Sydney, AUSTRALIA (March 4, 2017) – Back to back rain delays did not stop the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Qualifiers in Australia today, as twenty of the world’s most talented park terrain skateboarders battled through a lightning round of finals heats, to inevitably crown Tom Schaar the winner of the VPS Australia Global Qualifier. With an exceptional performance leading the qualifiers and flawless runs in today’s finals, the 17-year-old perfectionist swept the crowds with his dynamic flow and precision throughout the custom-spec park terrain course. Tom Schaar’s conclusive win not only grants him the Australia Global Qualifier title, but also places him in the lead in the 2017VPS Men's Tour Challenger Rankings.

In a well-deserved 2nd place, Ivan Federico’s calculated form and variety of tricks were in full force, while Pedro Barros’ undeterred speed and velocity earned him 3rd.

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Tom Schaar on route to taking out stop one of the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Manly Beach, Sydney  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Tom Schaar on route to taking out stop one of the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Manly Beach, Sydney Anthony Acosta

Men's Final
Skater Top Run
1st Tom Schaar
90.26
2nd Ivan Federico
86.60
3rd Pedro Barros
86.04
4th Murilo Peres
85.93
5th Raven Tershy
85.06
6th Cory Juneau
84.60
7th Alex Sorgente
83.20
8th Willy Lara
81.07
9th Tristan Rennie
79.08
10th Clay Kreiner
76.97
11th Ronnie Sandoval
74.01
12th Roman Pabich
72.32
13th Kevin Kowalski
70.01
14th Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
69.40
15th Grant Taylor
64.82
16th Jack Fardell
64.68
17th Greyson Fletcher
64.06
18th Curren Caples
48.95
19th Chris Russell
42.33
20th Ben Hatchell
23.30