to receive personal training from the best vert skateboarder in the world. This is what the Maloof championship is all about – paying it forward, exposing South African youth to the incredible sport of skateboarding and allowing them to hone their skills. By getting world-class skateboarders to actively assist in helping these youngsters will definitely be a huge boost for the sport in the Northern Cape and the rest of the country. It’s like getting training tips from an Olympic gold medal winner,” mentions Tim McFerran of Maloof Skateboarding.

via Maloof Money Cup.

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