ISA World Championships 2017

It's back once again! The sport's biggest contest series returns, spanning the globe as we look to crown a new World Champion. Now in it's 6th year, we take a look at where we will be headed on this season's road to Barcelona...

The History

The ISA first began to bring the industry together back in late 2011. A board of figures from across the world set up the first World Championships in the UK in 2012, and ever since, we have crowned a World Champ each year with an ever growing series of event's taking us to that final. In 2016 we saw reigning champion Jordan Clark from the UK retain his crown in front of thousands in Barcelona, but can he make it the threepeat!?

 

The Format

Qualifying for the World Finals is looked after by 3 regional associations - Australasia, Europe and North America.

Each association holds 5 qualifiers* - The winner of each goes straight to the World Championships.

The top 10 of each qualifier is invited to the Regional Final - This means 50 riders compete in the regional finals.

The top 10* riders from the Regional Final go to the World Championships. World Champs places are handed down to the next rider if riders are already qualified, or injured.

 

Full judging and format info can be found over at the ISA WEBSITE.

 

*Australasia has 6 qualifiers with direct qualification, and only 9 places at the final

 


EUROPE

Regional Qualifiers

First place in each wins "Golden Ticket" to World Finals, top 10 qualify for regional finals

March 18th - Thuringia Funpark, Mulhausen, Germany

April 1st - Sportpark Lissfeld, Linz, Austria
 
April 22nd - Hal 12, Roskilde, Denmark
 
April 29th - Adrenaline Alley, Corby, UK
 
May 6th – Skills Park, Winterthur, Switzerland
 

Regional Final

50 riders compete, top 10 (unqualified) riders go to World Finals

 
May 20th - Rampworx, Liverpool, UK
 

NORTH AMERICA

Regional Qualifiers

First place in each wins "Golden Ticket" to World Finals, top 10 qualify for regional finals

February 18th - Ronka, Bakersfield, Californa, USA
 
March 26th - All-In, Zurich, Ontario, Canada
 
April 8th - The Edge, Allen, Texas, USA
 
April 22nd – Drop In, Boca Raton, Florida, USA - TBC
 
April 29th – Coquitlam Skatepark, Vancouver, Canada
 

Regional Final

50 riders compete, top 10 (unqualified) riders go to World Finals

May 6th - Big Chino, Chino, California, USA
 
 

 

AUSTRALASIA

Regional Qualifiers

First place in each wins "Golden Ticket" to World Finals, top 10 qualify for regional finals

January 14th - Washington Skatepark, Christchurch, New Zealand - WINNER: Joshua Stockman
 
February 11th - Bayswater Skatepark, Embleton, WA, Australia - WINNER: Ben Thomas
 
March 4th - West Beach Skatepark, West Beach, SA, Australia
 
March 18th - Monster, Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
March 19th – Rampfest, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
 
March 19th – The Village, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
 

Regional Final

60 riders compete, top 9 (unqualified) riders go to World Finals

April 29-30th – The Bunker, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
 

THE WORLD FINAL

Imagin Extreme Barcelona - Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain - 17-18th June 2017

For the 3rd time, we return to arguably the biggest platform we have in action sports, the enormous Extreme Barcelona Festival, on the coast of the Mediterranean.

Thousands of fans will pour through the gates over the weekend, and we fully expect the ISA finals to pull in the biggest crowd of the weekend even against big names from Skateboarding and BMX. You can be part of that electric crowd, by booking your tickets at the Extreme Barcelona website.

 

So how does it work? The 15 qualified riders from each of the regions will join 5 wildcards made up of the reigning champ and riders from the home country, and unrepresented regions. This gives us a field of 50 riders for the weekend.

 

Day 1 will see riders compete for a finals spot. All 50 riders will compete, and the top 10 will progress to the final. Day 2 will see those 10 riders fight it out for the win in front of a crowd of thousands at the event and live online.

The winner of the finals will be crowned the ISA World Champion for 2017.

 

So there we go. The 2017 ISA season has arrived. Who will win the World title? Will we see just the 3rd different champ, or will a new face reign? Can Australia finally snatch a win (we're looking at you Ben Thomas!). 

 

Stay tuned to Scoot-Mag.com and our social media for all the news and results throughout the season, and be sure to tag us with #scootmag on any posts from your trips to the comps!

 

We are hyped, and hope you are too. Be sure to check out last year's edit below, and see you in Barcelona!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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