|2013 AMSTERDAMN AM RESULTS
Volcom's Amsterdamn Am starts today!
Check out the website for the skaters list, photos and daily video updates, instagram: #AmsterdamnAM, twitter feed: #AmsterdamnAM and the LIVE WEBCAST on Sunday!
Europe’s premiere amateur street skateboarding competition is at Skatepark Amsterdam on July 12, 13, and 14, 2013.
Back at one of the raddest towns in Europe and for the last year at the Skatepark Amsterdam NDSM building, this contest is
not to be missed!
There will still be 12 qualifications to the prestigious Tampa Am up for grabs and an overall purse of 10,000 Euros is the
icing on the cake for this amazing contest.
Watch the LIVE WEBCAST of the final day, July 14 on www.volcomeurope.com!
Contest registration: email@example.com
Volcom Webpage: http://www.volcomeurope.com/AmsterdamnAM/
LiveStream Page: https://new.livestream.com/volcomlive/amsterdamnam2013
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396497693799769/
Friday, July 12th
11:00 – Registration and Practice at Skatepark Amsterdam
20:00 – BBQ, beers, and cash for tricks session at the Marnix Bowl (weather permitting). If bad weather, BBQ at Skatepark
Saturday, July 13th
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am skaters only
12:00 – Qualifiers
- 150 skaters, five heats
- Jam format, three skaters per jam, three minutes each
- Top 30 skaters advance to Semi-Finals
- Top two qualifiers go directly to Finals
- Available only for Damn Am skaters
- Obstacle TBD
18:30 – Pool Session at the NDSM pool, food and drinks at Red Bull office (weather permitting)
22:30 – Amsterdamn Am afterparty, Horisont and Troubled Horse live at Pacific Parc (free entry), ( Polonceaukade 23)
Sunday, July 14th (live on volcomeurope.com)
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am Semi-Finals skaters only
13:00 – Semi-Finals
- 28 skaters, two heats
- Two one-minute runs, best run counts
- Top 10 advances to Finals to meet up with top two qualifiers
- Start directly after the Semi-Finals
- 12 skaters
- Three, one-minute runs, best run counts
- All 12 skaters qualify for Tampa Am 2011
* Top two skaters go directly to the Tampa Am Semi-Finals and get free plane tickets to Tampa courtesy of Volcom
22.00 - Contest Mop up party at The Minds (Spuistraat 245)
Follow on Instagram at #AmsterDamnAM
Skatepark is open 15:00 to 22:00 during the week prior of the event
Contest: Skatepark Amsterdam – TT Neveritaweg 15a, 1033WB Amsterdam, NDSM terrein http://goo.gl/maps/JGRw
NDSM Pool and Red Bull Headquarters : same address, around the corner
Marnix Bowl: 111 Marnixstraat, Amsterdam
Pacific Park : Polonceaukade 23, Amsterdam http://www.pacificparc.nl/
Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam (AMS). Take the train from the station inside to the airport to Centraal Station (about 15 minutes and 4 Euros). Once at the station, exit the reardoors of the station and head towards the water. Once you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down to the blue ferryboats. The boats are free and youwillwant to take the last boat on the left, next to the benches. Once arriving on the otherside, the skateparks straight ahead and to the right, in the old industrial area (shipyard, NDSM building).
Hotels in Amsterdam tend to be expensive and hard to find at the last minute. If you are planning on coming, take a look at booking.com and get a leg up on reserving a room!
Generally you will want to be in or around the Centraal Station. If not, be aware when you make the reservation and verify the location of the hotel. Otherwise it could be a big surprise!
There is a Botel (Boat+Hotel=Botel) right next to the Park if you want to stay right there.
KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airlines that have many flights in and out per day to most countries.
About Damn Am:
Brian Schaefer and Rob Meronek created the Damn Am series as they noticed that there was a need to bring the Tampa-style Am contests to skateboarders outside of Tampa (Florida). If you can’t get into Tampa Am directly through your sponsor, entering a Damn Am is the only official way to qualify for the prestigious Tampa Am. Basically the “flavor” of the Tampa contests is taken to locations around the world.
The first Damn Am started in 2001 at the Volcom Warehouse in Costa Mesa, California and has been going strong ever since.
The success of that event led the inception of the Minnesota Damn Am, taking place every June in Minneapolis, which ran for nearly 10 years and moved to Atlanta in 2011. In 2006, Volcom decided to help take the Damn Am series over the pond and the AmsterDamn Am was born and has been etched into the schedule as a yearly event.
In addition to a damn fun time, the Damn Ams have assisted many amateurs with getting noticed on their way to
professional careers. To say that most of today’s top pros have skated in a Damn Am Contest is not a stretch of the truth at all. In fact, with most of the industry watching at these events, it’s not difficult at all for a standout skater to pick up a new sponsor and gain some notoriety.
Volcom Stone’s AmsterDamn Am today is one of the major European skateboard competitions with its level of
skateboarding. It gathers the top European and US up-and-coming skaters into a three-day event of skating, friendship, and good times.
Michael Groenewegen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jebrane Desigaud (Events) tel +33 685 378 443 - email@example.com
Christian Vankelst (Team) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Schaefer – email@example.com
Ryan Clements – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Meronek – email@example.com