June 16, 2015


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2015 Battle of the Benches #2015BOTB

Yes, it's time for this years Baseline x Adidas Battle of the Benches! Last year we played of the football world cup with a football theme and this year we're going with a casino / gambling theme. We've heard the call for limited invite only entries, so this year we've extended the competition to 5 lucky wildcard entries and have added a viewers competition.

Wildcard Entries:

We're giving 5 dudes the chance to be part of this years event. Simply Instagram your best bench tricks (you can submit as many as you like) and tag it with the following: #2015BOTB @baselineskateshop @adidasza. We'll choose the 5 best to compete at this years BOTB. To qualify you need to be available to take part of the event this Saturday 20 June 2015 from around 11am - 6pm. Get filming - everyone will walk away with at least part of the R12g prize loot!

Viewer Competition:

Anyone can enter our viewer completion. You can either Instagram your own pics or videos and tag them with the following: #2015BOTB @baselineskateshop @adidasza or you can comment on our Instagram or Facebook images that are tagged with #2015BOTB @baselineskateshop @adidasza. We'll also be streaming the final rounds of the contest live on Periscope - so download the app - follow baselineskateshop - watch live and add comments to stand a chance to win some fresh product from Baseline and Adidas! We'll select some of the best / funniest images, videos and comments and send the winners a nice package from Adidas and Baseline. Competition ends 22 June 2015 - so get posting!

Battle of the Benches Event Details:

So here's a quick breakdown of what will be happening on Saturday.

Everyone will be meeting at Baseline at 12pm (spectators are welcome to join - so pull in). There will be 35 invited competitors and 5 wildcard entries - 40 in total. Each contestant will be given R300 worth of playing chips and then we'll divide players into 2 groups of 20. Each group will have a bookie who will manage the betting money. Each group will have 2 hours to mission with their bench to various spots and battle by placing bets and landing tricks. The 5 dudes with the most money from each group will then proceed to the final round where the 2 groups merge and the stakes will be raised.

After the final round, we'll return to Baseline for everyone to cash in their chips and celebrate with a few beers!

We'll be announcing the competitors and will be releasing more information and rules during the week, so stay tuned for more details.

So get busy winning by submitting your wildcard entries or enter our viewer competition by commenting and posting your images and videos!

Here's a recap from last years event - was so much fun - join us again this year!

Baseline - Battle of the Benches 2014 from AV Skateboarding on Vimeo.