Tampa AM 23rd annual 411

It’s that time of the year where the AM’s get to the spotlight.

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The first Tampa Am to attract skaters from all around the country was held in 1996, three years after SPoT opened its doors. Donny Barley set the tone for the future of the contest by winning it and going on to a legendary pro career. The contest’s success was not only due to the high level of skating, but the good times that Ybor City still provides today. The event continues to grow and is now the de facto Amateur World Championships, attracting 200+ skaters each year from around the world. Besides the interest from throngs of amateur skaters, the contest is followed by the entire industry. Tampa Am has been a launch pad to the pros for skaters like Luan Olivera, Felipe Gustavo, and Nyjah Huston. The event is webcast live on StreetLeague.com, offering everyone a taste of the Tampa Am experience.

Details

23rd Annual Tampa Am 2016 & SPoT 24-Year Anniversary
November 10-13, 2016
Please note below that we’ve instituted a new two tiered Qualification system

  • Friday Open Qualifier: Open to select skaters without a top ten finish in a 2016 Damn Am
  • Saturday Tampa Am Qualifier: Open to premier amateurs and skaters with a top 10 finish in a 2016 Damn Am
  • The winner of Tampa Am will automatically Qualify into the 2017 SLS Nike SB Pro Open

LOCATION

Skatepark of Tampa
4215 E. Columbus Dr. / Tampa, FL 33605

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

  • 10:00AM – Doors Open
  • Registration and Open Practice
  • Skating open to public
  • 10:00PM – Park Closes

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • 9:00AM – Doors Open
  • Registration and Open Practice
  • 5:00PM – Riders Meeting
  • 6:00PM – Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 10:00PM – Park closes

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

  • 9:00AM – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00PM – Open Qualifiers
    • Three skaters per jam, three minutes each
    • Top 10 skaters advance
      • 1st place advances to Semi-Finals
      • 2nd thru 10th place advance to Tampa Am Qualifiers
    • 4:00PM – Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
    • 10:00PM – Park closes
  • Friday Nightlife

    • Old Man Bowl Jam
      • 6:00PM – Bowl Jam starts
      • Old goats, retired Pros, washed up Team Managers, Industry only, 35 years of age minimum, must have access to event prior to contest
      • At SPoT – 4215 E. Columbus Dr. / Tampa, FL
      • Event details
    • Todd Bratrud Art Show
      • 8:00pm – Show opens
      • Selected works from one of the most recognizable skateboard artists to date. Todd also did all the artwork for Tampa Am this year and is on board for Tampa Pro!
      • At The Bricks – 1327 E. 7th Ave. / Tampa, FL
      • Event Details

SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 12

  • 9:00AM – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00PM – Tampa Am Qualifier
    • Two skaters per jam, three minutes each
    • Top 24 skaters advance
      • 1st place advances to Finals
      • 2nd thru 24th place advance to Semi-Finals
  • Independent Best Trick Contest Immediately Following Qualifiers
  • 7:00PM – Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 10:00PM – Shop Closes
  • SATURDAY NIGHTLIFE

    • 24-Year Anniversary Party + Converse Concrete Jam
      • Located at SPoT – 4215 E Columbus Dr / Tampa, FL
    • 8:00PM – Converse Concrete Jam + TWS Door Gap Best Trick
      • $7,500 Prize Purse
        • 1ST: $2,500
        • 2ND: $2,000
        • 3RD: $1,500
        • 4TH: $1,000
        • 5TH: $500
    • Event details

SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 13

  • 9:00AM – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00PM – Street Semi-Finals
    • 30 Skaters / 2 heats of 15 skaters
      • 1st place from Open Qualifiers
      • 23 skaters from Tampa Am Qualifiers
      • 2016 Damn Am winners
        • Alex Midler, Jereme Knibbs, Lucas Alves, Yoshi Tanenbaum
      • 2015 Tampa Am winner
        • Aurelien Giraud
    • Two one-minute runs, best run counts
    • Top 10 advance to Finals
  • 2:00PM – Open bar courtesy of PBR & Monster
  • 3:00PM – Street Finals
    • 12 Skaters
      • 10 from Semi-Finals
      • Damn Am of the Year winner
        • Zach Saraceno
      • 1st place from Tampa Am Qualifier
    • Three one-minute runs, best run counts
  • 5:00PM – Awards & Product Toss
  • 8:00PM – Shop Closes
  • SUNDAY NIGHTLIFE

    • Contest After Party
      • Located at The Bricks – 1327 E. 7th Ave. / Tampa, FL
      • 7:00pm
        • Celebration of the Tampa Am 2016 winner
      • All ages

Contents courtesy of SPot Tampa

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