Back to back rain delays did not stop the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Qualifiers in Australia yesterday, as twenty of the world’s most talented park terrain skateboarders battled through a lightning round of finals heats, to inevitably crown Tom Schaar the winner of the VPS Australia Global Qualifier.
With an exceptional performance leading the qualifiers and flawless runs in today’s finals, the 17-year-old perfectionist swept the crowds with his dynamic flow and precision throughout the custom-spec park terrain course. Tom Schaar’s conclusive win not only grants him the Australia Global Qualifier title, but also places him in the lead in the 2017 VPS Men’s Tour Challenger Rankings.
In a well-deserved 2nd place, Ivan Federico’s calculated form and variety of tricks were in full force, while Pedro Barros’ undeterred speed and velocity earned him 3rd. For the full list of rankings and more information on the VPS Men’s Pro Tour, visit www.vansparkseries.com.