The World Rookie Rank is a World Snowboard Tour based ranking, developed as an entry criteria for the World Rookie Finals and as a base for National Rookie Ranks. During the World Rookie Tour, started in the southern Hemisphere in summer 2011, every event assigned valuable points for both World Snowboard Tour and World Rookie Rank on a 1-2-3 stars level base. The featured events are usually freestyle rookie 1star competitions organized by local clubs or national snowboard associations, but also the rookie categories at national snowboard contests assign points for the World Rookie Rank. In addition to regional and national events, the World Snowboard Federation, in association with some of the best snowboard organizers in the world, organizes the international World Rookie Tour stops at 2, 3 and 4star level.
The average of the best 3 results generates the overall rider’s points in the World Rookie Rank and,at the end of March 2013, the top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank will be nominated and admitted to enter the 3Star TTR World Rookie Final 2013 in Ischgl, Austria.