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 2014, 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 generated the overall rider’s points in the World Rookie Rank and World Grom Rank used as on of the qualification criteria for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals, to be held in Ischgl, Austria, from 7 to 12 April 2015. This event is reserved to the following riders:
· All riders that finished on the podium (top 3) from a previous Rookie Fest, both male and female, Rookie and Grom age groups;
· Selected riders from NSAs: each nation has a national quota of five (5) riders (2 male rookies, 1 female Rookie, 1 male and 1 female From);
· The top 20 riders from the World Rookie Rank at the end of March + the top 10 riders from the grom Rank;
· The riders inscriptions have to be submitted by the official WSF member nation only.