Watch The Battle of Hastings
Plus Everything You Need to Know...
11 Sep 2016
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Battle Of Hastings Livestream Re-Run
Watch all the action from the Source park again! - More Info
A major BMX comp is finally back in Hastings UK and if practice is anything to go by you're not going to want to miss the BATTLE OF HASTINGS this weekend. So much talent in one place. Follow THIS LINK to watch the LIVESTREAM on Sourcebmx.com
Saturday 10th September
Catch up with all the days happenings with interviews, features and clips from the qualifiers.
Sunday 11th September
The build up to the main event plus catch up on the best action from Qualifying.
14:30 (Uk Time) - Battle of Hastings Finals
Watch all the action Live from SourceBMX Battle Of Hastings
Saturday September 10th
14.30 Doors Open / Practice
15.00-15.30 Etnies Pro Rider Poster Signing
16.00 Contest Starts
19.00 Contest Ends
22.00 - 03.00 Monster Energy After Party @ The Brass Monkey
The Courtyard Bar and The Helm pub is open 12.00-19.00
Sunday September 10th
13.30 Doors Open / Practice
14.00-14.30 Etnies Pro Rider Poster Signing
15.00 Etnies Best Trick contest
15.50 Finals Start
17.10 Contest Ends and Results Announced
The Source BMX shop and Merchandise stand is open from 10.00 - 18.00
The Courtyard Bar and The Helm pub is open 12.00-18.00
Now for the format. The Battle of Hastings is using an innovative format that combines street and park riding in both of our skateparks whilst utilising both competition format and video edits. 10 of their favourite riders were chosen to be captains and they each picked 3 riders each to make up their team. An 11th team is made up of 4 riders that qualified from the source qualifier events held at the Source Park back in June.
Each team is competing over 3 days to win the Battle of Hastings; 950 years exactly since the original battle.
There are 4 Sessions taking place that decide the winner :
1. Plaza Session (Friday). Each team captain picks 2 of their riders to film a video edit in our Plaza skatepark. This street plaza replicates rails, ledges and banks that are found on the streets. Each pair of riders has 1 hour of privacy to film an edit with our two filmers, Rich Forne and Cal Earnshaw which are then edited by Peter Adam and scored by our judges. The edits will be shown to the riders on Saturday night and released online in the run up to Christmas.
2. Park Session (Saturday). Each team gets 12 and a half minutes to ride the main park where all 4 riders are scored for their riding and the score totalled.
3. Etnies Best Trick Session (Sunday). Each team captain picks 1 rider to ride the best trick contest. The riders get 25 minutes to pull their best trick on the street section.
4. Finals (Sunday). This is where each team wants to be!! Scores from the first 3 teams decide the 4 top teams that ride in the finals. This is where the 4th place rider from each team riders in a group for 15 minutes and then the 3rd place riders in a group and so on. Scores are added up for each team and the highest scoring team declared as the winner of the inaugural Battle of Hastings. The 4 captains in the final will also be invited back next year.
Anything Else You Should Know?
A live show from the event will be hosted at www.sourcebmx.com/boh with the schedule as follows :
Saturday 10th September Evening 21:00-21:30 BST
Sunday 11th September Midday 12:00-12:30 BST
Main Event Broadcast:
Sunday 11th September Midday 15:00-17:30 BST
(British Summer Time (BST) is 10 hours behind East Coast Australia , 1 hour behind Mainline Europe, 5 Hours ahead of USA Eastern Time and 8 hours ahead of Pacific Time.)
What more could you need to know...?
The Source BMX Battle Of Hastings is presented by Monster, in association with DIG partners Etnies and is proudly sponsored by BSD, Cinema, Cult, Federal and United.
What you might ask, is the 'Battle of Hastings'?
The original Battle of Hastings took place in 1066 and this year with the 950 year festivities, The source are putting Hastings back on the international contest scene with their version of the Battle of Hastings to celebrate the first big BMX contest at the Source Park.
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