ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

Newton's Playground Announces $10,000 Purse

The Australian Skateboard Racing Association and Newton's Playground event organizers are happy to announce a prize purse of $10,200 for this years event. We have moved heaven and earth to lift this years prize money to reflect the growth in participation and professionalism of our sport in Australia and around the world. We think this is reflected in the level of riding we are now seeing and hope this creates a benchmark of reward for all the athletes that are about to compete for the IGSA World Championships.

Newton's Playground / IGSA World Championships Prize Pool

Open Downhill Skateboard

  • 1st - $2500
  • 2nd - $1200
  • 3rd - $600
  • Fastest Qualifier - $200

Woman's Downhill Skateboard

  • 1st - 1000
  • 2nd - 500
  • 3rd - 300

Street Luge

  • 1st - $1500
  • 2nd - $1000
  • 3rd - $500

Classic Luge

  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $300
  • 3rd - $100

Grand Total = $10,200

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Tags: money, newton's playground, prize, purse

Comment by Bowditch on November 9, 2009 at 22:38
FUCK YEAH!! good work guys, just the kind of incentive we need to skate hard and get international appeal haha!! stoked to see that kind of cash for an Aussie race, mega props to organisers and sponos, cant wait for the race!!
Comment by Henry King on November 9, 2009 at 22:43
yeah dude, aussie dollar is strong at the moment, this'll bring em out!
Comment by Sakamoto on November 9, 2009 at 22:59
Well done ASRA and everyone involved in putting together this event, and getting it here in Australia. PLUS....if it wasn't for the quality of riders that Australia has and the professionalism of organisers and riders it wouldn't be happening, in all gravity disciplines. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by Dani on November 9, 2009 at 23:00
Fantastic to hear. Hopefully some incentive for more internationals to join us.
Comment by Joe on November 9, 2009 at 23:25
Yeww, indeed well done ASRA and of course all the companys especially the Aussie skateshop retailers, they couldnt of done it with out them, and all the support we have given just by getting involved in the scene and buying local!!!
Just one thing, so no grom race???

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Comment by sean meaney on November 9, 2009 at 23:44
nick who cares if there is no money for the U18 race, most of the guys who qualify for it are not the most experienced riders, i am stoked we are getting a seperate race as its my first time going up and would rather compete against guys who are going to be closer to my ability as opposed to the best in the world.
Great work by ASRA for getting some top $$$ up for the best guys out there
Comment by Robbo on November 10, 2009 at 5:24
There is definitely a junior race just no prize money for it. You will of course have a farken massive trophy and huge street cred and the added benefit of being able to compete in the Open class for the big dollars at the same time

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Comment by Lea Robbo on November 10, 2009 at 6:34
This is awesome...I'm well aware of how tirelessly the core guys at ASRA have been working to get this prize purse organised! Now I'm gonna sit back and watch you all race for it!
Comment by Aych on November 10, 2009 at 8:19
Massive guys well done; that is a huge achievement putting that together, in fact putting the whole thing together considering the time given!

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Comment by sidecar nic on November 10, 2009 at 9:00
guys thats than incredible achievement and well done for all your hard work to get this happening but personally I'd prefer to see the prize pool halved and the money go to ASRA so we can have more races in 2010....I don't think that Newtons should need big cash prizes to encourage international riders cos the event itself should be more than capable of doing that
............just my thoughts

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