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Scootfest 2017 – Crowning the best all round riders in the World...

Scootfest 2017 – Crowning the best all round riders in the World...

 

With 6 years of world-beating attendance and competition under its belt, you could be forgiven for worrying that the 2017 edition of Scootfest might struggle to match the events storied history. But last weekend we witnessed a whole new level of insanity; as the biggest scooter festival on the planet retuned to Europe's largest skate park and broke every record yet again...

Day 1 saw a sell-out crowds of nearly 1300 people pour through doors within minutes. Adrenaline Alley's 4 enormous skateparks teemed with shredding homies from morning 'til night, and world class competitions took place across the amazing facility.

The first riders to drop-in in anger where the up and comers in the Scoot Sport GB British Championships Novice and Intermediate categories, right before the big guns took control of the almighty street plaza.

The King of Street kicked off this year’s headline World Cup contest, crowning the finest rail shredder of an absolutely stacked international field. The increased depth of talent made it incredibly tough for the judges, and the crowd went wild as the finalists destroyed the rails, ledges and even the rafters. In the end, just a hairs breadth separated huge street names such as Nick Tedrick, Alex Sicre, Richard Zelinka and Jonathan Perroni, but scoring the win, £1000 and the first Scootfest ring of the year by just a 3rd of a point was Frenchman Didine Terchague.

There was no time to come down from the high, as it was straight through to room 3 for the UK's most important contest of the year – The Battle of Britain. The nation’s finest shredders went head to head fighting it out for the country's highest title, but one man has had his hands on it for 2 years, and didn't feel like letting go just yet. Apex's Dante Hutchinson claimed his 3rd consecutive British Title to add to his World Championship ahead of Jamie Hull and Nathan Churchill.

Day 2 arrived along with a huge crowd of revellers queuing up to 2 hours before doors opening. The young guns were busy early, closing out the Under 8 & Under 12 national champs in room 3 before the crowds headed for the almighty King of Bowl contest. From the very get go, it was hard to see anyone overturning 2016's bowl-maestro Richard Zelinka, and only local favourite Lewis Williams could run him close. With Williams still returning from injury, we can only imagine what a tussle 2018 will be, but for now, the Czech District rider is undisputed Bowl King taking the grand in cash, another Scootfest ring and a stack of points for the overall title.

 After the pros got truly rowdy in the bowl, it was time for the ams to do the same in the park. The Scootfest AM Jam has uncovered some incredible talent through the years, and 2017 was no different as Charlie Lawler took an emotional win in the over 13s and James Gellatly scooped the win in the 12 and under category.

To close out the weekend everybody in the place packed themselves into one of the finest parks in the World – the Performance Arena – for the gnarliest park contest of the year: the King of Park. With all to play for in the overall team and individual competitions too, this went deeper than the comp at hand, and £3500 hung in the balance as riders dropped in.

Laying his claim at the top of qualifying was the Machine himself Dakota Schuetz. Unbeaten in any Scootfest park contest since the event's inception, he brought his A-game once again, dominating proceedings from start to finish including his now signature 360 out of the park to close the event and seal the King of Park title.

But had he done enough to take the overall “King of Kings” title? Well on any other weekend, he may have, but one man had other ideas. Equalling Kota on points, and on the initial tie-breaker, but sticking his nose ahead with an all-important 2nd place in the street, it was the Czech all-rounder Richard Zelinka who took the King of Kings title. Backed up by his team-mates Chris Farris and Cam Ward, he also wrapped up the World Cup Team title for District Scooters.

With more fans, more pros, and more cash on the line, Scootfest 2017 was the event's biggest instalment yet. Where can it go in 2018? Up is surely the only answer...


 2017 RESULTS

2017 DOGG WORLD CUP TEAM EVENT
1st District £1,500
2nd Kota Magazine Team
3rd Blunt

KING OF BOWL - Richard Zelinka (CZ), District £1,000
KING OF STREET - Didine Terchague (FRA), Blunt £1,000
KING OF PARK - Dakota Schuetz (USA), Kota Magazine Team £1,000
KING OF KINGS - Richard Zelinka (CZ), District £1,000

2017 AM JAM
13 & OVER
1st Charlie Lawlor
2nd Anthony Cataldo
3rd Charlie Drayton

12 & UNDER 
1st James Gellatly
2nd Kian Nythe
3rd Carter Hughes

2017 AM JAM
13 & OVER
1st Charlie Lawlor
2nd Anthony Cataldo
3rd Charlie Drayton

12 & UNDER
1st James Gellatly
2nd Kian Nythe
3rd Carter Hughes

2017 AM JAM
13 & OVER
1st Charlie Lawlor
2nd Anthony Cataldo
3rd Charlie Drayton

12 & UNDER
1st James Gellatly
2nd Kian Nythe
3rd Carter Hughes

 

SCOOT SPORT GB

UNDER 8S

1st Josh Newton

2nd Alex Bowen

3rd Coby Wenyon-Chambers

 

UNDER 12s

1st Vinnie Whitney

2nd Connor Pawson

3rd Dylan Wilson

 

NOVICE

1st George Seers

2nd Kieran Mallory

3rd Morgan Hughes

 

INTERMEDIATE

1st James Gellatly

2nd Tyler Lawson

3rd Jack Murray

 

ELITE – BATTLE OF BRITAIN (British Championships)

1st Dante Hutchinson

2nd Jamie Hull

3rd Nathan Churchill

 

 

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