Over the weekend, the country’s top 16 b-boys battled it out at the Red Bull BC One South Africa Cypher which took place at Lansdowne’s Club Fever. Chosen from four city cyphers, the B-Boys had to prove they had the skills to compete, and ultimately Alfred Burgess aka b-boy Benny came out on top, taking out the competition 9-ether in the final battle. ”It’s a great feeling to be able to take the title – and to able to win it for the third time, even better! I’m not a man to speak much. I like my dancing on the floor to speak for me and that’s what I did tonight,” says Benny.
As part of the judging panel, 2011 Red Bull BC One World Champion, Omar Delgado aka Roxrite, was highly impressed with Benny. “He deserved to win tonight – he looked prepared, like he’d been training. He controlled his battles on the way to the final which is important. He took everyone’s moments when they thought they had it. I think he has a very, very good shot at the qualifier.”
B-boy Benny goes on to represent South Africa in the Middle East and Africa qualifier in August. He’s been to the world finals on two occasions – 2005 and 2008. If Benny is successful in August he goes on to compete in the global Red Bull BC One competition in Seoul, South Korea later this year.
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