Maloof Money Cup South Africa Day One Results: Perelson Flies High, Finishes at Top Of Vert Pack In Round One Of World Championships

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Kimberley Businesses Booming as Thousands of Skate Fans Head to Diamond City for Skateboarding World Championships


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(Kimberley, South Africa – September 30, 2011) – Today, the Maloof Money Cup South Africa kicked off in Kimberley with the local South African open qualifier and part one of the Pro Vert World Championships. All 10 pros will compete in the second half of the contest, the Mini Mega ramp, on Saturday with the winner taking home $75,000 cash. Skaters from the Northern Cape competed in the local qualifiers Friday with four skaters advancing to Sunday’s South African Am Street contest.

Vert Day One Results:
1. Alex Perelson
2. Pierre Luc Gagnon
3. Bob Burnquist
4. Pedro Barros
5. Andy MacDonald
6. Sandro Dias
7. Adam Taylor
8. Marcelo Bastos
9. Elliot Sloan
10. Jake Brown

Business is booming in Kimberley with skate fans across the country descending on the small town, once famous for its diamond mines. Hotels are sold out, restaurants and businesses are hiring additional workers to help with the influx of fans. Dozens of busses have arrived, carrying fans from cities across the Northern Cape and local campgrounds are overflowing. Officials from the Northern Cape Provincial Government said “we haven’t seen anything like this since the World Cup.”

Saturday the Maloof Money Cup South Africa continues with the World Championship Street Semi Finals and the Mini Mega Ramp contest. Watch the LIVE webcast of the Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships Saturday, Oct. 1: 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. PDT, 7 a.m. to 12 noon EDT (The contest will be re-run in its entirety immediately following the live webcast) and Sunday, Oct. 2: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. PDT, 9 a.m. to 12 noon EDT (The contest will be re-run in its entirety immediately following the live webcast)

World Championship Street Semi-Final Roster

Maloof Money Cup Skateboarding World Championships -- Confirmed Riders

Greg Lutzka
Manny Santiago (Puerto Rico)
Ryan Decenzo
Collin Provost
Johnny Layton
Lizard King
Bobby Worrest
Eli Reed
Andrew Reynolds
Pete Eldridge
Nick Merlino
Ronnie Creager
Sierra Fellers
Jack Curtin
Tom Asta
Ishod Wair
Evan Smith
Matt Miller
Kurtis Colamonico
Garret Hill
Andrew Cannon
Anthony Schultz
Alex Mizurov (Germany)
Jakkarin Petchvoraphon (Thailand)
Sutat Siriwat (Thailand)
Jake Duncombe (Australia)
Moses Adams (South Africa)
Dlamini Dlamini (South Africa)
Christi Weihahn (South Africa)

About The Maloof Money Cup
Maloof Skateboarding ( produces the Maloof Money Cup. Presented by Vans, the Maloof Money Cup is the world’s greatest skateboarding event and the premier showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding. In addition to the U.S. contests, the Maloof Money Cup expands internationally this year with the first ever Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa, September 30 – Oct 2. Join our online community to share the competition experience with a global audience and be the first to know about exciting upcoming MMC announcements. Go to and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @MaloofMoneyCup.

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