Midway Mayhem an absolute thriller

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Defending champion Khule Ngubane pulled out all the stops at Midway Mayhem this weekend to once again take top honours in the open division of the regional qualifiers, which took place at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley. Since its establishment, this half-way countdown has quickly become an iconic skateboarding event and hundreds of skaters and supporters from all around the country descended on the Diamond City.

Spectators were treated to non-stop action with skaters battling it out for some serious prize money and the chance to qualify for the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American. The head-to-head format for the finals had the crowd on their feet as Ngubane went up against Capetonian Moses Adams. Eventually his tre flip lipslide eked Adams out of a podium finish, but Adams’ bigspin heelflip to boardslide down the handrail was enough to score him the best trick of the day.

In the TopGrom division for skaters aged thirteen and younger, the Stylianou brothers Brian and Michael took first and second place respectively with Moeng Landella finishing third.

Kelly Murray took the title in the women’s street competition with Kimberley locals Natalie Bramley and 11-year old Boipelo Awuah placing second and third. Another Bramley was in the money when Damian rocked the vert to finish in first place.

Open Div. (Ages 14+)
1. Khule Ngubane
2. Josh Chisholm
3. Brandon Valjalo

Rider Cup (Team competition)
Two Traes One Cup: Trae Rice, Josh Chisholm, Kanya Spani and Yann Horowitz

TopGrom (Ages 13-)
1. Brian Stylianou
2. Michael Stylianou
3. Moeng Landella

1. Damian Bramley
2. Lanie van der Walt
3. Graham Denoon

Women’s Street
1. Kelly Murray
2. Natalie Bramley
3. Boipelo Awuah

Best Trick
Moses Adams- Bigspin heelflip boardslide down handrail

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