News Tagged ‘competition’

Vans Park Series Malmo 2017

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

 

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So the casual question was put out to us at the Black Sheep Family, “Do you fancy going to the Vans Park Series in Malmo Sweden this year…?” so of course it took all of a split second to respond and the next thing we know flight reservations where emailed followed by a loose schedule for our time in sunny Sweden (*please note we got very, very lucky with the Swedish weather as normally it’s pretty much like Manchester just with colder winters!)

 

The dates where set for the 2017 Vans Park Series in Malmo Sweden and the next thing you know we where coming into land via Copenhagen with a short trip over the infamous Øresund Bridge (go watch the Swedish TV series ‘The Bridge’ if you haven’t already!) For those planning a skate mission to Sweden via the U.K you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know your literally 20 minutes train journey away from the airport to some of Malmo’s finest street spots and ridiculously amazing concrete skate parks.  So of course the first port of call stepping of the train we headed straight down to the Vans park located in Kroksback which is slightly out of the main city center of Malmo. The first sight of the park seriously leaves you questioning yourself, we’ve all seen footage/photos/instagram from the park but to see it in the flesh gives you a whole lot more admiration for any skater stepping up to ride the luscious concrete waves it has to offer.

 

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Of course it was like the who’s who from the skateboard world looking around the deck with skaters literally from all over the World in attendance. And of course Black Sheep Family lifer Andy Scott is now currently classed as a local with his recent move East so it was an added treat to catch up with old ‘In a minute Mr Scott!’

 

The first day down at Hyllie Kroksback skate-park was a little teaser on how this competition may go over the following two days,  you could see a load of the Pro’s and Am’s just getting used to the place but slowly finding the groove as runs got longer and more technical in the process. Again I was still blown away of how gnarly the park is especially after rushing in for a quick roll around and quickly becoming out of my depth whilst hurtling towards the deep end bowled out section. So it was back to the shade with some powerful coffee to warn off the days early start, then sit back and relax to watch the European’s first day qualifiers that soon escalated from the moments before mellow session!

 

Time was ticking and the first day skate was over with the talk of the town being a free Corona beer party down the local Street Lab skate shop in central Malmo where the good crew was due to celebrate their shop extension in the shape of a new Vans store in store. Rad to see the Lovenskate guys in attendance doing some one off board printing collaborating both the Vans logo and the locally recognized Street Lab branding.  Massive thanks to the crew in store for the warm welcome and even use of the WiFi to do the obligatory FaceTime call home.

 

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Second day came round quick sharp after our first luxury night in the hotel (not trying to show off but we’re just not used to such surroundings!) and it was the five minute skate in the baking sunshine down towards the epic park and another eye opener walking in to see Ishod Wair casually destroying every piece of transition in his path. Seats where taken and it was time to sit back and watch the days silly skating unfold with some serious names now in attendance including Raven Tershey, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Alex Sorgente (last years overall Vans Park Series winner) plus many more global rippers.

 

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After the initial day of qualifiers and general mental skating it was looking good for the following day semi’s and then monstrous finals on what was to be another scorching day of sunshine. You probably caught the live screening from the last day but go remind yourselves below with some official Vans Park Series footage capturing all the highlights from all of the above!

 

 

 

Filmed By:
Rye Beres
Dan Stolling
Tim Fulton

Edited by:
Dan Stolling
Massive thanks to all at Vans Europe and the Vans Park Series for one monumental memorable event! Also special thanks to Nick Grove and Becky Bowler for being the finest of hostess’s.

 

See full finals results below-

 

Shop all the latest Vans Pro Skate footwear here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/vans-skate-shoes.html

 

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Vans Park Series Malmo Sweden results-

 

1. Alex Sorgente
2. Tom Schaar
3. Karl Berglind
4. Cory Juneau
5. Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
6. Roman Pabich
7. Pedro Barros
8. Ben Hatchell

 

 

Vans Park Series European Continental winners-

 

Men’s- Rune Glifberg (DEN)
Women’s- Amelia Brodka (POL)

 

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Also check out Sidewalk Magazine for full event coverage with filming from Ben Powell and photography by Chris Johnson

 

 

 

 

 


Vans Shop Riot Winners

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 

 

For the seventh time we have won the infamous Vans Shop Riot competition winning a place into the European Finals in Portugal this September, where we’ll go head-to-head with other top stores from across the continent. Although winning that one too won’t be a problem as we’ve already managed to bag 1st place in the European competition twice before. It’s just too easy, especially when you have the likes of Jordan Sharkey, Jiri Bulin and Rob Smith as your team. I mean we have got all aspects covered like Rob jumping off anything on offer, the incredible consistent skating that Jordan produces then the mind boggling technical ability that Jiri has, unstoppable. We are really proud to have won the UK Shop Riot, it’s just the European one that needs to be brought back to Manchester. Good work guys and bring that trophy home.

 

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Black Sheep Deck Give Away Competition

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

 

So then people, you may all think owning a skate shop brings in lots of money and we’re living the lifestyle of a true player sipping champagne every night but in fact it doesn’t. We’ve settled for Lambrini because the real reason The Black Sheep exists is for the love of skateboarding and giving back to Manchester’s powerful skate scene.

 

That’s why we contacted the infamous Slugger Distribution to have our own boards made. Making a deck that’s really good quality but also affordable to all you shredders out there. Even better, you’ve now got a chance each month to win yourself a brand spanking new deck in the Black Sheep Deck Give Away Competition.

 

This is how it works… Simply purchase one of our many beautiful decks from any brand such as Palace, Enjoi, Landscape, Death, Yes Fam, Primitive, Zoo York, Almost, Welcome, Cliche, Polar and many more and we’ll make a note of your name/contact details then on the last day of each month a winner will be chosen. It could be you so what’s too lose. Need a new deck, why not grab one then maybe your name will be picked out a hat leaving you with 2 sexy skateboards for the price of one. Got to be a player to be a slayer.

 

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P.S. Lambrini girls just wanna have fun!

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Element Make It Count Uk 2015 Edit

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

 

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A couple of Saturdays ago on the 9th of May, Manchester’s own pump cage was the place to host this years Element Make It Count competition. It’s a great competition that has been running for some years now and always seems to bring out the best in everybody that attends, from people helping out, to the entering process ( one canned food item was required for entry and all food items were donated to local food banks) and to the overall standard of skating! The competition is set out all over the world to see the latest talents that skateboarding has to offer and for Element it also spreads its word  and belief of social awareness and positivity. Once again there was a superb turn out ( like there always is for events here in Manchester! ) and throughout the three different age categories the skating was just as impressive! A big shout out to everyone who turned up, took part, helped out and made the day as good as it was!

Biggest congratulations go to our very own Jiri “George” Bulin who smashed it all day and was crowned overall winner at the end! Bagging himself a trip to Italy and a spot in the European finals for the chance to go to California to compete for Element sponsorship at Nyjah’s park!  Well done pal and good luck!

 

 

13 and Under:
1st – Brinlay McNicholas
2nd – Finley Kirkby
3rd – Scaeffer Mclen

 

 

14 to 16:
1st – Sam Mason
2nd – Lucien Costello
3rd – Adam Fairooz

 

 

17+ and Sponsored:
1st – Jiri “George” Bulin
2nd – Charlie Birch
3rd – Ben Grove
4th – Conor Dinwoodie

 

 

 


Element Skateboards Make It Count Competition

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

 

Element skateboards have been killing the skateboard game since 1992. It’s a company I grew up with and I couldn’t be more stoked that they are still going strong. Probably stronger than ever, the team consists of some more than familiar faces like Chad Tim Tim, Nyjah Huston, Chad Muska, Ray Barbee, Mark Appleyard, Bam Margera, Madars Apse and loads more. So over the past few years they have been holding the Element Skateboards Make it Count Competition which has been a great success.

It’s a series of amateur skateboarding events that is put on throughout the world to seek out the latest talent skateboarding has to offer. It also promotes the Element message of social awareness, environmental stewardship and positivity. Instead of a cash prize the overall winner is awarded some great memories, a taste of culture from around the world and a possibility for a new found career in skateboarding. A truly unforgettable experience.

 

This year we see the competition coming to Manchester’s pump cage on Saturday May the 19th. You would be mad to miss out on such a great opportunity on your doorstep. Show your support and spread the word as it could be you or a friend that takes the time to enter and ends up winning something worthwhile. What’s to lose hey..

 

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Win Vans Propeller Premiere Tickets!

Monday, April 13th, 2015

 

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So Vans have finally announced the worldwide premiere dates for their long awaited, first full length video ‘Propeller‘. With a team including the likes of  Geoff Rowley, Dustin Dollin, Chima Ferguson , Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett and Jason Dill to name a few! You know that this is a video you are not going to want to miss! Well…you could be going to the UK Premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema in London ( There is no age restriction on entry to the premiere) on the 30th April! The prize is for two tickets so you can take whoever you want be it your brother, mother or a lover! Not only that, you will also be able to get your dancing shoes on at the after party at the House Of Vans! How you ask? The answer is simple! Simply treat yourself to a new pair (or pairs!) of shoes from the Vans Pro Skate line from us here at The Black Sheep. You will then receive some of the sought after golden tickets, on which is a strip that you will scratch off to see if your the lucky winner! But remember there’s only one winning ticket! The premiere is coming soon so don’t hang about! Make sure its you that’s going to be one of the first to see the new Vans video and not somebody else!

 

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Vans Shop Riot Live Stream 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

 

 

Its that time again! The Vans Shop Riot finals are upon us and you can watch all the action unfold via our live stream on our Black Sheep blog. Independent shops and their teams from all over Europe have been battling it out for a place in the finals in Aalast, Belgium this weekend ( 11 – 12 October ).  This year saw the Northen leg take place at Ramp1 in Warrington where our Black Sheep team and defending champions placed themselves in a respectable third.  The Southern leg was held at Prevail Skatehouse in Poole, unfortunately our lads were just pipped to the post of top spot but still finished in a well deserved second place.  That means there is no Black Sheep entry in the final for a change! We could win it every year but were just not that selfish! A new team will be crowned champions by Sunday evening, but until then lets look back at last years final!

 

Time schedule and live link below so get that kettle on and time that pizza delivery-

 

 

Saturday, 11 October:

 

3:00pm: Best Trick Session Obstacle 1

 

3:35pm: Best Trick Session Obstacle 2

 

4:10pm: Best Trick Session Obstacle 3

 

Sunday, 12 October: 1

 

2:00pm: start round 1

 

1:20pm: start round 2 

 

2:45pm: shop vs.shop knock outs (8 shops)

 

3:10pm: shop vs shop knock outs (4 shops)

 

3:25pm: Super Final

 

3:50pm: Prize giving

 

Follow all the action here- Vans Shop Riot Live 

 

 

 

 

Get watching below for last years Vans Shop Riot held at The Works Skatepark in Leeds. Black Sheep Family smashed it’s back doors in and come through victorious as the number one European Skate Shop Team and yes we like to brag on the fact we’ve won more qualifiers and finals than any other team over the past 5 years! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Black Sheep Shop Riot 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Check the clip below to see how the Black Sheep tore apart Prevail Skatehouse in Poole at the Vans Shop Riot 2014. This year we managed to get together enough DOGGERS for a Black Sheep Shop Riot A and B team. As with the previous Shop Riots through the years the skating was top class, everybody was going for it and getting things on lock in the warm up ready for the qualifying heats, the skating seems to be getting better and better each year so well done to all who were on form! After a hectic afternoon we were down to the final three shops, Skate Pharmacy, The Ledge and our Black Sheep A team to battle it out for that lucrative number one spot!  The A team managed to get a well deserved 2nd place, narrowly missing out to Skate Pharmacy to take the top spot! The lads will be taking home £600 between Jiri Bulin, Eddie Belvedere, Rob Smith and Rikk Fields. The B team also smashed it but unfortunately didn’t manage to place in the top 3 but big up to Andy Scott, Gary ‘Woody’ Woodward and Reiss Johnson for there effort.  We already cant wait for the 2015 series where we will be back and keener than ever!

 

 

Filmed and edited by our bulk man Isaac Wilkinson!


CENTRAL SKATEPARKS CLOSING JAM TOMORROW

Friday, July 4th, 2014

 

If you haven’t already heard this very sad news but after 8 amazing years Central Skatepark is coming to an end! We will be holding a jam tomorrow on the 5th of July so be sure to make it down to give us a well deserved send off! There is no excuses not to come down and show your love as it will be FREE entry into the park and there will be some upset faces but mans will still be on a hype. There’s loads of prizes and give aways, a special guest MC for the day and DJ Rob DOGGER Smith on the decks. There will also be some special celebrity appearances from soap star extra Ollie Tyreman and 80’s throw back Alex Romain.   

 

 

Over the years Central has changed its course a number of times trying to mix it up. I found the park to be suited to both skateboarding and BMX to its best whereas not many parks take that into consideration these days! This has lead to some great BMX events over the years and some even better skate events! Holding comps like The Vans Shop Riots, Cancer Research Jams to the best Christmas bashes in Manchester that has always ended with a mash up after party at Unity Radio…. 

 

 

The Black Sheep Store and Central would also like to thank everyone for help making the skatepark what it is today! Still can’t believe how long we have lasted and if it wasn’t for the support from our locals and visitors then it wouldn’t have happened! Bring your beers boards, bikes, blades and scooters…. anything goes and let’s give Central the send it off it deserves! 


Xmas Competition

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

 

 

Starting on good old (lucky for some) Friday the 13th we will be starting our DAILY Christmas giveaway!

 

All you have to do is simply sign up for our Newsletter and we will choose one or more winner/s for each day. If you are already signed up to receive our newsletter then your already in it to win it.

 

Head to the bottom of our homepage to sign up now- CLICK ME THEN SCAN TO BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

So basically the sooner you sign up the more your chances increases for winning.

 

Go and give us a follow on any of our social media platforms to see what giveaways we have in store for you next……..

 

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Twitter- BlackSheepMcr

 

Facebook- Black Sheep Store

 

 

SCAN BELOW TO SEE ALL THE PRIZES AND MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL THE BRANDS ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING, VANS, XLARGE, DC SHOES, HUF, BRIXTON, FALLEN, ETNIES, ALTAMONT, EMERICA, OFFICIAL, STANCE, NIKE SB, SPITFIRE AND VOLCOM.

 

 

 

 

*Please note this is for UK entries only.

*We will email the winner each day but any unclaimed prizes and we will simply choose another winner.