Silverback Open Championships 2017
The Silverback Open Championships ’17 took place on October 6th-8th 2017 at the YSC Sports complex outside of Philadelphia as part of the 2017 Pro Breaking Tour’s Champions Series. The event was organized by Silverback Bboy Events and paid $100,000 in cash prize money, plus a trips for the 1-v-1 winner to Undisputed (January 27th & 28th, San Diego, CA). A panel of seven judged the 1-on-1 Open, the 3-on-3 Open and the 1-on-1 Bgirl with two alternates in case a judge happened to be in the same crew as a competitor. The preliminary battles expanded the judging panel to five judges for each cypher.
Like all competitions, there can only be one first place winner and the Silverback Open Championships had its well deserving victors in every category. In the 1-on-1 Open battle, Issei (Found Nation) took first place over Alkolil (OBC Crew), in the 3-on-3 Open it was 7 Commandos (Hong 10, Wing, Skim) who took first over Bumblebee, Alkolil, and Robin, and for the Bgirls it was Ami over Ayumi (Body Carnival) in the 1-on-1 Bgirl final. In the first Bionic Boogie invitational, Firebac took first place overall.
Prize Money Breakdown
- 1-on-1 Open Prize Distribution: $45,500 Cash + a trip to compete in Undisputed (San Diego, CA)
o $15,000 for first place + a trip to compete in Undisputed (January 27th & 28th, San Diego, CA); $7,500 for second place; $2,500 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $1,000 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $500 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $200 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd); $100 for each top 100 loser (33rd-100th).
- 1-on-1 Bgirl Battle Prize Distribution: $15,000 Cash for the top 8 Bgirl
o $5,000 for first place; $2,500 for second place; $1,250 for each semifinal loser; $600 for each quarterfinal loser; $325 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th)
- 3-on-3 Open Crew Prize Distribution: $42,000 Cash
o $12,000 for first place; $6,000 for second place; $3,000 for each semifinal loser (3rd-4th); $1,200 for each quarterfinal loser (5th-8th); $750 for each Round of 16 loser (9th-16th); $450 for each Round of 32 loser (17th-32nd).
- Bionic Boogie Prize Distribution: $4,000 Cash
o $2,000 for first place; $1,250 for second place; $500 for 3rd place; $250 for 4th place.
Judges for the 1-on-1 Open, 3-on-3 Open and 1-on-1 Bgirl Battles:
- David Colas – (France)
- Poe One – Style Elements (United States)
- Dyzee – Supernaturalz (Canada)
- A.T. – Flomo (Finland)
- Renegade – Soul Mavericks (U.K.)
- Wicket – Renegade Rockers (United States)
- Reveal – Killafornia, Rock Force (San Diego, CA)
- Fever One – Rock Steady Crew (United States) [alternate]
- Mounir – Vagabonds (France) [alternate]
- Hat Solo – Flowmo (Finland) [prelim]
- Goku – Soul Control (United States) [prelim]
- Rudy Rex – Havikoro (United States) [prelim]
- Servin Ervin – Cypher Adikts (United States) [prelim]
- Lil John – Havikoro (United States) [prelim]
- Jeromeskee – Massive Monkees (United States) [prelim]
The DJs for the weekend were Lean Rock, BlesOne (Knuckleheads Cali), Fleg (Lionz of Zion) and Safire.
Monster Energy was in the house with free giveaways of Monster Energy beverages and alongside them were vendors from all over the US, providing gear from within the bboy scene.
We’ll be posting videos and pictures from the event in the upcoming days. Also, make sure to visit us on Facebook for even more content!
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