NASS Worlds Flatland – what you need to know.
The BMX Worlds in 2016 is part of NASS festival. It is being held at the Bath and West County Showground in Shepton Mallett, near Bristol in Somerset.
All travel info is here http://www.nassfestival.com/event-info/location-directions
It’s easiest to get there by car, but rider pick up can be arranged from nearby train stations and from the nearest airport, which is Bristol http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/
Pro Prize Money – amounts are in US $
The contest will be outside.
A 10m x 10m metal stage will be specially built that will be surfaced with ply. We will paint the ply after surfacing, and flat riders will be on site to ensure it goes down right.
There will be tiered seating around 3 sides of the floor.
Amateur qualifier will be held on the Friday afternoon, with finals on the Saturday.
Qualifying – 2 minute run. Final 2.5 minute run.
Pro qualifying will be held Saturday afternoon, with finals on Sunday.
Qualifying – 2.5 minute run. Final 3 minute run.
5 judges. They will give an overall score out of 100, taking into account originality, difficulty, flow and consistency.
Head Judge Effraim Catlow (UK)
Michael Steingraeber (Germany), Frank Lukas (Germany), James White (UK), Armin Batoumeni (France), Christophe Dassie (France), Lincoln Blacksley (UK).
As you can see all of our judges are current or former pro level riders, including former world champions, who between them bring years of flatland experience to back up their decisions.
MC for this event will be none other than Scott O Brien.
There will be DJs for the event – I would recommend bringing your own music, if you want it, on a labelled ripped CD and a memory stick.
All info you need for registration is here
In a nutshell. £50 entry fee gets you into the contest, and remember NASS is also a 3 day music festival that you get full access to as a part of this. As an athlete you can also choose, for another £50, to have food provided – 3 cooked meals a day for the whole 3 days.
A ticket to the NASS festival normally costs £130 for the three days, so entering the worlds gives you a great saving on just coming to watch.
Accommodation is camping based on site. You can bring your own camping equipment, but camping packages (tents with airbeds and sleeping bags) are available for £35. You need to book these extras when you register.”
See you there!