SbA Dew Series Finals Wrap up

March 26, 2009

Australia’s best junior skateboarders wow big crowds at the SbA Dew Series Finals.

AUSTRALIA’S brightest new stars in skateboarding lined up at Monster Skate Park in Sydney, on Saturday for the Finals of The SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2. The event is Australia’s premier Junior skateboarding competition and drew big crowds as the nations best juniors battled it out for the titles.

The 14 years and under boys launched a full day of competition and they certainly weren’t shy in showing the crowds what they’ve got. The youngsters pushed themselves with some ambitious displays on the 1000 square meter indoor street course. In the end it was pint sized sydney sider Ryan Bowen, who had the goods to secure first place after linking some clean combinations throughout the course.

Next up were the 17 years and under Girls, with a small but elite selection of Australia’s most exciting female skateboarders. South Australia  was well represented by young Maddison Harris and it was fellow Adelaide teen, Jenifer Oaks who took out the division. Oaks put on a dynamic display of riding and ended with some gutsy attempts over the 6-set.

The 17 years and under Boys division put on an exciting final and it was here that the West Australian skaters really shon. This was the first year that Skateboarding Australia held trials in Perth and a large contingent of riders and their families made the long trip over. Perth teenager, Joshua McMurry revved up the crowd with an awesome display across the course. Although the competition was tight, McMurry managed to snatch himself the title and was a definite crowd favourite.

Australia’s best sponsored juniors were up for the last final of the day. There was a broad section of riders competing, the youngest at just seven years of age. The favourite coming in was 15 year old Kieran Rielly. Just coming off a win at the Mountain Dew Battle for Supremacy late last year, the Kempsey teen had been setting a buzz in the lead up.

Sydney’s Ryder Lawson put on a mighty challenge throughout the finals and showed himself as a talent to watch. However it was Reilly who came through again in the end to snatch a tight victory over Lawson, for the title of Australia’s best sponsored junior skateboarder.

This is now the third year running for the Sba Dew Series and was the biggest event yet. Although competition was tough the sportsmanship and camaraderie between the kids, proved that Skateboarding is paving a positive path for Australia’s youth.

Photos and full placings from the day will be available soon on the SbA Dew Series Finals page


SbA Dew Series Final to decide Australia’s best Junior Skateboarders.

March 13, 2009

SbA Dew Series Final to decide Australia’s best Junior Skateboarders.
The Autumn leaves have started to turn a crisp brown which can only mean one thing – Summer has come to
an end and bringing with it the final event on Australia’s biggest Junior Skateboarding competition tour –
the SbA Dew Series!
Taking place over the 2008/2009 summer school holidays, the SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 is
the only skateboarding event series of its kind in Australia and is an important pathway for talented
juniors making their way towards a professional career in the sport.
The series has called together junior skateboarding talents aged 17 years and under to compete on a sevenstop
competition series in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and South
Australia.
Competition was drawn up into 4 divisions including 14 years and under Boys, 17 years and under Girls,
17 years and under Boys and 17 years and under Sponsored Boys. With up to 100 talented young
juniors competing at each event in the SbA Dew Series, it was never an easy feat to progress through each
of the state competions.
We are now looking ahead to the Series final on Saturday March 21st at the Monster Skate Park in
Sydney. The top six from each divsion in each state will head to Homebush in Sydney to compete over a full
day of competition to decide the best Australian junior Skateboarder.
SbA Project Manager, Glenn Walker has been proud to watch the series unfold and comments, “SbA is
pleased to allow young skateboarders new event opportunities and to experience a competition series with
their peers in a professionally managed environment.”
The SbA Dew series final event kicks off with an open Jam and warm up session on Friday March 20th
featuring live entertainment on and off the ramps and the action wraps up Saturday night with a special
appearance by one of the world’s best Skateboarders to help congratulate the kids.

SBA Dew Series Sydney Final Flyer


SbA Dew Series STOP 6 – Adelaide, SA

March 13, 2009

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SbA Dew Series STOP 6 – Adelaide, SA

Stop 6 of the SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 landed in the biggest city based skate park in the country. Adelaide City Skate Park situated on North Terrace in the CBD played host to the South Australian leg of the tour. The City Park is an amazing breading ground to great Australian talent, mainly due to the parks huge array variety and size some of which includes Bowls, Ledges, Hubbas, Manual Pads & 10 stair.

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Monkey (Daniel Cenneraizzo) Going Ape Down the 9 Stair

The massive size of the park and obstacles could have proved very daunting for the smaller grommets in the 14’s & Under Division but they all had a solid crack at qualifying for the Dew Series Final in Sydney. 2008 champion Cailean Holland (Birkenhead, SA) was again the kid to beat with a sweet display of skills throughout the days landing almost all attempts down the 9 stair including a Crail down the 9. Andy Nicholls (Evanstone Park, SA) showed a liking to the 9 stair with a huge 180 down them first go and eventually kick flipped it to flat. The Remaining finalist Tim, Jay, Jawden & Connor all skated well in the heats but couldn’t lock it all in during the final.

14’s and Under

1st Place – Cailean Holland

2nd Place – Andy Nicholls

3rd Place – Tim Griffiths

4th Place – Jay Runciman

5th Place – Jawden Doviak

6th Place – Connor Bartle

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Boardslide Down the 10 Stair

The 17’s & Under Boys Final included eight after a hard round of qualifying which include a good number of older riders. This one was super close throughout and had a feverish pace to it, Brett Young (Golden Grove, SA) managed first place just edging out Daniel Cenneriazzo (Gilles Plains, SA), Josh Morrell (Kiohan Park, SA) & Dylan Ravet (Modbury Heights, SA). Brett destroyed the 9 stair all day racking up a huge variety of tricks which included backside blunt, back 50-50, switch kick flip and a nice front 5-0 down the rail.

Daniel rolled away from a back 50-50 and back 5-0 down the ledge. Josh blew up with a front nose grind and a front board down the rail. It was defiantly the best 17’s final seen to date in the country. The Adelaide boys will be out for a similar display at the Monster Final.

17 and Under

1st Place – Brett Young

2nd Place – Daniel Cenneriazzo

3rd Place -Josh Morrell

4th Place – Dylan Ravet

5th Place – Angus Thomas

6th Place – Liam Custance

The South Australian round say three outstanding skaters in Jennifer, Maddison & Cel. The girls all had huge smiles on their faces at the end of the round with Jennifer taking first spot again in 2009. Jen ollied the 9 stair along with a no comply out of the quarter. Madison had her bowl skills on dial and thru down some 180 hand-plants in the deep end.

GIRLS

1st Place – Jennifer Oakes

2nd Place – Madison Hay

3rd Place – Celestina Dona

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Brett Young – 5-0 Down the 9 Stair

Four sponsored riders hung around in the scorching hot conditions to wrap the day up. The 10 minute jam kept the good vibe and crowd entertained late in the afternoon. Justin Edwards (Pt Noarlunga South, SA) & Tyler Czora (Clare, SA) were the guys the beat showing the can match it with the other qualified finalist from around the country.

Justin was killing the session, smoking some back lip nollie 5050 down the ten stair rail. Tyler took on the 9 stair with a smooth nose blunt and back 5050 on the legde.

SPONSORED

1st Place – Justin Edwards

2nd Place – Tyler Czora

3rd Place – Henry Harding

4th Place – Jacob Hendryx

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Rail Attack Down The 10 Stair

A huge thanks need to go out to all the young skaters that entered and travelled a long way to be involved in the event. Thanks also need to go to the Adelaide City Council Staff & Volunteers, Daily Grind for their great support of skateboarding in South Australia. A huge cheers also needs to go to the series sponsors that managed to make the days of many young skaters- Mountain Dew, SKATE 2, KR3W, Supra, Bern, Sabre, Kewday & Bico Thank you.

Stay tuned to the Media Centre for all the images and we hope to see all the South Australian finalists out at the Monster Skate Park for the National Final on the 21st of March.