2022 DownUnderGround, the Australian BMX flatland championships video round


The 2022 DownUnderGround, the Australian BMX flatland championships video round is complete. Riders from around Australia spent hours riding one of the hardest forms of BMX freestyle, flatland BMX, and gaining clips to submit for the DownUnderGround 14 video round. The video round is round 1 in the championships with round 2 the physical contest taking place in Melbourne on the 19th November. Riders could submit multiple clips in their video up to 2 ½ minutes. It’s great to see the riders putting time in and supporting BMX flatland by entering and being involved no matter their skill level. Some stand out entries from Paul Chamberlain and Gonzalez Bellanti are definitely worth watching a few times. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis took 1st in the expert class with Paul Chamberlain taking the 2nd in the open class. Congratulations to all the riders and all the best at the first physical DownUnderGround contest since 2019 this weekend in Melbourne.

Thank you to DownUnderGound supporters – Freestyle Now , Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods, ZTFF, Penumbra Bmx



2022 DownUnderGround – Australian BMX flatland championships – video round – official results

Beginner class – 1st Paul Grzinic 94 points, 2nd Scott Hone 83 points, 3rd Tom Palonek 78 points, 4th Nilsson Popplewell 68 points

Expert class – 1st Shaun Jarvis 111 points, 2nd Yuki 110 points, 3rd David Rooney 105 points

Open Class – 1st Gonzalez Bellanti 156 points, 2nd Paul Chamberlain 146 points, 3rd Heru Anwari 132 points, 4th Phillip Frueh 123 points

Competition format – Each judge scores each category out of 20 points;
Difficulty – How difficult and complex the tricks are.
Flow / smoothness – A riders ability to control their bike and make the combos flow.
Variety – Range of tricks, types of tricks, combinations of tricks, front and rear wheel usage, backwards and forwards. This can take into account range of techniques (spinning, turbining, rolling, scuffing, stationary, pumping…)
The best possible score from one judge per video run is 60 points. The three judges points are added together to determine the winner and place getters.