Finally we have got together to do the long overdue write up of the BBQ Fun Day we held back in October!
The day got off to a good start with the sun making an appearance and the park being dry all cleaned up by the locals for the days event, thanks to all that helped clean up the park.
We received the generator from MB Plant at a discount rate (cheers MB Plant!) only to find we couldn’t get it started. However, MB Plant staff came to our rescue, panic over!
While we were stressing out over the generator the rest of the crew had been busy setting up the BBQ which was kindly donated by the good folks at Fraserburgh Lifeboat, cheers folks! With the BBQ now setup, Susan and Brenda started sizzling up the burgers and sausages that they kindly donated along with a big thanks to Angela’s Tea Bar who also donated food for all.
While the BBQ was smoking Matthew Noble was busy setting up the PA system and provided a good choice of music, the day would not have been the same without it!
ig thanks to Matthew Noble (Moley) and In The Mix for providing the music throughout the entire day. The music created a good atmosphere and everyone was buzzing around the park practicing their tricks for the upcoming competitions.
First up was the Bladers with Alexander Stephen, Ethan Maitland, Adam Gibson and Mark Morrison all set to do battle.
Adam Gibson flying high into 3rd place.
Next up we had the BMX groms (under 14s), Andrew Stephen, Declan Taylor, Declan McDonald, Bruce Buchan and Reece Taylor.
Bruce Buchan one footed air.
Then we went dove straight into the under 14 skateboarders, Brandon Bain, Logan Reid, Izaac Morrison, Ruben Morrison and Liam Hewitt.
Liam Hewitt effortlessly cruising around the park!
There was a good turn out for all categories of under 14’s, with a greater number onlooking, maybe they will take part next time, who knows?
Liam Ogg, Peter Foxe and Robert Wilson (Jib) all competed for the crown of best BMXer in the Broch.
Jib grabbing his front wheel as he airs over the funbox, the BMXers put on a great show for the crowd with big crowd pleasers from Liam Ogg with his 540 and tuck no hander, Peter Foxe with tricks like his double peg stall to fakie.
Last but not least, the skateboard final, with Damien Martin, Matthew Stewart, Joe Paterson and Robert Milne (AKA Rab) all competing to be king.
Rab stylee backside smith. With the standard set high on a sub standard park the skaters were really laying down some hard tricks. To name a few Damien’s 360 air over the box, a big crowd pleaser , local ripper Joe Paterson bust out an array of tricks consistently, including his late finger flip over the box while Matthew cruised around the park with style.
And the winners are……
1st – Mark Morrison
2nd – Alexander Stephen
3rd – Adam Gibson
A big thanks to Ali Davidson for putting on a good show and for helping to judge the Rollerblade competition.
1st – Andrew Stephen
2nd – Declan Taylor
3rd – Declan McDonald
Andrew Stephen Abubaca on quarter pipe.
1st – Peter Foxe
2nd – Liam Ogg
3rd – Rober Wilson (Jib)
Peter Foxe focusing and setting up for his next trick.
1st – Liam Hewitt
2nd – Logan Reid
3rd – Brandon Bain
Liam Hewitt composed kickturn.
1st – Joe Paterson
2nd – Damien Martin
3rd – Matthew Stewart
Joe Paterson flying high over his own artwork.
Prize Giving Above
We would like to thank Scotmid for donating vouchers, Lidl for donating money, Tesco for donating a voucher, Monster Energy drink for donating tins of juice and the Broch Surf Club for donating prizes courtesy of O’Neil. Through everyones efforts and contributions we have managed to raise around £500 towards upgrades to the skatepark.
From left to right Ali Davidson(blades judge) Liam Hewitt (Skateboard best trick and best run under 14) Andrew Scott (BMX best trick and beast run under 14) Robert Wilson aka Jib (BMX best effort)
Peter Foxe (BMX best run 15 and ups ) Branden Bain (best slam/ crash) Liam Oag (BMX best trick 15 and ups ) Joe Paterson (Skateboard best trick and best run 15 and ups) Mark Morison (Blades over all winner) Chris Harrison (Chairman of the Broch Skate Club)
We would like to thank everyone that turned up and made the day special. We thoroughly enjoyed organising and putting on the event, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
If any one has pics they would like to see in the gallery section of the web site can you send them to Info@brochskateclub.com
Thanks, we hope to see you all again at future fundraisers