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Everything You Need To Know About The 2019 UK B-Boy Championships World Finals

April 5, 2019

 

 

The longest running international breaking event in the UK, The UK B-Boy Championships World Finals goes down on Sunday April 14th, in just under 2 weeks. 

 

Here's a rundown of everything you need to know if you're thinking of battling or just attending.

 

THE VENUE:

Islington Assembly Hall,

Upper St, London N1 2UD

Islington Assembly Hall, Address

 

CLOSEST STATION:

Highbury and Islington- which is a 10 minute walk to the venue

Angel Station- which is a 15 minute walk to the venue

 

TIMINGS:

The day starts at 12pm and is split up into 2 parts:

12pm - 5pm will be all the Prelims and some first round battles.

6pm - 11pm will be the Main event on the main stage.

 

BATTLES:

There are 4 open battles that dancers can enter:

 

1) UNDISPUTED SOLO BATTLE (open to all B-boys and B-Girls)

This battle will be a Top 16, with 13 open spots.

 

3 spots in the top 16 are already filled by B-boys: Sunni (last year's champion) Karam (last year's finalist) and Yosh from Gun Smoke breakers, who won the Japanese qualifier.

 

Everyone else will have to qualify on the day.

 

12 - 5pm (Prelim):  All competitors will do a qualifying round. From this the judges will pick the top 13 Breakers, making 16.

The first Round of the top 16 will then be done.

 

6pm - 11pm (Main event): Top 8 to Finals will be on the main stage.

 

This battle will be the best out of 3 Rounds, with the judges voting after each round.

The first breaker to win 2 rounds is the winner.

The Finals will be the best of 5 rounds.

The Winner goes to the Undisputed World BBoy Series Finals in Sweden.

 

2) UNDISPUTED B-GIRL BATTLE

PLEASE NOTE: Although there is no official Undisputed B-Girl battle planned this year for the Undisputed World Finals, this battle is a test run by UK Champs to gauge the B-Girl interest in Undisputed.

 

12 - 5pm (Prelim):  All B-Girl competitors will do a qualifying round.

From this the judges will pick the top 8, if the B-Girl turn out is high enough. 

The first round of the top 8 will then happen.

 

6pm- 11pm (Main Event): The semi's and finals will be done on the main stage.

 

This battle will be the best out of 3 Rounds, with the judges voting after each round.

First B-Girl to win 2 rounds is the winner.

The Finals will also be the best of 3 rounds.

 

3) 6on6 BREAKING CREW BATTLE

Crews must have a minimum 5 Breakers to enter, with 6 Breakers being the maximum.

This will be a Top 8 Battle with 5 open crew spots.

3 spots in the top 8 are already filled by: Soul Mavericks and Smac 19, who are both invited crews, and Gun Smoke Breakers, who won the Japanese qualifier.

 

12 - 5pm (Prelim):  Crew vs crew battles.

From these battles the judges will pick the top 5 crews  to join the 3 invited crews.

 

6pm - 11pm (Main Event): The top 8 to final crew battles will happen on the main stage.

 

4) 7TOSMOKE ALL STYLES BATTLE (Presented by Indahouse)

4 spots have been filled by guest invites: Ice (Hip Hop), Dirty Harry (popping), Michelle Sattva Ninja (vogue), Demarre (hip hop)

There are 4 open spots.

 

IMPORTANT 7TOSMOKE ALL STYLES QUALIFIER INFORMATION:

The qualifications for this battle will take place on Friday 12th April at the Swindon Dance Event.  This means there WILL NOT be any qualification for the 7tosmoke on the day of UK Champs. You MUST go to the event on Friday if you wish to qualify.

 

B-Boys and B-Girls, unfortunately this 7tosmoke is NOT open to breaking as a style, simply because UK Champs already as 3 breaking competitions happening.

 

For any questions or Information on the 7tosmoke All Styles battle please refer to the Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2220000001390195/

 

6pm-11pm (Main Event): The 7tosmoke All Styles battle will take place on the main stage.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE BREAKING BATTLES:

Registration  for any of the breaking battles is on the and8 website:

https://www.and8.dance/en/e/2842/register

 

BUT there will be registration desks at the venue where ALL competitors will have to sign in at to confirm they are in the venue. So even after you sign up on and8, you must confirm at the relevant desk that you are in the venue, when you arrive.

  

It will be possible to register on the day, if you fail to register on and8 beforehand, but pre-registration is encouraged so that the event can run on time.

 

Also, if you do not register in advanced, you will need to arrive at the venue at the beginning of the day to ensure you are able to battle in the prelim.  So please register in advance to ensure your name is down.

 

JUDGES, DJS AND HOST

Breaking Judges: Machine, Menno, Neguin, Roxrite, Renegade

All Style Judges: Brooke, Jn Grey,  Chrybaby

Hosts: B-Boy Crazy Legs and Sir Swifty

DJs: KhanFu and D.bo

 

TICKETS

There are 2 places to buy tickets and 4 types of tickets you can buy. But some tickets have already SOLD OUT so make sure to book your ticket in advance, online, to ensure entry!

 

1) Ticketweb

Open Qualifier Ticket: This ticket ONLY gains you entry to the 12pm - 5pm stage of the competition.

World Finals Ticket: This ticket ONLY gains you entry to the 6pm - 11pm stage of the competition.

Combined Ticket: This ticket gains you entry to the WHOLE day of competition, from 12pm - 11pm

 

TICKETWEB LINK: http://www.bboychampionships.com/page/tickets

 

2) Dicefm

You can get the Open Qualifier, World Finals and Combined ticket. Balcony tickets are now as listed:

Combined Tickets with balcony seats: This is especially needed for anyone under the age of 14 years old, who must be seated in the balcony from 6pm - 11pm. (SOLD OUT- ONLY WAITING LIST)

 

World Finals Balcony Ticket: This ticket ONLY gains you entry to the 6pm - 11pm stage of the competition, with seats on the balcony that, again, are where under 14s must be seated. (SOLD OUT- ONLY WAITING LIST)

 

DICEFM TICKET LINK: https://dice.fm/event/dlanq-uk-b-boy-championships-world-finals-2019-14th-apr-islington-assembly-hall-london-tickets?_branch_match_id=575628324088225905

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AGE LIMIT FOR GENERAL ENTRY AND COMPETITION ENTRY:

ESPECIALLY FOR PARENTS!

FOR GENERAL ENTRY:

Age wise this is an 8+ event. Anyone below the age of 8 years old unfortunately cannot attend the event.

Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

 

IF YOU ARE 8-14 YEARS OLD:

UK Champs and the Venue have listened to the message from parents who have children who want to compete in the Prelims at 12pm - 5pm, and have decided that:

 

8- 14 year olds WILL be allowed to watch and enter the Prelims from 12pm - 5pm. Parents simply have to purchase the Prelim (12pm - 5pm) ticket and register any competing kids online or at the venue.

But please be aware that Prelims will be geared towards competitors during this part of the day.

 

Also, PLEASE NOTE:

Once the Evening Main Event Starts at 6pm, ONLY those 8-14 year old kids who QUALIFY WILL BE ALLOWED on the Main Floor.

 

8-14 year olds who DO NOT QUALIFY MUST then HAVE a Balcony Seat Ticket to attend the Evening Main Event.

If parents DO NOT have a Balcony Seat Ticket for their kids, the kids WILL NOT be allowed to stay in the venue.

PLEASE PARENTS, if you have any questions about this, or if anything is not clear, please comment or PM so we can make sure that things are clear for you.
 

Now, Unfortunately, ALL the Balcony seat tickets are SOLD OUT, as stated above, so if you have not purchased Balcony tickets already, parents with children who want to compete can still buy a Prelim ticket but, again, if those kids do NOT QUALIFY they will not be able to attend the Evening, Main Event, without that Balcony Ticket.

 

There is a WAITING LIST for Balcony Tickets.  This Means that if someone cannot attend Champs and

chooses to get a refund on their ticket(s), the ticket will be re-sold on the DiceFM Website.

Please check the DiceFM website link above for ALL INFORMATION ON TICKETS.

 

PERFORMANCE:

There will also be a performance by the World Champion Beat boxers- The BeatBox Collective.

 

AFTERPARTY:

And when the battles are over and the champions have been crowned, the Official UK Champs After Party will take place from 11pm - 3am, at the O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Angel- 15 minutes walk from the competition venue.

The after party is free if you have a UK B-Boy Championships tickets. If you don't it is £10. The after party is strictly for those who are 18 years old and over. Bring ID!

 

ALSO, don't forget, that if you have a UK Champs ticket, you can get a FREE Red Bull BC One UK Cypher ticket, to attend that event the day before UK Champs.

 

Enjoy and hope to see you all at Champs!

 

LINKS:

OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY EVENT PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/225474408244363/

 

UK BBOY CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/178503969532292/

 

OFFICIAL UK BBOY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE: http://www.bboychampionships.com/

 

UK BBOY CHAMPIONSHIPS INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bboychamps/