Guilherme Lima is the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion

Tomorrow stars of skateboarding battled for the first ever under 21 World Skateboard Champion title.

Black Yeti crowned the first World Rookie Champion in an incredible scenario where 50 riders from 7 nations, met and competed in the beautiful Parque das Gerações in Cascais, Portugal, in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic crowd showed up in large numbers to experience a brand new concept for the skateboard community: a platform to search and support the future stars of skateboarding.

After a series of qualifying events, the bests advanced to Lisbon’s World Finals where never seen before prizes were awarded: invitations to 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Sk8 Cup and to the World Rookie Shooting.  The fabulous skatepark of Cascais, situated on the beautiful Lisbon coastline, was the perfect location for the Big Final: with a huge and perfect street course, close to a gorgeous beach just across the street, it was the most intense competition of the World Rookie Skateboard Tour with an intense level of riding.

The Portuguese Guilherme Lima showed off his talent, winning the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Champion Title, with a fluid style and solid tricks portfolio. He consistently threw down technical tricks, starting with frontside feeble on the stair set, and included 360 flip over the pyramid, frontside lip on the kinked rail and flip backside lip slide, culminating in his best trick section with hard flip frontside board, impressing judges and spectators. Santino Exenberger from Austria took second place and portuguese Daniel Santos rounded off the podium and delivered consistent skating as well. Swiss Noel Scharer laid down a perfect backside 180 nose grind revert, gained the Best Trick of the day and the invitation to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup.

Skateboarding is my entire life, I am so happy! I know that this victory will help me to realise my dream. I am so excited to participate in great events like the Red Bull Roller Coaster and the Simple Session!” Guilherme said. Indeed, Guilherme will go straight to the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster, to the 2020 Simple Session and to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup.

If you want to watch the Guilherme’s winning run click below!

During the day we all got also a taste of what the youngest skaters can do. The Grom’s category for the under 15, showed that skateboarding is progressing and that there is a growing number of talented emerging skaters. Madu Teixeira won convincing judges with a solid run while Tomé Jonet and Keanu Schwedt follow him respectively in second and third position. On the Girls’ side Madalena Jacinto shined in her run section, gained the first position in front of Carlota Tinoco and Ana Beatriz Constantino.

Black Yeti would like to thank all the young skaters, families, organizers and local crew for their part in making the first World Rookie Skateboard Tour such a great success. It was a great experience, see you next year again in Cascais for the 2020 World Rookie Skateboard Finals.

Results of the event can be found here.

Photo galleries are available at the links below:

World Rookie Tour Skateboard Qualifiers Day
World Rookie Tour Skateboard Final Day

 

Photo Credits: Ruben Claudino
Video Credits: Andreas Monsberger

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019  – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019 – DONE
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa-Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019 – DONE 

Follow the World Rookie Tour
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldrookietour  @worldrookietour #worldrookietour
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
email: info@worldrookietour.com

World Rookie Skateboard Final goes in live streaming

Super final will go live on YouTube and Facebook

Parque das Gerações of Cascais, Portugal, is hosting the first World Rookie Skateboard Final ever, with the participation of the local hero and world class skateboarder Gustavo Ribeiro. Perfect weather, great times, incredible young guns shredded together for a unique sport and lifestyle experience in a great international scenario, where the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Champion title will be awarded. 

Not just skateboarding but also many side activities like chill & grill evenings, printer workshop and surf lessons. Special guest of the event the local hero Gustavo Ribeiro, the first Portuguese skater to win the Tampa AM and conquering podiums at the Street League of Skateboarding.

Top qualifiers in girls’ and boys’ rookie category, respectively were Maddalena Jacinto and Guilherme Lima while in the groms category Keaunu Schwedt was the best skater of the day. All of today’s participants in women’s advance to the finals, along with the top 8 finishers from groms and 6 from the rookies. Follow the Black Yeti on Facebook and Instagram to know the complete riders list.

Black Yeti couldn’t be more excited for the tomorrow’s finals: don’t miss your chance to watch the world’s best young skateboarders battle it out for the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion title.

Watch the highlights from the qualification day at the 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard!

 

WRT Sk8 Super Finals Live streaming schedule

September the 15th 2019
PST time 7:00am – 10:00am Pacific Standard time
MST time 8:00am – 11:00am Mountain Standard time
CST time 9:00am – 12:00am Central Standard time
EST time 10:00am – 1:00pm Estern Standard time
GMT time 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Portugal local time)
CET time 3:00pm – 6:00pm  Central Europe Time
EET time 4:00pm – 7:00pm East Europe Time
Japan time 10:00pm – 1:00am

Link for the live streaming of the super final: https://youtu.be/agQKdESMDL0

Last but not least, the incredible prizes: a wild card to the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster (Munich, Germany, June 2020), a ticket to the 2020 Simple Session (Tallin, Estonia, February 2020), a ticket to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup (Prague, Czech Republic, June 2020), points for the World Cup Skateboarding and many other prizes offered by our tour sponsors Jart Skateboard, TSG Protection, Jail Jam headwear.

Photo gallery from the qualifiers here

Photo Credits: Ruben Claudino
Video Credits: Andreas Monsberger

 

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019  – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019 – DONE
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa-Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019 

Follow the World Rookie Tour
Web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.wcsk8.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldrookietour  @worldrookietour #worldrookietour
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
email: info@worldrookietour.com

The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.

2019 World Rookie Skateboarding Finals

Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal – 13-15 Sept. 2019
REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN 

After a season of skateboard rookie fests all around Europe everything is ready for “Le Grand Finale” in Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal, where the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Champion will be crowed. Registrations are now open, hurry up to secure your spot in the final!

The Black Yeti travelled through Europe this summer and found in the beautiful city of Cascais in Portugal, the best location to host the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Finals. Now the top skateboarders from the previous events, coach and families are preparing their trip to sunny Portugal, well known for it’s delicious fish dishes, unique city light, astonishing monuments & culture, plus some of the best european surf spots, where Lisbon and Cascais will host the World Rookie Tour Skateboard’s finals, from September the 13th with the warm-up, to the 15th for the super finals.

Riders from all over Europe will come at the WRT Finals for a unique sports and lifestyle experience in a great international scenario.  The program of 2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals includes many lifestyle activities:  chill & grill evenings, printer workshop and surf lessons will take place during the weekend.

In the World Rookie Skateboarding finals the riders can win incredible prizes: a wildcard to the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster (Munich, Germany, June 2020), a ticket to the 2020 Simple Session (Tallin, Estonia, February 2020) and a ticket to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup (Prague, Czech Republic, June 2020). The best skaters from the  finals will be invited to the World Rookie Shooting which will happen in Munich, Germany, in June 2020, and many other prizes offered by our tour sponsors Jart Skateboard, TSG Protection, Jail Jam headwear.

If you are skater and if your dream is to start a professional carrier, then Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal is the place to be from Sept. the 13th to Sept. the 15th 2019.

Download here the event info, program.

Find the registration form here.

IMPORTANT: QUALIFYING CRITERIA TO THE 2019 WORLD ROOKIE SKATEBOARDING FINALS (WHO CAN JOIN THE FINALS)
– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1998 and younger are admitted.
– Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 2005.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female, Rookie and Grom, from the previous World Rookie Tour SK8 stops in Milano, Les 2 Alpes, Bolzen and Zurich, are already qualified to the super finals of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals scheduled on Sunday the 15th September.

– All other riders can take part in the open qualifications on Saturday 14.09.2019 to get their spot for the the Super Finals on Sunday 15.09.2019

Registration, info and bookings: registration@worldrookietour.com

Simple Session
Red Bull Roller Coaster

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019  – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa-Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

 

Follow the World Rookie Tour
Web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.wcsk8.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldrookietour  @worldrookietour #worldrookietour
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
email: info@worldrookietour.com

The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.