Sat, Dec 14|
NEO Showdown 2019
Show up and show DOWN!
Time & Location
Dec 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – Dec 15, 2019, 6:00 PM
neoMOTION, 33540 Pin Oak Pkwy, Avon Lake, OH 44012, USA
About The Event
Back for its second year, the NEO Showdown aims to offer a platform for those that love gatherings but also enjoy the competitive side of tricking! You have two ways to compete this year:
Participants wishing to battle may join one of the three divisions: Novice, Intermediate, and BOSS. If you're not sure which bracket you fall in, we recommend the following:
- I can consistently / sometimes combo a single twisting element (cork, cart full, 540 kick, etc) but CANNOT consistently combo double twisting elements - Novice
- I can consistently / sometimes combo a double twisting element (double cork, cart double full, c900, etc) but CANNOT consistently combo triple twists or swing out of double twists - Intermediate
- I can consistently / sometimes combo a triple twisting element (triple cork, cart triple full, c1260, etc) and can easily / somewhat easily swing out of double twists - Boss
Entry is $25 a la carte or is included with the All-Events + Food package. Each of these divisions will undergo a single-elimination style bracket until one champion per division is crowned! Prizes for all divisions include:
- 3rd Place - $50 cash
- 2nd Place - $75 cash
- 1st Place - $100 + NEO merch item
*Please note - Awarding "byes" is a normal part of any single-elimination bracket system. If we need to select byes to even out our bracket, this will be done randomly and without any bias whatsoever.
If battles aren't your thing, new this year are the Showdown Challenges!
Entry to each challenge is $25 individually or get entry to 2 challenges included when you register for the All-Events + Food package.
The challenges will be:
- Biggest Trick -
- Best Combo
- Most Swings
- Most Unique Combo
The winner of each challenge will receive $100 cash. Each participant will be allowed 2 attempts per challenge.
Note - judges will count the best attempt. In other words, performing worse on your second attempt will NOT affect the value of your first attempt. If you hit a banger and still think you can do it better, go for it!
TIPS FOR REGISTRATION
We want to keep things simple for you all, so take a moment to consider your current state of preparation for attending this event:
"YEP, LET'S GO BABY"
If you know you don't want to miss this and you're ready to battle, participate in challenges, take workshops from great coaches, and session heavily with your friends, definitely go with the All-Events + Food package (shocker, right?). For real though, the contents in this package total over $200 if added individually! Get a move on snagging your ticket - prices for all tickets will go up at the door!
"Ok, ok I could be down with this"
If you've been to a gathering before, you know that it can sometimes feel like it's been yeeeears since your last one. You've been working hard this year, whether at school, at your job, whatever your hustle is.
Wouldn't you say you've EARNED a little trip up to one of the hypest tricking hubs in the country with the opportunity to win back some ca$h? Plus, what better way to wrap up 2019 than an awesome, reputable gathering??
If you're a parent of an athlete that's getting into tricking or has been for some time, we promise you won't be disappointed. We work hard at every one of our events to make sure that EVERYONE feels welcome, regardless of age, skill level, or background. Some of our very own students will be competing at this year's Showdown too!
*For real though, going to a gathering is one of the best ways for a tricking athlete to reignite their fire and inspiration and everyone should make it a goal to go to at least two a year. TREAT YO SELF.
"I want to go but Idk if I can afford this :'( "
Yo, we feel this. Life can be tricky to balance sometimes but come on, you're a TRICKER.
Dad jokes aside, we know it can be hard to justify an expense like this, not to mention the ticket price doesn't include travel.
From two guys that have been to more gatherings on our own dollar than we can count, we really feel this. We're not exaggerating when we say we've literally put thousands of dollars into attending gatherings over the years.
But you know, it's something that's really important to us.
Not only does attending gatherings support our still-growing tricking community, but it's a phenomenal investment to make into yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone (or at least out of your home town!), meeting new people, and trying new things all come with the territory and help promote some serious self-growth.
So, if we continue with the assumption that you're the type that wants to do these things and better yourself, the question just becomes, what value do you place on an adventure like this? And what are you going to do about it? ;)
If you've made it this far, thanks so much for checking out our event! Feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns. And if you've been to previous events of ours, be sure to share with a friend!
Thanks again and we hope to see you at the Showdown!
Matt & Sam
Creators, Hosts, NEO Gatherings
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL EXPERIENCE (Early Bird!)
Get the FULL EXPERIENCE at the NEO Showdown 2019! Includes: - Session Entry - Battle Entry - 2 Challenge Entries - All Workshops - Food Limited number available because of space arrangements. Get yours today!
Learn from seasoned tricking coaches at the NEO Showdown 2019! Includes access to one 30-minute workshop of participant's choice. Instructors TBA. Limited number available because of space arrangements. Get yours today!
Battles | Novice
Admission to the Novice Division Bracket Battles. Recommended skills include up to full twisting skills and kicks.
Battles | Intermediate
Admission to the Intermediate Division Bracket Battles. Recommended skills include up to double full twisting skills and kicks.
Battles | BOSS
Admission to the BOSS Division Bracket Battles. Recommended skills include up to double triple twisting skills and kicks.
Admission to one challenge of participant's choice. Add multiple challenge tickets to your cart to compete in more than one challenge.
Overnight Session (Only)
Overnight tricking session that begins when the battles and challenges end around 9pm. If you will be watching the battles, please purchase a spectator ticket as well.
Includes Saturday Dinner and Sunday breakfast, as well as any snacks and waters provided throughout the weekend. Vegan options available as well.
Spectator - Participant Parent
Spectator pass for parents of athletes that are participating for the duration of the event.
Spectator - Battles
Spectator pass for anyone coming to watch the battles and challenges only.
Spectator - Just Hangin' Out
For significant others of athletes or trickers that aren’t tricking. Includes overnight stay, meal ticket, and wristband.